China Sees 1.8 Million Coal Layoffs Ahead

Posted On Dec 31 2020 by

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Kevin Yao and Meng Meng for Reuters:China said on Monday it expects to lay off 1.8 million workers in the coal and steel industries, or about 15 percent of the workforce, as part of efforts to reduce industrial overcapacity, but no timeframe was given.It was the first time China has given figures that underline the magnitude of its task in dealing with slowing growth and bloated state enterprises.Yin Weimin, the minister for human resources and social security, told a news conference that 1.3 million workers in the coal sector could lose jobs, plus 500,000 from the steel sector.China’s coal and steel sectors employ about 12 million workers, according to data published by the National Bureau of Statistics.“This involves the resettlement of a total of 1.8 million workers. This task will be very difficult, but we are still very confident,” Yin said.For China’s stability-obsessed government, keeping a lid on unemployment and any possible unrest that may follow has been a top priority.The central government will allocate 100 billion yuan ($15.27 billion) over two years to relocate workers laid off as a result of China’s efforts to curb overcapacity, officials said last week.China’s vice finance minister Zhu Guangyao quoted Premier Li Keqiang as telling U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Monday that the fund would mainly focus on the steel and coal sectors.The number of layoffs was reasonable based on the government’s capacity closure targets, said Jiang Feitao, an industry researcher with the China Academy of Social Sciences, a top government think-tank.He said the funds being made available would be used only after the enterprises go bankrupt and settle their debts. He said local governments would also be responsible for dealing with those debts.Full article: China expects to lay off 1.8 million workers in coal, steel sectors China Sees 1.8 Million Coal Layoffs Aheadlast_img read more


Steve Jobs on credit unions 6: Coasting is costing you

Posted On Dec 18 2020 by

first_imgMission: “We must remember what we started out to do and then find ways to do it with the modern techniques available,” said Louise Herring, one of the pioneers of credit unions. It would be silly to think we could go back to what we did decades ago and expect success. Credit unions were started to serve people with modest means. Today, that doesn’t just mean impoverished people. Who could use a break from the big banks? College students sure could use a financial institution, which had their best interest in mind. Small business owners could use a financial institution that would work hard for their $100,000 loan unlike a large bank that doesn’t have much time for such a “small” transaction. Chances are, your quarterly newsletter and statement stuffers aren’t going to reach those people. Find the “modern techniques” that Ms. Herring referenced and craft a relevant consumer centered message that solves their problem.“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life,” said Steve Jobs in his 2005 Stanford commencement address. In the case of many credit unions, you’re a beginner again. You have work to do and decisions to make. Your much larger competitors can outspend you in the marketing race, but as we always tell our clients, there’s no way in hell they can outwork you. You’re smaller, more nimble, and, if you choose to do so, can sneak up on them and reinvent the game. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bo McDonald Bo McDonald is president of Your Marketing Co. A marketing firm that started serving credit unions nearly a decade ago, offering a wide range of services including web design, branding, … Web: yourmarketing.co Details In one 10-year time frame, Apple went from death’s door to the dominant player in mobile devices. Better yet, when Apple reached the top of their market, their competitors imploded one at a time. Research In Motion (RIMM), Motorola, Sony, and HTC all slowly lost ground.What can you learn from Apple about success in your credit union? Most companies with an overwhelming market share would have taken their foot off the gas and enjoyed success. The C-Suite and senior managers would have accepted offers to pose for Fortune magazine covers, served on several different corporate boards (each to further raise their profile), and cashed in on their hard earned accomplishments. When the world is worshipping you, you bask. You coast. You rest easy for a little while — especially after 10 hard fought years of rebuilding a company. Apple did none of that.Credit Unions did. Through the heyday of credit unions, when visions were clear and missions were noble, success came without much work. HR Departments sent new employees to you to open an account. Companies supported their credit unions because the credit unions provided a crucial service for their employees who needed it the most.So what happened? Times changed. Visions were lost. We took our foot off the gas. Community charters muddied the waters and greed overtook some credit unions. But that’s not the end of the story, if you don’t want it to be.Apple made a comeback after near extinction— so can your credit union. How?Vision: Apple didn’t play the computer “game” the way everyone said they needed to. They went from being 3 months away from shutting down to introducing the iPhone within 10 years. During that time frame, Napster was introduced and made music pretty much free. Apple produced the next “Walkman” with the iPod, which forced users to pay for music. Dell lead in PC sales during that time, selling boring looking computers with no middle man to keep the costs down. Apple created a bunch of Apple stores and sales skyrocketed. In 2007, all the leading smart phones, such the BlackBerry, Palm Treo, and the first versions of Google’s Android, had physical keyboards. Apple came up with something utterly different. So why is your credit union playing the “game” the way everyone else is? Don’t just dream about beating the competition. Think differently and create a new game.last_img read more


A daily springboard?

