Innovo Gets Anti-Bribery Accreditation

first_imgThe International Standards Organisation (ISO) has awarded Innovo certification for the company’s anti-bribery management system.The ISO 37001:2016 accreditation is given to organisations that have implemented a system to prevent, detect and respond to bribery and comply with anti-bribery laws wherever they operate.Stefano Malagodi, managing director of Innovo, said: “This ISO accreditation confirms Innovo’s ability to operate to the highest anti-bribery standards internationally and gives customers confidence in our ethical approach to business.”last_img

Thursday’s Chelsea quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five Chelsea-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-101] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – July 6, 2011

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – October 19, 2011October 19, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”New Geocaching.com Android App Update: Version 2.0May 18, 2011In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 30, 2011March 30, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter” Version 4.5 of the Geocaching iPhone Application Now AvailableThe Geocaching iPhone Application allows you to search for, navigate to and log geocaches all from the convenience of your iPhone.Version 4.5 of the application, available this week on iTunes, includes a newly implemented advanced search feature. Advanced search allows users to search by location, cache type, keyword, and difficulty and terrain ratings. You can also exclude your finds from search results and filter out the finds of up to four friends. This feature makes it easy for those geocaching in a group to identify which caches no one in the group has found. Premium Members also have the ability to filter the search results so that they can easily identify Premium Member only caches.This update also simplifies the planning of geocaching outings. Choose a cache that you want to find and add it to one of your multiple allowed lists – such as “caches for the weekend” or “caches near work.” The cache will be added to the list and saved so that you can access it while outside of network coverage.The latest version of the Geocaching iPhone Application is now available on iTunes.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Sponsor Post: Microsoft Retail Store

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Sponsors#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Editor’s note: we offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write ‘Sponsor Posts’ and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products.Coming soon to a mall near you: the Microsoft Retail Store.Yes, that’s right: Redmond, Washington’s favorite son wants a closer, snugglier relationship with you, the consumer.Given Microsoft’s relative lack of retail experience, and the fact that it plans to locate near its nemesis (well, one of its nemeses), the Apple Store, we wanted to help. So we came up with a list of ideas to help the big MS make its stores a hit.Warning: some of these are serious, others not so much. Which is which? You be the judge.Hold star-powered store opening events.Announce that Microsoft will celebrate all store openings with live skits featuring goofy bosom buddies Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld.Hire the very best people to run the stores.You only get one chance to make a good first impression, so make sure your people have the track record to pull this off.Offer diagnostic and repair services.If Geniuses can fix or replace any Apple-branded electronics still under warranty, then Microsoft’s retail staff can do the same for stuff that sports stickers claiming things like “Windows Vista Capable.”Build alliances with computer manufacturers to staff the Guru Bars.And why not? The big names have plenty riding on the launch of Windows 7. Besides, they’ve built up plenty of customer service expertise in places like Texas, California and Hyderabad. (Note: certain fine computer builders, like Bob & Doug’s Corner Computer Emporium, might not get a seat at the Bar.)Train all staff to maintain the highest level of professionalism.For instance, make sure associates smile politely when a customer walks up, grins, says “Hello, I’m a Mac” and elbows them in the ribs.Display Windows-based hardware for people to try.Show how Windows runs on computers, smartphones and whatever else Microsoft wants to convince people to buy.Promote fan clubs to celebrate previous Microsoft consumer successes.Start with enthusiasts for Microsoft Surface, Windows Tablet Edition, Passport, Vista and Sidekick.Run workshops for business users.Exploit current holes in software available for the Mac. For instance, bring in experts to explain how to set up popular accounting packages and, for lawyers, legal practice management systems.Run workshops for creative users.Run workshops showing how Windows computer users can start their artsy projects (photo books, websites, music videos) right out of the box. Have the workshops led by cute little girls who end each seminar by saying “I’m a PC and I’m four and a half.”Run safe computing workshops.Teach users the basics, like not opening all attachments, not clicking links in spam email and so forth.Run basic Windows repair workshops.Teach computer users how to: remove pre-loaded trial software; replace faulty .dlls; make changes in the Windows registry; manually uninstall software when Windows botches the job; effectively scan online forums for answers to other problems; and, when all else fails, reinstall Windows and all other software from the ground up.Create an X-Box gaming area.Preview the latest games, hold in-store tournaments and otherwise build excitement around Microsoft’s gaming platform. Contain this area in a soundproof room away from workshops, ideally in the mall display window so that everyone can see how rockin’ Microsoft is.Guerilla marketing (offense).Every day, send people to nearby Apple Stores to pose as shoppers, whine about how expensive Macs are, then proclaim loudly, “Maybe we should go PC.”Guerilla marketing (defense).Prepare a list of canned answers to anticipated questions from Apple operatives. Of particular importance, be ready to explain how Microsoft’s operating system is not a copy of Apple’s.Offer kids play area.Create a low “play table” where kids can sit down and show their parents how easily they can figure out a Windows computer.Store closing.To tell shoppers the store is closing for the day in a way they’re sure to understand, have the giant video wall display the Windows Blue Screen of Death.What do you want from Microsoft Retail Stores? Please tell us in the comments below.center_img Related Posts rww sponsor 1 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Fastening Furring Strips to a Foam-Sheathed Wall

