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CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_img Show Comments ▼ BetfairThe bookies have appointed a new non-executive director to its board: Baroness Denise Kingsmill. She will also sit on the company’s audit committee in this role. Kingsmill has experience serving on the competition commission, of which she was deputy chairman 1996-2003, and she has also chaired three reviews and taskforces for various government departments. She is currently a member of Microsoft’s European Policy Council.Aviva InvestorsKevin Talbot and Manish Singhai have joined the firm as chief investment officers of fixed income and equities respectively for Asia. They will both report to Tahnoon Pasha. Talbot joins from ANZ Bank and has also worked at AMP Capital Investors. Singhai moves over from Arjava Capital, a company he incorporated, and has previously worked for a decade at AllianceBernstein.Navigant ConsultingNicholas Pollard has joined the consultancy as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa construction consulting operations team. He joins the company from Bovis Lend Lease, where he was chief executive of Lend Lease UK. He has also previously worked at Skanska UK and was a director at Railtrack/Network Rail. His main areas of expertise are civil engineering, utility networks and commercial building. Barclays WealthJulia Church has been appointed as head of Guernsey within Barclays Wealth’s advisory division. She will be in charge of managing the Guernsey platform with a focus on deepening client relationships. She will report to Walter Coxon, managing director of the division. She joins the firm from Credit Suisse Trust, where she was a board director. Interim PartnersAngela Hickmore has joined the firm’s management team. Hickmore has spent a decade at Albemarle Interim Management where she was a managing director. Previously, she was a director of Management Resources at Robert Half. She has worked with clients including the Bank of England, Northern Rock, RBS and Lloyds.Ascent ResourcesGraham Cooper has joined the board of the resources firm. KCS-content Share whatsapp Wednesday 2 February 2011 7:25 pmcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solution More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com whatsapp CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS Tags: NULLlast_img read more

3 reasons why the Boohoo share price could be the buy of the decade for my ISA

3 reasons why the Boohoo share price could be the buy of the decade for my ISA

first_img Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 | More on: BOO Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 3 reasons why the Boohoo share price could be the buy of the decade for my ISA I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. For several years, the Boohoo (LSE: BOO) share price was the hot topic for AIM investors. The growth of the fashion company since its founding in 2006 has been dramatic. And the share price had gained over 1,000% over the past five years. It even managed to rally from the stock market crash in March to post fresh year-to-date highs just a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, recent news has seen the share price halving at one point since the start of the month. In short, an undercover Sunday Times reporter discovered that a supplier in Leicester had very poor working conditions. Not only this, but it claimed the workers were being paid much less than minimum wage. Boohoo has announced an internal investigation into this, but has already come out and said that the revelations are “totally unacceptable”.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Serious, but not criticalFor me, the Boohoo share price slump (to 198p at the lowest but to 231p at time of writing) could make it the buy of the decade for my ISA. I’d use the Stocks and Shares ISA to shelter potential profits from capital gains tax.Firstly, the news is reputational, not financial. If the news story was concerning accounting fraud, missing assets or a significant revision in forecasts for revenue, I’d be worried. These kind of stories have the potential to put a share price down to zero. But a reputational damage story (which is what this boils down to) is unlikely to render a firm worthless. Sure, it’s a terrible situation and deserves an investigation, but robust action on the group’s part should help it recover. The Boohoo share price is now close to halving since the start of the month, which for me is more than enough of a slump to account for the potential damage from this event.Secondly, the market always overshoots with any reaction. We see this time and time again, with fear and greed pushing investors into making irrational decisions. During the stock market sell-off in March, we saw reputable FTSE 100 firms lose 20-30% in value. This was despite the business models being sound, and this was proven with a rally in the prices when the dust settled. I believe this is the same for the Boohoo share price. A close-to-50% fall in just over a week seems like an overreaction from a technical point of view. The relative strength index (RSI) for the stock sits at just 14. The RSI measures how overbought or oversold a stock is. It ranges between 0 and 100, with anything above 70 being overbought and below 30 oversold. The 14 reading is the lowest since the bottom of the March sell-off. Beyond this, you’d have to go back to 2015 to find a time when it was this oversold from a technical point of view.The Boohoo share price: I’d buy nowIf we park the Boohoo share price to one side, my final reason for buying it is purely fundamental. It’s a low-cost clothing firm, which suits the economic situation at the moment. People are unlikely to spend lots on designer clothes at present. Add into this the brand loyalty and lifestyle association for young women with PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal, and I think demand overall will remain strong. So I’d be buying the stock now as an amazing long-term buy, and housing it within my ISA. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jonathan Smith does not own shares in any firm mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

