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BAA warns on Heathrow traffic as losses increase

first_img BAA warns on Heathrow traffic as losses increase Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL BRITISH airports operator BAA scaled back its forecasts for passenger traffic at Heathrow during the peak summer season and said higher interest costs pushed it deeper into the red in the first-quarter, wiping out the benefits of revenue increases and lower costs.BAA, majority owned by Spanish infrastructure group Ferrovial , said yesterday that its outlook for passenger traffic at Heathrow was more cautious, reflecting “an expectation of somewhat lower traffic than previously projected over the peak summer season”.It said higher retail income from duty free shops, restaurants and car parking should limit the damage.The warning on Heathrow traffic volumes came as BAA posted a pre-tax loss for the first three months of the year of £211.5m – worse than the £195.5m posted a year earlier. whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Wednesday 27 April 2011 7:59 pm Share KCS-content last_img read more

Camelot fined over historic control and governance failings

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery Legal & compliance Gambling Commission takes action in case dating back to 2016 23rd August 2018 | By contenteditor Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Camelot has today (Thursday) apologised after the Gambling Commission imposed a fine of £1.15m (€1.28m/$1.48m) on the operator of the UK National Lottery for historic control and governance failings dating back to 2016. The ruling completes an investigation that the Commission initially launched on December 7, 2016, only to then put the probe on hold as Camelot instigated an effort to implement solutions.The Commission today said it identified five controls-related matters that it deemed were “sufficiently serious” that payment of a financial penalty would be appropriate. The first of these involved players utilising version 4.3 of the National Lottery mobile apps potentially being presented with an incorrect ‘nonwinning’ message when checking a winning ticket using the manual results checker or QR ticket scanner functionality within the app. Secondly, between 10:32pm on August 27, 2016 and 9:20am on August 30, 2016 a temporary results page on the National Lottery website displayed an incomplete list of raffle prizes following the Lotto Medal Event draw on August 27. Thirdly, a total of 2,719 direct debit instructions were not processed correctly on May 23, 2016. As a result, no funds were taken and no wagers were entered in draws. The fourth and fifth controls-related matters related to security measure and Post Office control failings, respectively. The Commission said it has also sought additional safeguards in respect of key licensee subcontract (KLS) management. However, it added that a further 10 licence breaches did not require further action after considering Camelot’s “positive response” to the incidents. In agreeing the settlement, the Commission said it acknowledged that Camelot engaged positively with the regulator to address its concerns. The Commission added that it gave credit to Camelot for the early acceptance of failings, and the work it has undertaken to update and enhance its procedures and controls to mitigate the risk of future issues. The penalty package imposed by the Commission includes a payment in lieu of a financial penalty in the sum of £1.15m which would otherwise be imposed for breach of licence conditions in accordance with the National Lottery Enforcement Policy. The penalty package will be paid for the benefit of good causes. A Camelot spokesperson said: “We accept the outcome of the Gambling Commission’s investigation in respect of a number of incidents dating back to 2016. As part of the regulatory settlement, we have accepted the historical licence breaches identified, provided voluntary undertakings and will make a payment to National Lottery Good Causes in lieu of a financial penalty. “While we have always sought to run The National Lottery to the highest possible standards, we accept that, at the time of these incidents, our standards in certain areas weren’t as rigorous as they should have been and for that we’re sorry. We’ve since proactively carried out an extensive programme of work to strengthen our controls, processes and governance arrangements to ensure they are all fit for purpose – and welcome the Commission’s recognition of the work we’ve carried out to mitigate the risk of future issues.” Having launched the probe and assessed the extent of the failings on December 21, 2016, the Commission directed Camelot to focus its efforts and resources on implementing solutions to address its concerns. Camelot’s response in December 2016 was a programme of activity it called ‘Operational Excellence Programme’ (OEP). In addition, in February 2017 the Commission directed that Camelot conduct a Board Effectiveness Review (BER) using its powers under the National Lottery Licence. At this stage, the Commission decided to put formal investigation on hold, whilst these measures were in progress. In November 2017, once Camelot had made sufficient progress on the OEP and BER, the Commission progressed the investigation. This included looking into other controls related failures that had emerged subsequent to the start of the investigation and ultimately led to today’s ruling. Richard Watson (pictured), Gambling Commission executive director, said: “Camelot has taken a number of steps to rectify the issues and given us assurances that they now have the right processes in place to prevent reoccurrences. It is crucial that the National Lottery is run fairly, safely and with integrity and we’ll continue to hold Camelot to account.” In March, Camelot urged UK National Lottery customers to reset passwords for their online accounts after the service was hit by a suspected hack. In June, the company appointed Sir Hugh Robertson as its new chairman and also named Robert Walker as deputy chairman and senior independent director. Camelot fined over historic control and governance failings Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Irelandlast_img read more

