This book is the first of its kind in Uganda to discuss the issue of brown envelopes from the perspective of journalists’ salaries. The author argues that to get ethical behaviour in media, it is important to look beyond advocating for more university degrees because Uganda gets more than enough well-trained graduates each year. The attention instead should be put on the embarrassing salary that journalists get. This argument is supported by data showing that even reporters who have journalism degrees seek and receive brown envelopes. This is not because they do not understand media ethics. It is because they need to look after their families like any other person. The journalists who get as low as shs 1000 ($0.4) per story no longer abide by the newsroom rules of procedure. They resort to what this book refers to as Media Darwinism, a situation where only the physically strong journalist will survive. Approaching professionalism by setting degree standards, as the law dictates, is unreasonable, if the poor salaries are neglected.
You are paying much more in tax than you think you are What Everyone Needs to Know About Tax takes an entertaining and informative look at the UK tax system in all its glory to show you just how much you pay, how the money is collected and how it affects ordinary people every day. Giving context to recent controversies including the Panama Papers, tax avoidance by multinationals, Brexit and more, this book provides a straightforward explanation of tax and the policy behind it for non-specialists no accounting or legal knowledge is required. The system's underlying logic is illustrated through three 'golden rules' that explain many of the UK tax regime's oddities, and the discussion focuses on the way things are rather than utopian ideas about how they might be. Case studies show how the VAT on a plumber's bill all adds up; why fraudsters made a movie to throw HMRC off their scent; how a wealthy couple can pay so little tax on a six-figure income; and the way tracing the money you paid for your iPad sheds light why the EU is demanding Apple pay billions extra in tax. Ever the political battlefield, tax is too important for you to rely on media hype for information. It affects everyone, every day, and it pays for voters and taxpayers to know more. This book leaves aside technical detail and the arcana of the tax code to give you a real-world look at how tax works. Learn about the many ways that the tax system separates us from our money Discover how Brexit could change the way we pay taxes Understand how changing tax policy affects people's everyday lives See through the rhetoric surrounding controversies in the media With tax, we have to admit that there are no easy answers. No one enjoys paying them, but without them, the Government would shut down. Seeing through politicians' cant and superficial press coverage is critical for your ability to make the decisions that benefit you; What Everyone Needs to Know About Tax gives you the background and foundational knowledge you need to be a well-informed taxpayer.
At the time when young adults are receptive to making successful transitions from secondary education into the adult world of employment, I argue significant benefits can accrue to those taking jobs in public service conservation work (PSCW) programs. Via a one-year commitment to entry-level PSCW, programs such as the state of California's Conservation Corps (CCC) facilitate significant gains in self-worth and professional growth for this under-skilled and under-served age cohort. PSCW programs have the capacity to instill in the nascent worker appreciation for the values and rewards of professional service while establishing an understanding of and a commitment to academic advance, environmentalism, and the causative efforts that support and strengthen communities. The study’s objectives measure and evaluate long-term (i.e. longitudinal) employment trends, pursuit of a formal degree, and growth in personal commitment to environmental stewardship and community wellness by California Conservation Corps (CCC) members from after five to more than twenty-five years post-program graduation date.
The present study, attempts to find out, how the degree college teachers perceive UGC's Fifth Pay commission regulations (1998) with respect to NET/SET, Contractual/ clock hour basis (CHB) appointments, In service training programmes, Work duration, Promotion conditions, Retirement age, Research and Benefits. Human resource development, at all levels, needs to be given priority and made a part of the nation's overall development strategy. For similar reasons the researcher feels that teachers view in terms of perception study can help in reviewing, monitoring and evaluation of the regulations which is essential for efficiency and effectiveness of education system as a whole.
Keep your business finances under control easily with QuickBooks If you're like most people involved with a small business, accounting is the last thing you want to spend a lot of time on. Luckily, QuickBooks For Dummies makes it easy to get all the confusing finance stuff out of the way so you can concentrate on other aspects of your growing business. Inside this fun, easy-to-read guide, you'll find out how to manage your financial records, track sales and inventory, pay bills, figure out job costs, and more. With easy-to-follow guidance and plain-English explanations that cut through the financial jargon, this resource shows you how to get started with QuickBooks, populate QuickBooks lists, create invoices and credit memos, record sales receipts, set up inventory items, record and pay bills, track business checkbooks and credit cards, print checks, build a budget, generate financial reports, and so much more. Walks you through installing the software and configuring QuickBooks for your business needs Shows you how to write checks, set up payroll reminders, and keep the payroll rolling Covers how to securely download bank and credit card transactions, as well as how to pay bills online Provides easy-to-follow steps for keeping track of your checkbook, credit and debit accounts, inventory, payroll, and budgets Written by a CPA who knows QuickBooks and understands your unique business needs, QuickBooks For Dummies is your go-to guide for getting past the paperwork and putting the program to work.
