September 27, 2017 Authorities Share this article Australian Navy ships head for Malaysia as next stop on Indo-Pacific deployment Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Navy ships head for Malaysia as next stop on Indo-Pacific deployment View post tag: Indo-Pacific View post tag: HMAS Parramatta View post tag: HMAS Adelaide After delivering a mobile hospital to Timor Leste and concluding visits to Jakarta and Micronesia, two Royal Australian Navy ships made a stop in Malaysia on their Indo-Pacific deployment.Landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide and frigate HMAS Parramatta, both part of the Royal Australian Navy’s mission Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, arrived in Malaysia for a four day stop.Prior to arriving in Malaysia, Adelaide flexed its humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) assets by delivering a mobile hospital to Timor-Leste during a multi-national HADR exercise.During her evolution in Timor Leste, HMAS Adelaide was accompanied by frigate HMAS Adelaide and is now continuing the deployment in company of HMAS Parramatta. At various stages of the deployment, Adelaide will be joined by HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Darwin, HMAS Toowoomba, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Sirius.HMAS Parramatta arrived in Malaysia after visiting the Federated States of Micronesia where commanding officer, Commander Simon Howard hosted a luncheon for a number of officials and local dignitaries, including the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Yap James Yangetmai. View post tag: Royal Australian Navy
13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I was grocery shopping the other day (Yes, this sometimes happens). A mom with two small kids in tow kept up a constant stream of chatter: “Great job pushing the cart, Stella, you are so smart.” “Good work picking out a pepper, Max, now put it back.” It went on and on – kids do something/anything, mother responds with a positive affirmation, kids do another something, mother reacts. This is so awesome to see in action. I’m in aisle 10 and it continues. There is a giant metaphor unfolding as I seek out my coconut water.You rock. You’re so special. Nice job putting your toys away. On and on it goes: reflexive praise for doing the right thing and, in many cases, the not-so-right thing. We’re becoming a culture in which people expect to be rewarded for drawing breath and taking up space, which makes the job of an HR pro or business leader tasked with employee retention a difficult one indeed. If many of your employees expect routine and social praise and “badges”, how can you recognize extraordinary achievement? When should recognition and reward be linked?In many organizations recognition and financial reward are joined at the hip. An employee does something above and beyond and receives a gift card or a lunch with the boss; a team achieves a goal and is rewarded with a party. These rewards, however, can backfire; they tell the employee that he or she is worth n dollars to the organization for some level of effort. In my opinion this approach misses the point of recognition: people are motivated by more than money. People crave positive feedback, recognition they put in extra effort, acknowledgement of leaders and peers, the glow that comes with knowing an achievement has been seen, appreciated and celebrated. I love this place. But I’m also realistic as I look at ways leaders can recruit and truly nurture current and future talent.Financial reward is a great thing, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not the equivalent of recognition. Let’s not kid ourselves. It’s a short term solution. Neither is constant praise for average work. Recognition is a key tool in employee retention programs for a reason: people need more than constructive feedback and positive affirmation. They need recognition of extra effort. They need to “feel” it. This will never go away as a basic human need. continue reading »
The winger joined the Foxes from Blues on Monday after they activated his £3.75million release clause and he could make his debut in Sunday’s FA Cup trip to Tottenham. Leicester are second in the Barclays Premier League and Rowett believes Gray, who will battle Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton for a place, could prove a star for Claudio Ranieri. “He has certainly got the quality,” said Rowett, who played for the Foxes between 2000 and 2002. “I think he is going to have to add things to his game, which you would hope Leicester can do, and the experience of someone like Claudio Ranieri would be able to add to his game. “It’s going to be a tough challenge. He is an eye-catching player. If he starts games or if he comes off the bench for 20 minutes I am sure he can have a very big impact for them. “It is a very different challenge. A lot of game intelligence is required to work out different ways to beat players, different ways to gain a little bit of space. You have to work a little bit harder.” Gray, 19, came through the ranks at St Andrew’s and made 78 appearances, scoring eight goals, and Rowett is reportedly eyeing Sunderland’s Will Buckley as a replacement. He also confirmed he wants to bring James Vaughan back to St Andrew’s after the striker’s loan spell from Huddersfield ended. “Vaughany is one we have said quite openly we would like to try and do something with,” he added. “He is Huddersfield’s player so whatever Huddersfield want to do that’s their prerogative.” Birmingham boss Gary Rowett has backed Demarai Gray to make an impact in Leicester’s shock title charge. Press Association
It has been days of rumours and shockers as Manchester City emerge as a potential destination for Barcelona legend, Lionel Messi, after the player expressed his desire to leave.The new kit combines the colours ‘Whisper White’ & ‘Peacoat’ with an eye-catching all-over Paisley print. Whisper-White is a very light beige colour tone that will most likely appear white from afar, while Peacoat is Puma’s standard navy colour tone.A bold and eye-catching paisley pattern appears all over the front and sleeves of the Man City 2020-2021 third shirt, inspired by the city of Manchester’s rich musical heritage and fashion culture.The Argentine is reported to be wanting a move away from Barcelona and has handed in a transfer request.One of the many clubs tipped to be a likely place for Messi is Manchester City who is led by Pep Guardiola – his former coach.The Spanish coach left his post at Barcelona in 2012 in an emotional press conference attended by a lot of the first team players but Leo Messi exempted himself.He later posted on social media: ‘I want to thank Pep for all that he has given me in my career and on a personal level. Because of how emotional I feel, I prefer not to be at the press conference. Above all, because I know they will look for the sad faces of the players and I do not want to show mine.’Years on, the Argentine is reportedly interested in reuniting with ‘the love of his life’, a manager under whose management he developed greatly, winning UEFA Champions League trophies, La Liga, Copa del Rey, Club World Cups, Super Cups and Super Copa de España together.Despite Guardiola’s comment in February that he wanted Messi to stay with the Catalan giants, a reunion now is well on the cards.Manchester City themselves have come under scrutiny as they were cleared for breaching any transfers. But they would be allowed to sign Lionel Messi.The next days will be key as to where the future of the 33-year-old would be for the 2020/2021 season and beyond.
As the Los Angeles Lakers near the end of their All-Star break, and a day ahead of the NBA trade deadline, readers asked Lakers beat writer Mark Medina about trade possibilities for landing Goran Dragic, or dealing Jeremy Lin or Jordan Hill. They also asked about Kobe Bryant and possible future draft picks. Here’s the transcript.Viewing on mobile? See full live stream here. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error