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Piani welfare premiali e criteri di erogazione dei benefit

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 ottobre 2020

Con la recente Risoluzione n. 55/E del 25 settembre 2020, l’Agenzia delle Entrate ha fornito importanti chiarimenti sui regolamenti per il riconoscimento di credito da utilizzare in “welfare aziendale”. In particolare, è stato preso in esame un piano welfare a carattere premiale e incentivante per l’accrescimento della motivazione dei dipendenti, che al raggiungimento di un obiettivo minimo di fatturato per l’anno 2019, riconosca ai lavoratori un credito welfare per il 2020. Secondo la Fondazione Studi Consulenti del Lavoro, seppure la Risoluzione rappresenti un parere dell’Amministrazione finanziaria in riferimento ad una specifica fattispecie, dal quale non scaturisce nessuna efficacia vincolante, è opportuno valutarne i principali contenuti per comprendere i criteri di valutazione della validità del singolo piano di welfare.

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Southeast Asia CEOs Unravel the Secret of the Digital Economy to Bring Benefit at Home

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 settembre 2019

A group of CEOs from a range of Southeast Asian based firms have had the unique opportunity to take home the secret sauce of leveraging digital technology to help support their own firms as well as the wider economy. The cohort came together to attend a Tech Innovator Workshop in Hangzhou, China, under the 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion program.
The five-day workshop, run in partnership with Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (“MDEC”), consisted of a series of training modules on topics such as fintech and entrepreneurship at Ant Financial’s headquarters in Hangzhou. The program also included site tours to Freshippo, Alibaba’s grocery chain, which leverages new retail technologies to converge online and offline shopping, as well as Alibaba’s Xixi Campus.Sabrina Peng, Vice President of Ant Financial, said, “In China, inclusive financial technologies have unlocked many growth opportunities for consumers and small businesses. We are very pleased to see a growing number of entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia demonstrate real interest in learning how to be more successful in the application of digital technology to better serve consumers and empower their growing businesses. For this workshop we have had the pleasure of partnering with MDEC who share our vision and see the importance of knowledge and experience sharing to boost economies in Southeast Asia. We intend to host more of these programs to play a part in building the region’s digital ecosystem and providing opportunity to all of those business leaders who want to take it.” The 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion program was launched in October 2018 by the International Financial Corporation (“IFC”), a member of the World Bank Group, and Ant Financial Services Group (“Ant Financial”), the world’s leading tech Company and the operator of Alipay. The comprehensive program embraces interactivity and the exchange of ideas as it aims to provide training to 10,000 tech experts based in emerging markets from both public and private sectors over a 10 year period.

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Three Alliant Women Named Top Women in Benefit Advising

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 luglio 2019

Three Alliant women have risen to the top of the employee benefits field, earning the lauded Top in Benefit Advising designation from Employee Benefit Adviser. Hailing from across the nation, Alliant’s Top Women were among 20 professionals who, according to the publication, “exemplify the best the employee benefits advisory space has to offer.”
Alliant’s 2019 Top Women honorees are:
Catherine Borbone, Executive Vice President (Alpharetta, GA)
Amy Fossum, Senior Vice President (Seattle, WA)
Brandy Oglesby, Senior Vice President (Austin, TX)
“Catherine, Amy, and Brandy exemplify Alliant’s high standard of excellence in the employee benefits space and have proven time and again they are exceptional leaders both inside and outside of the office,” said Tom Corbett, Chairman and CEO of Alliant. “In a profession that is defined by outstanding service, our three Top Women and are truly second to none.” Employee Benefit Adviser Top Women are recognized for their leadership and excellence on a personal and professional level. Honorees come from markets throughout the U.S. from agencies with a range of sizes and specialties.

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Million People Benefit from the UAE-based Big Heart Foundation’s Humanitarian Efforts in 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 marzo 2019