The present study, was an attempt to find out how the degree college teachers perceive UGC's Sixth Pay commission regulations, 2010 with respect to ‘Pay scale’, ‘Recruitment and qualification’, ‘Academic Performance Indicator’, ‘Career advancement scheme’ and ‘Code of professional ethics’. In the Education system lack of understanding of policies and resistance to reforms, affects the teachers quality and progress. To attend to those policy areas where success may be more likely researcher believed that the regulations related policies needs to be studied for its effective implementations and teachers should be involved in the study. For similar reasons the researcher conducted survey of the degree college teachers to generate their perception towards newly implemented UGC regulations, 2010. The study aimed at reviewing, monitoring and evaluation of the regulations which is essential for efficiency and effectiveness of higher education system as a whole.
You are paying much more in tax than you think you are What Everyone Needs to Know About Tax takes an entertaining and informative look at the UK tax system in all its glory to show you just how much you pay, how the money is collected and how it affects ordinary people every day. Giving context to recent controversies including the Panama Papers, tax avoidance by multinationals, Brexit and more, this book provides a straightforward explanation of tax and the policy behind it for non-specialists – no accounting or legal knowledge is required. The system's underlying logic is illustrated through three 'golden rules' that explain many of the UK tax regime's oddities, and the discussion focuses on the way things are rather than utopian ideas about how they might be. Case studies show how the VAT on a plumber's bill all adds up; why fraudsters made a movie to throw HMRC off their scent; how a wealthy couple can pay so little tax on a six-figure income; and the way tracing the money you paid for your iPad sheds light why the EU is demanding Apple pay billions extra in tax. Ever the political battlefield, tax is too important for you to rely on media hype for information. It affects everyone, every day, and it pays for voters and taxpayers to know more. This book leaves aside technical detail and the arcana of the tax code to give you a real-world look at how tax works. Learn about the many ways that the tax system separates us from our money Discover how Brexit could change the way we pay taxes Understand how changing tax policy affects people's everyday lives See through the rhetoric surrounding controversies in the media With tax, we have to admit that there are no easy answers. No one enjoys paying them, but without them, the Government would shut down. Seeing through politicians' cant and superficial press coverage is critical for your ability to make the decisions that benefit you; What Everyone Needs to Know About Tax gives you the background and foundational knowledge you need to be a well-informed taxpayer.
Learn to: Find influencers: it???s not just a numbers game or a "who???s who" of social media Engage with influencers once you???ve found them Recognize the best practices of influencer marketing and outreach The easy way to get "in" with influ
In this study of students at a master’s degree-granting public university, Dr. Zerovnik looked for possible relationships between media preferences for simple or more complex media content and practical intelligence (also known as non-verbal intelligence or “street smarts”), as well as various demographic and cultural factors. The author expected to find that people who scored higher on the Raven’s Progressive Matrices assessment tool for pattern-matching ability would also prefer more complicated story lines, and do so in a linear fashion. The results failed to confirm this hypothesis, although there is some suggestion that there may be a curvilinear, inverted “U” shape relationship that goes up from the lower to middle ranges, then eases off at the highest ranges. The research also revealed various confounds related to the degree of audience identification with actors (“sexiness” and similar age). The results suggest avenues for further research in finding out why people make media content and media delivery vehicle choices.
Suppression of the media is a tool a number of African leaders used in the post-independence era to consolidate their grip on power and to silence opposing views. Malawi’s former president Banda, who led the country to independence from Britain in 1964, was one such leader. The suffocation of the media further created a culture where people suffered in silence as their freedom of expression was gravely stifled. This book examines the media in Malawi in the post-Banda era which came to an end following the wind of change that brought in multiparty democracy with the first elections held in 1994. It finds that the media still face a number of serious challenges despite a constitutional provision which guarantees media freedom. It, thus establishes that though formal media freedom is a necessary condition for a free media, it is in itself not sufficient. Moreover, in the long term, Malawi needs to achieve a higher level of economic activity enabling the media to operate in a market with sufficient consumers to generate the revenues able to make the media commercially viable. The country may then have attained sufficient conditions for the development of a free media.
