Aston Martin or Rolls-Royce shares? Here’s what I’d do

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Dan Peeke | Friday, 20th November, 2020 | More on: AML RR Aston Martin or Rolls-Royce shares? Here’s what I’d do March’s market crash saw the share price of both Aston Martin Holdings (LSE:AML) and Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) plummet. On the surface, most would connect both companies to the luxury automotive industry. However, while Aston Martin is still manufacturing cars, Rolls-Royce sold that side of its business 40 years ago and has since focused (mostly) on aviation.  Aston Martin SharesSince it was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in October 2018, the Aston Martin share price has dropped by 95% (admittedly, partly due to dilution). My colleague G A Chester is very bearish on the share, saying: “There’s not a cat in hell’s chance the Aston Martin share price will ever return to £19”. That may be so, but now that the company has dropped from 499p at the start of February to its current 80p — which it has roughly maintained since April — is Aston Martin a good investment today?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…Well, relatively new executive chairman Lawrence Stroll seems to think so. His investment fund spent millions on a 25% stake. He has streamlined the company’s operations and announced a plan to target £2bn of revenue by 2025. However, I think there are many reasons to avoid Aston Martin and look at Rolls-Royce shares instead.  The brand is, first and foremost, not currently profitable. Then, even if Stroll’s plan works, AML has to work its way through a mountain of ever-increasing debt, and certain concerned lenders have hit it with a 10.5% interest rate. This doesn’t bode well for shareholders looking for dividend payouts and trying to avoid being diluted further.On top of all of that, Aston Martin has a history of issues that includes major, consistent losses and seven bankruptcies. I think it’s best avoided.Rolls-Royce SharesWhile notable, the Covid-induced price change in Rolls-Royce shares (down 62% between February 2 and April 2) was less dramatic than that of Aston Martin. It’s currently worth around 100p, with its price rising since Covid vaccine developments were announced.An interesting distinction between Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin is the necessity of their services. Cars were still needed during the pandemic, planes (for the most part) weren’t. As the world returns to normal, Rolls-Royce’s business should pick up and hopefully its share price will follow suit. Aston Martin might not experience that to the same degree, although a recovery in the luxury sector would help it. Furthermore, Rolls-Royce CEO, Warren East, has announced a confident recapitalisation plan and a £750m free cash flow target for 2022 onwards. When compared to its current price, this much free cash flow would make for good share value.That said, there are many drawbacks. The company is predicted to make a loss of more than £2.5bn this year, while Edward Sheldon views it as a ‘low-quality’ stock due to a track record of loss and a distinct risk of future financial issues. He also points out that, even though the airline industry returning to normal will help Rolls-Royce shares, we shouldn’t bank on this happening for a good few years.As a result, I wouldn’t be too keen on buying Aston Martin or Rolls-Royce shares right now. 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Boston Street House / James Russell Architect

