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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Companies: Ganapati Oksana Aldoja started her career as a highly-motivated and results oriented manager within outsourcing companies such as Bertelsmann. She has a proven track record of providing exemplary levels of service to high-profile clients such as Microsoft, Toshiba and HP. These placements have enabled Oksana to develop a valuable and transferable skill set, one which she has continued to develop and to improve upon during her three years at Ganapati Neo.Bringing new talent into any company requires serious thought. What will this role bring? What kind of person will fill it best? How will they fit into the wider picture of the company’s development?In the igaming industry in particular there are other factors to consider too, with significant focus on improving diversity and closing the skills gap, as well as supporting growth in rapidly developing countries and companies.Last year’s inaugural iGaming Business salary survey, compiled in partnership with Pentasia, echoed this, demonstrating a lack of talent and increasing demands from candidates. In Malta, for example, an influx of operators and rapid growth has led to a talent shortage at midmanagement levels.We spoke to Oksana Aldoja, the chief administrative officer at Ganapati Neo, to learn more about how the company approaches hiring new talent. Diversity and potentialFirst and foremost, says Aldoja, the company is looking for diversity and potential: “Rather than going for a checklist employee, we are looking for employees from different backgrounds, cultures and experiences.“Skills and experience are definitely an asset and play a big role in our recruitment process, however candidates who can check every point on the list are quite rare.”Aldoja feels that diversity is a core pillar of Ganapati’s culture and one that has a significant, positive impact on its working environment.“Diversity brings a variety of skills, creativity and motivation to our teams and creates a sense of inclusion, no matter your race or cultural background.”In order to meet diversity and inclusion standards, Aldoja stresses that the company had to start from the top: “Diversity on an executive level has the same impact on the overall company’s results and profitability, whether we are talking about ethnic or gender diversity.“We encourage employees to speak their minds and vocalise new ideas. It is often the case that employees do not feel comfortable expressing their own ideas, perhaps due to a lack of confidence or because they don’t feel as though they belong.”Aldoja says it is imperative that all staff feel welcome to feed into the decision-making processes and take responsibility for the company’s development.“Some might agree with me, some might not – I can only speak for what works for us. And it clearly does, as it has resulted in increased productivity, decreased attrition and overall growth across the company.” Bridging the skills gapMost modern industries across the world will understand the challenges posed by the skills gap. The Global Skills Gap in the 21st Century, published last year by the Institute of Student Employers in collaboration with QS Intelligence Unit, details how 13 of the 15 key employability skills were rated to be more important than the level of satisfaction of that same graduate skill.Additionally, the report states, students and young professionals increasingly demonstrate a lack of understanding about what an employer is looking for in terms of skills.The skills gap is nothing new for employers, Aldoja explains. “The constantly growing demand for skilled workers to fill businesses or product development needs is proof of that,” she says. “It is an ongoing ‘conflict’ between expectation versus reality. To me, attracting the right talent in the first place is the biggest issue – the struggle to retain the right talent goes without saying.”Ganapati focuses on the employee’s potential and what can be nurtured and developed: “Every employer is looking to hire a person with the required set of skills to fulfil a specific position, but there is a difference between what is required and what each employee can bring to the table.“The constantly growing demand for skilled workers forces companies to spend more to acquire them. Investing in current employees helps Ganapati to maintain skills growth, while at the same time evolving our business and product development.”By providing tailored, ongoing training and development to the company’s interns, Aldoja explains that Ganapati helps them grow into future employees. “Identifying, maintaining and developing the skills of our employees is the way to bridge the skills gap at Ganapati,” she says. Attracting young professionalsAttracting young professionals is vital to ensure a continual supply of fresh ideas, new capabilities and up-to-date skills entering a company’s workforce, says Aldoja.Furthermore, by implementing an effective employee management strategy, she says companies have the ability to attract the right talent and skills: “This, in turn, has a positive impact on business and future product development.”Aldoja explains that clarity, transparency and communication form a key part of talent engagement at Ganapati: “A well-defined on-boarding process and business process optimisation creates employee engagement,” she says.“If properly managed, training and personal development plans, employee engagement, performance review and appraisal systems can all have a positive impact on product development and the working environment.” In today’s competitive job market, both candidates and employers must think carefully about their priorities. We spoke to Ganapati about how it fosters diversity and ideas-sharing across its employees – and why this makes for a harmonious workplace Tags: Online Gambling Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter People Topics: People Recruitment 20th November 2019 | By Josephine Watson Hiring for success
Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2003 abridged results.For more information about Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tol Gases Limited (TOL.tz) 2003 abridged results.Company ProfileTol Gases Limited produces and distributes gases for the industrial and medical segment in Tanzania. Known as Tanzania Oxygen, the company provides oxygen, compressed air, carbon dioxide, inert, hydrogen, nitrogen, ammonia, argon, nitrous oxide, helium and acetylene gases. It also provides medical consumables and pipeline installation services. The company was founded in 1950 as a branch of African Oxygen and Acetylene Company, and then became a branch of East African Oxygen Limited of Kenya which was part of the BOC Gases Group. It was wholly-owned by the government of Tanzania between 1986 and 1994, and thereafter privatised and listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. Tol Gases Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
Area: 425 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 Architects: Andrew Burges Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAndrew Burges ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustraliaPublished on September 09, 2014Cite: “Pittwater House / Andrew Burges Architects” 09 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses•Łąka, Poland Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958497/from-the-garden-house-kwk-promes Clipboard ArchDaily Poland Save this picture!© Jakub Certowicz+ 44Curated by Paula Pintos Share From the Garden House / KWK PromesSave this projectSaveFrom the Garden House / KWK Promes Houses Area: 1500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958497/from-the-garden-house-kwk-promes Clipboard From the Garden House / KWK Promes Year: Projects Architects: KWK Promes Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architect: Photographs: Jakub Certowicz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Robert Konieczny 2021 Design Team:Michał Lisiński, Łukasz Marciniak, Piotr TokarskiMain Contractor::Kornel Szyndler ProecoCity:ŁąkaCountry:PolandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jakub CertowiczRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20″From The Garden House” project was an unusual experience for us. The owner had a finished project of the garden, in advanced stages of implementation. And only the house was missing. Something that at first seemed to be a ridiculous reversal of the course of things, once it was explained, became absolutely logical for us. He wanted to be able to enjoy the garden to its full extent after the completion of the construction and moving in. Plants need much more time to reach their target size than it takes to build even such a large house. You might plant big trees, after all, however, it is costly and not environmentally friendly.Save this picture!© Jakub CertowiczSave this picture!Situation planSave this picture!© Jakub CertowiczThe nature lover turned idle land into a beautiful green oasis with a lake and a smooth road to the place where the house was meant to be located, also assumed as an art gallery. The curves, which he enjoyed moving around on, inspired us. The ground floor of the house with the daytime part forms a continuation of these curves and fits in softly with the surroundings. This impression is complemented by the grey concrete used on the facades, which refers to the colour of the existing, stone road, being the starting point of the project. The rounded form clearly separates the driveway from the rest of the garden, providing the residents with intimacy and silence.Save this picture!© Jakub CertowiczSave this picture!© Jakub CertowiczThe ground floor is contrasted with the white minimalist body of the floor. Two different geometries clash and a softly cut atrium is a link between both floors. The garden surrounding the house from almost all sides flows into its interior through the semi-atrium at ground floor level. We had only a minimal influence on the garden, so we treated it as a natural element that cannot be chosen. Hence the name of the design.Save this picture!© Jakub CertowiczSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Jakub CertowiczAnother important aspect was the investor’s wish to expose his rich art collections. Therefore, on the ground floor and the first floor, we created additional, large-size spaces designed exclusively for art exhibitions. The host can organize vernissages for a large number of people. Moreover, we placed the most important functions of the house within close proximity to each other to make it user-friendly.Save this picture!© Jakub CertowiczSave this picture!© Jakub CertowiczThe large shutters on the south and west elevations are not only of formal importance – finished with the same plaster as the walls, but they also close up the building in a uniform shape and, above all, protect valuable art collections from harmful sunlight.Save this picture!© Jakub CertowiczThe aim to improve the quality of the surrounding space is non-standard and surprising. Due to the chaos of buildings and lack of vegetation, he regreens the vast areas of idle land surrounding him. He is creating gardens, and then the construction of houses of different sizes follows up. We support him in creating green urban planning and providing friendly, sustainable space to live in, with plenty of greenery for free, thus improving the quality of urban air.The entire housing estate, just like his house, use alternative sources of energy.Save this picture!© Jakub CertowiczProject gallerySee allShow lessKengo Kuma to Design Milan’s Biophilic Office of the FutureArchitecture NewsWorld’s First Space Hotel to Open in 2027Architecture News Share “COPY” Manufacturers: Diasen, Ideal Work, Sto, Baier, Berndorf, ERCO lighting, Hörmman, Leon, Sapa, XAL Lightning CopyAbout this officeKWK PromesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLakaOn FacebookŁąkaPolandPublished on March 15, 2021Cite: “From the Garden House / KWK Promes” 15 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
