Why do we change the clocks?

Daylight Saving Time also known as British Summer Time (BST) was first suggested by William Willett in 1907. He was frustrated by the “waste” of daylight in the early mornings during the summer months. He published a pamphlet called The Waste of Daylight, outlining his plan. (http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/clocks-go-forward-british-summer-6870091)

One year after Willett began to advocate daylight saving. He caught the attention of Sir Robert Pearce; who introduced a bill in 1909 to the House of Commons to make it compulsory to adjust the clocks. It was put before the Parliament several times, but was met with strong opposition and contempt, especially from those with farming interests. (http://www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/c.html)  It wasn’t until May 1916 (during the First World War), Britain changed the clocks forward for the first time, after Germany decided to change their clocks.  (http://bloomsburyinternational.wordpress.com/tag/why-do-the-clocks-change/ )

Germany and its World War I allies used DST  as a way to conserve coal during wartime. Britain, most of its allies, and many European neutrals soon followed suit. Russia and a few other countries waited until the next year and the United States adopted it in 1918. Generally, Daylight Saving Time was abandoned in the years after the war (with some notable exceptions including Canada, the UK, France, and Ireland for example). Although, it was brought back for periods of time in many different places during the following decades, and commonly during the Second World War. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time)

Here’s a handy tip to remember when to switch the clocks, use the mnemonic “spring forwards, fall backwards http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/clocks-change-information-start-british-3226745

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Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital in UAE

Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital in UAE is a new 205 bedded facility is based in Umm Al Quwain City (193km from Abu Dhabi and 44 km from Dubai) – approx. 35 minutes from Dubai – in the north of United Arab Emirates which provides general medicine and surgery, emergency and intensive care, and dental services. It has been built for the UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs and contains nine operating theatres and 55 rooms for outpatient consultation and treatment. The Hospital offers its patients access to modern facilities; delivers top-quality care and aims to make maternal and neonatal services among the best in the country. 

VACANCIES FOR:

  • Night Supervisors
  • Risk Manager
  • Infection Control Certified Nurse
  • Senior Charge Nurse/Manager posts in: Emergency, Med/Surg, OB/GYN, ICU, Dialysis, NICU/SCBU

 Charge Nurse Vacancies in:

Emergency, Med/Surg, OB/GYN, ICU, Dialysis, NICU/SCBU, Pediatrics

Applicants interested in applying for this facility should contact their CCM Recruitment Representative or email info@ccmrecruitment.com and supply a detailed copy of up to date Curriculum Vitae (CV).

 

 

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Oil edges higher on signs of stronger US demand

The price of oil extended gains Thursday, a day after rising for the first time in a week on signs of increased U.S. demand for gasoline and other fuels.

Benchmark U.S. crude for April delivery was up 27 cents to $100.64 a barrel at 0745 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract, which expires Thursday, gained 67 cents to $100.37 the day before. Most trading has moved to the May contract, which was up 11 cents at $99.28 a barrel.

The U.S. Energy Department said that demand for gasoline rose 1.5 percent over the four-week period ended March 14 compared with the same period last year. Supplies of distillates, which include heating oil and diesel, fell by 3.1 million barrels, more than three times the decline analysts were expecting. Both figures were seen as signs of strengthening demand.

Oil also got a boost from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision Wednesday to further reduce bond purchases aimed at stimulating economic growth. Traders saw that as a sign the Fed is more confident the U.S. economy can grow on its own.

Brent crude, used to set prices for international varieties of crude, was up 16 cents at $106.01 a barrel.

In other energy futures trading in New York:

— Wholesale gasoline was almost unchanged at $2.862 a gallon.

— Natural gas was down 4.3 cents at $4.441 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil rose 0.2 cent to $2.893 a gallon.

Ref: Yahoo

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Patrick’s Day 2014 – Greetings From Your CCM Friends In Ireland

 

Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s National Day of Celebration celebrated on March 17th.

