Management http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23993/all en UPDATE 4-Brazil's hot, dry summer may lead to energy rationing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-4-brazils-hot-dry-summer-may-lead-energy-rationing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Hydroelectric dam reservoir levels critically low</p> <p>* Energy minister dismisses private concerns of rationing</p> <p>* Greater use of thermo-power expected to push up rates</p> <p>By Anthony Boadle</p> <p>BRASILIA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Brazil faces the possibility of<br /> widespread energy rationing for the first time since 2001, as a<br /> hot, dry summer has deprived hydroelectric dams of needed water<br /> while boosting power use to run air conditioners in sweltering<br /> cities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-4-brazils-hot-dry-summer-may-lead-energy-rationing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dilma Rousseff Energy energy Energy crisis Energy development Energy economics Energy policy Energy rationing Hydroelectricity Landscape Management Natural Disaster Person Career Quotation Rationing Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731510 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-'Davos man' fears more storms, both real and economic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-davos-man-fears-more-storms-both-real-and-economic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* World Economic Forum risk report sets scene for Davos</p> <p>* Income disparity and government debts top risk list</p> <p>* Climate ranks third, extreme weather a growing concern</p> <p>By Ben Hirschler</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Fragile economies and extreme<br /> weather have combined to crank up the global risk dial in the<br /> past year, creating an increasingly dangerous mix, according to<br /> the World Economic Forum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-davos-man-fears-more-storms-both-real-and-economic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Davos Economics Economy of Switzerland Emergency management Environmental Issue Ethics Globalization Graubünden Man Made Disaster Management Natural Disaster Person Career Quotation Risk World Economic Forum World Economic Forum Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:01:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731532 at http://www.globalpost.com Growth in UK recruitment slows in Dec, vacancies jump - REC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/growth-uk-recruitment-slows-dec-vacancies-jump-rec <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The number of people finding jobs via recruitment agencies in Britain grew again last month, but more slowly than previously, while vacancies rose at the fastest pace in almost two years, a survey showed on Wednesday.</p> <p>The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) said its seasonally adjusted index of permanent staff placements fell to 53.2 in December from 56.0 in November, which was the highest since April 2011. Readings above 50 indicate growth compared to a month earlier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/growth-uk-recruitment-slows-dec-vacancies-jump-rec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Employment Human resource management Management Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731918 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerful 6.9 earthquake shakes northern Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/powerful-69-earthquake-shakes-northern-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck northern Japan on Saturday, causing strong tremors across Hokkaido island but generating no tsunami or immediate reports of damage, authorities said.</p> <p>The quake, which was preceded by an early warning broadcast on television and radio, hit near the town of Obihiro at a depth of 103 kilometres (64 miles) at 23:17 pm (1417 GMT), according to US Geological Survey data.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/powerful-69-earthquake-shakes-northern-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earthquake engineering Earthquakes in Japan Management AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 17:00:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744081 at http://www.globalpost.com Powerful 6.9 earthquake shakes northern Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/powerful-69-earthquake-shakes-northern-japan-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck northern Japan on Saturday, causing strong tremors across Hokkaido island but no damage to several nuclear facilities in the region, officials said.</p> <p>The quake, which was preceded by an early warning broadcast on television and radio, hit near the town of Obihiro at a depth of 103 kilometres (64 miles) at 11:17 pm (1417 GMT), according to US Geological Survey data.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/powerful-69-earthquake-shakes-northern-japan-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Earthquakes in Japan Management Nuclear energy in Japan AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 19:15:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744167 at http://www.globalpost.com Deadliest earthquakes and tsunamis of the past century http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/deadliest-earthquakes-and-tsunamis-the-past-century <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three villages were reportedly flattened in the Solomon Islands Wednesday when a tsunami triggered by an 8.0-magnitude quake crashed ashore.</p> <p>Below is a list of the world's deadliest earthquakes, including quake-induced tsunamis, over the past century:</p> <p>- 2011: Japan: more than 19,000 were killed when a tsunami triggered by an undersea quake slammed into the northeast coast, triggering a nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi atomic plant. Magnitude 9.0.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/deadliest-earthquakes-and-tsunamis-the-past-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Geology Management Physical geography AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 06:45:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747204 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Burberry shakes up management http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-burberry-shakes-management <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - British luxury clothing company Burberry Group announced changes to senior management on Thursday, replacing its chief financial officer and creating a new chief operating officer position.</p> <p>Stacey Cartwright, CFO since 2004, is to step down to pursue other interests and will be replaced by Burberry insider Carol Fairweather, the company said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-burberry-shakes-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British brands Burberry Business Management Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:16:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748553 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Thomas Cook shareholders with 30% protest against pay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-thomas-cook-says-third-investors-vote-against-pay-repo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - British travel firm Thomas Cook said investors holding almost 30 percent of its stock voted against its remuneration report on Thursday, in a sign that shareholder anger over soaring executive earnings has not died down.