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Call to curb rise in top pay

first_img Previous Article Next Article Leaders of the £650bn pensions industry have criticised government ministersfor failing to introduce tough measures which could help shareholders curb therise of company directors’ pay. The NAPF urged members at its annual conference to lobby the top 750companies and persuade them to put their pay reports to a vote of shareholders.Only 10 of the UK’s top 350 companies held a shareholder vote on directors’pay structures last year, according to the association. In a letter to itsmembers, chairman of NAPF’s investment committee Alan Rubenstein backed arecent demand by institutional investors for more accountability on pay. A group of institutional investors led by Hermes, one of the UK’s largestfund managers, have asked companies to put their remuneration reports to a voteat their annual general meetings. Together this group owns more than 5 per centof the UK stock market. Related posts:No related photos. Call to curb rise in top payOn 30 May 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Ophiolite obduction pulses as a proxy indicator of superplume events?

first_imgA major new synthesis of ophiolite geochronology and map of global Phanerozoic distribution indicates that previously noted pulses of ophiolite obduction can be linked to superplume-related tectonism. A marked cyclicity is evident in obduction ages obtained from minerals in ophiolite metamorphic soles and obduction-related minor intrusions. This episodicity is in phase with periods of predominantly uniform polarity of the geomagnetic field, formation of massive carbon-rich deposits, sea-level highstands, and formation of large flood basalt provinces; all generally considered to be superplume proxy indicators. A key to interpreting ophiolite obduction as a further proxy is the mid-Cretaceous, superplume-associated, ocean-margin compressional deformation. During this event, thermal rejuvenation and increased buoyancy of ocean lithosphere caused arc-terrane collision, marginal-basin shoaling, back-arc basin closure and ophiolite obduction. Convergent margins were placed in compression with increased coupling between subducting and overriding plates resulting in major ocean margin deformation. Being directly datable and tectonically and petrologically distinctive makes ophiolite assemblages of considerable use for identifying superplume events.last_img read more

Bling-tastic! The shiniest agents hit Dubai

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Bling-tastic! The shiniest agents hit Dubai previous nextAgencies & PeopleBling-tastic! The shiniest agents hit DubaiConnells whisks away 50 of its ‘Top Achievers’ on an all-expenses paid trip to Dubai.The Negotiator27th May 20160611 Views Every year Connells treats its ‘Top Achievers’ to a fantastic mini-break as a reward and thank-you for all the hard work achieved by its best performing agents in the business.This year’s trip to Dubai was a two night stay in the world renowned Jumeirah Beach Hotel and an itinerary packed with activities and once in a lifetime experiences. This included: a barbeque buffet at the Al Sahara Desert Camp, a tour of the city’s souks, golf excursions, a Dubai Mall shopping trip, a scenic seaplane flight and an exclusive drinks reception at the Atmosphere bar on the 123rd floor of the Burj Khalifa followed by a gala dinner at the Thipthara Restaurant overlooking the famous Dubai Fountains.This trip to Dubai adds to a succession of other fantastic locations visited in recent years such as Sorrento, Cannes and Ibiza.Estate Agency Chief Executive David Plumtree, who played host, said, “We look forward to hosting the ‘Top Achievers’ trip every year – it is a brilliant reward for the hard work and fantastic achievements of our staff. We have some of the best people in the business at Connells, so we of course aim to reward them with the best trips and experiences that will provide long-lasting memories. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we look forward to another successful year as we celebrate our 80th year of trading.”mini-break Dubai connells Top Achievers mini break May 27, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier Key for Russia’s Security at Sea

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier Key for Russia’s Security at Sea View post tag: sea Industry news View post tag: key View post tag: Nuclear-Powered View post tag: At View post tag: Carrier View post tag: News by topic View post tag: For November 29, 2012center_img View post tag: Naval For two years Russia has been developing a prospective nuclear-powered aircraft carrier which is to be one of the key elements…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, November 29, 2012 View post tag: Security View post tag: Aircraft Share this article Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier Key for Russia’s Security at Sea View post tag: Navy View post tag: Russialast_img read more