Posted On Dec 18 2020 by

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I just didn’t get it.My mother always bugged me about making my bed when I was young.It didn’t make sense.I was just going to mess it up again, wasn’t I? You’ve heard the saying…The older I get, the smarter my parents become. Well, it is true.I’m a semi-convert to making my bed now. I can’t control the world, but I can control my patch. And that patch will be neat.Why the talk of beds? There has been a recent rash of articles about the benefits of making your bed. Here’s one that was published in May of this year.  It gathers a number of reasons why making your bed is a good idea.Frame of mind. You may recall that I wrote about a commencement speaker last May who urged graduates to make their bed.Every morning in basic SEAL training, my instructors, who at the time were all Vietnam veterans, would show up in my barracks room and the first thing they would inspect was your bed. continue reading »last_img read more


Coach Opeele: Stars face formidable odds in Brazil

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgGhana Coach and sports analyst Isaac “Opeele” Boateng claims the Black Stars are not favored by events at this year’s World Cup tournament in Brazil which kick starts on June 12.The former Ghana national U-17 team coach has emphatically stated that, no African team has ever qualified from group G at the competition as Ghana finds itself now.The Black Stars are hoping to improve upon performances at previous tournaments that is the one-sixteenth stage and quarter finals in 2006 and 2010 respectively.But coach Opeele believes the Black Stars must work extra hard to turn the tables in their favour, if not, calamity will befall them.Citing examples of the tricky situation the Stars find themselves Coach Opeele said: “Tunisia in 98 failed to qualify from Group G likewise Togo in 2006 and Cote D’Ivoire on 2010,” he said on Asempa Fm.“I’m warning Ghanaians to stop all these hullabaloo about budget, bonuses in other for the team to stay focused ahead of the Mundial.  He added: “Do you know anytime an African team goes to the world cup and Belgium is found in the last group, the African side doesn’t progress? In 1994, Belgium was in the last group and Cameroun did not progress even though they had played in the 1990 knockout stage, Nigeria in 2002 suffered the same thing and had played in the 98 knockout stage, Belgium was in the last group.”[Coincidentally the Black Stars who qualified into the knockout stage in the 2010 World Cup are in Group G in the 2014 World Cup and Belgium finds itself in Group H. The interesting thing is Belgium always finds itself with a European, Asian and North African teams; it was the same with Cameroun in 94, Nigeria in 2002. In 2014 Belgium has the likes of Algeria from North Africa, Russia from Europe and Korea from Asia in the last Group H. Ghana is pegged in Group G with the likes of Germany, Portugal and USA.last_img read more