first_imgArchDaily Area:  280 m² Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Australia A Briz Builder Pty Ltd, Peter Baker Year:  CopyHouses•Fortitude Valley, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Boston Street House / James Russell Architect Houses Architects: James Russell Architect Area Area of this architecture project Engineer:Adrian Dine, AD StructureDesign Team:James Russell, Andrew SchindlerCity:Fortitude ValleyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Toby ScottRecommended ProductsLightsLonghiLamp – AkileleLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. Boston Street House is an alteration of and addition to a 1992 brick-and-tile builder’s special. The project demonstrates that a home located in a developer’s estate — with significant challenges, such as a western orientation & minimal garden — can benefit from small and humble interventions by architects.Save this picture!Original House. Image Courtesy of James Russell ArchitectIt was difficult to understand why the original developer would create a twelve-metre concrete bowl for cars with rooms behind that baked in the afternoon sun. The dipping concrete driveway and a double-lock-up garage were the transition between house and street. The back yard and pool could only be accessed through an awkward series of rooms. The house was trapped in the middle. Now, a simple structure on the street protects the cars, the two-story brick bay has been removed, and a number of small openings joined to form a large aperture at the rear. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Projects Boston Street House / James Russell ArchitectSave this projectSaveBoston Street House / James Russell Architect Photographs Year:  Save this picture!© Toby ScottWe removed the mass of concrete between the street and house to make a landscape journey starting under the Poinciana trees on the street edge through to the pool at the back of the site. Movement now takes you under trees, across patios, through the kitchen, or around a court with living on three sides.Save this picture!© Toby ScottSimilar brick was used to alter or fix the structure, and rendered block to meet or retain the earth. Although it is clear where new work has occurred, it is also sympathetic with the existing house: it is now part of a whole. The structure expresses the process, with brick bonds varying as required for the work we carried out. Living here is now about re-engaging with the landscape through a series of connected spaces.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessSolar Decathlon 2013: Stevens Institute of Technology Places Second in Architecture,…Selected ProjectsHow Much Do Architects Earn Around the World?Architecture News Share Builder: 2012 2012 photographs:  Toby ScottPhotographs:  Toby Scott, Courtesy of James Russell Architect Save this picture!© Toby Scott+ 9 Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJames Russell ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFortitude ValleyHousesAustraliaPublished on October 18, 2013Cite: “Boston Street House / James Russell Architect” 18 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Nueva fase de lucha en Puerto Rico