Carbacid Investments Limited (CARB.ke) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgCarbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCarbacid (CO²) Investments Plc is a leading producer of natural food grade carbon dioxide in East Africa. The company extracts carbon dioxide gas from natural underground reservoirs which are purified on site to produce natural, certified food grade (99.99% purity) for use in carbonate water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. The CO² is Halaal certified. Compressed carbon dioxide sold by Carbacid Investments Limited is used by the industry sector for MIG welding and applications for fire extinguishers. Formerly a sub-division of BEA Sawmills Limited, the company was founded in 1975 through various mergers and acquisitions and renamed Carbacid Investments Limited. It supplies major drinks bottlers and breweries in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Somaliland, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda and Burundi. Carbacid Investments Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

The Boohoo share price is falling. I’d follow Warren Buffett’s advice

first_imgThe Boohoo share price is falling. I’d follow Warren Buffett’s advice 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. Shares in online fast-fashion retailer Boohoo Group (LSE: BOO) are falling. Since hitting an all-time high of 433p in mid-June, the Boohoo share price has fallen by more than 20%.The latest slide has been triggered by weekend allegations in the Sunday Times that workers in Leicester making clothes for Boohoo may be paid as little as £3.50 per hour.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…Do we need to be worried?Boohoo’s business model is built around fast and frequent releases of new designs. The group depends on UK factories — mostly in Leicester — to provide this quick response. Shipping by container from factories in Asia would be too slow.This story isn’t the first to suggest that some of Boohoo’s subcontractors may not be respecting workers’ rights. Last week, workers’ rights group Labour Behind the Label released a report making similar allegations.In a response issued on Monday morning, Boohoo admitted that if the Sunday Times report is correct, it may have revealed “totally unacceptable” conditions at a factory producing Boohoo garments. I don’t know how accurate these reports will turn out to be. But this isn’t the first mud that’s been thrown at Boohoo over the last year.Short-selling targetIn May, the company was the subject of a short-selling (negative) report. This made various allegations, mostly of which related to the accounting treatment of Boohoo subsidiary PrettyLittleThing. PLT was previously owned by the chairman’s son.Although I think the report made some valid points, I don’t think it contained a smoking gun. The market seemed to agree — the Boohoo share price didn’t move much at the time.Boohoo share price bonus planMore recently, the company has established a ‘Management Incentive Plan’ that will see founders Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane each receive £50m stock payouts if the Boohoo share price hits 600p within three years.Again, there’s nothing specifically wrong with this. But I’m not really keen on linking such a generous incentive plan solely to Boohoo’s share price performance. In my opinion, measures such as profit, free cash flow, and returns on investment are a better way to measure management quality.BOO: a brilliant success storyDespite my reservations, I agree Boohoo has been an amazing success since its 2014 flotation on London’s AIM market. Profits have trebled since 2017 and the company has delivered continued strong growth.However, the Boohoo share price has already risen by about 450% in four years. The stock now trades on 47 times 2020/21 forecast earnings. When a high valuation is combined with negative reports about a business, I start to get nervousWhat would Warren Buffett do?The criticisms being aimed at Boohoo remind me of something Warren Buffett said in 2003. In his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Buffett warned that there’s “seldom just one cockroach in the kitchen.”He said that when “managements take the low road in aspects that are visible, it is likely they are following a similar path behind the scenes.”I don’t know if there’s anything wrong at Boohoo. But I don’t feel confident investing in an expensive stock when I’m not sure if I can trust management.For now, I plan to avoid Boohoo shares. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Roland Head | Monday, 6th July, 2020 | More on: BOO Roland Head has no position in any of the shares 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. 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. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