</p> <p>A large number of investors in British companies registered their disapproval of executive pay during the 2012 annual meetings season, an episode known as the 'shareholder spring'.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-thomas-cook-says-third-investors-vote-against-pay-repo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Employment compensation Entertainment Income Management Politics Recruitment Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749210 at http://www.globalpost.com 7.1 magnitude quake strikes off Solomon Islands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/71-magnitude-quake-strikes-solomon-islands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the Solomon Islands Friday, two days after an 8.0-magnitude quake sparked a tsunami, but there was no threat of widespread destructive waves this time, US agencies said.</p> <p>The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 10:12 pm (1112 GMT) near the Santa Cruz Islands, which are part of the Solomons, at a relatively shallow depth of nine kilometres (5.5 miles).</p> <p>The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said "no destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/71-magnitude-quake-strikes-solomon-islands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Oceanography Physical oceanography AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:16:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749968 at http://www.globalpost.com 7.0 magnitude quake strikes off Solomon Islands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/70-magnitude-quake-strikes-solomon-islands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the Solomon Islands early Saturday, the latest massive aftershock following a 8.0-magnitude quake which sparked a tsunami three days ago, US seismologists said.</p> <p>The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 2:26 am (1526 GMT) near the Santa Cruz Islands, which are part of the Solomons, at a depth of 26 kilometres (16 miles).</p> <p>As with an earlier major aftershock initially measured at 7.1 but later revised down to 6.8-magnitude, the quake was not expected to generate a widespread tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/70-magnitude-quake-strikes-solomon-islands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geology Management Physical geography AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:30:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750269 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ 7.0 magnitude quake in Colombia: USGS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/urgent-70-magnitude-quake-colombia-usgs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 7.0 magnitude quake struck southern Colombia Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported.</p> <p>The quake, occurring at a depth of 129 kilometers (80 miles), was located 11 kilometers (7 miles) southwest of Pasto, Colombia and 168 kilometers (104 miles) southwest of the city of Popayan, the USGS said.</p> <p>The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said the event did not generate a destructive tsunami.</p> <p>jm/vlk</p> Earthquake engineering Management Physical oceanography AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 15:30:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751030 at http://www.globalpost.com 7.0 magnitude quake in Colombia: USGS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/70-magnitude-quake-colombia-usgs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 7.0 magnitude quake shook southern Colombia Saturday and was felt as far away as Quito, Ecuador, authorities said.</p> <p>The quake, occurring at a depth of 129 kilometers (80 miles) at 1416 GMT, was located 11 kilometers (7 miles) southwest of Pasto, Colombia, a city of 400,000 people at the foot of the Galeras volcano, according to the US Geological Survey.</p> <p>The quake was felt in neighboring Ecuador, where firefighters in Quito urged residents to remain calm and take necessary precautions, in a message on its Twitter account.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/70-magnitude-quake-colombia-usgs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Oceanography Physical oceanography AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 15:46:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751052 at http://www.globalpost.com Investors who trample land rights risk bottom line: experts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/investors-who-trample-land-rights-risk-bottom-line-experts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Companies that invest in land and resources in emerging economies risk financial and public relations disasters if local inhabitants feel they are getting ripped off, consultants warned in a report last week.</p> <p>The report was released by a group known as the Munden Project and founder Lou Munden said: "When we looked at companies involved in international land acquisitions, we found that they experience an astonishing amount of financial damage."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/investors-who-trample-land-rights-risk-bottom-line-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Human Interest Management Rights and Resources Initiative AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:30:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751491 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch ask should older workers earn less? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/dutch-ask-should-older-workers-earn-less <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French multinational's suggestion in the Netherlands to ask older workers to accept pay cuts as a cost-cutting measure has touched a raw nerve as the Dutch economy faces a slowdown and rising unemployment.</p> <p>Unions see the idea doing away with the principle of paying older workers more for their experience as an attack on a fundamental right, while employers see it as a solution to avoid layoffs in a crisis-hit economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/dutch-ask-should-older-workers-earn-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economics Employment compensation Labor Law Management Technology AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:30:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751493 at http://www.globalpost.com Moderate 5.7 quake strikes off Chile: USGS http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/moderate-57-quake-strikes-chile-usgs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A moderate 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Sunday, according to the US Geological Survey, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.</p> <p>The epicenter of the quake was some 24 kilometers (15 miles) northwest of Cartagena and 40 kilometers south of Valparaiso, according to the US-based monitors.</p> <p>In February 2010, a massive 8.8-strength earthquake hit Chile's central Maule region, generating tsunami waves, killing more than 500 people and causing about 30 billion dollars in damage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/moderate-57-quake-strikes-chile-usgs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Maule Region AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:46:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752072 at http://www.globalpost.com