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first_img Tags: NULL Monday 6 September 2010 8:33 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Virgin Atlantic and Balpa meet to avoid industrial action by its pilots whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia KCS-content VIRGIN ATLANTIC management met with members from trade union Balpa yesterday in a bid to settle tensions with the airline’s pilots and avoid a possible strike. The two met last night in an attempt to smooth over a mounting dispute between Virgin Atlantic and its pilots over holiday entitlement and time off.Balpa, which represents over 75 per cent of airline and helicopter pilots in the UK, said the dispute is over the number of days pilots are allowed to take off in addition to holiday privilege.Virgin Atlantic pilots have been angered by changes to a system which guarantees them 120 days off a year, on top of holiday, in return for routinely working weekends and bank holidays.The airline is looking to trim the figure in a bid to cut costs. The airline reported a £132m loss last year.If neither side can come to an agreement, Balpa already threatened Virgin Atlantic with the possibility of launching the first strike the airline will have suffered. A spokesperson from the airline said that last month’s talks were constructive and that it awaited Balpa’s reaction.As City A.M. went to press last night, a decision had not been made. Yesterday’s discussions followed a meeting last month between the union, the airline’s pilots and senior figures at Virgin Atlantic to address the growing concerns. But talks ended early last month in a bid to avoid confrontation as no agreement was reached at that time. Sharelast_img read more

first_img Cricket IPL 2021: England football great Gary Linekar pleads ‘stop IPL, people dying faster than runs being scored’ F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free IPL 2021: Global Pressure mounts on BCCI to cancel IPLWhile the Board of Cricket in Indian continues with its plan of hosting IPL 2021, global publications have questioned the need for the league in present circumstances.ALSO READ| Marnus Labuschagne hits back after IPL snub, says “Not playing in IPL is a blessing in disguise”The Guardian in one of its editorials noted: “there are certain cash cows that cannot be criticised, but even more protected are the holy cows, such as the IPL. The BCCI is run by Jay Shah, the secretary, and he reports not so much to the president of the BCCI, Sourav Ganguly, as to Amit Shah, the home minister of India and one of most powerful men in the country. Jay also happens to be Amit’s son”.An editorial in the Australian newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald took a sarcastic stance on the notion that IPL is for humanity. “The Covid crisis in Australia was never nearly as acute as it is in India right now, but we shut down all sport and somehow bumbled through… Yeah, but humanity,” it said.ALSO READ|  IPL 2021: Strict move by BCCI; more frequent testing, no outside food allowed in bio-bubble after Covid-19 spikeThe Daily Mail, and English daily had earlier reported that the England Cricket Board (ECB) is under immense pressure to bring their players back home.IPL 2021: The withdraw list continues to growA number of players and staff members continue to withdraw from the ongoing season. 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IPL 2021: The IPL has entered into its second leg, with matches now being held in Ahmedabad and Delhi. However, the cries for cancelling the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 also continues to amid the Covid-19 crisis in India. The latest to join the protest is former England footballer Gary Linekar.One of the most ardent cricket followers, the football great and television commentator said it is “terribly wrong” for the T20 league to continue amidst such a “catastrophe”. “People are dying faster than runs are being scored for crying out loud,” he tweeted. Previous articleIPL 2021: After cricketers, umpires Nitin Menon, Paul Reiffel pull out of IPL, says reportNext articleWWE RAW: AJ Styles और Omos ने रेसलमेनिया के बाद पहली बार आए सामने,कहा वह क्षण मेरे रोंगटे खड़े करने वाला था Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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first_img Toeava faces a frustrating spell out with a hip injuryHaving returned from South Africa and facing a short turnaround before their Friday night match against the Hurricanes, the Blues are forced to field a team without their captain, Keven Mealamu.A calf strain which saw Mealamu leave the field during the Stormers match last week, along with a three week suspension given to Luke Braid has meant once again, Wider Training Group players have been called into the 22.Coach Pat Lam is in the middle of an injury crisis after indefinitely losing utility back Iasaia Toeava. Originally diagnosed in May 2011 with a stress fracture to his hip, the unhealed injury has sidelined the player since the second week of play, leaving the player frustrated, “I’ve had a rough run with this hip” said Toeava.