Other Sports PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal maintain fifth and eighth spot in Badminton World Rankings

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. B Sai Praneeth moved to 20th position in the men’s ranking.PV Sindhu lost in the knock-out stages of Indonesian and Japan Open.Saina Nehwal remained in the eighth spot. New Delhi: PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal were static at fifth and eighth spots respectively in the recently released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings. While both Sindhu and Saina held on to their places in the women’s singles rankings, Mugdha Agrey and Rituparna Das climbed up six and one spot, respectively, to be placed at 62nd and 65th positions. Among the men’s singles shuttlers, Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma managed to hold on to their 10th and 13th spots in the latest rankings issued on Tuesday.     B Sai Praneeth, who lost to World No. 1 Kento Momota in last week’s Japan Open semifinals, moved up four places to the 20th position. HS Prannoy (31st), Parupalli Kashyap (35th), Shubhankar Dey (41st), Sourabh and Verma (44th) all moved up the in the men’s singles chart. Among other Indians in men’s singles chart, Ajay Jayram is placed 67th while Lakshay Sen is at 69th spot.     The men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty climbed up two places to 16th spot, while the combination of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy is static at 25. Another Indian duo — MR Arjun and Ramachandran Shlok — jumped seven spots to 48.Also Read | PV Sindhu knocked out of All England Championship by Sung Ji Hyun     The women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy dropped two places to 24. In mixed doubles, Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy dropped two spots to 22, while the pair of Ponnappa and Rankireddy are up by two rungs to 23rd spot.center_img highlightslast_img read more

The leap that business leader Annette Houston took to make FM Services Group flourish

first_imgThe Department of Business Studies at Letterkenny Institute of Technology is currently taking applications for the Master of Business (Executive) in Innovation and Leadership programme starting February 2018. This proven leadership programme is targeted at Senior Managers in the private sector supporting them in their role as innovators and change champions.Annette Houston, Managing Director of FM Services Group, says the MBS was one of the best things she did for her career and her company.The Letterkenny businesswoman took up the leadership role at FM Services Group in 2007. Her parents founded the facilities management company in 1994 and she had worked in the business from the beginning. Annette decided to study the Master of Business at LYIT from 2012 – 2014 to attune her leadership style. She now considers the course as a vital element of the company’s expansion today.“Going into the MBS we had some enormous challenges to overcome, one of the biggest was to shift my mindset and leadership style to allow growth of the organisation. At that time we employed under 40 people. Today we employ just under 120 across all our divisions and are expanding every month,” Annette told Donegal Daily.Annette Houston, Managing Director of FM Services Group competed in the Donegal Enterprise AwardsAnnette attributes the company’s growth to the teamwork and constant cycles of learning and development. She has built up her own skills over the years and has many qualifications – including a certificate in Electronic Engineering, a Managing and Mentoring Diploma and the MBS – all from LYIT.“It’s the best investment you could possibly make in yourself and your career,” Annette says of the Executive MBS. The flexible structure of the part-time MBS was ideal for Annette, in a way that she could also run her busy business.One challenge Annette had to overcome was returning to academia after a number of years out of education. The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) team at LYIT helped her build up a portfolio of her employment experience and succeed in getting accepted to the course.Once studying began, she discovered that she had much to learn from various avenues.“The biggest learning for me was that there are many ways to achieve the same result – depending on the resources you have available to you. I have learned that as a leader you are not always right and that you will always achieve more with your team’s support.“And I have learned a lot about myself – about how and why we manage and lead the way we do and how to adapt my leadership style to suit the situations and people involved. “The learning from your peers on this program should not be underestimated either. The people you begin this journey with will become firm friends and they have a wealth of knowledge across a wide range of industries for you to draw inspiration from. Some of my best learning came from our group action learning sessions,” Annette said.Annette also speaks highly of the staff at LYIT: “The calibre of faculty, guest lecturers and industry experts is outstanding. You will be exposed to some of the best and brightest minds available and I have no doubt that you will love every module. Your learning from peers is also invaluable.”As a businesswoman who applied what she learned to improve her skills and motivate her staff to achieve success, Annette couldn’t recommend the Masters course highly enough:“Our business would not have made the significant progress it has done over the last few years without drastically rethinking and restructuring how we operated. “Whether you are self employed or working for a company, the MBS is without any doubt one of the best things you will ever do for your career”.If you wish to apply to the Master of Business (Executive) in Innovation & Leadership, visit https://www.lyit.ie/full-timecourses/businessstudies/lyblinom/ for further information.Contact Patricia Doherty Head of Department of Business Studies, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by:E- Mail: [email protected]: (074) 9186202Facebook: www.facebook.com/lyit.businessThe leap that business leader Annette Houston took to make FM Services Group flourish was last modified: January 3rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Annette Houstonbusiness studieseducationFM Services GroupInnovationLeadershipLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyLYITMaster of Businesslast_img read more