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Mcnichols Plc (MCNICH.ng) Q32017 Interim Report

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first_imgMcNichols Plc (MCNICH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about McNichols Plc (MCNICH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the McNichols Plc (MCNICH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: McNichols Plc (MCNICH.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMcNichols Consolidated Plc manufactures, packages and markets a range of fortified sugar products in Nigeria. This includes granulated sugar, cube sugar, icing sugar and baking sugar. The company also produces a range of chocolate powder and custard powder. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Mcnichols Consolidated Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Inter White / Architects Group RAUM

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first_img Structural Engineer: “COPY” CopyApartments•Busan, South Korea Save this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwan+ 29 Share 2014 Inter White / Architects Group RAUMSave this projectSaveInter White / Architects Group RAUM Photographs:  Yoon Joon-hwan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784467/inter-white-oh-sin-wook Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Mechanical Engineer: Area:  208 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Architects Group RAUM Area Area of this architecture project Structure:Steel Framed Reinforced ConcreteExterior Finishing:Climate active paintInterior Finishing:V.P. on Plaster BoardClient:Choi Minsuk, Cho MunjinElectric Engineer:Young Shin EngineeringSite Area:208.00 sqmBuilding Area:113.23sqmArchitect In Charge:Oh Sin-WookPartner Architect:No Jeong-minDesign Team:Ha Jeoung-un, Kim Dae-won, Yu Seong-cheolCity:BusanCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwanRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. This project offers a new housing in the city in order to fulfill the needs of urban people who are tired of living in apartments and wish to choose a new life style through a new space and place. Many have chosen sub-urban house to escape from the tiresome apartment. However, the client for this project is a young couple who can’t leave the city and this generation can’t give up the urban infrastructures. Save this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwanThe purpose of this project is to build a detached house in a small community and also giving them opportunity to earn some rental profit. This is a new challenge to escape the typical commercial houses which many have been imitated. I tried to arrange rental areas and detached housing area horizontally rather than vertical structure with floors that a household lives in each of them. And stairs connect those spaces.  Save this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwanSave this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwanThis structure creates independence of detached house and connectedness of rental house. Most commercial houses in the city have been built with economic logic that commercial areas took the better spaces but residential areas were forced out toward upper floors and couldn’t enjoy the benefit of yard and land. However, if the residential and rental spaces are separated horizontally and the residential space is arranged vertically, the residents may enjoy the benefits of both sky and land. I expect that this is a method that both residential and commercial may coexist in the city. Save this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwanThe land shape is remained as triangle as a new road was created due to urban planning. In approaching the space, a triangular cube is arranged and there’s a gap in between to separate the two main functions. And one of the separated spaces is a rental area and the other is a detached house. The cube of rental space is separated by floors and twisted that shows formative stimulation and individuality. Moreover, these cubes may have optional skylight and illumination as some sides are emptied to complete the whole form. Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionThe cube is white from the beginning. This white cube is separated into two and draw people into the gap. The gap is outside but the territory is limited and implies that it is a sensible entrance. If walking up the space in between, we could reach the entrances of each cube, and those spaces maximize the white ambience. Those white lumps are floated and cracked and the gap in between become a space that create something. Some energy that connect landlord and tenure, detached house and studio, horizon and vertical, and big and small are created, and this energy naturally leads to communication and reaches to a new community.Save this picture!© Yoon Joon-hwanProject gallerySee allShow lessBeijing Morning Star Ballet Foundation / OFGASelected ProjectsAA Visiting School HawaiiWorkshopProject locationAddress:Hwamyeong-dong, Buk-gu, Busan, South KoreaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img Daejeong Construction South Korea Construction: Inter White / Architects Group RAUM Apartments Photographs Year:  CopyAbout this officeArchitects Group RAUMOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBusanSouth KoreaPublished on March 28, 2016Cite: “Inter White / Architects Group RAUM” 28 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Shinheung Engineering In Structure Engineering ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784467/inter-white-oh-sin-wook Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