first_imgCuando el presidente Barack Obama firmó el jueves 30 de junio, la Ley de Fiscalización, Manejo y Estabilización Económica de PR – Promesa por sus siglas en inglés – desató una nueva fase de lucha en la isla/archipiélago.La Ley aprobada por el senado estadounidense un día antes, y calificada en la mayoría de los medios corporativos como una “ayuda” a PR, tiene al contrario, la intención de establecer una agencia de cobro a través de una Junta de Control Fiscal para el beneficio de los bonistas y a expensas del pueblo boricua.El apuro para su aprobación se debía a que el 1ro de julio vencía el pago de casi dos mil millones de dólares en intereses y principal, de los más de 70 mil millones en deuda pública que la isla ha acumulado a través de los años. En la isla, ya el gobernador Alejandro García Padilla había sometido a la Legislatura puertorriqueña una ley para declarar una moratoria al pago de la deuda, anunciando que el gobierno no tenía la suficiente liquidez para hacer los pagos de la deuda y a la vez proveer los servicios básicos y esenciales para el pueblo.De hecho, el viernes 1ro de julio se produjo el tan discutido impago, sumándose al impago de más de 400 millones el pasado mes de mayo.El mismo día, pero horas antes, como preludio al anuncio del impago, la firma auditora KPMG publicó su voluminoso informe – muchas veces exigido por acreedores y el congreso estadounidense – sobre el estado financiero del gobierno para el año 2014. Según KPMG, el gobierno ya tenía para ese entonces un déficit acumulado de $50 mil millones y cuestionaba la capacidad del gobierno para seguir operando. (, 1 de julio)Quien lee las declaraciones de García Padilla sobre el impago y la necesidad de anteponer las necesidades del pueblo, pensaría que gobierna en beneficio del pueblo. Nada más lejano a la verdad. Tanto García Padilla como la y los gobernantes anteriores, tanto populares del PPD como estadistas del PNP, en la mayoría se han aprovechado de su posición, enriqueciéndose y llenando de corrupción sus administraciones mientras gobernaban sometiéndose a los intereses del imperio estadounidense.Como resultado, si algo está ocurriendo en PR, es la enorme insatisfacción de la mayoría del pueblo por el gobierno y el indefinido estatus colonial.Convergencia de situaciones adversasPara entender mejor esta nueva fase de la lucha en PR, sería conveniente ver el contexto en que acontece.La situación de crisis fiscal ha tenido graves consecuencias en muchos renglones del país. Las medidas que el gobierno ha implantado – con asesorías de firmas estadounidenses, incluyendo las contenidas en el Plan Krueger  de 2015 – han llevado a la pobreza y desesperación del pueblo.Enumerando sólo algunas de las situaciones que están impactando al pueblo y que disminuyen la calidad de vida son: aumento de la violencia y la criminalidad, incluyendo robos y “carjacking” que se ha vuelto una ocurrencia diaria. Ejecuciones hipotecarias de viviendas y autos. Deterioro de la salud por el alto costo de los servicios médicos y la falta de médicos y otros profesionales de la salud que a diario emigran hacia EUA. Hambre y pobreza que se ven agudizadas por los despidos, la falta de servicios básicos y el encarecimiento de la vida resultado de los múltiples impuestos con los que el gobierno ha querido remediar la falta de liquidez.A esto se añade una epidemia del virus del Zika y la reducción de trabajadoras/es entrenados y profesionales, por el reclutamiento de agencias de EUA, entre otras situaciones. Sobre este último apartado es importante informar de un peligroso desarrollo ocurrido hace pocos días.El hecho de que en PR hay una fuerza laboral empobrecida pero con buena preparación, son bilingües y además tienen la ciudadanía EUA, atrae agencias estadounidenses que ofrecen mejores sueldos que en la isla, donde no solo ganan menos, sino que sus trabajos están en riesgo de perderse, en caso de quienes afortunadamente tengan empleos.Ya han ido a PR desde EUA para reclutar enfermeras/os, maestras/os, médicos y otros profesionales. Pero es el reclutamiento a la policía lo que es aún más preocupante. Con la excusa de que hay más latinas/os en las ciudades de EUA, reclutan para enfrentar a boricuas contra el pueblo negro y latino. Esto es lo que hizo nada menos que la policía de Baltimore. La ciudad que vive la impunidad de los asesinos de Freddie Gray. ¡Mil seiscientas personas en PR se registraron para tomar el examen!¡Comienza la lucha!Aunque aún no hay una unidad de acción, los diferentes sectores en PR se están movilizando.Las/os maestros con sus acciones consistentes y militantes lograron detener una medida, el “Plan Bhatia”, en la legislatura de PR que entre otras provisiones, quería implantar la privatización de muchas escuelas, el despido de miles de maestras/os, y la destrucción de la educación pública.El Frente Unido en Contra de la Fumigación Aérea, compuesto por varias organizaciones ambientalistas, de salud, agricultura, justicia social y otras, han convocado diversas acciones, incluyendo manifestaciones en contra de la fumigación aérea del tóxico Naled propuesto por la CDC para “erradicar” el mosquito que lleva el virus del Zika. En PR hay una gran oposición a su uso por no solo ser perjudicial a las personas, sino también por el daño a las abejas, lo que a su vez perjudicaría la agricultura. Han sometido otras formas más adecuadas para combatir el zika, pero aún el gobierno no las ha aceptado. Sin embargo, gracias a las protestas, se detuvo la fumigación que iba a comenzar el viernes 1ro de julio. El Frente seguirá con movilizaciones esta semana cuando se celebrarán vistas públicas sobre el uso del Naled.El jueves 30 de junio, el militante y clasista sindicato UTIER que representa a las/os trabajadores de la AEE, tuvieron un exitoso paro de 24 horas para protestar y luchar contra la intención de la AEE, ahora reorganizada bajo las pautas de Lisa Donahue, de Alix Partner, que buscaba la privatización y reestructuración de la agencia estatal para beneficiar a los bonistas. Entre las propuestas de Donahue están la reducción de beneficios en el plan médico y las pensiones de las y los jubilados. Durante el paro, que se dio a nivel de toda la isla, celebraron una concurrida marcha desde las instalaciones de la AEE recorriendo calles del área metropolitana.Ángel Figueroa Jaramillo, presidente de la UTIER, resalta la importancia de este sindicato cuando declara que “Nosotros en la UTIER hemos luchado por construir una base de derechos para toda la clase trabajadora de nuestro país. Es con ese principio que defendemos con fuerzas nuestro Plan Médico y Sistema de Retiro, los cuales deberían ser garantizados para todos los ciudadanos. Pero lamentablemente esa no es nuestra realidad como pueblo, lo que no debe impedir que luchemos para lograrlo”. (, 1 de julio)Tan pronto se dio a conocer la aprobación de la “Promesa” por el senado estadounidense, un puñado considerable de jóvenes fue a manifestarse frente a los portones del edificio del Tribunal Federal en San Juan en la madrugada del jueves. Ahí establecieron un Campamento Contra la Junta (#‎campamentocontralajunta) y dicen que no se irán hasta que sus demandas sean oídas. A través de su página de Facebook, envían y reciben mensajes y hacen conocer sus demandas. Su pedido es la unidad del pueblo contra la JCF, contra el coloniaje, contra la fumigación de naled, y en defensa de las playas, la escuela pública y el pueblo.El viernes, los agentes federales amenazaron con desahuciarlos aunque no dieron fecha. Sin embargo, desde entonces el campamento ha ido creciendo mientras más personas se suman. A través de su página reciben mensajes de solidaridad de organizaciones y personas tanto en la isla como en EUA.Convocaron un día de acción para el 4 de julio con el siguiente mensaje: “Convocamos esta manifestación como un acto de demonstrar oposición a la condición colonial de todxs lxs puertorriqueñxs y denunciar la imposición de una Junta de Control Fiscal a través de medios educativos y artísticos. Esta manifestación es simbólica ya que mientras los Estados Unidos celebra su independencia, simultáneamente establecen proyectos para esclavizar y encarcelar a sus colonias. Es momento de que el pueblo puertorriqueño se una para decir en conjunto: #NoALaJuntaDeControlFiscal; #NoALaDeuda; #SíALaDescolonizaciónPara seguir este movimiento por Facebook y enviar mensajes de solidaridad, pueden ingresar a su página thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Radio reporter hospitalized after attack by masked men