Forget cash! I’d buy these brilliant FTSE 100 stocks for their 6%+ yields

Forget cash! I’d buy these brilliant FTSE 100 stocks for their 6%+ yields

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Harvey Jones | Thursday, 10th December, 2020 | More on: PHNX SLA I’m leaving the smallest possible amount of money in cash, and investing most of my long-term wealth in FTSE 100 stocks instead. Unfortunately, too many people are doing the opposite, by letting their long-term wealth erode in cash getting a near-zero return.New figures from Charles Stanley show how investors get a much better return from shares. If you had invested £10,000 in global markets in 2010 the money would now be worth £30,742. In a savings account, it would have grown to just £11,230. I’m hoping the following two FTSE 100 stocks will make my money work far harder than any savings account.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…While many FTSE 100 stocks scrapped their dividends during the early stage of the pandemic, Edinburgh-based fund manager Standard Life Aberdeen (LSE: SLA) made a virtue of standing by its shareholder payouts. Chairman Sir Douglas Flint acknowledged that many of its small shareholders rely on a dividend cheque, and felt a duty to pay them if possible. Better still, the company was in a position to do so. It has £1.7bn of cash reserves, recently bolstered by the sale of its £237m stake in Indian financial services firm HDFC Life.I’d buy this dividend hero todayThat gives me the confidence to believe that Standard Life Aberdeen will remain a reliable income payer. The forward yield is currently 6.1%. However, payouts could be reduced in future, as the yield is only covered 0.8 times by projected earnings. Even if it is trimmed back, this top FTSE 100 income stock should still offer attractive income.The Standard Life Aberdeen share price has recovered steadily since March, despite recently reporting a 30% drop in first-half profits. Assets under management fell due to market declines and customers exiting for safer assets, but this has been an exceptional year. If the vaccines do their work, 2021 should be better. Whenever the recovery comes, I believe Standard Life Aberdeen will still give me long-term income and growth.Another FTSE 100 financial services stock, insurance consolidator Phoenix Group Holdings (LSE: PHNX) offers an even more generous forward yield of 6.6%. Better still, it is covered 1.8 times by earnings. It has also recovered strongly from this year’s stock market crash, climbing 50% from its March lows.I’d check out this FTSE 100 stock tooEarlier this month, Phoenix reported beating its cash generation target for 2020, after generating £1.71bn compared to £707m in 2019. It already had a strong balance sheet, but has increased its Solvency II surplus by another £600m in the three months to 30 September. It may raise a further £578m amid reports that buyers are circling its Irish and German operations.Phoenix isn’t even expensive, trading at just 8.4 times forward earnings. That gives me another reason to buy it rather than leaving my money idling in cash. Yes, this has been a tough year for FTSE 100 dividend stocks, but as these two financial services companies show, the income is still out there. You might like this stock, too. Enter Your Email Address Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Harvey Jones Forget cash! I’d buy these brilliant FTSE 100 stocks for their 6%+ yields There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it!last_img read more