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Meningitis Research Foundation appoints PKF Accountants

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Meningitis Research Foundation appoints PKF Accountants About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Finance The Meningitis Research Foundation has appointed the Bristol office of PKF Accountants and business advisers to handle the charity’s audit and tax compliance work as well as signing off donations collected by volunteers in town centres.The Thornbury, Bristol-based charity has 42 part-time and full-time staff across its four offices in the UK and Ireland. The foundation chose to appoint PFK in the face of increasing requirements for professional advice and the need to meet high standards of governance, accountability and transparency. Advertisementcenter_img Denise Vaughan, chief executive of the Foundation said: “With offices in Dublin, Edinburgh and Belfast we needed a firm that has excellent knowledge of the local regulations and laws that govern charities in these different geographic regions.” Howard Lake | 1 April 2007 | News  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Coca-Cola announces shortlist for funding from Thank You fund

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first_img Howard Lake | 13 September 2013 | News Coca-Cola announces shortlist for funding from Thank You fund AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis One winner will receive £21,000 and a further 10 organisations will receive £8,000.  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Forty five projects in Ireland have been shortlisted to receive funding from the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund. Nine of the projects are in Northern Ireland and 36 are in the Republic if Ireland.Those shortlisted have been selected on the basis of programmes that encourage more balanced healthy and active lifestyles.Coca-Cola is now inviting members of the public to vote for the organisation they believe to be the most worthy of support from the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund. The deadline for voting is midnight on 30 September 2013. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Salon launches to raise funds for local hospice & provide student work experience

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first_img  150 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: Scotland social enterprise Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Salon launches to raise funds for local hospice & provide student work experience A social enterprise has launched to raise funds for Scotland’s Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, provide work experience for Glasgow students and make clients feel good about looking good.Beauty with a Conscience is a partnership between the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, and Glasgow Clyde College, and will offer high quality, ethical beauty treatments at a new salon and retail outlet in the city’s Battlefield Road.Funding of £41,000 has been granted by the charity Glasgow Clyde Education Foundation, which supports new approaches to learning for the students and communities served by the College, to enable the project to get off the ground.All of the profits raised from the venture will go to support the work of the new £21 million Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice which opened its doors to patients for the first time earlier this month.The Beauty with a Conscience salon will offer customers a wide range of beauty treatments including manicures and pedicures, eyelash and eyebrow shaping, make up and facial waxing with all the products used being ethically sourced where possible and the work carried out by fully qualified students from Glasgow Clyde College.The work experience the students gain forms a key element of their NC Beauty Care and Make- Up Course at the college.The venture is an evolution of an existing charity shop and alongside the beauty treatments on offer, the new outlet will also incorporate an upmarket gift shop selling a range of high quality goods including candles, jewellery, greetings cards and bags. Doors officially opened on 5 December and further information is available on Facebook. Appointments can be booked in person at the salon or by calling 0141 632 6128.Ann Loughrey, Commercial Business Manager at the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, said:“Beauty with a Conscience is an entirely new concept for the charity sector, a commercially focused social enterprise which will raise valuable revenue to support the hospice, with the huge added value of providing meaningful work experience for Glasgow Clyde College students.“In developing commercial opportunities for the hospice, it’s essential that we maintain the values associated with it, which is why all the products and services on offer will be ethically sourced, where possible. Customers will be treated by students who are fully qualified and who will benefit enormously from valuable experience of the world of work. This can only assist their future career prospects.“At this stage, our focus is fully on the new salon but, as part of our ongoing aim to develop commercial ventures which can assist the hospice’s work, we will be exploring the potential for expanding this business model further.”  149 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 7 December 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Two months detention for Russian photographer on Greenpeace vessel