first_img Organisation February 8, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Radio reporter hospitalized after attack by masked men News The Greek police must show journalists can trust it with their protection after one was murdered and another is threatened April 29, 2021 Find out more Greece’s new guidelines for policing protests threaten press freedom Follow the news on Greece to go further Help by sharing this information RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns today’s “unacceptable” attack by masked men on a municipal radio reporter in Athens and calls on the city’s authorities to shed all possible light on the incident. GreeceEurope – Central Asia GreeceEurope – Central Asia News February 2, 2021 Find out more When RSF was drafting this release, little information was available about the circumstances of the attack on the reporter, Dimitri Pierro of municipal radio 9.84, who was covering a demonstration called by trade unions in protest against the pension reform law.“Whatever this circumstances, we firmly condemn an act of such violence against a journalist who was just doing his job at the time,” said Alexandra Geneste, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk in Brussels.Pierro was stopped by around 20 masked men armed with wooden sticks, who asked him to identify himself and started to hit him when he said he was a journalist. Local media reports described his assailants as “anarchists.”Pierro was taken to a local hospital where he was said to be under observation. He reportedly told other journalists that a riot police unit watched him being beaten without ever intervening.No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The Athens authorities said the attack was being investigated.Staged as part of a nationwide 24-hour general strike, the demonstration ended with clashes between police and dozens of masked protesters, who were driven back with teargas and stun grenades.Greece is ranked 91st out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. June 2, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EUlast_img read more