Seed Consultant 3/5/2013 Evening Comment with Gary Wilhemy

Seed Consultant 3/5/2013 Evening Comment with Gary Wilhemy

first_img SHARE FinancialDow hits all time high at 14,221 up 94 and S&P up 12 at 1537—watch closesWatch lay offs and IPO activityDAX up 2%Asia also strongService sector ISM expected at 55 from 55.2WTI crude at $90.44 up $.29Gold $1581 9 higherDollar index 82.02 down 17Employment Friday slight lowering expectedLivestockCash cattle $128-129Boxed beef $191 up $3Show lists steady with a week ago and below last yearKill 120,000 cattle and 426,000 hogsPork cutout on 31 loads Carcass up $.62, loins $2.12 and hams $ ,18 higherGrain and soybeansGrains mixed and beans up 10 cents to $14.72 on May contractBrazil loaded 960,000 tons of beans in February versus 1.600,000 a year agoChinese soybean purchase rumors continueHeavy wet snows 4-8”) in HRW and central and northern Corn BeltWheat condition reports will not be produced before AprilS/D Friday with corn seen higher and beans lower regarding projected carry outAustralian wheat estimated to be up 13%Strong equity markets are a positive back drop, but grains have been testing their lowChinese building bubble concern have slowed growth but government still sees 7% and maybe more if current measures stimulate Previous articleObservations from a Commodity Classic First Time AttendeeNext articleAFBF Targets Tax Reform Hoosier Ag Today 1:29 updateDow maintains 145 gain6-10 day forecast wet and middy in feed lotsWinter storm has no impact on hog markets now below $80Furloughs of meat inspectors approachesLarge March shipments expected out of BrazilHRW competes well with corn in feed mixMarch/ May corn spread out to 23 ½ cents a new highPlantings begin in Texas and southeast, but impact slight Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 5, 2013 center_img Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultant 3/5/2013 Evening Comment with Gary Wilhemy FinancialNew high on Dow at 14,253 up 126S&P 15 higher at 1540NASDAQ up 42 at 322415% of NASDAQ is Apple so take that into accountWTI crude up &.77 at $90.88Dollar index 82.09 off 10Gold $1584 up $3ISM non manufacturing index up to 57.5 versus 55 expectedNYSE advance-decline 3-1DAX 2.3% higherAsian stocks higherCorrectional action is always lurking after such a runDow support is at 12,500LivestockEquities are of no help to meatsApril cattle $129.5 off $ .82April hogs dove $1.12 to $79.17Both are over sold but can’t find a spark to ignite coveringMeat demand has been lacklusterMeat inspector’s furloughs are approachingMajor storm in Midwest was of no help today, as the snow will melt soonMuddy feed lots ahead for cattleBig storm is heading out east where it is an encoreGrain and soybeansMarkets fizzled late with corn up 4, beans 2 higher and wheat up a duceChina bought 345,000 beans and 330,000 went to an unknown and this business must be considered normalS/D Friday more corn and fewer soybeans expectedBull spreads have widened in corn and soybeansMarch/May corn spread out to 23 1/2HRW is cheap compared to corn regarding the feed mixBrazilian shipments of soybeans will pick up from 960,000 tons, which was 50% of last yearEquity markets rallies did not translate into grain and soybean advances 10:46 updateDow holds at new highISM non manufacturing index 57.5 versus 55 expectedChoice beef up $2.86 to $191Pork demand lacklusterHogs over sold with RSI around 13 on the 9 dayChina buys 345,000 of 13/14 beans and 330,000 went to unknownBull spreads reacting to tight nearby supplies are working in corn and beansGulf corn basis up 5 cents nearby and mixed on deferredS/D Friday Seed Consultant 3/5/2013 Evening Comment with Gary Wilhemy SHARElast_img read more

Could PEDv Become Airborne?