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first_img RussiaEurope – Central Asia to go further Organisation Reporters Without Borders is appalled that a court in the northwestern city of Murmansk today ordered that Denis Sinyakov (Денис Синяков), a well-known Russian freelance photographer who was aboard a Greenpeace vessel intercepted in Russian Arctic waters on 19 September, be placed in preventive detention for two months.“Sinyakov was arrested while working as a journalist and his detention constitutes an unacceptable violation of freedom of information,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By investigating this photographer and the Greenpeace activists he was accompanying on such an absurd accusation as piracy, the Russian Investigative Committee is criminalizing both journalists and environmental activism.“If Russia’s constitutional guarantees have any meaning, neither Greenpeace’s peaceful protest nor, even more so, Sinyakov’s journalistic coverage of the protest constitute a crime. We urge the authorities to release this photographer at once and to drop this investigation.”The Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise set off in late August for Russian Arctic waters to draw attention to the potential environmental consequences of oil exploration in the region. On 18 September, members of its crew tried to scale the Prirazlomnaya offshore drilling platform, which is owned by the Russian gas company Gazprom.The next day, Russian special forces seized control of the Arctic Sunrise and began towing it to Murmansk. On 24 September, all 30 people aboard were placed in police custody in the Murmansk area and the authorities announced that they were being investigated for “piracy,” which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.Sinyakov was one of the first to appear in court today. Noting that he “often travels abroad” and might try to elude the authorities, the court ruled that he should be held for two months pending the outcome of the investigation.Sinyakov told the court: “This ‘criminal activity’ is journalism and I will continue to practice it (…) Greenpeace is an organization with a 40-year history and is well known for its activities. But I don’t work for it. I am a journalist. You can see my photos in the media in Russia and all over the world. All my equipment has been seized. My only weapon is my camera.”Employed on a freelance basis by such news agencies as Reuters and AFP, Sinyakov also does occasional reporting assignments for Greenpeace and it was in this capacity that he was aboard the Arctic Sunrise. He took most of the photos of the Arctic Sunrise being boarded by Russian special forces that have appeared in the press.Reporters Without Borders supports the call issued by Russian journalists for a demonstration at 5 p.m. today outside Investigative Committee headquarters in Moscow to protest against Sinyakov’s detention.To go further: Sign Greenpeace petition to demand the release of all who were aboard the Arctic Sunrise.Main photo: Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace Courtroom photo: Blogger51 RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News Follow the news on Russia September 26, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two months detention for Russian photographer on Greenpeace vesselcenter_img Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Help by sharing this information News May 5, 2021 Find out more Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 21, 2021 Find out more News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Newslast_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders and VERA Files present Media Ownership Monitor the Philippines: Duopoly in the Philippine media

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first_img These are some of the main findings of the Media Ownership Monitor (MOM), a research and advocacy project carried out in the Philippines by VERA Files and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) over the past three months and presented in Manila today. The detailed results of the three-month study are now available to the public on the MOM website at http://philippines.mom-rsf.org in English, and soon in Tagalog.“Even though there might be little political control being openly exerted over Philippine media right now, the subtle yet strong ties between business interests and political power plays, found in almost all media companies, limit the media’s independency”, said Christian Mihr, executive director of RSF Germany. “The current legal framework does neither effectively promote transparency in the market nor takes into account conflict of interests hidden in the media’s ownership structure. The Media Ownership Monitor aims to be a starting point for a discussion on more effective, independent media-specific regulation. The Philippine media business community on all levels should work on better mechanisms for media ownership and transparency.” VERA Files President Ellen T. Tordesillas added: “The power of media lies in its role as a vehicle of information to the public. An informed public is an empowered citizenry. It is, therefore, important to let the public know who is behind their sources of media, and what kind of political and businesses affiliations the owners have. Thus they can better evaluate the quality and credibility of news being dished out by the media outlets.”High market concentration across