Nonviolent Protestors Representing The National Poor People’s Campaign Camped Outside Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Home

first_imgThis article was published by the City-County Observer without opinion, bias or editing.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare By Erica INDIANAPOLIS — Nonviolent protestors representing the national Poor People’s Campaign camped outside Gov. Eric Holcomb’s home in north Indianapolis for 24 hours of political action Monday and Tuesday.The members packed food, water, protest signs and, for some, diapers and zip ties to bind themselves to the gates of the residence for a non-stop stay, starting 3 p.m. Monday to 3 p.m. Tuesday.The protestors said they had one goal — to sit down with Holcomb and outline the national campaign’s demands for equity and social justice.Holcomb, however, was away from his home on an economic development tour in Europe. He met with officials in Slovakia on Monday and is scheduled to visit Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France by the trip’s end.Indianapolis resident Tony Davis, 46, speaks on the phone with Rev. William J. Barber II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Revival outside Gov. Eric Holcomb’s home Tuesday. Forty-one states, including Washington, D.C. are participating in the campaign to address human rights issues and poverty. Photo by Erica Irish, demonstrators said they reached out multiple times to Holcomb and his communications office, but, at the time of publication, had yet to receive a response.“They’re reasonable demands,” said Tony Davis, an Indianapolis resident. “We want him to take a stance. We need to hear this from the governor so we know he has the people’s best interests in mind.”Jesse Cruz, 24, who leads political education for Indiana’s campaign as a member of the statewide coordinating committee, said the demands ask Holcomb to address four issues — systematic racism, poverty and inequality, ecological devastation and national morality, which focuses on multiple human rights concerns like access to clean water and voting opportunities.Cruz said he wasn’t aware that Holcomb would be abroad during the protest.Four of those present were arrested at another campaign demonstration that blocked traffic on Capital Avenue and Ohio Street May 14. Fourteen demonstrators were arrested in total.This time, no one was arrested during several encounters with state police, the participants said.Still, Davis said, the group was under constant surveillance during the event.As it started to rain near the end of their stay Tuesday, protestors attempted to move a tent to shield those tied to the gates.“You can’t put that there,” said an unknown voice from the property’s call box.Linda Everett, 57, stands with a protest sign outside Gov. Eric Holcomb’s mansion Tuesday afternoon during a demonstration sponsored by the national Poor People’s Campaign. Everett said she joined the movement to promote social awareness around issues of race and inequality. Photo by Erica Irish, of the neighborhood supported their stay, the protestors said, by providing them with food, water, blankets and emotional advocacy.Each protestor noted personal reasons for giving their time to the campaign.Cruz worked in the manufacturing industry in Elkhart, Indiana, climbing the corporate ladder to a point where he said he saw the negative impact of low wages on lives.He also pointed to pollution in Elkhart, like lead present in publicly-used pipes, as a reason for trading the corporate world for activism.“These are issues that we know were relevant 50 years ago,” Cruz said. “But now here we are today where these systemic injustices are exacerbated.”Davis, 46, lived his childhood in Greensburg, Indiana. Early racism faced by him and his family generated an interest in activism.“As a white Asian person at the end of the Vietnam era, I had a cross burned in my yard,” he said. “I was jumped every day by kids. My life experience began to lead me to hate the half-side of myself because I wasn’t accepted as a human being.”Later, Davis moved to Gary, Indiana, where he said the majority-black community helped him feel connected and recognize larger issues in the country.Heath Jones, who acted as a media liaison Tuesday, is a pastor at Northwood Christian Church in Indianapolis. He called his involvement an essential part of his life as a Christian.“From a faith perspective, Jesus spoke more about money and the poor than any other topic,” Jones said. “He realized that what we do with our resources, for or against people, tells us where our heart is.”The late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. planned what would become the Poor People’s Campaign prior to his assassination outside a Memphis, Tennessee hotel in 1968. The momentum generated during the early days of the campaign was lost when he died.Many of the protestors, including Linda Everett, 57, referred to their campaign as a revitalization of King’s goals.“This is a movement, not a moment,” Everett said.The governor’s office was not available for comment.FOOTNOTE:  Erica Irish is a reporter for, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.last_img read more


first_imgSome 25 LASER members attended its Annual General Meeting on March 6, in Bakers Hall, London. Chris Beaney, a third-generation Master Baker who runs a business in Strood in Kent, started his year’s office as LASER president at the meeting. He aims to encourage membership of the National Association of Master Bakers and to attend as many functions as possible to promote the baking industry. Pictured left to right are: Diane and Colin Fulcher, (NA president), Jenny and Chris Beaney (incoming LASER presi-dent), Giles Grout (retiring LASER president), Sheila Grout, and The Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers’ Alan Willis, prior to a dinner with the Speaker of the House of Commons and the Heads of the Armed Services.last_img read more