Over the years Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning it is a traditional day for spiritual renewal. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. All over the world big cities and small towns alike celebrate with parades, “wearing of the green,” music and songs, Irish food and drink, and activities for kids such as crafts, colouring and games. Some communities even go so far as to dye rivers or streams green!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W97M5i05xUo (just some teddy bears Irish dancing to make you smile)

They say everyone who appreciates Ireland and the Irish becomes an Honorary Irishman on 17th March With this in mind, the Staff and Management of CCM Recruitment International (a 100% Irish company) are taking this opportunity to wish you, our clients & candidates & colleagues & friends, a Very Happy Patrick’s Day you to join with us in celebrating our National Holiday and as the Irish say...


CCM Recruitment International. Specialists in the Recruitment of Nurses, Doctors & Allied Healthcare professionals and Engineers for the Oil & Gas Industry.
Ph No. +353 1 836 6092 or 0800 279 6149. Email: info@ccmrecruitment.com 

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Masterplan for Expo site to be ready by third quarter 2015

Dubai’s intention is to attain critical project milestones a full year in advance.

Dubai: The masterplan for the Dubai World Expo 2020 site will be submitted to the Paris-headquartered organising body by the third quarter of 2015, following which full mobilisation of construction will start. Once full-scale project works start, Dubai’s target will be to reach all key milestones a “full year before the intended date”, according to a top official. “Third quarter of 2015 is the latest date for registering the masterplan with the Bureau International des Expositions,” said Chris Scott, director of investment and development management at Dubai World Trade Centre, which will be overseeing the development at the Expo site. “All of the finer details regarding the masterplan need to be finalised well before that to give us as much time as possible to test it out.” Those elements are already at an advanced stage of planning, with the design theme closely integrated into the traditional Arab souq. The Dubai Expo 2020 will be held over a six-month stretch from October. “Construction will start after the masterplan submission and validation, but the work on the Metro link may come about sooner,” Scott said. While the ongoing real estate and infrastructure projects in the city are already keeping contractors busy, the launch of full-blown development activity at the Expo site will take it to a whole new level altogether.

The investments are going to be substantial — infrastructure works within the city will account for an estimated Dh12.54 billion, according to official data, while capital expenditure on the actual “Expo area” will total Dh8.24 billion and spending on the surrounding areas another Dh5.24 billion. A mall is a part of the masterplan’s features. The infrastructure and support services are being prepared estimating that the Expo could draw an average of 300,000 visitors daily to the site.

“The masterplan will be validated next year to be followed by design and construction with an expected completion date is in 2019, a year ahead of the Expo event,” said Christopher Seymour, partner and head of property — UAE at the specialist consultancy EC Harris. Of the 438 hectares, 138 hectares will be used up for Expo-related infrastructure and allied needs. But the project promoters make a point of creating something that will go well beyond April 2021, when the Expo 2020 closes. The focus is very much on a “sustainable legacy”. “There will be very few permanent buildings built as part of the Expo 2020 … the idea is not to create white elephants,” Scott said. “The site will be used for a national museum once the event is over.” According to Seymour, the run up to the Expo will see Dubai’s stock of mid-tier hotel properties receiving overdue attention. “Two years ago, a Dubai business traveller spent 1.8 days; this has now increased to 3.6 days,” he said. “For the many business travellers expected to come in light of the preparations for the Expo, mid-range hotels will be a boon. Currently, this sector is underdeveloped.”

Ref: Gulf news

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Masterplan for Expo site to be ready by third quarter 2015

Dubai’s intention is to attain critical project milestones a full year in advance.

Dubai: The masterplan for the Dubai World Expo 2020 site will be submitted to the Paris-headquartered organising body by the third quarter of 2015, following which full mobilisation of construction will start. Once full-scale project works start, Dubai’s target will be to reach all key milestones a “full year before the intended date”, according to a top official.
“Third quarter of 2015 is the latest date for registering the masterplan with the Bureau International des Expositions,” said Chris Scott, director of investment and development management at Dubai World Trade Centre, which will be overseeing the development at the Expo site. “All of the finer details regarding the masterplan need to be finalised well before that to give us as much time as possible to test it out.”
Those elements are already at an advanced stage of planning, with the design theme closely integrated into the traditional Arab souq. The Dubai Expo 2020 will be held over a six-month stretch from October. “Construction will start after the masterplan submission and validation, but the work on the Metro link may come about sooner,” Scott said.
While the ongoing real estate and infrastructure projects in the city are already keeping contractors busy, the launch of full-blown development activity at the Expo site will take it to a whole new level altogether.