Have £1,500 to invest? Here’s what I’d buy to double my money now

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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Image source: Getty Images Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Enter Your Email Address The most direct route to double my money through stock market investments today is by looking towards the long term. More than one sector is thriving and looks like it has great prospects ahead. I reckon that if I invest in high-quality stocks in these sectors, I could see some solid returns in the years to come. Booming online sales industryOne example of these thriving sectors is the online sales industry. In the pre-Covid-19 time, it was already acknowledged that sales would turn increasingly digital overtime. But 2020 really brought that possibility home. 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…As we hunkered down when the coronavirus raged outside, online orders rose. From groceries to gadgets, consumers have been buying online like never before. Many FTSE companies have benefited from this trend. And if the latest numbers are anything to go by, they continue to do so. This, in my view, makes it a good time to think of investing in them. Just Eat Takeaway: runaway growthOne of these is the FTSE 100 food delivery provider, Just Eat Takeaway (LSE: JET). 2020 was, expectedly, an exceptional year for it. In its annual numbers released earlier today, it reports a 54% increase in revenues for the year. Its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) also grew by 18%. Moreover, it also became much bigger in 2020 through mergers and acquisitions. The merger of the UK’s Just Eat and Netherlands’ Takeaway.com, was approved in April last year, creating JET, just as the coronavirus was taking hold of our lives and business. In another couple of months after that, it also acquired US-based Grubhub to increase its footprint in this largest consumer market. In essence, we are now looking at a big multi-national delivery provider which is also growing fast. For me that is a good reason to invest in the stock. Risks to the investment explainedIt does have risks associated with it, though. JET reported an operating loss for 2020, which would be an alarm bell to any investor. But it has a good explanation for it. It has to make significant investments to increase its market share in a competitive market. I would be less convinced of its ability to do so in a slow growing market, but I find it convincing here.Moreover, competition is heating up. Deliveroo will soon get listed in London too. And it already has Amazon’s backing, which has shown exceptional logistics’ abilities in 2020. I was also cautious of what JET’s outlook for 2021 would be, till yesterday, because it may not be able to repeat last year’s performance as restaurants open up post-lockdown in June (the UK is still JET’s biggest market). But so far, things are going quite well on that front too. In the first two months of 2021, JET reports an 88% increase in orders compared to the same time last year. Should I invest?JET was already a good stock to buy, and now more than before, I believe it can double my money over time. At its current share price of around £72, investing about £1,500 in it would buy me a nice round figure of 20 shares. 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.center_img FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. 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. Have £1,500 to invest? Here’s what I’d buy to double my money now Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 | More on: JET Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

Appeal to President Da Silva after four journalists killed in two months

first_img Help by sharing this information BrazilAmericas RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further 1-08-03Police arrest two suspects in the murder of photographer Luís Antônio da CostaPolice on 30 July arrested Alexandre Sivério Sinza and Renato dos Santos Lira as suspects in the murder of news photographer Luís Antônio da Costa. The two allegedly participated in the hold-up of a petrol station near the homeless complex Da Costa was photographing at the moment of his death. One of them, Dos Santos Lira, has reportedly admitted shooting Da Costa because he thought Da Costa photographed them as they carried out the hold-up. The other detainee was seriously injured at the time of his arrest and is in a coma. A third gang member suspected in the killing is still on the run.————————————-25-07-03Appeal to President Da Silva after four journalists killed in two monthsReporters Without Borders wrote today to President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva to voice concern about the 23 July murder of freelance photographer Luiz Antônio Costa, and the killings of three other journalist in the past two months, Nicanor Linhares Batista, Edgar Ribeiro Pereira de Oliveira and Melyssa Martins Correia. In all four cases, there are grounds for thinking they were killed because of their work. Secretary-general Robert Ménard urged President Da Silva to do everything possible to ensure that thorough investigations are carried out to establish the circumstances of these deaths and bring those responsible to justice, and he requested that Reporters Without Borders be kept informed of progress in the investigations.He also asked President Da Silva to reform the judiciary so that investigations into the killings of journalists are entrusted to the federal police instead of the civil police (the local police). “The aim would be to shield the investigations from local pressure as the civil police is under the authority of local politicians who are themselves sometimes suspects in these murders,” Ménard said.The latest victim, Costa, was shot on 23 July as he was preparing a report for the weekly Época on land belonging to a Volkswagen plant in São Bernardo do Campo (São Paulo state) that is being occupied by members of a movement of people who are homeless. He died as he was being rushed to hospital. The gunman was last seen heading towards the installations of the homeless.The daily A Folha de São Paulo reported the testimony of André Porto, a photographer with the newspaper Agora São Paulo who saw the incident and photographed it. He said the gunmen tried to rob Costa’s camera and shot him when he resisted. Época said the police had not yet determined whether the gunman was one of the homeless movement’s security guards or just an ordinary criminal. The homeless movement issued a release deploring Costa’s death and stressing that it is “a peaceful group that rejects violence.”Two suspects were arrested and then released because they were notrecognised by witnesses.The most recent previous victim was Linhares Batista, the owner Radio Vale do Jaguaribe in Limoeiro do Norte (in the northeastern state of Ceará), who was shot dead by two gunmen as he was recording his programme “Encontro político” on 30 June. His two killers fled immediately. His programme was well-known for its polemical style and the accusations he would level against political figures and local government officials. Relatives said he had received many death threats.A police spokesman told Reporters Without Borders that it was definitely a politically-motivated contract killing . However, local journalists said they suspected Linhares Batista of collecting payments from politicians in return for broadcasting, or not broadcasting, information.Pereira de Oliveira, the owner of the weekly Boca do Povo in Campo Grande, the capital of the southern state of Mato Grosso do Sul, was gunned down on 9 June as he was taking one of the newspaper’s employees to her home. His newspaper is known for its controversial reporting on drug trafficking and murders by hired killers and its criticism of political corruption and business fraud. But again, some of his colleagues questioned his way of working and suspected him of blackmail.Melyssa Martins Correia, the cultural supplement editor of Oeste Notícias in Presidente Prudente (in São Paulo state), was shot dead at point-blank range on 3 June. It is not known if the killing was a random criminal act or if it was targeted at her newspaper, which has often reported on the activities of a São Paulo criminal organisation known as Primero Comando da Capital or PCC. August 1, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal to President Da Silva after four journalists killed in two months RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Follow the news on Brazil Reportscenter_img Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil News News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News May 13, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas Receive email alerts April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Absentee voting underway