House Santina / Estudio Opaco 2020 Projects Manufacturers: Indusparquet, Patagonia Flooring, ANODAL, Edificor, Hunter Douglas, Industria Interior, JOHNSON, Julia Sol, Maestre, Maretich, Mercedes Costal, PHI Domotica, Pez, Portobello, SilestonePartner Architects In Charge:Pascuale Franco, Ordoñez RosarioDesign Team :Pascuale Franco, Ordoñez RosarioCity:CórdobaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRecommended ProductsAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panels – Soft Cells ReflectiveAcousticBruagAcoustics System – Balcony Cladding PanelsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorText description provided by the architects. Located on a corner lot, in front of a historic school, and with a lot of exposure, we sought to protect the house from the outside and open it completely to the inside. It was planned on two levels, a ground floor for the social area and an upper floor for the private area.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!Site planSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteOn exteriors, brick prevails for the entire envelope, even being used as a screening to intensify the aforementioned privacy. Concrete is another element that appears both on the outside and inside with the intention of creating a home that will last over time without the need for great maintenance and respecting the environment and its location.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteInside, we sought to generate spacious and bright spaces that accompany the life of this young family. Wood in floors, furniture, coatings, and ceilings is the element that unites and gives warmth, its use is repeated in all rooms of the house.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteIn the entrance and distribution hall, we are embraced by a completely open staircase to the garden that allows it to become part of the home and erase that limit between the inside and the outside. All the main environments surround the garden and the pool and the kitchen is located as a nexus point between them.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteIn the private part of the house, two wings were created, one for children and one for parents with their own terrace. The spaces were designed to adapt to the changes that the family will go through as their children grow up and their needs change.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteProject gallerySee allShow lessPort of Beirut Renewal Student Competition: Live Stream with the Mayor of BeirutPanel DiscussionHelsinki Biennial Pavilion / Verstas ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Gonzalo Viramonte+ 42Curated by Clara Ott Share Architects: Estudio Opaco Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962383/house-santina-estudio-opaco Clipboard Year: Area: 420 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962383/house-santina-estudio-opaco Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Córdoba, Argentina Photographs: Gonzalo Viramonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House Santina / Estudio OpacoSave this projectSaveHouse Santina / Estudio Opaco Photographs Argentina CopyAbout this officeEstudio OpacoOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCordobaArgentinaPublished on May 26, 2021Cite: “House Santina / Estudio Opaco” [Casa Santina / Estudio Opaco] 26 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 3 November 2009 | News Coutts & Co launches charitable giving bank account 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. Mark Evans, Head of Philanthropy at Coutts, said: Now, instead of trawling their bank and credit card statements at the end of each tax year, Coutts clients will be able to see how much they have given at a glance creating a bigger incentive to reclaim the difference between the higher and basic rates of tax. And what,s more there are no administration fees.”Martin Brookes, Chief Executive, New Philanthropy Capital welcomed “this kind of product innovation in order to promote and support charitable giving”.Dame Stephanie Shirley, the Government’s Ambassador for Philanthropy also welcomed the launch, saying: “Philanthropists need to be strategic when they plot out how they wish to invest in social activities. Having an account, such as Coutts now offers, will enable a level of organisation for individuals that will streamline their giving and therefore make their contributions more effective”.The Charitable Giving Account requires a minimum deposit of £500 and is open only to Coutts clients who are UK taxpayers. The bank points out that clients are responsible for verifying the status of any beneficiary or intended beneficiary.Coutts has offered philanthropy advice and services to its clients for some time, and provides donors and philanthropists with networking and educational opportunities through the Coutts Forums for Philanthropy.www.coutts.com Coutts & Co, the UK private banking arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland, has introduced the “Coutts Charitable Giving Account”, a bank account for making and managing donations to charity.The service is run in the same way as a Coutts bank account, and has been designed to make it easier for clients to track their donations in monthly statements. This should help make the process of claiming back tax relief easier to manage.In addition to receiving a Coutts Charitable Giving Account cheque book and cash card, clients will be able to make their charitable donations by telephone through Coutts’ 24 hour call centre service and online. Advertisement 145 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Finance Individual giving legacies