media sectors The two media networks dominating the market economically are ABS-CBN Corporation and GMA Network Inc. They together gather a market share of 79.44%, considering the revenue of the 29 biggest media companies. Even if advertising budgets were not available for all media companies, the trend shows that especially the two big media networks benefit from selling advertising space, with TV getting the lion’s share.Both ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network Inc. operate across media sectors and offer the most watched, most listened to and most clicked content. Together, they reach 80.72% of the audience through their TV channels ABS-CBN2 / ABS-CBN Sports and Action and GMA/GNTV, as well as 47.2% of the FM radio listenership via DZMM 630 (ABS-CBN Corp.) and DZBB 594 (GMA Network, Inc.). Considering that TV and radio are the type of media mostly used, and TV by far the most trusted source of political information in the Philippines, they likely have an impact on public opinion. Both media networks also offer popular online news websites, which are gaining in relevance and strengthen their cross-media presence. The print market is more evenly distributed among players due to a diversity of tabloid and broadsheet titles, with the entertainment-focused tabloid newspapers being read more compared to broadsheets.Media ownership is an enclave of politico-economic elite Five families in the Forbes List of 2016 Philippines’ 50 Richest are in the media industry, four of which made their money predominantly from media. The Lopez family tops the list of media billionaires: Oscar M. Lopez is the second son of Lopez Group founder and ABS-CBN Corporation’s Eugenio H. Lopez. Eugenio “Geny” Lopez Sr. was the son of former Iloilo governor Benito Lopez and the elder brother of former Vice President Fernando Lopez. Regina Paz “Gina” Lopez does not hold a management position in the media company but is the current Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary, a cabinet position to which she was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte.The triumvirate of former congressman Gilberto Duavit, Menardo Jimenez and Felipe Gozon controls the media group GMA Network. Duavit’s son Gilberto Jr. runs the network operations, while Duavit’s younger son Michael left his the board to focus on a political career. Duavit’s brother in-law, Menardo Jimenez, former GMA Network’s president, still holds considerable shares while serving as consultant at investment bank First Metro Investment. Advertising dollars from political ads during the 2016 presidential elections helped bring in a reported 150% increase in profits for the network in quarter one. The Yap family, who build their wealth in banking, owns Manila Bulletin Publishing, which is responsible for the most popular broadsheet Manila Bulletin as well as the tabloids Balita and Tempo. Even though the political and economic elite are interweaved, those links have not led to targeted discriminatory actions in the recent past, with in general little political control being openly exerted. It poses, however, a potential risk to media as soon as the political elite start to exploit the vulnerability of media owners.Transparency only on the surface Companies registered in the Philippines have to disclose their ownership structures to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where information needs to be purchased. This does not prevent the practice of layering company structures to obscure ultimate beneficial owners to the public. While those complex structures are legal and theoretically can be delayered, this requires immense investigative research for each media company.“In the course of our research, we realized that even as media demands transparency from the government and other sources, the industry is not as transparent as it should be,” said VERA Files President, Ellen T. Tordesillas. The ultimate motives for establishing and frequently changing the corporate structures are questionable. One motive could be disguising foreign ownership, as it seems to be true for example for Manuel V. Pangilinan’s cross-media and telecommunication empire, which can be traced back to an Indonesian investor.Legal framework Media-specific legal safeguards that prevent media ownership concentration do not exist. A new anti-trust body has been established by the Fair Competition Act in 2014 – the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) – which still has to show that it also monitors, and prevents or otherwise breakups media monopolies.The role of religious mediaThe involvement of religious organizations, such as the Catholic Church (Radyo Veritas) and Philippine-based Iglesia ni Cristo (INC TV), in the media market is unique for the Philippines. Officially, the Philippines is a secular nation, with the constitution guaranteeing separation of church and state. However, the Iglesias ni Cristo, led by Eduardo V. Manalo, practice bloc voting and their representatives endorsed appointees to key government positions.