“It was painful last year but it seemed it might have come right during the break after the World Cup. But that wasn’t the case and I have been struggling with it this season. It’s really frustrating because I just want to be out there with my team.”Non-surgical rehab could see the Auckland back return in three months. However if specialists feel surgery is required, the All Blacks back could be out for the rest of the season.Much deserved good news for Lam sees All Black prop Tony Woodcock making a very timely return to the front row. Auckland lock Liaki Moli will get his first start for the Blues. HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND – MARCH 02: Isaia Toeava of the Blues makes a break during the round two Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Blues at Waikato Stadium on March 2, 2012 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Replacements: 16 James Parsons *17 Tevita Mailau18 Filo Paulo19 Sean Polwart *20 Gareth Anscombe21 Michael Hobbs22 Hadleigh Parkes *(* – Wider Training Group)Unavailable – Jerome Kaino (Shoulder), Keven Mealamu (calf), Isaia Toeava (stress fracture – hip), George Moala (Shoulder), Anthony Boric (neck), Luke Braid (3 week ban) and Rene Ranger (2 week ban) Injured wingers Rudi Wulf and David Raikuna are back on deck and will both start the match.Gareth Anscombe suffered a nose fracture during last week’s game but will still be on the bench for the Hurricanes match.Starting XV:1. Tony Woodcock2. Tom McCartney3. Charlie Faumuina4. Liaki Moli5. Ali Williams6. Chris Lowrey7. Daniel Braid (C)8. Brad Mika9. Alby Mathewson10. Piri Weepu11. Rudi Wulf12. Ma’a Nonu13. Benson Stanley14. David Raikuna15. Lachie Munrolast_img read more

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ September 30, 2016 at 9:18 am Archbishop Justin and former archbishop Bishop Rowan have gotten it right by endorsing this project. The Anglican Communion has always had a robust program for reading the Bible. Stephen Lyon has suggested that we engage “more deeply with the Bible.” Such an engagement should start at the top. Bishops and Presiding Bishops (USA) would do well to examine this approach and demonstrate that their addresses, sermons, and leadership are firmly biblically established. St. Paul addressed many of the same maladies in his churches as we experience today. If we had followed St. Paul’s counsel we may have avoided the dissonance and schism over the past decades. The flock of the church has been scattered and their lives have been shattered, and still many more live with uncertainty for the future. The article says, “Episcopal Church in Decline? Denomination Loses Nearly 50K Members, Closes 69 Parishes.” If we seek the Lord “While he may be found” through prayer and faithfulness, we may be able to reverse this trend and become a greater church then ever before. The people are certainly out there and seeking to be established spiritually and religiously. Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments (1) Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Theological Education Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Anglican resources to strengthen the Bible in the life of the Church Hugh Hansen, Ph.D. says: Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] A new collection of resources to strengthen and support the use of the Bible in the life of the Church has been published by the Anglican Communion. Described as a tool-kit, the Deeper Engagement collection of educational resources has been prepared by the Communion’s Bible in the Life of the Church project “to encourage us, as churches, to engage more deeply with the Bible,” the co-ordinator Stephen Lyon said in a letter to the primates.Full article. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

first_imgMonday Dec 10, 2018 Flipped ‘like a sack of potatoes’ as Kenyan rugby sees shocking tackle in club game This crazy tackle happened in a Kenya Cup League game between Kenya Harlequins and KCB Rugby Club this past weekend. While defending champions KCB won the match convincingly in the end, they did go down a man after a shocking tackle late in the match. ADVERTISEMENTThe RFUEA grounds played host to the contest and as Harlequins attempted a late comeback, they were brought to a halt by an outrageous tackle by the KCB lock that thankfully did not end in serious injury.The tackle was more akin to some kind of suplex in the WWE, going a full rotation and bringing the player back down on his feet and to a slightly lesser extent, his behind. Past the horizontal would be an understatement.The commentators saw the amusing side of it, especially with some of the reactions in the crowd.A yellow card followed and KCB finished the match with 14 players, but as they featured a number of returning stars from the national team, they comfortably won the match 22-13.The KCB coach admitted it was a ‘moment of madness’ but as it was dealt with on the field, felt that should be the end of it.Keep submitting your club or schools clips to us via rugbydump.com/blitz and we’ll share the bestADVERTISEMENTcredit: bamba sports channel Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_imgMobile donation request on the portering chair’s arm. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Norwich hospital charity introduces cashless donations for visitors AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20  364 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Visitors to Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals are now able to make donations to the NHS Trust charity using a variety of tap-to-donate tools ranging from vinyl stickers and ‘smart’ posters.The Trust has introduced a number of NFC (near-field communication) items around the hospital that enable visitors to donate with a simple tap of a smartphone.These include:‘smart’ postersID cardsand vinyl stickersThe Trust is also using the technology to turn (charity-funded) wheelchairs into instant donation points.  