Humanitarian aid worth US$ 15.8 million (AED 58 million) to 1,091,000 million refugees, internally displaced and acutely disadvantaged people in 12 conflict-laden nations worldwide has been offered by The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a leading international humanitarian organisation based in Sharjah, UAE. Operating under the leadership of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, UNHCR Eminent Advocate and TBHF Chairperson, the humanitarian non-profit operating out of Sharjah – the third largest emirate in United Arab Emirates (UAE) – has mobilised the funds to support and initiate 20 projects in collaboration with UNHCR, Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) in vital sectors of food security, healthcare and education.
Their 2018 efforts spanned 12 countries, namely, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Tanzania, Mauritania, Somalia and South Sudan, and were focused not only on the deployment of emergency aid, but also looked into longer-term rehabilitation and community redevelopment through increasing people’s access to better healthcare, education and employability.
Mariam Al Hammadi, Director of TBHF, has elaborated on the humanitarian strategy that TBHF adopted in 2018 and will continue to execute in the future, saying: “Our efforts are based on two key principles. Immediate assistance, followed by community-building and rehabilitation through education, vocational training and employment. This has helped underprivileged groups to access the necessary tools they need to secure their future, and will strengthen the global march towards realising UN Agenda 2030.” TBHF deployed its projects through six funds operating under its umbrella. In 2018, The MENA Fund facilitated the development of National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s main building in Cairo, Egypt. The Refugees and IDP Fund has intensified healthcare services for 24,000 Syrian refugees at the ‘Big Heart Clinic’ in Jordan’s Zaatari Camp, and facilitated the construction of a 100-bed hospital in Cox’s Bazar for Rohingya refugees.The Palestinian Children Fund enabled the establishment of the first secondary school for 45,000 children with hearing disabilities in Palestine. It also supported UNRWA’s urgent medical assistance for children.
TBHF’s Zakat Fund established a community centre for 3000 internally displaced students in Aleppo to support UNHCR’s efforts to provide long-term protection activities. Their Emergency Fund extended urgent aid to vulnerable communities in South Sudan, in collaboration with the UN World Food Programme (WFP). The Ameera Fund contributed to 16% of TBHF’s overall contribution in 2018 through several projects and campaigns to promote cancer awareness.

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New Scholars: Works of Art to Benefit Rugby School

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 settembre 2018

London. On 4 December Christie’s will present Old Masters/New Scholars: Works of Art to Benefit Rugby School, a stand-alone sale comprising approximately 200 lots from the collection of Rugby School. Carefully selected to ensure that nothing which is intrinsic to the history of Rugby School will be sold, the works to be offered span Old Master and British Drawings and Watercolours, Books and Manuscripts, Antiquities, 19th Century Paintings, Sculpture and Chinese Ceramics. Rugby School’s Governing Body will use the proceeds from the sale to benefit the School’s current and future students, including a newly designated museum space on the School site for the remaining works including the important collection of memorabilia which relate to the invention of Rugby Football.
The auction is led by one of Lucas van Leyden’s very rare surviving drawings, A young man standing (estimate: in the region of £1.5 million, illustrated page 1 of the attached press release), and the recently rediscovered Study for ‘Perseus and Andromeda’ by Sir Edward Poynter P.R.A. (estimate: £120,000-180,000, illustrated above), with further highlights including a copy of the popular 14th-century travel memoir ‘The Book of John Mandeville’ (estimate: £100,000-150,000), and an Attic Black-Figured Neck-Amphora, attributed to the Three-Line Group, circa 520-510 B.C. (estimate: £40,000-60,000). With estimates starting at £500, the sale presents works at all price levels and is expected to realise in the region of £3 million.

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Stipendi, benefit e dignità delle istituzioni

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 23 marzo 2018

(By Giorgio Ragazzi) Il giudice di Corte Costituzionale Nicolò Zanon rischia di perdere l’ambitissimo e remuneratissimo posto di membro della Corte Costituzionale per una banale ed insignificante trasgressione: è sotto accusa perché la moglie avrebbe usato l’auto di servizio per shopping o impegni familiari. Meglio sarebbe stato per la Corte sottacere tali abusi perché essi richiamano l’attenzione dell’opinione pubblica sul livello davvero anomalo dei compensi e benefits di questa istituzione, che sfuggono anche al controllo del Parlamento in quanto “organo costituzionale” e superano di gran lunga i costi di analoghi organismi europei.
Si calcola che per ogni giudice la Corte spenda in media 750 euro al giorno (275 mila euro l’anno!) per coprire le spese dell’auto di servizio, inclusi due autisti per turni di otto ore. Si può presumere che i giudici passino gran parte del loro tempo in studio e quindi che auto ed autisti passino la gran parte del tempo fermi: che danno arreca allora una moglie che approfitta dell’auto di servizio per fare shopping? Magari è anche utile per tenere in allenamento gli autisti e non far scaricare le batterie.
Ma è tipico della cultura giuridica italiana guardare al formalismo astratto e non alla sostanza: lo scandalo non è l’uso dell’auto di servizio da parte della moglie, che nulla costa, bensì l’assurdità di tenere a disposizione un’auto di servizio per ogni giudice per tutto il giorno. La Corte è anche l’organo che nomina alla presidenza i giudici vicini alla pensione per assicurare loro il permanere del diritto all’auto di servizio come ex presidenti, anche quando pensionati. Un altro fulgido esempio di parsimonia e moralità al vertice dello Stato.
Prima delle elezioni del Parlamento Europeo, l‘Economist osservò che l’elevatezza delle retribuzioni dei parlamentari rischiava di sminuire la dignità dell’istituzione. Il danno sociale di retribuzioni e benefits eccessivi, di qualunque organo politico o costituzionale, va ben oltre il gravame per le finanze pubbliche: sminuisce appunto il prestigio dell’istituzione o degli organi elettivi e soprattutto erode il “capitale sociale”, perché lo scandalo ingenera incentivi ed alibi alla tendenza ad evadere non solo le imposte ma anche le norme sociali in tanti altri campi.
Chi stigmatizza gli evasori predicando la morale sul lato delle entrate è ben poco credibile se non applica la stessa morale sul lato delle uscite. Come aspettarsi che chi legge delle astronomiche retribuzioni dei dipendenti del Parlamento sia disposto a pagare, per senso civico, tutte le imposte dovute sul suo reddito magari modesto? Non è con controlli e sanzioni che si potrà mai ridurre più di tanto l’evasione: il miglioramento della nostra società non può che partire da un profondo cambiamento dell’esempio che viene dagli organi elettivi e costituzionali.
Une elite politico – burocratica che si bea di rendite e privilegi riesce malamente a sostenere il sistema puntando sulla repressione fiscale ma poi rischia di veder esplodere movimenti quali i 5 stelle. (fonte: http://www.societalibera.org)

