first_imgLafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLafarge Zambia manufactures and sells cement and aggregate products for the local building and construction industry in Zambia and for international export. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include: Mphamvu, a Portland limestone cement; Powerplus for heavy industrial construction, Supaset for making cement blocks, RoadCem to road construction, Powercrete for applications in the mining industry, and Wallcrete for masonry projects such as bricklaying, plasterwork and floor screeding. Aggregates produced by Lafarge Zambia are used in building projects, heavy construction, road construction, mining, and the production of concrete products. The company also produce a ready-mix concrete product, and supplies products used in rail and road infrastructure. Lafarge Zambia has 2 fully-integrated cement plants based in Ndola and Lusaka, with a total production capacity of 1.4 million tons per annum. Lafarge Zambia exports cement products to Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Lafarge Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 2018 was a mixed year for investors around the world as stock markets plunged on trade concerns towards the end of the year. However, in 2019, markets roared back with some of the world’s stock indexes producing returns of more than 20% for investors, making it one of the best years on record in terms of performance.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…Following this performance, I think 2020 is going to be another good year for investors around the world. With this being the case, if I had £1,000 to invest today, I would put my money to work in a low-cost global stock tracker fund. A global investmentA global stock tracker fund is a great way to get exposure to the world stock markets without taking too much risk. Picking single stocks can be a time-consuming and confusing process, and £1,000 isn’t enough to build a diversified portfolio of individual stocks, especially when you take into account trading charges.What’s more, even picking individual stock markets can be tricky. For example, last year, Britain’s leading blue-chip stock index jumped 12%. However, the S&P 500 index of top US companies surged by 28% and the MSCI World Index, which tracks stocks across the developed world, jumped by almost 24% during 2019. The best way to get exposure to global stock markets is, in my opinion, to buy the FTSE All-World UCITS ETF. Offered and managed by global fund powerhouse Vanguard, the All-World ETF owns a total of 3,371 stocks and charges an annual management fee of 0.22%. One thing to note about this fund is the fact that its base currency is US dollars, so there’s quite a lot of currency exposure here, which can have a significant impact on returns.If you are not comfortable with this kind of exposure, then the iShares MSCI World GBP Hedged UCITS ETF is a great alternative. The difference between this fund and its peer is the fact that the iShares offering hedges its currency exposure back to sterling, so investors don’t have to worry about foreign currency risk.It is a bit more expensive, with an annual management fee of 0.55%, but this is relatively inexpensive considering the peace of mind that currency hedging offers.Over the past five years, this fund has returned 7.4% per annum including fees, and it has compounded investors’ capital at an annual rate of 9.8% since inception. At this rate of return, it will take around seven years to double your initial investment.The bottom lineSo, that’s how I would invest £1,000 in 2020. While this might not be the most exciting investment strategy around, I believe that buying a low-cost global tracker fund means investors can gain exposure to global markets without having to worry too much about picking stocks or countries. All you need to do is click ‘buy’ then sit back, relax and watch your money grow. 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Some events require advance reservations as noted.Tax Time – Fridays through April 10 from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Representatives from AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program will help low- to middle-income filers prepare their federal income tax returns. There is no age limit. Appointments are required: Call 626-795-4331 or stop by the Welcome Desk.Arts and Crafts with Lily – Wednesdays, March 4 to 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. Tap into your creative side with Westridge School student Lily Yu, who will lead fun arts and crafts projects everyone will enjoy. All materials will be provided. March 4: Paper Roses. March 11: Fingerprint Rainbow with a Pot of Gold. March 18: Origami Parrots. March 25: Fingerknit Infinity Scarf.Mobile Banking – Wednesdays, March 4, 18 and 25 and April 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come to this series