first_imgSkip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Absentee voting underway Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Probate Judge: High voter turnout expected for Nov. 3 general election As the Nov. 3  general election nears, Pike County Probate Judge Michael Bunn wants to make sure voters under the… read more Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Scarbrough said any qualified elector may vote an absentee ballot by U.S. mail or in person at the absentee election manager’s office by making application in writing and meeting one of several requirements. The requirements include being out of the county or state on Election Day, having a physical illness or infirmity that would prevent one’s attendance at the polls, being a student enrolled at an institution outside the voting area and others. Pike County voters are taking advantage of early voting opportunities for the 2020 general election on Nov. 3 In-person absentee voting for the 2020 Presidential Election is underway the Circuit Clerk’s Office at the Pike County Courthouse from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. To request and complete an absentee ballot, voters must bring a photo ID. The circuit clerk’s office will notarize the ballots of those who vote at the courthouse. Latest Stories Published 7:45 pm Tuesday, October 27, 2020center_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Also, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a declared state of emergency, any qualified voter who determines it is impossible or unreasonable to vote at their polling place is eligible to check the box on the absentee ballot application that is most applicable. If none of the boxes are appropriate, voters may check the second box on the application that reads: I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls.Scarbrough said an ID is required. Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel As of Tuesday, the number of absentee ballots filed with the Pike County Circuit Clerk’s Office had doubled what was processed in 2016.Jamie Scarbrough, absentee election manager/circuit clerk, said, over the past week and a half, her office is processing close to 100 ballots per day.However, the last day to apply for an absentee ballot is today – Oct. 29. The deadline to file an absentee ballot is Nov. 2. Book Nook to reopen Email the author You Might Likelast_img read more