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Passage of Senate Tax Bill Will Hurt Millions of Americans

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 dicembre 2017

us-capitol-buildingWashington. Bread for the World today released the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World: “The tax bill passed by the Senate will hurt millions of low-income and working families. The tax cuts passed in this bill, which largely benefit high-income individuals and large corporations, will almost certainly lead to deep cuts in Medicaid, SNAP, and other programs that help people experiencing hunger and living in poverty.“The bill also repeals the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act. Without this mandate, 5 million of the most vulnerable Americans could lose their Medicaid coverage, according to the Congressional Budget Office.“The direct impact on middle-income families will be mixed, with most of the benefits phasing out after a few years. The bill’s proponents argue that it will create jobs, but a tax cut that goes disproportionately to high-income people is not the best way to improve the job market for low-income and working families.“Our country has made substantial progress against hunger and poverty in recent decades. But this tax legislation, in both its House and Senate versions, is a major threat to continued progress against hunger.” Bread for the World (www.bread.org) is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.

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La Natura e l’uomo

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 agosto 2016

L'uomo cosmico_72dpiAncora una volta Madre Natura impone all’uomo la sua indiscutibile superiorità che mortifica le presunzioni e condiziona le scelte umane che l’uomo realizza per tornaconto personale di pochi personaggi collusi tra di loro, alla ricerca esasperata di benefit, come se l’acquisizione di taluni privilegi, a danno della collettività, potessero durate in eterno. L’evoluzione della Storia vorrebbe collocare l’uomo al centro del proprio mondo, malauguratamente però, la posizione centralistica viene regolarmente usurpata da perniciosi personaggi che cercano l’accaparramento del potere e con esso insulse ricchezze, destinate a durare il breve spazio di una vita; dietro l’angolo c’è la fine, che arriva senza alcuna ipotesi di rinvio, e cancella le velleità.
Vogliamo illuderci che l’animale “Uomo”, faccia parte integrante della Natura, ma si tratta di una pia illusione; al più l’uomo è il diretto nemico della Natura, vuoi per presunzione, vuoi per congenita viltà, vuoi per avidità di possedere ciò che appartiene alla Natura.La Natura non si difende dall’uomo, anche se spesso reagisce alle malefatte umane, perché non lo tiene neanche nella più miserabile attenzione, mentre questo maldestro animale (non domestico) si è convinto di essere superiore alla Natura, di poterla uccidere, o, in un momento di generosità, anche salvarla; così la Natura reagisce ai torti che è costretta a subire, allora sono dolori.Tutte le specie viventi nascono, crescono, si sviluppano e muoiono, ma anche scompaiono dall’elenco degli esseri viventi. Qualche milione di anni addietro l’uomo non c’era, ma c’erano i dinosauri; scomparsi i dinosauri, sembra a causa della collisione con un corpo celeste, dopo altri milioni di anni è apparso l’uomo, e non so bene se il pianeta ci abbia guadagnato.
Fra qualche altro migliaio di anni (o anche molto meno se continua quest’andazzo nucleare) non ci sarà più la specie umana e si preparerà una successione con altre specie. I danni provocati dall’uomo diventeranno oggetto di terapia intensiva da parte della stessa Natura, che correggerà gli errori e curerà se stessa, per ricominciare un ciclo che già deve essersi verificato molte volte nell’arco dei 14 miliardi di anni che si separano dal Big Ben.A cosa serve dire tutto ciò?
Serve solamente a identificare la pochezza dell’essere umano e la gigantesca presunzione che lo anima, ritenendosi l’alfa e l’omega dell’universo, mentre non è che un pulviscolo insignificante in un immenso deserto.
Ancora un terremoto ha ferito una larga parte del Centro Italia, ma dobbiamo chiederci se abbia colpito anche le coscienze !
In un precedente disastro sismico, ci furono (cosiddetti) “uomini” che se la ridevano al pensiero di un rapido accaparramento di lavori urgenti sui quali avrebbero lucrato, non considerando che si sarebbe trattato di un lucro sulla pelle di propri simili che avevano subito la sventura di trovarsi nel posto sbagliato e nel momento sbagliato. Non sappiamo se già altri personaggi se la ridono in attesa di congrui lavori, ma c’è poco da sperare, constatata l’avidità che tiene sotto rigido controllo molte delle attività, specialmente pubbliche. (Rosario Amico Roxas)