of workshops to learn all about the benefits of online banking, how to get started, how banks protect your information through encryption and multifactor authentication, how to avoid scams, how to download and use apps, deposit a check with a smartphone, pay bills online, set up account alerts and more. Class size is limited to 25. Everyone who completes all four sessions will receive a $25 gift card. To register, stop by the Welcome Desk or call 626-685-6706.Dental Care for Older Adults – Thursday, March 5, at 10 a.m. Oral health is an integral part of general health. Dental care for older adults includes diagnosis, prevention, management and treatment of issues associated with age-related diseases. Learn more about dental health for older adults and get your questions answered. Presented by Lisa A. Hou, DDS.Friday Movie Matinees – March 6 to 27, at 1 p.m. Watching a movie can be revitalizing, allowing us to relax and disconnect for a couple of hours. March 6: “Harriet” (2019, PG-13) starring Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. Harriet Tubman risks her life to escape from slavery, then risks it again and again as she leads hundreds of slaves to freedom and safety as the most famous so-called conductor of the Underground Railroad. The film is based on true events. March 13: “Parasite” (2019, R) starring Kang-ho Song and Sun-kyun Lee. A savvy low-income South Korean family cons its way into working in the household of a wealthy family, but a parasitic interloper threatens their newfound comfort and threatens to destroy the fragile relationship between the two families. March 20: “The Good Liar” (2019, R) starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. A career con man sets his sights on a recently widowed woman worth millions, but what should be a simple swindle becomes a potentially deadly cat-and-mouse game. March 27: “Ford vs. Ferrari” (2019, PG-13) starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale. American car designer Carroll Shelby and British-born driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary new race car for Ford Motor Company that will take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. The film is based on true events.Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy – Wednesday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Receive counseling and advocacy on issues related to Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Part D and Cal MediConnect. Appointments are required: Call 626-795-4331 or stop by the Welcome Desk. Presented by HICAP.Burn Prevention – Thursday, March 12, at 10 a.m. Older adults are at higher risk of burn injury than other age groups. Learn the differences between first-, second- and third-degree burns, the most prevalent causes of burns among older adults, the relationship between falls and burns, proper first aid for burns and more. Reading materials and burn safety tools for household use will be available at no cost. Presented by the Grossman Burn Foundation.Cultural Thursdays: Great American Songwriters/Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer – Thursday, March 12, at 2 p.m. Join pianist Bob Lipson and commentator/singer Don Snyder for a fun and interactive musical journey through the life and work of the songwriting team of composer Hoagy Carmichael and lyricist Johnny Mercer, whose songs include “Stardust,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Moon River,” “Skylark,” “Laura” and more.LA Opera Talk: What It’s Like to Be an Opera Singer – Monday, March 16, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will host an interactive presentation to explain how being a professional opera singer takes much more than talent.OsteoStrong – Thursday, March 19, at 10 a.m. Learn about the importance of bone health to prevent osteoporosis and fractures, and how things as simple as reading food labels and exercising can reduce the risks and effects of osteoporosis. Presented by Joanna Ayala, manager of OsteoStrong.How to Write a 10-Minute Play – Friday, March 20, at 11 a.m. Learn the elements of plot, conflict, dialog and resolution through writing exercises and connect with your creative side in an environment of support and feedback that will help you become a budding playwright. RSVP at the Welcome Desk or by calling 626-795-4331. Presented by award-winning playwright Kurt Maxey.LOW/DOWN – Friday, March 20, at 3:30 p.m. MUSE/IQUE ON TOUR guest artists will explore music from their upcoming concert LOW/DOWN: Everything you ever wanted to know about the bass, from electric to upright. A limited number of complimentary tickets to the March 22 MUSE/IQUE concert will be available to people who attend the March 20 event and register in advance at the Welcome Desk.Spirituality and Aging – Thursday, March 26, at 10 a.m. Spirituality is the measure of how willing we are to allow grace, some power greater than ourselves, to enter our lives and guide us along the way. Each person has a different interpretation of spirituality. Doug Edwards, director of outreach for be.group, will lead a discussion about this important topic.For more information about the programs and services of the Pasadena Senior Center, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call 626-795-4331.Founded in 1960, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and older in a welcoming environment. 