***The Media Ownership Monitor Philippines was carried out by Reporters Without Borders in partnership with VERA Files between August and November 2016. The project studied the legal environment, media concentration and ownership structures of the country’s 46 most popular national media outlets. VERA Files is a non-profit media organization composed of veteran journalists, committed to advance excellence in journalism by engaging in research-intensive, high-impact reports in multiple formats and providing training, particularly mentoring of journalists.MOM is an international project launched by the international press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders. It is or is being carried out in eight countries worldwide, including Turkey, Tunisia, Colombia and Cambodia. It applies a generic methodology for all countries as it looks at ownership and media concentration of the most relevant audio-visual, print and online outlets, which are selected based on audience share. The Project is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ). News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Reports and statisticsMedia independence Conflicts of interest November 17, 2016 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Reporters Without Borders and VERA Files present Media Ownership Monitor the Philippines: Duopoly in the Philippine media News Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Organisation News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Reports and statisticsMedia independence Conflicts of interest June 1, 2021 Find out more Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped Despite a high number of media outlets and being described as one of the most freewheeling media systems in the region, Philippine media continue to be owned by and to depend on the economic and political elite. Two giant broadcast networks dominate the Philippine media industry both in terms of economic market power and audience reach, which gives them a major potential to shape public opinion. Ownership structures are legal on the surface but the practice of corporate layering leads to legal contraventions related to foreign ownership and taxation. News May 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Philippines RSF_en February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Guest Opinion | William Paparian: Public Safety Should Be Our Highest Priority

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first_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 55 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Subscribe By way of background, during my 12 year tenure on the Pasadena City Council I was the biggest champion of the Pasadena Police Department. During a time of budget reductions I insisted that our Department be maintained at full strength, that our Officers were among the highest paid in our region and also ensured that our Police Sergeants were treated similarly. I made sure that the weapons training facility in Eaton Canyon, under the watchful eye of our late Range master Jack Preston, was kept open so that our Officers could maintain the highest standards in lethal force training. And when my constituents objected to the noise from gun fire I secured federal funding to install a sound baffling system so that the weapons training could continue unabated.My legacy on the council lives on in this very meeting that you are having today. I led the move for the establishment of the Public Safety Committee and served as it’s first Chairperson (filling the position that my dear friend John Kennedy now holds) precisely because I believed then, and still do now, that Public Safety should be our highest priority as elected public officials.As a practicing Attorney in Pasadena for 40 years I am aware of the painful examples of police misconduct that have unfortunately occurred over the years in the Crown City. Some of these examples have even reached to Command Staff of the Pasadena Police Department.Our current Chief of Police John Perez is doing an outstanding job providing much needed sound leadership to our police department. There’s a photograph of him actually directing traffic for the protest that took place Tuesday afternoon at City Hall and he was quoted as saying:“Nobody’s going to hijack this event, and take this right, this constitutional right, to make the change they want to see in policing. There is no police officer who has not seen that video, and there is no one who is not bothered by what we see. That’s not what we stand for, that is not our culture.”The question of whether or not to finally establish civilian oversight of the Pasadena Police Department is going to be a real test of your political fortitude. I know what it means to have the support of the Pasadena Police Officers Association. Along with the Firefighters Union they are the largest single campaign contributors in local elections. Their support can make or break a candidate. I know this well, because I had their support each time that I got elected to the City Council. None of you want to incur their wrath if you are ever planning on running for political office again.“Fortuna Favet Fortibus” in Latin means “Fortune favors the brave.”If there was ever a time in your political careers to rise to the occasion and be brave, this is that time. This will not be easy for you to do. But when the history of the current era in our City’s political history and indeed our Nation is recorded you will be remembered for what you do today, tomorrow, and next week on the question of finally establishing civilian oversight of the Pasadena Police Department.William PaparianFormer Mayor and Council memberFormer Chair of the Pasadena Public Safety Committee Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News Opinion & Columnists Guest Opinion | William Paparian: Public Safety Should Be Our Highest Priority Fortune favors the brave By BILL PAPARIAN, Former Pasadena Mayor Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 1:36 pm Community News Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Munster Rugby Training Suspended After Positive Covid Test