Receive email alerts RSF_en Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News Reporters Without Borders said it was “appalled” by the Tunisian supreme court’s confirmation today of a three years and two months prison sentence for subversion imposed last March on Hamma Hammami (see photo), leader of the Tunisian Workers’ Party (PCOT) and managing editor of the party newspaper El-Badil. “We are appalled by this decision, which shows the determination of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime to silence all opposition voices,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “Since the beginning, the rules for a fair trial have not been respected. The Tunisian authorities are no longer bothering with formalities where punishing opposition figures is concerned.”He called on the president to “immediately and unconditionally” release Hammami, who he said had been simply exercising his right to freedom of expression. The supreme court took only a few minutes behind closed doors to reject Hammami’s appeal against the March sentence. His lawyers and two foreign observers were barred from the hearing. Hammami had been sentenced on 31 March by a Tunis appeals court. Two associates, Abdeljabar Madouri and Samir Taamallah, were jailed for respectively three years and nine months and one year and nine months. They were accused of belonging to and operating an illegal organisation (the PCOT), distributing leaflets, “putting out false news,” holding illegal meetings and inciting rebellion and lawbreaking. They had initially each been sentenced in absentia in 1999 to nine years and three months in prison. They came out of hiding after four years on 2 February this year when, after a show trial, their sentences were confirmed. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” September 2, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme court upholds three-year jail term for Hamma Hammami TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa to go further News November 11, 2020 Find out more Organisation News Follow the news on Tunisia News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists December 26, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 12, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information
RSF_en Reports News NamibiaAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reporters Without Borders wrote to information and communications technology minister Joel Kaapanda on 5 December to call for the withdrawal of all charges against South African TV journalist Bonita Nuttall, who was arrested on 28 November for doing a report in Namibia after entering the country on a tourist visa.Nuttall was freed on bail the next day after being held overnight and is due to be tried in February. The Reporters Without Borders letter also urged the government to ease Namibia’s relevant legislation, which imposes too many restrictions on foreign journalists wanting to work there.“We deplore the fact that Ms. Nuttall had to spend the night in a holding cell and pay bail twice in order to be released,” the letter said. “Namibia is one of the African countries that most respect press freedom, but we think it was an abuse of authority to have placed Ms. Nuttall in detention. It was out of all proportion to her offence, counter-productive and damaging for Namibia’s image. This incident would not have occurred if Namibia’s legislation allowed the press more freedom to work.”A presenter on the South African TV station M-Net’s investigative programme “Carte Blanche,” Nuttall was arrested at Windhoek international airport as she was about to depart on 28 November. After spending the night in a holding cell at the airport, she was released the next day on bail of 2,000 Namibian dollars (153 euros) pending an initial court appearance. On 3 December, a Windhoek court ordered her to pay additional bail of 8,000 Namibian dollars (615 euros) pending trial in February.She was arrested for doing a report about the nomadic Himba ethnic group without first obtaining the temporary residence and work permits which Namibia requires for foreign journalists.Namibian newspaper editors meanwhile called at the end of last month for the withdrawal of a clause from a communication bill that would allow the intelligence services to tap phones and monitor email without referring to a court. The Media Institute of Southern Africa is strongly opposed to the bill, which it says would represent a setback for free expression.Namibia was ranked 23rd out of 173 countries in the world press freedom index which Reporters Without Borders released on 22 October. Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News June 12, 2020 Find out more December 8, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to information minister about South African journalist held overnight to go further Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Namibia Organisation NamibiaAfrica Concern about verbal attacks on journalists during Namibian election campaign November 28, 2019 Find out more