Murdered Uzbek journalist’s brother beaten unconscious in Osh

first_img News Reporters Without Borders has learned that Uzbek journalist Shokhrukh Sayipov was attacked and beaten unconscious by unidentified assailants when he arrived in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh on 10 August to attend a seminar. He was hospitalized with multiple injuries and partial memory loss.None of Sayipov’s personal belongings were taken, which suggests the motive for the attack was linked to his work as a journalist. He has been covering politics and society in Uzbekistan since his brother and fellow journalist, Alisher Sayipov, was murdered in Osh in 2007. His brother’s murderers were never caught.“We call for a thorough investigation with the aim of identifying those responsible for this attack, which recalls the murder of the victim’s brother in 2007,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The list of journalists being physically attacked in Kyrgyzstan, especially Osh, gets longer and longer in a climate of complete impunity.”——————–21.08.2011-Three TV journalists attacked in Osh, in latest violence against mediaReporters Without Borders deplores yesterday’s physical attack by demonstrators on three TV journalists who were covering a rally in support of the Kyrgyz nationalist party Ata-Zhurt in the southern city of Osh. It again highlighted the dangers to which journalists are exposed in Kyrgyzstan as well as police bias against the media.“We are outraged by this latest attack on journalists who were just doing their job,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The police failed in their duty to protect them during the demonstration and then went on to display a culpable degree of indulgence towards their attackers, providing them with an excuse by finding fault with the victims, and refusing to open an investigation.“No progress has been made in the investigations into the attacks on journalists of the last few months. On the contrary, the impunity enjoyed by those responsible is growing alarmingly. Despite the official statements and the international community’s appeals, the authorities seem unable to guarantee journalists’ safety. If nothing changes, this situation willend up threatening the right to information in Kyrgyzstan.”Yesterday’s violence occurred when NTS television reporters Chynara Sydykova and Ayzhan Ismaylova and cameraman Vladimir Bezborodov went to cover a demonstration in support of Ata-Zhurt parliamentarians Kamchybek Tashiyev and Zhyldyzkan Dzholdoshova. The three journalists were assaulted while police looked on without intervening. Bezborodov was badly beaten and is still in hospital.Although the office of the president issued communiqué calling on the police to “carry out an effective and objective investigation” into the attack on the journalists, the police issued a statement today absolving the demonstrators and blaming the journalists, accusing them of coming to the demonstration without accreditation (although no accreditation was needed as it was a public event).The police statement went on to accuse the journalists of insulting the demonstrators, and said this had been corroborated by “11 witnesses” who participated in the demonstration. It claimed that they had not been hit. And finally, it claimed that a neurosurgeon at the municipal hospital who examined Bezborodov had diagnosed “neurosis.”“The claims made by the police in their official statement are not only false but also ridiculous and offensive to the journalists,” Reporters Without Borders added. “We call on the security forces to conduct a serious investigation in order to identify the journalists’ attackers.” RSF is concerned about the fate of an Uzbek journalist extradited by Kyrgyzstan Organisation News News August 14, 2020 Find out more October 9, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en August 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Murdered Uzbek journalist’s brother beaten unconscious in Oshcenter_img News KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia to go further KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia RSF calls for the immediate release of Uzbek journalist RSF asks authorities, opposition to guarantee reporters’ safety during Kyrgyzstan protests August 26, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Kyrgyzstanlast_img read more

‘Sextortion’ case under investigation in Limerick

first_imgLinkedin Email A SEXTORTION type case is under investigation in Limerick after a complaint was made by a teen alleging he was threatened that “personal videos” would be shared across the internet unless he paid a ransom.Gardai in Limerick have said that this is not a new type of scam and have urged people to be vigilant when sharing any sort of images online.The young man told gardai that he downloaded an app and shared videos and content with a young female.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up unbeknownst to him, the images and videos had been recorded and he was notified by text message that unless he paid thousands of euro to a third party, the videos would be shared across the internet with his friends on Facebook.See more Limerick news here WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleTwo-year anniversary pauses Corbett murder trialNext articleWin cinema tickets Staff Reporter NewsCrime & CourtLocal News‘Sextortion’ case under investigation in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – August 2, 2017 1256 WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisementcenter_img Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSGardalimericksextortion Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