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first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Facebook RugbyMunsterNewsSportMunster Rugby Training Suspended After Positive Covid TestBy Raffaele Rocca – October 6, 2020 212 Email Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisementcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMunsterMunster.RugbyRugby Previous articleLimerick’s libraries will operate Call & Collect service during Covid Level 3 restrictionsNext articleLimerick Youth Service Calling for Additional Investment in Youth Work Sector Raffaele Rocca Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApp MUNSTER Rugby have been assisting a senior player who has tested positive for Covid-19.The latest PCR testing carried out on Monday at the HPC has returned a positive result for a player who is asymptomatic. To remove any doubt of a potential false positive the player will be retested tomorrow.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The individual, who was not part of the travelling group at the weekend, and six other players identified by Munster Rugby as potential close contacts, are currently self-isolating.This approach of identifying possible close contacts is in line with the caution we have taken to this issue, these players may not be deemed close contacts by the HSE.As a precautionary measure, the squad and academy will not train at the HPC today.The HSE have been notified for contract tracing purposes.Further PCR testing will take place tomorrow at the HPC with a return to scheduled training planned for Thursday ahead of Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 encounter against Edinburgh at Thomond Park.Munster Rugby Head of Medical, Dr Jamie Kearns, said: “As an immediacy we are taking every precaution by standing down training today.“We are going to complete another round of PCR testing tomorrow so that we can return to training on Thursday.“Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of our players and staff, and we will continue to work closely with both the IRFU and HSE in this regard.”The post Munster Rugby Training Suspended After Positive Covid Test appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Print Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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The changing role of the HR institute

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first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. The changing role of the HR instituteOn 4 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Duncan Brown and Ralph Tribe discuss the value that the Chartered Instituteof Personnel and Development provides to the professionDuncan Brown, assistant director-general of the CIPDIn 31 Songs, Nick Hornby says it is far easier to write about thingsyou don’t like than those you do. Maybe this is what motivates the occasionalcritics of the CIPD who appear in the pages of Personnel Today. The CIPD is not perfect – far from it. But we offer good value for our £96annual membership fee. And most of our 117,000 members agree. Our latestindependent research found that three-quarters of members “value thestatus [their] CIPD membership carries”; two-thirds feel the CIPD hashelped their career development and provides thought leadership; and 88 percent agree that it speaks with authority on professional issues. It isn’t just an internal love-in, either. Membership has grown by 56 percent since 1995. Usage of our website has risen by 17 per cent in the past yearto 150,000 user sessions and seven million hits a month – half of which are bynon-members. So what have the modern day Romans of the people management and developmentprofession ever done for you? The CIPD has more than 35,000 students. A quarter study through the flexiblelearning route, and 4,700 graduated last year. And we have just finishedre-accrediting hundreds of our qualification providers against a new set ofprofessional standards. We have introduced innovative certified programmes, such as our advancede-learning certificate. Around 12,000 delegates took part in CIPD trainingevents and courses last year, while HRD week in April is the premier event inEurope for training professionals. The institute has also led the way in demonstrating links between HRpractices and organisation performance. We will release case studies on makingthese relationships happen at a public sector conference with the CabinetOffice in March, and in May, we will publish results from our two-year studyinto organisations such as Jaguar, Tesco and Nationwide. We draw many senior professionals into our work, with an influential groupof vice-presidents and policy panels. Those who have recently been involved onour information and consultation taskforce include the HR directors of Corus,Granada, and the Prison Service, while the HR/organisation design directors ofM&S, Cadbury Schweppes and Oxfam were part of our ‘Organising for Success’group. More than 500 CEOs and HR directors took part in this latter study. Our annual conference and exhibition in Harrogate attracts more than 7,000visitors, including leading thinkers such as Gary Hamel, Charles Handy andMichael Porter. We also offer a huge range of information and advice on practical issues. Werun a dozen surveys of trends and practices each year, with 5,000 copiesdownloaded for free each month. As many as 14,000 people a month view the QuickFacts section on our website, and 3,500 people use our