Sumner County Sheriff weekly bookings: Aug. 4 – Aug. 11, 2014

Posted On Aug 14 2020 by

first_imgBrown, Joshua32Wichita, KSKansas Star Casino Mulvane KSMPDPossession of opiate;possession of para;Interfernce of LEO,unlawful use of  a drivers license;Probation Violation;FTA8/7/14 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 08/04/2014 thru 08/11/2014  Liersemann, Taylor B.19South Haven, KS1600 S. Broadway South Haven,KSSUSOMinor in Possession (CMB Alcohol), DUI8/10/14 End of Report Hewitt, William W.26Wichita, KS501 N.Washington, Wellington Ks.SUSOServe Sentence8/7/14 Kastl, Kevin S.46Mulvane, KS1299 E. 119th Mulvane, KSSUSOOklahoma Warrant8/9/14 Sedgwick Co30 Bookings Oliphant, Ernest R.19Wichita, KS211 N Second Mulvane. KSMPDWarrant- PV8/5/14 The following is the Sumner County Sheriff jail bookings for Aug. 4 to Aug. 11, 2014:  KHP2 Byars, Gregory L.61Wichita, KSCentral & Chisolm Caldwell KSCAPDDUI8/10/14 Prillman , Garrett L.20Wichita, KSWaukegan -Lake County JailSUSO Agg indecent liberties ,indecent liberties of child and indecent liberties with a child8/7/14 Adams, Amanda D.29Eldorado, KS501 N.Washington Wellington, KSSUSOTheft, Identity Theft8/4/14 Schlegel, Seth A.37Wichita, KS610 E Hillside Wellington,KSSUSOServing Sentence8/9/14 Dewey, Sophia K.51Wichita, KSKansas Star Casino Mulvane KSMPDPossession of opiate;possession of paraphernailia8/7/14 Caldwell PD1 Sumner Co14 Treadway, Jamie R.28Wichita, KSI-35, mp 17KHPD.W.S., T.O.C., and Interference with L.E. O.8/6/14 Ledesma, Carrie C.30Wellington, KS200 N C Wellington, KSWPDTheft8/10/14center_img Mulvane3 Drouhard, Shawnel B.46Caldwell, KS611 E Hillside Wellington,KSSUSOServing Sentence8/4/14 Albright, Shawna M.29Wichita, KS1300 E. U.S. 166 Highway South Haven, KSSUSODWS, No Insurance8/9/14 Mellott, Lawrence J.50Eldorado, KS500 W 4th Belle Plaine, KSBPPDDriving Under Influence8/9/14 Shafer, Jeffery R.55Mulvane, KS1400 N. Hydraulic Mulvane, KSSUSODriving Under Influence8/9/14 Date: 8/11/2014 Appelhans, Phillip L.36Wichita, KS501 N.Washington, Wellington Ks.SUSOProbaiton Violation8/7/14 Koehn, Lisa M.33Wellington, KS500 N WashingtonSUSOWarrant- PV8/8/14 Lippincott, Gabriel A.36Wichita, KSLynnburis Drive, Wellington KsWPDPedestrian Under the Influence8/6/14 Lilly, Frank T. III54Garden City, KSFinney County JailSUSOWarrant-FTA, Hold for Pennington County8/7/14 Lamb, Scott F.36Conway Springs, KS111 S 7th Conway Springs KSSUSOFalse Impersonation8/5/14         Wellington PD3 Hollingsworth, Jason T.34Derby, KSI-35 MP 7 South Haven KSKHPDUI8/10/14 Leighty, Shannon L.18Winfield, KS610 E Hillside Wellington,KSSUSOWarrants- PV x 2, FTA8/4/14 Logue, Nicole L.Wellington, KS1402 Michigan Apt A Wellington,KSWPDDWS, Illegal Registration8/6/14 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Total53last_img read more


PHIL Identifies with St. Paul Bridge Community

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_imgThe Public Health Initiative Liberia (PHIL), a non-governmental organization, last weekend provided an assortment of Ebola preventive materials to the St. Paul Bridge Community in Monrovia.The items, estimated at US$1,600, included buckets, soap, clora, and chlorine.PHIL’s Executive Director Madam Joyce Kilikpo explained that her organization is concerned about the recent Ebola outbreak in the St. Paul Bridge Community.According to her, PHIL’s donation of the Ebola preventive items to the community was intended to buttress the Liberian government’s efforts to eradicate the virus from the country.Director Kilikpo said since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak PHIL has carried out a series of activities, including donations to various affected communities in and out of Montserrado County.Mrs. Kilikpo pointed out that the organization is responding to the call made by health authorities, asking all Liberians to join in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease.The Executive Director, however, said that her organization is also concerned about Ebola survivors, as well as Ebola orphans.Director Kilikpo explained that PHIL was providing support to 20 Ebola survivors and orphans through their psycho-social program.Receiving the donation, Mr. Saah B. Harris, chairman of Block C said, “Whenever you tell a sick person sorry, that does not necessarily mean they will get well, but it implies that you are concerned about them.”He said further that the Liberian government and its foreign partners cannot handle this matter alone, but with the help of other concerned groups coming in with more supplies, the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease is achievable.He commended the organization for its timely support and hoped that others will engage in similar activities to eradicate the disease from the community and Liberia.“This will help all of us to ensure that this deadly disease is contained. Community’s dwellers and partners need to work together until Liberia is announced Ebola free,” Mr. Harris stressed.PHIL has made available some anti-Ebola preventive items to groups and community dwellers in Montserrado, Margibi, and Gbapolu Counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more