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first_imgColumnsReforming Slum Rehabilitation In Mumbai: The Worst-off Are The Worst Hit By Covid-19 Shriniwas Sharad Bobde & Ameya Pratap Singh30 May 2020 7:48 AMShare This – xIt is estimated that roughly 40-50 percent of Mumbai’s total population of 18.4 million stay in slums. Dharavi, a 2.1 sq. km. irregular pentagon in the heart of Mumbai, which is Asia’s biggest slum after Orangi town in Karachi, had reported 1,541 confirmed Coronavirus cases until May 25. After all, social distancing is challenging in an area that has a population density of 869,565…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?LoginIt is estimated that roughly 40-50 percent of Mumbai’s total population of 18.4 million stay in slums. Dharavi, a 2.1 sq. km. irregular pentagon in the heart of Mumbai, which is Asia’s biggest slum after Orangi town in Karachi, had reported 1,541 confirmed Coronavirus cases until May 25. After all, social distancing is challenging in an area that has a population density of 869,565 people per square mile, and also includes 5,000 businesses and 15,000 single-room factories. While the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation disinfects Dharavi’s 225 public bathroom complexes daily, each toilet is still used by at least 50 people per day. Govandi, which is another large slum in Eastern Mumbai and has the worst human development index of any ward in the city, has also shown similar distresses. A report by Brookings India finds that Mumbai’s slums have disadvantages built into their fabric since “people live in crowded quarters” and lack the “provision of clean water for hand washing” as well as “good quality masks.” Unsurprisingly, almost two-thirds of Mumbai’s containment zones are either in slums or next to one. Under the Maharashtra Slum Areas (Improvement, Clearance and Redevelopment) Act, 1971, there already exists a legislative provision which should have long resolved the housing crisis in Mumbai’s slums. In Dharavi for example, Dubai-based SecLink Technologies Corporation won a 28,000-crore bid to develop the slum area over a year ago. However, the contract for the project has still not been awarded, forcing the company to demand compensation to the tune of 2,299 crores. Across Mumbai, about 1384 “Letter of Intents” have been issued by the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) to develop slum areas. But, only 10 percent of these have seen results so far. In other words, only 2.06 lakh families have received apartments under this scheme in last 23 years. At this rate – an average of 8,963 families getting homes annually – it would take more than a century to rehabilitate all of Mumbai’s slum dwellers. Delays in completing SRA projects have meant that the state government now has about one-third of the total Covid-19 cases and deaths in India. Maharashtra’s current Covid-19 mortality rate is roughly a percentage point higher than the national average (1695 deaths in 52,667 cases at the time of writing). The pandemic should strongly encourage Maharashtra’s government to rethink the implementation of its slum rehabilitation policy. The primary issue has been that despite its repeated lack of success, the government’s approach has so far, relied on increasing the concentration of executive powers under Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SRA. While having a nodal agency is important to streamline statutory compliance and reduce bureaucratic delays, the concentration of discretionary powers with a single individual has shown no evidence for improving the delivery of slum rehabilitation projects. Instead, the government should repose its faith in transparency and accountability. The decision-making process within SRA needs to become more transparent for both developers and slum dwellers. This can be achieved by actively implementing the time-bound standard operating procedures established in the SRA Citizens Charter—rather than the current practice of leaving much to the arbitrary discretion of administrative officers. To avoid unnecessary deviation from these timelines, it should be mandated that delays are followed by a full and public declaration from CEO SRA stating its underlying reasons. Moreover, the state government has erroneously viewed the watering down slum dweller’s consent to expedite schemes favourably. For instance, the Maharashtra State New Housing Policy, 2015, states that in case slum