library and legaltelephone helplines each month. Our specialist forums have 6,000 members andhold 40 events a year, and our 48 branches host more than 300. But are we influential? Last year, the CIPD’s media coverage doubled, with200 mentions a month in the press. Examples include our absence survey andpensions work on BBC Business Breakfast, and features in the FinancialTimes on organisation design and human capital research. We have strengthened our relationships with the Government to betterrepresent our members’ views. For example, we helped the DTI host discussiongroups on information and consultation, and chaired the Department of Work andPension’s working party on age diversity. Contributing to the public good is also an important objective. Our work onemploying ex-offenders has drawn this issue to national attention. More than40,000 free copies of the findings have been distributed. Along with Businessin the Community, we are researching the effects of corporate social responsibilityon career decisions, and producing free member guides on CSR and pensions. The challenges facing the profession are rapidly shifting, and the CIPDneeds to continually improve its response. Plans for the next year includeadopting chartered individual membership status, redesigning the website, freemember toolkits, implementing new member communications and further enhancingour conferences and courses. We would welcome feedback from the HR community, but remember: Rome was notbuilt in a day. center_img Comments are closed. Ralph Tribe, CIPD member and vice-president of HR for a global media companyWhen will the CIPD will stop telling the HR profession how relevant it isand how much value it creates, and start asking us? When people – particularly senior members – talk about the CIPD, they almostinvariably express a huge frustration with its inability to demonstratetangible value. The CIPD clearly has an obligation to address this perception.Yet disappointingly, its leadership has consistently chosen to ignore ordispute this feedback, arrogantly dismissing it as a marginal view, rather thana mainstream one. The organisation draws significant revenues from membership fees and othercommercial activities (nearly £30m per annum), but seems largely incapable ofredistributing that value in any measurable or meaningful way to its members orto the profession – which presumably is the sole reason for its existence. HRprofessionals are entering an era where failure to demonstrate measurable valueis no longer an option. Yet the leaders of our professional institute seemunwilling to respond thoughtfully or constructively to this challengethemselves – it feels like a case of ‘do as I say, not as I do’. No doubt the CIPD will respond to my opinions with protestations that itdoes offer value for money to its members, through its support of strategic HR,its achievement of chartered status, its educational efforts, and the ‘valuefor money’ products and services it provides. But such assertions are questionable. Its lack of strategic impact isblindingly obvious to anyone remotely interested in seeing tangible results. Itis likely that the CIPD has spent millions over the years on research that islargely unknown or inaccessible, and which therefore fails to educate orinfluence. Ask yourself: what specific piece of CIPD research has genuinelymade any difference to you or your organisation? I assume the silence isdeafening. With regard to chartered status, the CIPD apparently fails to see thehypocrisy in trying to create a closed shop within a profession where most ofus want to make it easier for good people from other disciplines to move intoHR, not harder. On education, surely most of the credit has to go to theinstitutions providing it, rather than the institute. And in terms of products and services, the CIPD doesn’t provide anythingthat other commercial organisations couldn’t deliver to us – often at lower orzero cost. For example, two of the three main publications in the HR market arefree to readers, and yet our own institute effectively charges us via ourmembership fees for receiving the third. It advertises this as an importantbenefit of paid membership. Should we really feel grateful? Similarly, we are apparently lucky enough to receive a discounted rate forthe Harrogate conference. Yet, among others, Richmond Events (which runssomething comparable on the Oriana) provides free access for delegates –commercial exhibitors fully subsidise delegates, effectively paying for theright to talk to us. The CIPD charges HR vendors to talk to us, but in contrast, it also chargesus for the privilege. Anyone who has seen its palatial surroundings in Wimbledon, or noticed thedirector-general Geoff Armstrong’s compensation package – which comfortablyexceeds £300,000 a year – has to wonder whether the creation of member value isthe absolute priority it should be for this leadership team. Where is the valuethat the CIPD’s significant revenues should be delivering? If the CIPD is to avoid a crisis, Armstrong and his colleagues need to wakeup to the fact that their membership is increasingly disenfranchised oralienated to the point where, if there were a credible alternative professionalbody for HR professionals, a frighteningly high proportion of us would probablydefect without a backward glance. The CIPD must start listening. If it can’t deliver a more compelling valueproposition for our membership, then it doesn’t deserve our loyalty, and wewill have to go it alone. last_img read more

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