363 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 3 October 2017 | News Tagged with: cashless payment East Anglia mobile Advertisement The posters will be appearing in waiting areas and key departments around the hospital, and vinyl stickers are being applied to the portering chairs used by patients and their families. The chairs are an ideal position for the donation stickers, as the hospital charity funds additional equipment and facilities like them to make a difference to patients’ experience at the hospital.The posters feature images of staff members and examples of charitable spending, together with a call to give.ThyngsThe hospital is using the services of mobile marketing and commerce platform Thyngs to provide the cashless giving functions.Using the Thyngs platform, visitors can complete a donation in as few as three taps, capturing Gift Aid declarations in the process. The process is mobile-optimised, secure and fast.Different donation pages are used for each area in the hospital, and the content can be updated remotely at any time.In addition, each poster, ID badge, and wheelchair is automatically tracked, so the charity can see which formats, departments, locations, and wording elicit the best response.Neil Garner, CEO of Thyngs, said: “There are significant opportunities for NHS Trusts to drive patient and visitor engagement, feedback, and – as in this case, charitable donations – via mobile interaction. With our track record in the charity sector and our G-Cloud 9 supplier status, we look forward to helping many more trusts around the country implement similar campaigns quickly and cost-effectively.”last_img read more

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Government Rep. Schiff Introduces Legislation to Restructure NSA Telephone Metadata Program Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | 10:39 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, introduced the Telephone Metadata Reform Act, which would restructure the telephone metadata program by specifically removing call records from the types of information the Government can obtain under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. Instead, records would be obtained on a case by case basis from the telephone companies subject to approval by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.Schiff’s proposal mirrors the restructuring of the telephone metadata program recommended by the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, as well as changes that Congressman Schiff has been advocating for since before the metadata program was made public. The Review Group’s report stated that having telecommunications firms retain their records “would greatly reduce the intake of telephony meta-data by NSA, and it would therefore also dramatically (and in our view appropriately) reduce the risk, both actual and perceived, of government abuse.”“For a long time, I’ve been pushing to have the call records held by phone companies and “queried” on a case-by-case basis, instead of the government’s collecting vast amounts of domestic phone records,” said Schiff. “This idea gained new momentum last month with the President’s NSA review panel’s endorsement that restructuring the program is both technically feasible and more protective of the privacy interests of the American people. My legislation would restore the balance between security and privacy by allowing law enforcement and the intelligence community to access records when needed, but also respecting the privacy of Americans by ending government possession of these vast database.”Schiff’s bill would end the telephony bulk collection program as it is currently constituted, while still allowing the NSA and law enforcement to look at the records as needed for law enforcement and anti-terrorism activities:• Terminates the existing bulk telephony metadata program.• Allows the Director of the FBI to make an application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court requiring a telecommunications carrier to search their call records based on a particular “seed” call record upon showing a reasonable suspicion that the “seed” record is associated with a specific foreign terrorist organization or specific foreign intelligence. The FISC could approve or deny a request. If the FISC approves, a phone carrier would have 12 hours to return the call records to the FBI in the proper format.• The bill includes a provision for exigent situations in which it is not practicable to wait for FISC approval. Under this provision, the FBI Director would make a determination and order telecommunications firms to search their phone records on an emergency basis with a response required within 6 hours. The FBI would be required to notify the FISC immediately that it had exercised its emergency authority and to seek approval of the orders by the FISC within 72 hours.• The legislation does not impose any new burden on telecommunications companies to retain phone records.Schiff has introduced several pieces of reform legislation in addition to proposing changes to the phone metadata program. First, Schiff introduced the “Ending Secret Law Act” which would require the Attorney General to declassify significant Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) opinions, allowing Americans to know how the Court has interpreted the legal authorities created under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act and Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. Second, Schiff introduced legislation to require that the 11 judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) be nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Finally, Schiff introduced legislation to require the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board to create a pool of attorneys with experience in Fourth Amendment or national security law to argue the side of the public when the government requests a surveillance warrant in the FISA Court. 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first_imgGARDAÍ are investigating a number of thefts from farms in county Limerick where high value items were stolen. A maroon and white coloured double-axle horsebox was stolen from a farmyard at Parkmore, Shanagolden between midnight on Sunday and Tuesday morning last. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A hoof pairing crate, described a specialist and expensive piece of agricultural machinery, was stolen from a farm at Gortnadroma in Shanagolden last Friday. Overnight on Thursday/Friday last, 300 litres of diesel fuel were stolen from a farm at Ballypierce in Newcastle West while on Wednesday, two horse rugs were stolen from horses grazing on lands at Mainistir, Croom. Anyone with information should contact Newcastle West Gardaí on 069 20650 or 1800 666 111. Twitter NewsLimerick Gardai investigate thefts from farmsBy Staff Reporter – February 26, 2016 579 Previous articleLimerick Dunnes worker awarded €315000 damages for stockroom fallNext articleHSE used “unsafe system” to store oxygen tanks at Limerick hospital Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Email Print Linkedinlast_img read more