Emma Gonzalez brings March for Our Lives rally to an emotional silence

first_imgABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — Emma Gonzalez, a leading and powerful voice in the movement spawned by the mass shooting at her Florida high school last month, brought hundreds of thousands of passionate protesters at the March for Our Lives rally in the nation’s capital to a complete silence Saturday afternoon. The 18-year-old student activist, who survived the shooting that claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, addressed the crowd by first reading the names of the students and educators who were killed in the Feb. 14 massacre. And then, for more than 4 minutes, Gonzalez — tears streaming down her cheeks — went silent and stone-faced. The protesters went somber at first, before breaking into the powerful silence with chants of “Never Again!” “Never Again!” Gonzalez’s pause represented the time it took the alleged shooter, Nikolas Cruz, to carry out the shooting.A timer went off, breaking Gonzalez’s silence.“Since the time that I came out here it has been 6 minutes and 20 seconds,” she said.“The shooter has ceased shooting and will soon abandon his rifle, blend in with the students as they escape and walk free before arrest,” she said, referring to Cruz. “Fight for your lives before it’s someone else’s job.” The March for Our Lives demonstration drew not only hundreds of thousands of protesters to Washington, D.C., but also to rallies in cities across the United States and around the world. The organizers called on politicians to enact gun reform in the wake of mass shootings in schools and elsewhere. Cruz allegedly walked into his former high school, killing the 17 victims and injuring several others. He was arrested after the shooting, and has since pleaded not guilty.Gonzalez was one of the final speakers at the Washington, D.C., rally. Before her silent gesture, she seemingly spoke directly to victims of gun violence, especially those who survived the shooting at her school.“Everyone who was there understands. Everyone who has been touched by the cold grip of gun violence understands,” she said. “For us, long tearful, chaotic hours spent in the scorching afternoon sun were spent not knowing.“No one understands the extent of what happened,” she continued. “No one could believe there were bodies in that building waiting to be identified for over a day.”She said her friends and classmates would never do the mundane things they did before the shooting, or would never realize their dreams.“My friend Carmen would never complain to me about piano practice,” she said. “Aaron Feis would never … Joaquin Oliver would never … ,” naming each of the 17 victims.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Specialists help unions to attract new members

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Unions are becoming more professional in their hunt for members, accordingto new research by Cardiff Business School’s New Unionism Research Group. It shows that an increasing number of trade unions are employing specialistorganisers to work on recruitment and recognition campaigns and this isboosting union membership. Over half (56 per cent) of trades unions now employ specialist organisers,compared to only 38 per cent in 1998. This is due, in part, to the TUC Organising Academy, which has providedtrained organisers over the past four years. The research finds that unions with specialist organisers have been morelikely to register an increase in total membership since 1997. Between 1997 and 2000, 65 per cent of unions reported a rise in membershipcompared to only 26 per cent in 1994-1998. www.tuc.org.uk Specialists help unions to attract new membersOn 18 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

From the Shop floor to the Boardroom – Developing the perfect tools for manufacturing success

first_img No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Previous Article Next Article You, Your Leaders, Your Workforce, Your ApprenticesWith the increasing demand for skills in manufacturing and the significant leadership gap impacting productivity for many businesses, there is a sure sign that recruiting, retaining and developing the right skills is key to improving business performance, and the future state of manufacturing as a whole.EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, is the representative voice of UK manufacturing. This year we celebrate 120 years of backing Britain’s makers, everything we do is designed to help the industry and your business thrive, innovate and compete.Recruiting Apprentices – good for businessApprentices are the lifeblood of our sector, bringing fresh skills, dynamism and creativity to their employers and helping to drive productivity and growth.Our sector has a great story to tell when it comes to apprenticeships – the training we offer to talented young apprentices is seen as setting the gold standard and young people choosing to become an apprentice in our industry can be satisfied that they are learning much-needed skills that will fully equip them for an exciting long-term, sustainable and well-paid career.As the manufacturers’ organisation, we are at the forefront of both promoting and providing great apprentice training opportunities.In 2014 we opened the doors to apprentices at our state-of-the-art technology training centre in Aston, Birmingham. The centre has since gone from strength to strength – we now work in partnership with over 80 high quality employers and have expanded into a second site, the Technology Hub, which will boost our apprentice intake to over 400 a year.The move will keep the centre at the forefront of new manufacturing and engineering technologies, ensuring that apprentices continue to learn both traditional and the most cutting-edge techniques. This will fully equip them for a sustainable and exciting career in modern industry.The new Technology Hub will incorporate a number of learning zones dedicated to developing key technological skills, including robotics, electronics and rapid prototyping. It will boast an industry standard CAD (computer aided design) suite, an automated factory and an industry standard tool room.Growing your talentThe new centre will also host EEF’s soon-to-be-launched leadership skills and manufacturing solutions hub, which will play a key role in ensuring UK manufacturing stays at the forefront of 4IR (the 4th industrial revolution).Through the Technology Hub we will upskill the current workforce and the next generation in both traditional and cutting-edge techniques to keep the UK skills base at the forefront of new manufacturing and engineering technologies.To find out about the training that EEF offers please visit here: www.eef.org.uk/training About EEF EEF is the voice of UK manufacturing and engineering and a leading provider of business support to industry in general. View all posts by EEF → Related posts:No related photos. From the Shop floor to the Boardroom – Developing the perfect tools for manufacturing successBy EEF on 6 Oct 2016 in PROMOTED CONTENT, Manufacturing, Apprenticeships, Learning & development, Personnel Todaylast_img read more