The investments are going to be substantial — infrastructure works within the city will account for an estimated Dh12.54 billion, according to official data, while capital expenditure on the actual “Expo area” will total Dh8.24 billion and spending on the surrounding areas another Dh5.24 billion. A mall is a part of the masterplan’s features.
The infrastructure and support services are being prepared estimating that the Expo could draw an average of 300,000 visitors daily to the site.
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“The masterplan will be validated next year to be followed by design and construction with an expected completion date is in 2019, a year ahead of the Expo event,” said Christopher Seymour, partner and head of property — UAE at the specialist consultancy EC Harris.
Of the 438 hectares, 138 hectares will be used up for Expo-related infrastructure and allied needs. But the project promoters make a point of creating something that will go well beyond April 2021, when the Expo 2020 closes. The focus is very much on a “sustainable legacy”.
“There will be very few permanent buildings built as part of the Expo 2020 … the idea is not to create white elephants,” Scott said. “The site will be used for a national museum once the event is over.”
According to Seymour, the run up to the Expo will see Dubai’s stock of mid-tier hotel properties receiving overdue attention. “Two years ago, a Dubai business traveller spent 1.8 days; this has now increased to 3.6 days,” he said. “For the many business travellers expected to come in light of the preparations for the Expo, mid-range hotels will be a boon. Currently, this sector is underdeveloped.”

Ref: Gulf news

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American Hospital Dubai Interviews

The American Hospital Dubai is a high technology state of the art 186 bed, acute care, general medical / surgical hospital whose mission is to provide high quality standard healthcare. This Hospital was the first in the Middle East to be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) which ensures our continued commitment to the highest quality American Standard of Healthcare in the region. In 2012 the hospital was reaccredited by JCI for the fifth time.

The hospital continues to expand its services in primary and secondary care, plus selective tertiary services, to include a range of Centres of Excellence covering Total Joint Replacement, Neuroscience Centre, Cancer Care Centre, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Cochlear Implant, The Heart Centre, Breast Care Clinic, Kidney Dialysis, Diabetes, and Sleep Lab.

http://www.ccmrecruitment.com/submitcv.html

Exciting new developments include the roll out of new and enhanced services in the new seven storey inpatient tower, which opened Phase 1 in 2010, and on completion will have added a further 200 beds to the facility.  This tower interconnects the rest of the campus for easy access and houses additional operating rooms, ICU beds, patient beds, Radiation Therapy Centre, Regional Centre for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and a Reference Laboratory.

http://www.ccmrecruitment.com/submitcv.html

 A healthcare career with the American Hospital in Dubai offers you such benefits as:

  •  Salary paid-tax free
  • Free furnished housing provided (including all maintenance, free internet and all utilities except international and mobile phone calls) OR Housing allowance
  • Transport allowance
  • Annual Vacation Ticket
  • 40 days leave
  • Plus Lots more!

For more information please email Deirdre Meagher at deirdre.meagher@ccmrecruitment.com

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KING ABDULAZIZ MEDICAL CITIES INTERVIEWS

(Also known as National Guard Health Affairs)

JEDDAH, RIYADH, DAMMAM, AL AHSA AND MADINAH

http://www.ccmrecruitment.com/submitcv.html

Not Just a Job… Nursing in Saudi Arabia… The Adventure and Opportunity of a Lifetime!

This group comprises four major Hospitals with facilities in Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Ahsa and Damman which have a combined total of 2,014 beds. And operate to American Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) standards. The National Guard Health System provides optimum healthcare to their personnel, dependent, other eligible patients and private / VIP patients.

http://www.ccmrecruitment.com/submitcv.html

 INTERVIEWS TO TAKE PLACE:

LONDON Monday 24th March- Tuesday 25th March

DUBLIN  Monday 31st March – Tuesday 1st April

 Submit your CV today and you’re your place

  http://www.ccmrecruitment.com/submitcv.html

  A career with the KAMC offers you such benefits as:

  • Generous salary paid tax free
  • Free Flights to and from Point of Origin
  • Baggage Allowance
  • Fully Furnished Accommodation with Free Utilities
  • Up to 51 Days paid vacation
  • Annual return air tickets to your point of hire (or other holiday venue) per year
  • Mid-year flight ticket (for specific areas only)
  • Free Medical Care and Emergency Dental Care
  • Bus Transportation To & From Work
  • Comprehensive Orientation
  • Professional Development Opportunities

Submit your CV today and you’re your place

  http://www.ccmrecruitment.com/submitcv.html

 

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Abu Dhabi, UAE Nursing and Allied Health Vacancies

Are you looking to work abroad, with new challenges, new experiences, see a new culture? What about the United Arab Emirates (UAE)?