first_imgWLS-TV(CHICAGO) — Crews are searching for a 24-year-old woman who went missing after swimming in Lake Michigan on Monday night, ABC Chicago station WLS-TV reported.The family of Tiara Hardy watched from the shore as searchers in boats and ATVs, as well as drones in the sky, looked for any trace of her.Tiara Hardy had been swimming at the Marquette Park Beach in Gary, Indiana, with her cousin and a friend Monday evening, but their attempts to get back to shore were thwarted by strong rip currents, authorities said, according to WLS-TV.A good Samaritan was able to help the other two survivors out of the water, but witnesses say Tiara Hardy went underwater and never resurfaced, WLS-TV reported.Tiara Hardy’s boyfriend, Adonis Madry, told WLS-TV that she can swim.“We don’t usually get in the water when we come here, but she can swim,” Madry said.The Gary Police Department received a call around 7:30 p.m. reporting a possible drowning, according to WLS-TV. No lifeguards were on duty at the time, and authorities said it was too rough for anyone to be in the water.Tiara Hardy’s father, Arnold Hardy, brought the Bible with him when he and other family members arrived at the beach at sunrise, hoping searchers would find his daughter.Arnold Hardy expressed frustration that more resources weren’t being utilized in the efforts to find her, saying that there weren’t enough boats on the water and that the helicopter crew left after about two or three hours.The search resumed Tuesday morning after it was initially suspended overnight due to the dark hazardous water conditions, WLS-TV reported.Another family member, Catherine Jackson, described Tiara Hardy as a “lovely person.”“I just want to wake up,” Jackson told WLS-TV. “This just feels like a dream.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgAlthoughknowledge management is a key issue for organisations, it means differentthings in different parts of the world. Which will win out- the IT-led USapproach or the more human European model? By Deborah SwallowEveryoneseems to agree that today’s organisational wealth lies in the value of theknowledge that resides in people’s heads, and that knowledge creation should bethe core competence of any organisation.Yetthe US and Europe are poles apart when grappling with the challenge of managingknowledge because there is no common consensus on the definition.InAmerica, much of the knowledge management debate has been centred aroundtechnology. The US approach has been to consider knowledge as an “informationvalue chain”. According to Yogesh Malhotra, a leading researcher into knowledgemanagement, “The information value chain considers technological systems as keycomponents guiding the organisation’s business processes, while treating humansas relatively passive processors that implement‚ best practices archived ininformation databases.”Indeed,the technology thrust has been so strong that most English-speaking peoplebelieve that knowledge management is only about information systems anddatabases. HijackedArecent electronic survey with 5,000 respondents, conducted by Professor PeterWoolliams from Anglia University in the UK, showed that the overwhelmingmajority thought of knowledge management in terms of data capture, storage andretrieval systems. “Clearly, the IT world has hijacked the phrase,” he says.Theresults of an extensive new study conducted by International Data Corps suggestthat worldwide spending on knowledge management services, including consulting,implementation, software, support, outsourcing and training, will grow from$776m in 1998 to more than $8bn by 2003.Interestingly,the same survey highlights the need to relate KM programs to the organisation’speople and culture. The findings suggest the main barriers to implementationare the absence of an organisational culture that promotes sharing andemployees’ lack of knowledge management understanding.Accordingto Peter Woolliams, evidence suggests that IT programs have only attractedmarginal success in spite of the billions of dollars invested in them.Woolliams believes that the major reason for this failure is that managersoverlook the fact that knowledge is a people issue and that knowledge creationoccurs during social interaction. “There hasn’t yet been a business problemdiscovered, that isn’t somehow a people problem,” he comments.ValuechainEuropeans,on the other hand, have approached knowledge management from the perspective ofpeople in a “knowledge value chain”.Theknowledge value chain treats people systems as key components that engage incontinuous assessment of information archived in the technical systems.“Itis all about respect for the individual,” says Lynn Rutter, HR communicationsdirector for Finnish telecommunications company Nokia.“Peoplereadily ask for help and extend it to those whom they know and trust.”Whentechnology is the focus of the knowledge programme some workers see only asuction process. They suspect that the point of the KM program is to suck outwhat they know and then discard them. Job security becomes a key issue andresistance and opposition set in.