Could PEDv Become Airborne?

first_img By Gary Truitt – Aug 25, 2014 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Could PEDv Become Airborne? SHARE Could PEDv Become Airborne? A new study suggests airborne transmission should be considered as a potential route for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus.  The study published last week by Veterinary Research looked at whether PEDV could become airborne. Results indicated presence of infectious PEDV in the air from experimentally infected pigs and genetic material of PEDV was detected up to 10 miles downwind from naturally infected farms, according to the Pig Site.  PEDV has spread rapidly after being diagnosed in the USA in April 2013.center_img SHARE Facebook Twitter This study comes just after a recent study suggested that PEDV could be carried by animal feed if the feed is contaminated with the virus.  That study indicated that while not the source of the virus, PEDV could be carried by the feed if it was to come into contact with the virus.  One vaccine is on the market for pork producers to use and another is expected to reach the market soon.  So far, experts say the best defense against PEDV is good biosecurity measures. Previous articleHeavy Rains and Flooding Damage Indiana CropsNext articleOil Prices Continue to Fall Gary Truittlast_img read more

Authorities boast of success in Internet filtering

Authorities boast of success in Internet filtering

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out more Iran is doing its utmost to isolate its citizens from the rest of the world by purging the Internet of independent content, in the name of ‘morality’, says Reporters Without Borders, noting that the authorities even brag about the success of their censorship. News News Iran is doing its utmost to isolate its citizens from the rest of the world by purging the Internet of independent content, in the name of ‘morality’, says Reporters Without Borders, noting that the authorities even brag about the success of their censorship.”We are filtering more than 10 million websites”, boasted the technical head of the Iranian company in charge of Internet censorship, on 11 September 2006.The worldwide press freedom organisation said it was difficult to check this statement but it had monitored an increase in filtering since the start of summer 2006. Censorship seems particularly targeted against sites dealing with the condition of women, it noted.”In the name of ‘morality’, the Iranian Internet is being cleansed of all independent news and information, all political opposition and all information about the rights or the condition of women.“The party’s leaders, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the head, know on the other hand how to exploit the Internet to get across their political opinions, particular through their personal blogs, the organisation said.“At a time when the government is closing the last remaining newspapers showing even slight independence, this resurgence in censorship is unsurprising. The authorities are constantly seeking to isolate their citizens even further from the rest of the world, so as to boost their authority and to aggravate the population’s hostility to the outside world.” “We support the efforts of the Iranian blogger community to circulate uncensored information in spite of this,” the organisation said.Esmail Radkani, technical head of the company, Information and Technology, which runs the filtering of the Iranian Internet, said in an interview to the news website Citna on 11 September 2006: “We are filtering more than 10 million websites. Every month we add one thousand online publications to our black list, at the request of the competent authorities. We also have software which every day enters 200-300 banned sites to our data base.”He also specified that more than “90 percent of websites are filtered because of their “immoral” character.In Iran, the filtering of online publications can theoretically only be done by the courts or by the “committee in charge of determining unauthorised sites”. This body, set up in 2002, is made up of representatives from the culture ministry, the intelligence services and radio and television, as well as members of the Council for the Cultural Revolution.Since the start of the summer, many feminist websites have been added to the list of banned sites. For example, one week after a demonstration in June calling for constitutional reform in favour of women’s rights, the feminist sites Zanestan and Canon Zeman Iran were blocked and remain inaccessible in the country. The censors even filtered the Islamic decrees about women appearing on the site of Aayatollah Saanei, a former official of the Iranian justice system. to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Organisation March 18, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News RSF_en June 9, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 September 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities boast of success in Internet filteringlast_img read more

Taoiseach criticises South Donegal Deputy’s public servants remarks

Taoiseach criticises South Donegal Deputy’s public servants remarks

first_img Facebook Twitter By News Highland – July 31, 2020 Twitter Facebook Previous article38 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in IrelandNext articleWins for Orr brothers at Galway and Leopardstown News Highland WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications center_img The Taoiseach has publicly slapped down one of his TDs for saying public servants were using the COVID crisis to “lie on the couch and watch box sets”.South Donegal Deputy Marc MacSharry has said the public shouldn’t have to put up with “mediocrity dressed up as efficiency”.SIPTU has called on Deputy MacSharry to withdraw the remarks.This afternoon Taoiseach Micheál Martin also criticised them:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/macsharry7pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Taoiseach criticises South Donegal Deputy’s public servants remarks Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApplast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: Fauci ‘would not be surprised’ if new variant is in US