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in UPDATED March 1, 2012If you’re building a house with foam sheathing, and your siding is installed over vertical rainscreen strapping installed on top of the foam, how should you attach the strapping? Most builders screw the strapping through the foam into the studs; so far, so good. But what length screws should you use? And how closely should you space the screws?Answers to these questions can be found in a new technical bulletin published by FastenMaster, the company that manufactures Headlok screws. The bulletin, “Attaching Exterior Wall Covering Assemblies with Foam Sheathing to Wood Wall Framing,” is available from FastenMaster.If you follow FastenMaster’s prescriptive recommendations, your furring strips will adequately support the weight of the siding and will secure the furring strips to the wall in a way that resists wind and seismic forces.First, the basics:I have prepared two tables that incorporate FastenMaster’s recommendations. (My tables are more logical and easier to read than the table in the FastenMaster document, shown as Illustration 2, below.)The first table below is for houses with studs spaced 16 in. on center; the second is for houses with studs spaced 24 in. on center.Table 1 notes:Fasteners spaced 24 inches apart give you an allowable design wind pressure of 49 psf.Fasteners spaced 16 inches apart give you an allowable design wind pressure of 73 psf.Fasteners spaced 12 inches apart give you an allowable design wind pressure of 98 psf.Fasteners spaced 8 inches apart give you an allowable design wind pressure of 147 psf.Table 2 notes:Fasteners spaced 24 inches apart give you an allowable design wind pressure of 33 psf.Fasteners spaced 16 inches apart give you an allowable design wind pressure of 49 psf.Fasteners spaced 12 inches apart give you an allowable design wind pressure of 65 psf.Fasteners spaced 8 inches apart give you an allowable design wind… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

MCD dithers holds up National Intelligence Grid

first_imgAs the Centre went about issuing an advisory on how to tackle terror in schools, its flagship intelligence security project – National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), proposed after 26/11terrorist attack in Mumbai, got stuck in a land dispute between South Delhi Municipal Corporation and Delhi Development Authority. On Friday, the standing committee of the civic body refused to pass the layout plan of the NATGRID building and directed the municipal commissioner to approach Delhi High Court to safeguard its interests on the disputed land. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI“We will pass the layout plan of the building only if the payment made by Union Ministry for Home Affairs to DDA is paid to South DMC plus annual ground rent of the proposed building or DDA must allot a similar 10 acre land at a suitable place to construct infectious disease hospital proposed by the corporation,” said Subhash Arya, chairman of the standing committee of South DMC and ‘referred back’ the matter. The 10 acre land which is part of a 22.15 acre plot of South MCD at Andheria More in Mehrauli was given to CRPF on rent to set up a temporary unit two years back. The price of the plot is estimated to be Rs 7.4 crore. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: Kovind“Neither DDA nor Land & Building department could present any record but the officers of the ministry accepted the verbal claims of these agencies to accept the ownership of DDA on the land,”  said Manish Gupta in a written reply in the meeting. He further added that the decision of the Additional Secretary of Union Ministry for Urban Development Bhupendra Bahuguna to reject all their documents of ownership as ‘not credible’ was wrong and arbitrary. “We are ready to put all our records for forensic test,” Gupta said. Amid the furious debate on the issue the commissioner was pulled up by all  members of the standing committee cutting across party lines for his inability to present the matter to the ministry in a proper way.  Taking part in the debate leader of Opposition Farhad Suri said, “South MCD functions as per an act of parliament so we are equal to any central government agency. No one is above us but parliament,” said Suri. NATGRID was proposed in 2008 by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and it approached South MCD in October 2013 to approve the layout plan of the building. After the new government took charge at the Centre it was expedited and three meetings were held between South MCD and NATGRID officers. On 7 October MHA asked South MCD to pass the layout plan ex post facto as the matter related to national interest and take the approval of the standing committee later but the civic body refused. On 14 October MUDS summoned a meeting of all the stakeholders and land ownership was decided in favour of DDA.last_img read more