Lifeline Ministries to donate 100,000 meals to families in need Thursday

first_img Previous articleMDHHS adds recovery, hospitalization information to websiteNext articleSt. Joseph County Jail & Police host Dyngus Day Food Drive Brooklyne Beatty Lifeline Ministries to donate 100,000 meals to families in need Thursday TAGSdonatedonationfamiliesfoodLifelineLifeline Ministriesmeals Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ Pinterest Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – April 9, 2020 0 368 WhatsApp (Photo Supplied/Lifeline Youth Ministries) Lifeline Ministries will donate 100,000 meals to Elkhart families in need this afternoon.The organization will distribute 1,000 boxes of prepackaged food and cleaning items, and each box contains 100 meals. The boxes will be distributed to local families at five locations throughout Elkhart.This is the second time Lifeline has distributed meals during the coronavirus pandemic. They first donated 300 boxes of meals on March 31, which were then distributed in just 18 minutes to families in need.last_img read more

Review of the Year 2019: January to March

first_imgMarchGreggs reported that its full-year sales broke the £1bn barrier for the first time in 2018, with the business announcing a 7.2% hike in turnover. The growth followed the firm increasing its estate by 99 stores – opening 149 (including 62 franchises) and closing 50 – giving it 1,953 shops at the end of 2018.Carrs Foods rebranded as St Pierre Groupe and secured a £6.7m investment. It also appointed former Tyrrells chief executive as non-executive chairman. The investment is being used to fund expansion in digital channels and new product development.Butcher Jon Thorner’s vegan pie was crowned Supreme Champion at the 11th annual British Pie Awards. The Curried Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Vegan Pie beat more than 900 other pies from 176 producers.Roberts Bakery secured nationwide c-store listing for first time. Six of Roberts’ bakery products were available in 2, 200 stores and forecourts through wholesaler Booker.Football legend Harry Redknapp launched an online business selling jam roly polys after partnering with Heidi Bakery. Redknapp had previously craved a jam roly poly during his TV appearance in I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.Homelessness charity Hope Housing received 20% of the profits.The Real Bread Campaign announced the appointment of a diverse line-up of 21 ambassadors comprising 12 women and nine men from places including the UK, Mexico, Malaysia and Romania. Real Bread Week 2019 also marked the start of a new initiative encouraging bakers (whether professional, semi-pro microbakers, amateurs, or novices) to take to social media and post #WeAreRealBread photos of themselves making real bread. FebruaryPatisserie Holdings businesses Patisserie Valerie and Philpotts were sold in separate deals. Dublin-based private equity firm Causeway Capital acquired the former, taking on 96 stores, while West Midlands-based wholesaler and distributor AF Blakemore acquired all 21 Philpotts food-to-go stores across the UK.It was revealed that bread volumes at Allied Bakeries would be hit in the year ahead following price discussions with customers. Parent company Associated British Foods said work was continuing to reduce operating losses at the Kingsmill and Allinson’s owner, which were described as “unacceptable” the previous year.Pret A Manger food safety boss Tim Smith urged for change in the way allergen-related deaths and serious incidents were reported. The chair of Pret’s Food Advisory panel and previously chief executive of the Food Standards Agency, he revealed there had been a delay of nearly nine months between the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse and Pret being notified.Renshaw owner Real Good Food sold Chantilly Patisserie to its management team. The deal was the fourth disposal by RGF since it sold Garrett Ingredients the previous April. It had also sold Haydens Bakery and R&W Scott. Review of the Year 2019: April to JuneReview of the Year 2019: July to SeptemberReview of the Year 2019: October to Decembercenter_img With 2020 fast approaching, we cast our eye over some of the bakery stories that have hit the headlines over the past 12 months.JanuaryGreggs launched a vegan-friendly version of its sausage roll to selected stores, in time for Veganuary. Described as having 96 layers of light and crisp puff pastry and a bespoke Quorn filling, it was later rolled out across Greggs’ portfolio. Patisserie Valerie owner Patisserie Holdings entered administration after failing to secure financing. The business, which narrowly avoided collapse in 2018 following a cash injection, called in KPMG as administrator. Patisserie Holdings had been in talks with banks but was unable to renew its facilities.Caffè Nero bought a majority stake in the Coffee#1 chain. Under the deal, the brewery and hospitality company SA Brain would retain a 30% share of Coffee#1, with Caffè Nero holding close to 70% ownership.Samworth Brothers revealed it was planning to close Cornwall-based desserts and cakes manufacturer Kensey Foods by the end of July and began formal consultation with the 650 staff at the 11-acre site in Launceston. Kensey Foods made desserts including custard tarts, cream tarts, fruit pies, crumbles and sponge puddings for retailers.A consultation that included a proposal of making full ingredient listing mandatory on food prepared in shops was launched by the government. It followed the death of teenager Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died in 2016 after eating a baguette containing sesame bought at Pret A Manger. The so-called Natasha’s Law was introduced by the government during the summer.last_img read more