dwellers fail to appoint a developer, “SRA will call for competitive bids from private developers through a transparent bidding process and appoint the developer.” The consent of slum dwellers in this case would not be required. However, rather than expedite projects, this measure threatens prolonged delays. For instance, in Susme Builders vs. CEO, SRA the Supreme Court, setting a two-year deadline, asked SRA to use open tenders to select a renowned builder with the best offer to complete the project. The judgement was passed on January 4, 2018 but no progress has taken place so far, as the developers’ response to the repeated tenders has been lukewarm at best. Therefore, there is a need to work with (instead of around) slum dwellers’ consents, while confronting the reality that builders could seek to foment factionalism to serve their own ends. First, SRA needs to establish a developer’s technical and financial expertise to execute the project prior to accepting their proposal. Currently, this takes place under Annexure III or the third stage of the proposal’s scrutiny by SRA—and desperately needs to be moved forward in time. An official information booklet including the developer’s credentials and past history should also be uploaded to the SRA website and provided to slum dwellers to enable them to make the most informed choice. To fast-track the selection of developers, the government needs to raise the awareness of slum dwellers and make sure they have access to trustworthy sources of information. Secondly, since horse-trading has typically been a problem in SRA schemes (with rival developers attempting to buy off support for their proposals) it must be statutorily held that consents given in favour of a developer appointed by a Society or Federation are always irrevocable, unless vitiated by coercion, undue influence, mistake or fraud. In Balasaheb Torbole’s case, the Supreme Court has held that the procedures to be followed for the implementation of the Annexure II (second stage, where the builder’s proposal is scrutinised by competent authority), while not mandatory statutory laws, are still guidelines that remain in force unless there is a legal injury to the claimants. However, SRA would not be able to decide such questions of contractual infirmities. As such, it is suggested that with regard to consents given in favour of developers by individual protected slum residents should be made irrevocable by way of legal fiction at the inception (as it is being acted upon), with some buffer period for revocation. Third, the tendency of rival developers to file writ petitions in the Bombay High Court or move applications before the Apex Grievance Redressal Committee (AGRC) – which is a specialised quasi-judicial body that oversees SRA cases and is constituted by Bureaucrats – to sabotage, extort, stall or take-over on-going slum rehabilitation projects also needs to be addressed. Here, a legislation akin to the new amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, could be used to impose punitive costs on malicious litigants who have shown obstructionist motives. Unfortunately, with respect to SRA projects, a range of serial extortionists have emerged who have made a career out of filing frivolous petitions. This is not to say that substantive challenges to schemes based on legal prejudice or harm should not be entertained or statutorily barred. But, the opposition to a particular developer or scheme should be constituted of a minimum number of complainants as a proportion of the entire slum population before the AGRC or the High Court takes suo moto cognizance of the matter. After all, the developer does require 51 percent of slum dwellers’ consents to qualify for the project under SRA laws before issuance of the Commencement Certificate. To privilege isolated cases over the larger public good is not sound legal consideration. For individual cases that fail to meet the minimum threshold, the state government should create a transparent and regularised process through which developers can interact with slum dwellers, their societies, and federations to discuss their plans and respond to grievances or concerns during the course of project completion. Simultaneously however, both SRA and the Courts need to be more cautious about the legitimacy of the processes through which developers obtain 51 percent of the consents. Slum dwellers must be given the opportunity to examine the details of the proposed scheme in a fair and transparent manner, particularly with respect to the area and facilities which are to be provided to them, in order to lessen cases of misrepresentation or fraud. Lastly, to address the problem of judicial delays, another AGRC needs to be set-up to deal with legal disputes arising out of SRA schemes; this would bring the total number to two. As the Bombay High Court noted in the case of Aslam Hasimali Shaikh and others vs. the