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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Thisweek’s international news.EasternEuropean migration was exaggerated–The level of migrants moving from eastern to western European countries is atits lowest level since the period from 1989 to 1992, claims a report by theOECD. It said fears of mass migration from are exaggerated. In Eastern Europe,the Czech Republic and Hungary are the most popular countries that migrantslook for employment in, with Bulgaria and Romania the least attractive.  www.oecd.org‘Atwill’ staff sue dotcoms over false promises–Dotcom companies laying off staff in the US have been forced to paycompensation, even to employees without contracts, a report by the Society forHuman Resource Management has found. In theory, most staff affected are knownas “at will” employees and can be made redundant without explanation.But they might successfully sue their former employer if they can prove thecompany induced them to take a job by misrepresenting facts about its capitaland prospects.  www.shrm.orgMergeris not always the way to bank efficiency–Two-thirds of international bank mergers and acquisitions fail to achieve theirobjectives, according to a report by the International Labour Office. Thereport claims that the benefits of greater size and efficiency are being”nullified by increasing complexity and losses related to top-heavyorganisations, while the difficulties of adequately blending cultural and otherhuman factors in the integration of combined enterprises are oftenunderestimated”. Redundancies due to mergers and acquisition can alsoundermine operational capabilities and morale. www.ilo.org/communicationseToysputs an end to the Internet game–US-based Internet retailer eToys closed last week. More than 1,000 staff inCalifornia and Europe have been laid off and it ran up reported debts of £160m.The company was launched in 1997 and floated two years later. It closed its UKsite in January before filing for bankruptcy in February. InternationalOn 13 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

USS George H.W. Bush Returns to Norfolk

first_img USS George H.W. Bush Returns to Norfolk View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: Bush View post tag: Navy July 17, 2013 View post tag: George View post tag: Returns View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today USS George H.W. Bush Returns to Norfolk The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) returned to its homeport of Norfolk after a successful completion of yet another historic underway, July 16.During the underway, the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) made its first carrier-based arrested landing on board the ship’s flight deck.“I am extremely pleased about how this underway went,” said Capt. Andrew J. Loiselle, CVN 77’s commanding officer. “This ship met all objectives and did everything asked of them and the distinguished visitors for the UCAS-D were handled with unbelievable precision.”This monumental event happened just two months after the UCAS-D’s successful carrier-based catapult and touch-and-go operations on board CVN 77’s flight deck.“Seeing the UCAS-D accomplish all these historic things was exciting and a key stepping stone to our military’s future,” said Religious Programs Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Williams. “It was pretty cool to be on the ship during this and part of our nation’s history.”Also during the weeklong underway, the ship completed three general quarters drills, including one chemical, biological, radiological attack drill and Sailors were given the opportunity to take part in the American Diversity Heritage Observance Committee (ADHOC) celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage month.“I think it is important for us to understand a little bit about where everyone comes from and a little bit about their background,” said Lt. Lisseth Calvio, the ship’s ADHOC chair. “I think being able to learn about that can really help us to become a better and stronger crew.”USS George H.W. Bush is in port conducting training operations in preparation for the upcoming Tailored Ship’s Training Availability/Final Evaluation Phase.[mappress]Press Release, July 17, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: H.W. Training & Education View post tag: Norfolklast_img read more