How do organizations manage social media effectively? Every organization wants to implement social media, but it is difficult to create processes and mange employees to make this happen. Most social media books focus on strategies for communicating with customers, but they fail to address the internal process that takes place within a business before those strategies can be implemented. This book is geared toward helping you manage every step of the process required to use social media for business. The Social Media Management Handbook provides a complete toolbox for defining and practicing a coherent social media strategy. It is a comprehensive resource for bringing together such disparate areas as IT, customer service, sales, communications, and more to meet social media goals. Wollan and Smith and their Accenture team explain policies, procedures, roles and responsibilities, metrics, strategies, incentives, and legal issues that may arise. You will learn how to: Empower employees and teams to utilize social media effectively throughout the organization Measure the ROI of social media investments and ensure appropriate business value is achieved over time Make smarter decisions, make them more quickly, and make them stick Get the most out of your social media investment and fully leverage its benefits at your company with The Social Media Management Handbook.
Face Facebook, link up with LinkedIn, and tweet with Twitter using this all-in-one guide! Marketing your business through social media isn't rocket science. Here's how to apply the marketing savvy you already have to the social media your prospects are using, helping you get and keep more customers, make more sales, and boost your bottom line. Find the business side – explore the variety of social media options and research where your target audience hangs out Collect your tools – discover ways to simplify posting in multiple locations and how to monitor activity Establish your presence – start a blog or podcast to build a following Follow and be followed – find the right people to follow on Twitter and get them to follow you Fan out – showcase your company with a customized Facebook business page Follow up – use analytics to assess the success of your social media campaign Open the book and find: Tips for finding your target market Important legal considerations Step-by-step guidance for setting up a campaign Lots of helpful technology tools Blogging and podcasting advice How to make Twitter pay off for your business Tools for analyzing your success in each medium When to move forward and when to pull back 8 books in 1 The Social Media Mix Cybersocial Tools Blogs, Podcasts, and Vlogs Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Other Social Media Marketing Sites Measuring Results; Building On Your Success
Join Pig and her friends in their latest adventure as they get ready to put on the best show ever! What this story needs is a pig in a wig, building a stage, arranging a stand, and getting ready to conduct the Pig in a Wig Band. But when a surprise guest shows up onstage, scaring Elephant, there’s a BANG and a CLANG as everyone topples over! Will Pig and her friends be able to get back on track to finish the show? From author-illustrator Emma J. Virjan comes another funny read-aloud with catchy, rhythmic text and big, bold illustrations.
This degree project is about sustainable low-cost housing in Ethiopia with a focus on CSSB-technology, which is one method of constructing houses. The project allowed me to visit Ethiopia during seven weeks in 2010, to observe, gather information and to perform tests regarding the specific subject. It is a sub-project to a larger research project initiated in 2002 at Halmstad University in an attempt to introduce low-cost housing technologies for the Kambaata Region in Ethiopia. The aim of the research project has been to develop and test new, sustainable, low-cost building technologies intended for the population, with regard to local traditions, needs and affordability.
Stella Griffin is now the full-time, permanent fire chief of Sweet Pepper. She and her volunteer firefighters lose a victim - ex-state Rep Barney Falk - to a house fire on Sweet Pepper Lake. The pricey Sunset Beach community is beautiful but was never set up to handle emergency services. Tiny roads and high shorelines on the lake mean the town needs a fire boat to help prevent future tragedies. Can she convince the town to pay for it? Despite the tragedy, Stella is looking forward to working with the state arson investigator that has been sent in on the case. She has limited training in arson, and wants to learn more. Former fire cheif Eric Gamlyn's bones are finally laid to rest, and Stella is presented with his old badge that was found with him, only to learn that the badge will allow her to take him with her when she goes out. This turns out to be a blessing, and a curse. With three of her main firefighters out of commission, Stella is trying to recruit new members of the fire brigade too. She is also fighting to keep the property where Eric's cabin is located away from a city councilman who wants to destroy it to get rid of Eric. And still she has time to get in a few bad dates with a new firefighter!