“Your Lordship Must Stop Him”: SG Tushar Mehta Vs Prashant Bhushan -Courtroom Exchange in Zinc Disinvestment Matter

first_imgTop Stories”Your Lordship Must Stop Him”: SG Tushar Mehta Vs Prashant Bhushan -Courtroom Exchange in Zinc Disinvestment Matter Srishti Ojha6 April 2021 8:33 AMShare This – xSolicitor General Tushar Mehta on Monday, while objecting to a statement made by Advocate Prashant Bhushan before Supreme Court, asked Bhushan to not abuse ‘every individual and every institution’.The statements were made before a three-judge Bench led by CJI during arguments in the Hindustan Zinc disinvestment case. SG Mehta also asked Bhushan to not make allegations against people not…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSolicitor General Tushar Mehta on Monday, while objecting to a statement made by Advocate Prashant Bhushan before Supreme Court, asked Bhushan to not abuse ‘every individual and every institution’.The statements were made before a three-judge Bench led by CJI during arguments in the Hindustan Zinc disinvestment case. SG Mehta also asked Bhushan to not make allegations against people not present in the Court.”Don’t abuse every individual and every institution. Mr Rohatgi who appeared in this matter for Vedanta has not given any opinion in this matter.” SG Mehta said.SG Mehta’s remark had come after Bhushan made a submission in the Court as to why a regular case was not registered in the matter by CBI even after recommendations for the same was made by all senior officials.Without naming anyone and placing his reliance on newspaper reports, Advocate Bhushan stated that the ‘then Attorney General had opined that there was no need to file a case, while he happened to be lawyer of one of the parties involved.”There were news reports which said that it was ultimately referred to the then Attorney General and the then AG opined that there was no need to file a regular case. The then AG happens to be the lawyer for this Vedanta Company. ” Bhushan Said.SG Mehta further asked the Court to stop Bhushan from making such accusations. “This person , the lordships must stop him. He has formed a habit of making accusations against every individual and every Institution and he is getting emboldened. Your Lordships magnanimity is being taken to be a weakness.” SG addedSG Mehta further said “Your Lordships majesty is being misunderstood by him. I am sorry to say this. He is not at on a public platform or addressing a public rally! “”Please Let me make my submissions. Even you are not on a public platform. ” Bhushan responded. “Make submissions, don’t make baseless allegations on persons not present in the Court.” SG Mehta Said.”What do you mean not present in the Court? I have said this on affidavit and filed newspaper reports. I am asking the Lordships to do two things. ” Bhushan Said. “You cannot ask, you can pray! ” SG remarked.The Court was hearing a plea by National Confederation of Officers’ Associations of Central Public Sector Undertakings questioning the Centre’s decision to disinvest in Hindustan Zinc.The Bench has on Tuesday observed that it will examine the status report submitted by CBI in matter regarding disinvestment of the Government’s shares in Hindustand Zinc Limited in 2002. The matter will be taken up next Tuesday.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

HSE ready to adjust vaccination programme if younger people prioritised

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – April 17, 2021 HSE ready to adjust vaccination programme if younger people prioritised AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleSystem of mandatory hotel quarantine being introduced in Northern IrelandNext articleDerry Reaction- Boyce & Fitzgerald News Highland The head of the HSE says it’s ready to adjust the vaccination programme if the government decides to prioritise younger people.The Health Minister’s asked officials to look at the possibility of vaccinating under 30s ahead of older groups in a bid to reduce transmission rates.It would see those aged 18 to 30 get the jab before people in their 30s, 40s and 50s.HSE chief executive Paul Reid says its plan will only change if directed to do so:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