State of Maharashtra, AGRC’s desire to hear cases only once a weak (only on Saturdays) was “shocking.” The judges therefore recommended that a retired judicial officer of the rank of District Judge should be appointed to the AGRC to ensure that cases were taken up regularly. Moreover, as the Supreme Court held in the case of Madras Bar Association vs. Union of India, even independent administrative tribunals set up to decide non-substantive questions of the law—such as the AGRC—in order to be constitutional, should follow the “salient characteristics” as regards, appointments, terms of office, qualification etc. of the Courts of record i.e. the Supreme Court or High Courts. While “judicial powers vested in superior courts” can be transferred to tribunals, all the “conventions, customs, and practices of the [superior] court sought to be replaced have to be incorporated in the tribunal created.” In this respect, the AGRC violates two significant first tranche rights (1) natural justice, since CEO SRA is a member of the appellate authority despite being a party to most disputes, and (2) Article 21 or the Right to Speedy Justice, since they convene so infrequently. However, the state government has made no effort to heed the Court’s advice so far. Mumbai’s slums are its ugly reality. Not because they house the poor and deprived in the city, but because they represent the abject failure of the Indian state to look after its citizen’s welfare. The Indian republic’s birth was premised on the social and economic upliftment of its peoples who had long been victims of the British Raj’s exploitative plunder. Following on, housing is every slum dwellers basic right that allows them to lead a life of dignity. Still, the limitations of the SRA scheme and the compromise of slum dweller’s rights have been laid bare by the Covid-19 outbreak. The worst-off in Mumbai are also the worst hit. We can only hope that the Maharashtra government’s emergency measures will suffice to protect their lives. But, in the long run, slum rehabilitation will be essential to guarantee their future. The state must not fail them again.Views Are Personal Only. (Shriniwas Sharad Bobde is an Advocate in the Bombay High Court. Ameya Pratap Singh is a PhD Candidate at the University of Oxford.) 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

first_img Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Temporary bin collection time changes in Derry Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Facebook Pinterest Derry City and Strabane District Council has announced some changes to bin collection times in the coming days.In the Lyndhurst Road area of the city, blue bins due to be collected today will be serviced tomorrow (Fri) instead. The specific areas affected areas  :LYNDHURST ROAD, ROSSDOWNEY ROAD, SUTTON GARDENS, SUTTON GROVE, BELGRAVE PARK, MOSLEY PARK, TAMWORTH CRESCENT, CHEADLE PARK, LYNDHURST MANORBins which were to have been collected on Monday will now be collected on Tuesday in:CLON ELAGH,WOODBROOK, LOWER GALLIAGH ROAD, UPPER GALLIAGH ROAD, GRANSHA, OAKGROVE SCHOOL, GRANSHA ROAD, JUDGES ROAD & RUGBY CLUBCLOONEY ROAD, BLOOMFIELD PARK, OAKFIELD MEWS, THE MEADOWS Previous articleNomination of EU Commission president a ‘grubby backroom deal’ – CarthyNext articleSearches take place on Derry building site News Highland Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – July 4, 2019 WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

first_img Christian Student Center to open doors on Sunday By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content “That is for the security of it and for creating leadership in the young men, as well,” Cochran said.The center will also be available to the community as a meeting place for small groups. “We were not able to offer that service to the community in the old house but are excited to be able to offer it now,” Cochran said. “Of course, the property will be used for tailgating at university events. We’ll soon have the sand volleyball court ready again and the students really enjoy it during warm weather.”The Christian Student Center will be a place of preparation for future mission trips. The next trip is planned to Africa in May. The old Christian Student Center was taken down Jan. 4, 2011, and meetings have been held at various locations on campus for the last two semesters.Cochran said it will be good to have a place of their own again.“We will use the new Christian Student Center for God’s Glory, not for ours,” he said. “We want to spread God’s love by reaching out to the community and to those in need.” Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Open house will be a come-and-go event from 3 until 4:30 p.m. with a special time of prayer and dedication at 3:30 pm.