The aging game: Perils and promises of a graying society

first_imgThe Gray Wave. The Silver Tsunami. The Agequake.Aging societies have been on the horizon for decades, not just in the United States but also around the world. The driving forces are well-established: falling fertility rates (by far, the most important factor), longer life expectancy, and the maturing of large cohorts such as the baby boomers in the U.S.But what demographers once thought would be the passage of a single large generation — like the postwar boomers — through the age brackets is now predicted to be a permanent fixture of many developed societies. Age distributions in many countries once formed a pyramid—with billions of young people filling out the bottom and dwindling numbers of older survivors at the apex. Soon, however, this distribution may more nearly resemble a square, with roughly equal numbers of people in each age group.Imagining what this “new normal” will mean for developed and developing societies alike raises profound questions. How will societies age successfully? Will most people live longer lives but be sicker for more years than in prior generations?This issue of Harvard Public Health examines how individuals and societies will navigate the previously uncharted waters of rapidly aging societies. Among the experts interviewed are faculty from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, in fields ranging from social epidemiology to health policy to biochemistry. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Night Market to provide food, music from around the world

first_imgThe Dahnke Ballroom in Duncan Student Center will be alive with sights, sounds and smells from around the world Thursday. The annual Night Market, sponsored by the Taiwanese Student Association (TSA) and the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, will host booths offering a wide variety of cuisines, as well as performances and an art exhibition.TSA president and senior Christopher Moy described the event, which runs from 7 to 9 p.m., as a “a spoof of an actual Night Market in Taiwan, so that tends to be a lot like a really chaotic street fair, with a lot of different kinds of foods.”“TSA Night Market is really about exploring different cultures through different lenses, so we try to provide different mediums for Notre Dame students to come and see that,” he said.Moy said the Night Market began as a collaboration between TSA and the Japan Club, but has grown rapidly over the years. This year, 12 different cultural clubs at Notre Dame will operate market booths, including the Asian American Association, Brazil Club, Japan Club and Hawaii Club. The McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, also known as “McWell,” will also be running a table.“McWell targets conversations that aren’t as present in our communities, and I wanted to create a presence for them there,” Moy said.The Night Market will also feature performances by Project Fresh, Encore! by Notre Dame Chorale and Mariachi ND. This year, for the first time, student art will be exhibited at the Night Market as well, Moy said.“We got regular students to send in pictures of the times they visited the places where they’re from,” he said. “We’re also trying to offer the opportunity for minority students to showcase their artwork, as well.”Admission to the Night Market will be free and open to students, faculty and the general public. Attendees can purchase food and other items from the different booths with tickets. On the days leading up to the Night Market, TSA handed out tickets (two per person) in Hesburgh Library. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the event — one for $1, six for $5 and 13 for $10.Moy said he believes the diverse cultural representation at the Night Market reflects the diverse and welcoming nature of Taiwan.“I’m not fully Taiwanese, but I can go there and sort of feel at home. … It’s a place where people are welcome,” he said. “That’s what TSA Night Market has become. I guess in some ways, it’s skewed from just Taiwanese street eats, and sort of become a place where cultures can come and feel welcome around each other, and we can offer anybody at Notre Dame the opportunity to come to our table.”Tags: Asian American Association, Brazil Club, Dahnke Ballroom, duncan student center, Encore, Hawaii club, Japan Club, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies., Mariachi ND, McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, McWell, Night Market, Notre Dame Taiwanese Student Association, PFresh, Project Freshlast_img read more