To announce an event or gig, call 01772 838196 or email [email protected] TheatreBlackburn Stiff Little Fingers: plus Eddie and the Hotrods. £24. 7.30pm. King Georges Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664. Fri, Aug 16 onlyLytham Frankenstein: Illyria bring a brand new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s gripping 1818 novel. From £7. From 5.30pm for picnics. Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham. Tel: 01253 736652. Sat, Aug 17 onlyMusicRock The Proclaimers: where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide. From £32.50. 7.30pm. Opera House, Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HL. Tel: 0844 856 1111. Sat, Aug 17 onlyThe Unravelling Wilburys: a tribute to The Traveling Wilburys and their rock legend members. £20. 8pm. The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1DB. Tel: 01704 533333. Wed, Aug 21 onlyCountry & Western Longridge Country & Western Club: live entertainment and line dancing every Wed evening. All welcome. Free entry. Wilfrids Club, LongridgePubs … [Read more...] about What’s On Listings 15-21 August
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By Te-Ping Chen Te-Ping Chen The Wall Street Journal BiographyTe-Ping Chen @tepingchen teping.chen [email protected] July 19, 2019 5:30 am ET Some people start their day with coffee and a round of meetings. Brian Dauer kicks off his by checking which websites his colleagues have browsed. Mr. Dauer works at Ship Sticks, a West Palm Beach, Fla., company that ships sports gear and other luggage, which last year installed software to monitor its workers. It tracks the websites employees visit minute-by-minute, and has the ability to take remote screenshots of workers’ computers. “We’re not the Big Brother type,” says Mr. Dauer, the director of operations. But as Ship Sticks has expanded rapidly—growing to about 80 employees since 2011—the software, ActivTrak, has been invaluable in helping boost productivity, he says. As workplaces arm themselves with new, more aggressive types of technology to monitor and understand employees, one of the … [Read more...] about Three Hours of Work a Day? You’re Not Fooling Anyone.
Kevin McCoy and Nathan Bomey USA TODAY Published 5:00 AM EDT Apr 29, 2019 When Payless ShoeSource emerged from bankruptcy protection in August 2017, the national discount footwear company vowed to reinvent itself. But today the retailer and a hedge fund that controls it are locked in a contentious battle over its second turn through bankruptcy. In February, just a year-and-a-half after its first Chapter 11 reorganization case, Payless landed back in bankruptcy court – this time wiping a decades-old retailer off the map in the U.S. and Canada. The turn of events has destined an estimated 16,000 workers for unemployment and disappointed consumers who relied on the chain's 2,500 stores and website for affordable shoes, boots, and sandals. The company intends to keep Payless' overseas operations running. Some of the chain's lenders and creditors claim the collapse may stem in part from self-inflicted … [Read more...] about Payless bankruptcy: Creditors, lenders, question Alden Global Capital