“Ourknowledge management system is there to reflect our core values such as respectfor the individual,” explains Rutter. “But this doesn’t mean they can do whatthey like. It means an obligation to act responsibly and with care.”Researchinto knowledge sharing shows that workers find it difficult to adopt practicesand suggestions from co-workers with whom they do not have any personalcontact.ClustersManyfirms have opted to begin knowledge management programmes by creating knowledgeinitiatives in small clusters of the organisation. These can be marketingdepartments or a research group, but most commonly the priority lies withknowledge sharing of the sales team.IBMhas successfully implemented its Relationship Management Tool (RMT), sharingknowledge of customer relationships. Yellow Pages has begun a similar programmeof building a customer knowledge warehouse. Although employees on thefront-line may initially be averse to sharing their experiences, they do have agood understanding of what it means to have the right data at the right timeand support for these projects comes through when the benefits begin to rollout.ShellOil has established knowledge communities of employees sharing commoninterests. One group of engineers shares information on best practice via thecompany intranet and occasional face-to-face meetings. Coming from 11refineries across the US, they have found that working in a small targetedgroup has helped them create a pool of knowledge that they are all eager to useand add to. They know and trust their colleagues.Bottom-upThedanger of this bottom-up approach to KM is that it could fragment the company’sknowledge assets and unnecessarily duplicate infrastructure and resources. ShellOil overcomes this problem by allowing its business units to devise their ownKM systems, but the 27 different managers of the initiatives meet every sixweeks to discuss issues related to KM and shared interests.Justas television is more than a radio with pictures, knowledge management is morethan a collection of databases and knowledge sharing. Knowledge managementsolutions must take a leap beyond documentation, applied learning, new softwareand collecting information from various domain experts. CompetitiveedgeTechnologyalone cannot guarantee success in the knowledge economy. Even the besttechnologies will not necessarily ensure the creativity and innovation which isnecessary for organisations to develop a competitive edge. Unlesspeople meet, trust decays. So knowledge managers should focus their efforts onthe natural way that knowledge is managed in communities of practice.DrLeenamaija Otala, a KM guru from Finland who has advised organisations such asthe World Bank, Nokia, and the US Army, believes organisations should approachthe subject with creativity. “Knowledge management is an attitude not aprocess,” she says.Thetime has come for HR managers to embrace the concept of knowledge management inits broadest sense. It cannot be a separate function characterised by aseparate KM department or a KM process. It has more to do with anthropologythan technology. It is the coming together of people, systems and processeswhich creates the fizz and the bubbles, the innovation and the added-value inan organisation. It is enhanced by technology but subservient to culture.Knowledgemanagement is about managing the fizz and ensuring the bubbles don’t evaporate.Now is the time for “people knowledge management” to come of age. AsPeter Woolliams warns, “Unless we begin to scream that knowledge managementmust have soul there is a danger that KM will drown in technology.”Promotingcreativity HowEuropean firms encourage creativity and knowledge sharing:–British Airways has created indoor “street cafes” within its new Watersidecomplex.–A London advertising agency has bought an indoor lawn complete with swing andpositioned these in the middle of the office.–A Finnish software house has built a fireplace in the office with cosy chairsaround it.–A Swedish furniture manufacturer holds product think tanks in the sauna.CaseStudyIntegrating knowledge management and corporate values“Wedon’t want contented employees. We want them to challenge us,” says Nokia’s HRcommunications director Lynn Rutter.“Wewant them to acquire new knowledge and ask us what we are doing about it. Wewant them networking, listening and thinking outside of their box; which theywon’t do if they feel they are a unit of production. This is why Nokia is sosuccessful. It’s all about the values.”Nokiaviews knowledge management as an important HR issue. It is the embracing ofNokia’s core values which makes successful knowledge management possible, notonly in Finland but all over the world. So, the values and the KM go hand inhand:CorecompetenciesNokiamust have mastery of certain technologies, judged to be company-level corecompetencies. –What core skills are needed currently to support these competencies? –For the future? –What have we actually got? –Where is it? –What do we need to train? –Who, when, how?  –Job profiles are created and specific skills that people need are identified. –What is sustainable in the company?ValuesRespectfor the individual. An obligation to act responsibly and with care. Encouragepeople to acquire new knowledge for their own self-esteem and for the good ofthe company. The act of knowledge sharing is part of everybody’s job.Continuous process of learning and unlearning.Careermaps and development path to skills setsEmpoweringpeople to upskill and move around the company. Employees are able to see whatskills and qualifications are required for which jobs, and to compare withthemselves. They know what they need to achieve and where/how they can gettraining to advance themselves, sponsored by the company.SocialinteractionNetworking,story telling and socialising  are partof the culture. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Manage the fizzOn 1 May 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more