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Face the facts: having the right look helps certain leaders reach the top

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 gennaio 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALeaders in certain fields are being selected in part because their face fits the stereotype of their profession, suggests new research.
In a series of experiments designed to find out how well people could place which industry leaders worked in from their face alone, participants could successfully categorise the leaders in business, sport and the military but found politicians difficult.The study used unknown faces from the US on UK participants, and Dawn Eubanks, of Warwick Business School, argues that this simple judgement could heavily influence the actual leadership selection process by organisations.Dr Eubanks said: “Our findings imply that within business, military and sport, individuals who achieve the highest positions of leadership share common facial features that distinguish them from leaders in other domains.
“The most plausible explanation, in our view, is that leaders are being selected, at least partly, according to how they look.“The research suggests the ideal face of a leader extends beyond fitting the correct ‘type’ but needs to fit the industry or profession as well. That is, leaders may benefit not just from having competent or attractive looking faces, but also from having facial features that ‘fit’ a certain stereotype uniquely associated with their particular domain.“In fact, just having facial features that make one look like a good generic leader might not be sufficient to reach the most prestigious leadership positions in a domain; one may also need to possess facial features that stereotypically ‘fit’ the leaders in that domain.
“These findings are particularly noteworthy for those involved in leadership selection decisions. It is important to not let implicit biases get in the way and ensure that there is a rigorous selection process in place.”For the paper, The many (distinctive) faces of leadership: Inferring leadership domain from facial appearance, researchers Christopher Olivola, of Carnegie Mellon University, Dr Eubanks, of Warwick Business School, and Jeffrey Lovelace, of Pennsylvania State University, presented individuals with black and white photos of two leaders in several sequences. For example they may have been shown a politician and a CEO and then asked to select the CEO.These images only showed the cut-out face of each individual – no hair – in order to reduce cues that might give away the domain that a leader worked in.
In total, 325 US CEOs, 64 US army generals, 66 state governors elected between 1996 and 2006 and 43 American football coaches were used. Highly recognisable individuals were removed from the sample. The 614 British-based respondents were also asked to rate their confidence in their answers.Dr Eubanks added: “Despite a pessimistic outlook from participants on their estimations, we found the mean accuracy levels significantly exceeded chance for most leadership categories.“The fact that participants were able to categorise these leaders despite not recognising their faces and that these leaders were drawn from another country is noteworthy. It suggests that facial stereotypes about business, military and sport leaders may cross national and cultural borders.“Interestingly, these same participants were not able to categorise political leaders, which suggests politicians may not have unique, distinguishable facial features that reveal their leadership domain.”In order to identify if there might be specific facial characteristics representative of leaders from these industries, a new set of 929 participants were asked to rate 80 of the leaders’ faces on 15 basic dimensions, such as trustworthiness and likeability.Dr Eubanks said: “Our results indicate that one might be able to distinguish military and sports leaders from business and political leaders by evaluating how warm and attractive they look from their faces, since military and sports leaders were evaluated as looking less attractive and warm than the latter tw. “Stereotypical looking business leaders were evaluated as having particularly competent faces and military leaders were identified as having more masculine and mature faces than the other types of leaders.”

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Briefing on Powertrain Systems

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 agosto 2010

London on Tuesday, 31 August, 2010 at 3:00pm BST – Diesels have long suffered in ‘The Land of Opportunities,’ but if recent trends are anything to go by, things may well change in the near future. The recent economic crisis has forced the market to look for more fuel efficient options and diesel vehicles certainly fit the bill. However, the biggest challenge remains convincing the market that diesel is superior to hybrids which enjoy far better market acceptance in North America. This briefing will benefit vehicle manufacturers, powertrain engineering companies and suppliers. Highlights of the briefing include analysis of the challenges faced by players in the diesel market in North America and of the measures they will adopt to counter these challenges and a discussion of the market potential of key diesel technologies and of the players most likely to benefit from it.
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