We have 2 new 120 bedded chronic care facilities in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Our client is looking for experienced staff for the following:

  • Rehab Nurses,

  • ICU/HDU,

  • Med/Surg,

  • Neuro,

  • Spinal,

  • Ortho,

  • Stroke

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Physiotherapists

  • Speech and Language Therapists

 Benefits

  • Monthly Salary: Approx €4,205-€4,630 Paid Tax Free

  • Housing Allowance per annum: Approx €17,365-€21,707)

  • One Holiday Flight Home Per Year

  • Annual Leave: 40 days

  •  Uniforms provided

  •  Fabulous Lifestyle

Visas Available for UK/Irish Passport Holders only with primary qualification in UK/Ireland

If you are interested please email your most up to date cv to Breda Lanigan or Roisin O’Sullivan on breda.lanigan@ccmrecruitment.com or roisin.osullivan@ccmrecruitment.com

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REVEALED: Top 10 Salaries In The UAE

CEOs and managing directors of multinational and local companies earn the highest salaries in the UAE, according to the Gulf Business 2014 Salary Survey.

While chief executives of global companies earn an average monthly wage of $27,440, those of local companies pocket $19,945, the annual survey found. However, the figures are much lower compared to the $31,080 (down 11.7 per cent) and $22,756 (down 12.3 per cent) respectively that they were making last year.

Across the board, the survey found that average monthly salaries in the UAE were down 1.7 per cent to $10,206, compared to $10,384 last year.

According to Gareth Clayton, director of financial and professional services at Charterhouse Middle East, although living and rental costs do impact salary rates, wages aren’t keeping up with the rate of inflation.

“Dubai is probably a prime example of this, where rents continue to rise on the back of strong market confidence and projected growth. The cycle for re-alignment could possibly take a year, as organisations approve new bandings and salary reviews,” he said.

Rental prices in the emirate surged by as much as 50 per cent last year, according to a report by Asteco, while other estimations place increases at anywhere from 15 to 25 per cent. But unlike the pre-crisis period, employers are not seen to be matching their salaries to increasing living costs.

“There does not seem to be the appetite from companies to enter into the sort of ‘bidding war’ that prevailed in the 2006 to 2008 period, where rapidly rising living costs were accompanied by rapidly rising salaries in order to retain and attract talent,” said Cliff Single, Commercial manager at BAC ME.

The Expo 2020 effect in Dubai “hasn’t yet kicked in” added Clayton. “But with the planned investment across both private & public sector infrastructure expenditure, there is no doubt that salaries will have to increase.”

TOP 10 SALARIES IN THE UAE

All the amounts are monthly averages taken from Asian, Western and Arab expat salaries.

1. CEO/MD, multinational– $27,440

2. CEO/MD, local company – $19,945

3. Banking, treasury manager – $11,892

4. Construction, project manager – $11,686

5. Information Technology, manager – $10,976

6. Human Resources, manager – $9,921.6

7. Legal, lawyer marketer/manager –$9,715

8. Banking, branch manager – $9,307

9. Finance & Accounting, manager – $9,178.6

10. Healthcare, general practitioner/ manager – $9,166.6

The survey also found that vast differences continue to exist between Asian, Arab and Western salaries. An Asian CEO/MD of a multinational makes 22.7 per cent less than his Arab counterpart and 18.4 per cent less than his Western peer. The difference is particularly stark in the case of a media publishing editor, where an Western expat earns $8,602 per month, 62.8 per cent higher than the $5,284 that his Asian peer pockets.

The 2014 Salary Survey was compiled based on inputs from four regional recruitment companies including Nadia, BAC Middle East, Adecco Middle East and Charterhouse.

Ref: Gulf Business

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