Coronavirus live updates: Fauci ‘would not be surprised’ if new variant is in US

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 77.2 million people worldwide and killed over 1.6 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Tuesday. All times Eastern:Dec 22, 9:22 amEuropean Commission recommends end to UK travel banThe European Commission is recommending an end to the United Kingdom’s travel ban in the wake of coronavirus cases in England linked to a new variant of the virus.The Commission said, “while it is important to take swift temporary precautionary action to limit the further spread of the new strain of the virus and all non-essential travel to and from the UK should be discouraged, essential travel and transit of passengers should be facilitated. Flight and train bans should be discontinued given the need to ensure essential travel and avoid supply chain disruptions.”Dec 22, 8:21 amFauci ‘would not be surprised’ if new variant is in USHours before getting vaccinated, Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC News’ Good Morning America Tuesday, “I want to symbolize to people the importance that everyone gets vaccinated who can get vaccinated.”Fauci will receive the Moderna vaccine, which the National Institutes of Health helped develop. Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the NIH.Fauci said the general population will likely start receiving vaccines at the end of March or beginning of April — but it’s unclear how long that process will take.“It may take two, three, four months or more before you get everyone vaccinated that wants to be vaccinated,” Fauci said.In the wake of an uptick in cases in England linked to a new COVID-19 variant, Fauci said he “would not be surprised” if the variant is in the U.S.“When you have this amount of spread within a place like the U.K., you really need to assume that it’s here already. And certainly is not the dominant strain, but I would not be surprised at all if it’s already here,” he said.The reproduction rate of the new variant is 0.4 higher than other known strains, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 technical lead, said Monday. That means the number of people an infected individual transmits to increases from 1.1 to 1.5 with the new variant.There’s “zero evidence” that the new variant causes more severe disease, said Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme.Dec 22, 5:10 amBioNTech vaccine will likely work on UK variant, company’s CEO saysBioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin is confident that the pharmaceutical company’s coronavirus vaccine will work against the new U.K. variant of the virus.“We don’t know at the moment if our vaccine is also able to provide protection against this new variant,” Sahin told a news conference Tuesday, after the vaccine was approved for use in the European Union. “But scientifically, it is highly likely that the immune response by this vaccine also can deal with the new virus variants.”He explained that the proteins on the U.K. variant are 99% the same as the ones on the original strain, so BioNTech has “scientific confidence” that its vaccine will be effective on the variant as well.Still, more studies need to be done.“But we will know it only if the experiment is done and we will need about two weeks from now to get the data,” Sahin said. “The likelihood that our vaccine works … is relatively high.”Dec 22, 1:45 amOver 60 arrested at superspreader events in LA CountyLos Angeles officials arrested over 60 people involved in underground parties over the weekend. In a statement, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the parties were considered superspreader events, as they violated COVID-19 health protocols.Around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, the Los Angeles Police Department responded to an underground party event in Los Angeles and found two people shot. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a statement from the LASD.  Then, at around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to another underground party in Compton, where they arrested 67 people: 61 adults and six juveniles. One firearm was recovered.  A third underground party, located in Los Angeles, was shut down by the LAPD after a shooting took place. “Sheriff Alex Villanueva has made it clear he will seek out and take law enforcement action against all underground party events occurring anywhere within Los Angeles County, who fall under the Health Orders of the County’s Department of Public Health,” the LASD said in their statement. “The goal of these enforcement actions is to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the risk to our vulnerable populations.”Dec 22, 1:09 amBiden applauds COVID relief package but says more work is neededPresident-elect Joe Biden has applauded the COVID-19 relief bill passed Monday by the House and Senate. In a tweet early Tuesday morning, Biden voiced his approval of the package, but warned that Congress still has more work to do in the new year. “I applaud this relief package, but our work is far from over. Starting in the new year, Congress will need to immediately get to work on support for our COVID-19 plan. My message to everyone out there struggling right now: help is on the way,” he tweeted.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