“As we minister to the college students at the Christian Student Center, the main focus is for the students to grow in their faith and, as they grow, to spread the Word to their friends and classmates,” Cochran said. “Then, as they move into their careers, our desire is for them to take what they have learned here and spread it to the world.”The Christian Student Center is an outreach of Collegedale Church of Christ but is open to all denominations. Skip “We see the Christian Student Center as a mission with the world coming to us,” Cochran said.The Christian Student Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until midnight, with small student-led Bible groups meeting regularly.“Each Wednesday night during the semester, we have what we call The Gathering and it’s a large group meeting,” Cochran said. “But the Center is open daily and nightly for students to come in and study or just hang out and watch TV. During the daytime hours, the Christian Student Center will be treated much like a coffee shop.”The center will also serve as a residence for several college men. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 12:04 am Saturday, January 7, 2012 The new Christian Student Center at Troy University will celebrate the opening of the facility with open house from 3 until 4:30 p.m. Sunday.The Christian Student Center is located at 703 University Avenue.Rick Cochran, campus minister for the sponsoring Collegedale Church of Christ, said the church membership is excited to announce the opening of the new Christian Student Center and invites the public to the “celebration of this blessing” on Sunday. You Might Like Theives take brass fittings University police are investigating an overnight theft on the Troy University campus. University Police Chief John McCall said that someone… read morelast_img read more

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article This week’s guruOracle’s talking double dutch over HR’s impact– Guru travelled all the way to Amsterdam only to hear that, in a perfectworld, there would be no such thing as HR professionals. Likening HR to estate agents and lawyers, IT giant Oracle’s vice-presidentof HR claimed business would be better off without us. Apparently, managerscan’t blow their noses without having to talk to us, which undermines theirabilities. Put simply, HR gets in the way, delegates heard at the ENGconference. Well Guru disagrees. If HR is working in an environment such as at Oracle,where it is only seen as a cost and a necessary evil then it will never beallowed to fully contribute. At organisations that have cottoned on to theimportance of talent and strategy to business success, however – see PersonnelToday’s current ‘Delivering HR Strategy’ series (see p20) – HR can be anenabler not a barrier. The only time Guru gets in the way of line managers is when he elbows hisway to the bar on a corporate jolly. – Guru received grave news this week when the powers-that-be ordained hemust get his best shiny-bottomed suit out and lug it to Harrogate for theindustry’s annual outing. What’s worse, he is being forced to do his bit on the Personnel Today stand(B60). Guru has been told to stand there and be nice to people. Guru appeals to anyone out there to make their protests felt at thisflagrant exploitation of the ‘any other duties’ in his contract by e-mailing [email protected] lunch related to the benchIt has been said that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Nonsense. Formany years Guru has been working his way round the eateries of London provingthis theory completely redundant. The ‘fictional’ mouse spotted under the restaurant table, the stray haircunningly placed in the soup and the Michael Winner disguise kit have allhelped to secure gastronomic freebies. However, Guru’s best source ofcharge-free dining is now under threat after the Financial Times cut its expensebudget last week, banning staff from wining and dining key contacts. It brings an end to Guru’s weekly tradition of spouting some old rubbish toa journalist in exchange for a good trough. Sales of the FT will surely plummet while the UK’s high streets becomejammed at lunchtime with industry’s movers and shakers seeking out the bestvalue meal deals. It’s a fare cop for driver Mulopo Personnel Today reported in August on the need for HR departments to reviewtheir policies covering company car drivers as an increasing number are beingcaught on CCTV speeding, committing parking offences and even kerb crawling.Guru thought it unlikely that anyone would be so stupid as totry and pick up a lady of the night in a company vehicle (Guru had a ‘friend’who would hotwire one of his colleagues’ cars before undertaking such shadyactivities), so was astonished to read about a bus driver who was caught kerbcrawling in his double decker after finishing his shift. Everisto Mulopo was nicked when he tried to proposition anundercover officer. Mulopo was subsequently fined £300 by magistrates and sacked byhis employer London United Busways. GuruOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_img Tags: Cade Potter/Landon Brenchley/Liam McChesney/Utah State Aggies Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State head men’s basketball coach Craig Smith has announced the additions of three high school standouts to the 2019-20 signing class. The signings include Liam McChesney (Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada/Charles Hays Secondary School), Cade Potter (Orange, Calif./Orange Lutheran HS) and Landon Brenchley (Millville, Utah/Ridgeline HS).McChesney, a 6-9 forward, was selected as a member of the Canadian U17 National Team last summer after averaging 30 points, 14 rebounds and five assists per game as a junior at Charles Hays Secondary School in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. McChesney was also part of the pool for the Canadian U17 Team as a sophomore as one of the top-25 athletes in the nation. “Liam is a multi-dimensional athlete that can play all over the floor,” Smith said. “He is a legitimate 6-9, very long, and can shoot it from anywhere. He can score the ball at every level and is an excellent passer and rebounder. He has great feel for the game.”Potter, a 6-8 forward, who is an Orange Lutheran High School product in Orange, Calif., averaged 11.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.4 assists per game as a junior last season. Potter will depart on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the spring and will join the Aggies for the 2021-22 season.“Cade is another versatile player,” Smith said. “He has good size, great strength, and is a player we can utilize almost anywhere on the floor. He is a powerful athlete that can make a lot of good things happen.”Brenchley, a 6-4 guard, is a Cache Valley product and a three-year varsity starter at Ridgeline High School. Last season, Brenchley averaged 19.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.2 steals per game en route to earning first-team all-region honors. As a sophomore, Brenchley was a member of the starting rotation and helped the Riverhawks to a state title, earning third-team all-region honors along the way.“Landon brings size and versatility to the table and has a high basketball IQ,” Smith said. “He has the ability to stretch the defense and has a great feel for the game. He’s a good rebounder and brings a lot of intangibles that make him a great addition to our program.”Utah State returns to the floor on Friday, hosting Utah Valley at 7 p.m., inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum as part of the MGM Main Event. The Aggies will play the final two contests of the MGM Main Event next week in Las Vegas, opening with Saint Mary’s at T-Mobile Arena on Monday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. (MT).Utah State men’s basketball news and information is available on Facebook (facebook.com/usumensbasketball), on Twitter (@usubasketball) and on Instagram (@usubasketball). Fans can also get USU men’s basketball highlights on YouTube (youtube.com/utahstateathletics). Aggie fans can follow the Utah State athletic program on Twitter (@usuathletics), on Facebook (facebook.com/usuathletics) or on Instagram (@usuathletics). November 14, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State Basketball Signs Three High School Standouts to 2019-20 Class Robert Lovelllast_img read more

first_imgAir Force brings in a record of 12-13 (4-3 in Mountain West Conference play). The Wolverines lead the Bears 36-19 all-time. Written by The Bears are led on the season by sophomore utility player Jake Gitter in batting average (.354). Sophomore infielder Matt Zoba (3 home runs) is Northern Colorado’s leading home run hitter and the RBI leader for the Bears is redshirt senior outfielder Jack Pauley (15 RBI). Junior right-handed pitcher Jesse Schmit is Utah Valley’s leader on the mound, with a record of 2-3. Junior outfielder Alexander Marco leads the Wolverines in batting average (.347), home runs (5) and RBI (22). After this, the Wolverines will continue their road trip at Colorado Springs, Colo. against Air Force in a non-conference series against the Falcons April 8 and 9. Freshman infielder Alexander Pup leads the Falcons in batting average at a .307 clip. April 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Baseball Visits Northern Colorado and Air Force on Road Trip Tags: Air Force/Alexander Marco/Alexander Pup/Ashton Easley/Jack Pauley/Jesse Schmit/Matt Zoba/Nic Ready/Northern Colorado/UVU Baseball The Wolverines and Falcons’ series is currently tied 8-8 all-time. Senior infielder Nic Ready is tied for the team lead in home runs with 3 and leads Air Force in RBI with 17. Junior outfielder Ashton Easley also has 3 home runs for the Falcons. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGREELEY, Colo.-This weekend, Utah Valley baseball (5-22, 2-4 in WAC play) visits the Northern Colorado Bears (6-18, 2-4 in conference play) as their WAC season continues. Brad Jameslast_img read more