…on the move

first_imgThe National LotteriesCharities Board has appointed David Fielding as its director of personnel.Fielding was previously HR director at Phoenix House, a provider of drug andalcohol rehabilitation services and will take up his position on 5 March. He beganhis career in the early 1980s in the leisure and recreation industry, where hemanaged various leisure centres for Westminster City Council and Civic Leisure.Since then he has worked in senior personnel jobs at Hammersmith, Fulham andHackney councils. He has an MSc in HR development from South Bank University.Rosemary Green isthe new HR service leader for the UK and Ireland at the Dow Chemical Company.Green will provide HR adviceand leadership, working closely with the UK management team and site leaders.She will also assume responsibility for leading and implementing a globalrecruitment scheme which will aim to boost diversity in the company’s workforceand is connected to the its overall workforce plan for the UK and Ireland. A corporatemember of the CIPD, Green started her HR career in Eurobond sales and tradingin London, followed by managerial positions in higher education, localgovernment and the police force. Lyndon Hoare has been appointed HR director of the workspace managementspecialist Mapeley. Previously, Hoare spent eight years as director ofpersonnel at London Business School before moving to The Economist to becomeproject manager in its HR department.Top jobPaul Neville hasjoined recruitment consultancy Angela Mortimer as director of peopledevelopment.In his new role, Neville willbe responsible for internal recruitment and training activity for the group.This position involves managingactivities focused primarily on recruiting, training and developing staff.Neville will be based at the company’s offices in the City of London, workingwith group managing director John Mortimer.Neville joins from Unilever,where he held positions in UK Graduate Recruitment and as head of managementdevelopment for the Unilever subsidiary, Van den Bergh Foods.His achievements in the fieldof personnel include introducing a performance management framework while atVan den Bergh foods.Neville said: “AngelaMortimer has an ambitious growth plan and my role will be to develop staff inline with this plan.He added: “I intend tolook at the role in a completely different, more business-focused way. “The biggest risk I evertook was back at Unilever, when I opted to break with tradition in the way Iran the staff development programme.”PersonnelprofileJenny Wright is the newtraining director at the corporate catering specialist Aramark. She haspreviously worked as a training consultant, as a training adviser for thedistribution industry and has been training manager with John Lewis.What is the most importantlesson you have learnt in your career?Work with people, not againstthem.What is the strangestsituation you have had to deal with at work?I interviewed someone once whotold me if I did not give her the job, she would put a curse on me. She did notget the job and I am still here.If your house was on fireand you could save one object, what would it be?My diary – I could not livewithout it. Everything I need to do or remember is in there.What is the best thing aboutworking in HR?Working across all lines ofbusiness with my operational managers.What is the worst?Not enough hours in the day.You have stumbled upon atime machine hidden in the vaults of your company building.  What time period would you visit?Elizabethan – to have beentravelling and discovering new places. I guess I would have to have been a manthen.If you could adopt the managementstyle of a historical character, whose would you adopt?Ghandi, an agent of change witha superb insight into human nature.What would you do if you hadmore spare time?Travel. It is my passion,especially the Far East and India. I like the people and the culture.If you were to write a book,which subject would you choose to write about?DIY for women. A guide toputting up a curtain rail, reprogramming the central heating boiler and using apower drill – all of which are the most frustrating of tasks.What is your greateststrength?I am extremely well organised.What is yourleast appealing characteristic?Being extremely well organised,other people find it a bit too much. …on the moveOn 13 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Council’s joint outsource deal creates 700 jobs

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Council’s joint outsource deal creates 700 jobsOn 10 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. More than 700 jobs have been created as a result of Blackburn with DarwenCouncil’s partnership agreement with Capita to outsource its HR, propertymanagement and financial services. Blackburn with Darwen’s HR director, John Connolly, said the £220m 15-yeardeal, which saw 500 council staff’s TUPE rights transferred to Capita in July2001, has led to significant improvements in service delivery. The deal has seen the council exceed almost 90 per cent of serviceimprovement targets during the first year of operation. Connolly, who is employed by Capita, said the partnership, which has theapproval of local union representatives, had evolved over the year. Absenteeism among Capita’s former council employees has halved since theytransferred to the private sector, and staff turnover is extremely low. Connolly said staff transferred under TUPE to Capita had retained theirpension rights, and while new staff would join on Capita terms and conditions,they would have access to a pension scheme offering comparable benefits. The 700 new positions have been created through a new contact centre inDarwen funded by Capita, which has taken on work for BBC TV licensing and ITand support services for the Criminal Records Bureau. Capita is also building abusiness centre in Blackburn that will accommodate 500 staff. Connolly is in no doubt that private sector companies can play a key role inimproving public services, providing both parties are prepared to worktogether. He thinks outsourcing the council’s HR function has enabled him to take amore strategic role as HR director. last_img read more