I would like to try organisation design

I would like to try organisation design

first_img Previous Article Next Article I would like to try organisation designOn 14 May 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. I would like to move into organisational design/ management development. Ihave a Masters in business and two-and-a-half years experience in businessdevelopment. Organisational behaviour is what I am interested in. How should Igo about this? Doug Knott, senior consultant, Chiumento Your desire to move into organisation design/management developmentrepresents a significant change from your previous career. This could well besomething of a leap in the dark and you should consider further research via networkingbefore finally deciding to pursue this option. In particular find out whatpractitioners in this field actually do to confirm that the potential workactivity holds as much interest for you as your theoretical study oforganisational behaviour. There is no one single route to moving into this area. You should, however,seriously consider studying for a CIPD qualification, as this is apre-requisite for obtaining this type of role in many organisations. You should consider moving into an entry-level generalist HR role to giveyou a broad appreciation of the people management issues faced by organisationstoday. You can then move into your specialist area with a more solid foundationin HR complemented by your existing experience and Masters qualification. Johanna Simons, HR consultant, Macmillan Davies Hodes Firstly, you need to ascertain what exactly it is that you would like to do.Organisational behaviour could be part of a management development programme oras part of a larger organisational design programme. Taking your experience into account , I think your best route beforespecialising would be a broader organisational development role – giving you awider business understanding. Most OD professionals come into organisations from a consultancy roleusually with line management experience or from a generalist HR background –your best bet therefore may be to approach both the niche and largerconsultancy firms at an entry level. You could then quickly progress throughthe ranks and gain a variety of experience while working with a number ofdifferent clients. If it is still organisational behaviour that really appealsto you, it would be advantageous to supplement your Masters with a specialistpsychology degree. Peter Sell, joint managing director, DMS consultancyAlthough you mention your business experience and qualifications, there isno suggestion that you have any relevant organisation design or managementdevelopment experience. So you need to look at both your future qualificationsand the type of role that meets your career expectations. With regard to qualifications, there are a number of Masters programmes thatmajor on organisation design and management development. Although you have aMasters, the learning from a specialist qualification will support your careeraspirations. Another option is to look at taking an organisational psychologyqualification. As you have limited specific experience, you need to look for roles in alarger organisation where there is more scope for personal development. It isuseful to look at job advertisements that indicate a significant managementdevelopment content. Alternatively, research some of the larger consultanciesthat may have junior consultant roles that meet your needs. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Estate agent fined £4,000 for not displaying correct tenant and landlord fees information

Estate agent fined £4,000 for not displaying correct tenant and landlord fees information

first_imgAn estate agent in London has been fined £4,000 for not displaying both details of its Client Money Protection scheme or accurate details of the fees it charges tenants and landlords.Atco Estates on Green Lane in Dagenham was advised two years ago by local Trading Standards officers about displaying accurate details of its tenant and landlord fees.But during a check by in May 2017 it was discovered its website still listed inaccurate fees information. Enforcement action followed and the fine was issued by a third-tier tribunal.Details of the fine have taken so long to be published because Atco Estates appealed the initial decision.Appeal dismissedThe company claimed it had published the correct information and that it could not afford the fine. This appeal has now been dismissed by the tribunal.“We won’t allow businesses who do not play by the rules to get away with it,” says Barking & Dagenham councillor Margaret Mullane (left).“If you want to be a letting agent in Barking and Dagenham, the message is crystal clear: you must comply with the law. We will continue to clamp down on rogue letting agents.”Atco Estates, which has been trading since 2012 and appears to specialise in lettings, has four homes listed for sale and 36 rental properties.The company has now updated its fees list. It charges a £450 holding deposit to prospective tenants, a £60 call-out charge to fix faults cause by a tenant and £100 to renew a tenancy, among others. atco Barking and Dagenham February 8, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Estate agent fined £4,000 for not displaying correct tenant and landlord fees information previous nextEstate agent fined £4,000 for not displaying correct tenant and landlord fees informationAtco Estates in London unsuccessfully appealed the original decision claiming it had displayed the correct fees and could not afford the fine.Nigel Lewis8th February 201902,840 Viewslast_img read more