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Davies issues warning over female quotas

first_img whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap LORD DAVIES of Abersoch’s report on getting more women into the boardroom stopped short of imposing immediate quotas yesterday, but some firms warned that demanding equality from the top will not improve businesses.Lord Davies’ study, commissioned by business secretary Vince Cable last August, called for FTSE 100 companies to “challenge themselves” to increase the number of female directors to 25 per cent by 2015.He said smaller firms in the FTSE 350 should set their own targets, but warned that quotas remain an option if the gender balance fails to improve.“This is not about aiming for a specific figure and is not just about promoting equal opportunities but it is about improving business performance,” said Davies. The report said headhunters should shoulder some of the responsibility by drawing up a voluntary code of practice for promoting gender equality when sourcing boardroom candidates. PwC partner Dawn Nicholson said the targets were “highly aspirational” and merely encourage firms to hire in senior women “without dealing with the far more complex issue of why women are failing to progress within their organisations in the first place. This is like painting over a damp wall”.Law firm Eversheds warned the targets, coupled with the threat of quotas and EU legislation, could push firms into hiring women in a way that leaves them open to sex discrimination cases. The Institute of Directors was also sceptical, arguing that targets for recruitment and transparency could lead to the best candidates missing out on board seats. “Improving flexible working opportunities for aspiring female executives will be central, with companies rather than govern-ment taking the lead in creating these opportunities,” said the business group. Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Davies issues warning over female quotas Share Thursday 24 February 2011 8:48 pmlast_img read more

NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgNICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileNICO Holdings Limited provides products and services for general insurance, life insurance and pension administration in the corporate and private sector of Malawi; with interests in banking, asset management and information technology services. NICO Holdings Limited operates in Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It was established in 1965, and was the first general insurance company to list on the Malawi Stock Exchange. Its general insurance division covers segments that range from personal accident and household insurance to construction, engineering, professional indemnity, marine hull and cargo, fire and loss of profits. NICO Holdings Limited also offers insurance for individuals and corporate clients which includes endowment assurance and savings protection. The company has a corporate banking division offering standard products and services, aswell as solutions for foreign exchange, investment management and women business programmes. NICO Holdings Limited has invested in providing technology services to clients, including software and Internet systems and communication solutions, card technology and surveillance systems. NICO Holdings Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgBerger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Which shares am I tempted to buy ahead of the Chancellor’s Spending Review?

first_img See all posts by Andy Ross Andy Ross | Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Tomorrow, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak will be delivering his long awaited Spending Review. Defence has already been given £16.5bn of funding, which could benefit defence groups such as BAE Systems and Babcock.The Spending Review is likely to focus on spending to help with the economic recovery from Covid-19. This may create investment opportunities in certain sectors. For example, infrastructure. It could reasonably be expected that infrastructure will feature prominently. That could benefit a company like Morgan Sindall. 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…With UK shares recovering on the back of positive Covid vaccine news, the Spending Review, if well-received by investors, could provide the market with another boost. With this in mind, these are the shares I’m tempted to potentially buy today ahead of the review.Potential Spending Review winners Infrastructure is an area of the economy I think is likely to be boosted. The UK government is keen on the idea of levelling up regions and will very likely want to invest to help the economy. HS2 and Heathrow expansion are both examples of large infrastructure projects in the works. I think more investment in northern transport and roads could be announced.Morgan Sindall could do particularly well. Earlier this month it issued a very positive update. It’s performing well – even without a further potential boost from the Spending Review. The recovery means the construction and regeneration group could reinstate its dividend.If I want to pick a company more focused on infrastructure, then Hill & Smith could also be a good option. Road safety barriers are part of its business, demand for that product could pick up if there is increased public spending on roads. The current government, much like its Conservative predecessors, has been very keen to support the housebuilding industry. Could the Spending Review extend more support to the industry? Perhaps. Even if it doesn’t though, the UK housebuilders are relatively cheap, highly profitable and already have government support in the form of Help to Buy and the Stamp Duty cut.Barratt Developments is well placed to take advantage of any further government support. It has a lot of cash, strong return on capital employed and is developing its land bank. I’d happily buy its shares, even if though I already hold shares in fellow FTSE 100 housebuilder Persimmon.Sectors I’ll continue to avoidI’d largely continue to stay away from hospitality and retail shares, as well as REITs. I think shares in these sectors all face challenges that I doubt the Chancellor will be able to fix. These sectors, which seem to be very cheap, may get a boost from the Spending Review, but I feel any upside will be short-lived. In the case of retail and REITs, they faced structural issues even pre-Covid. For me, that makes them sectors to avoid. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Which shares am I tempted to buy ahead of the Chancellor’s Spending Review? Andy Ross owns shares in Persimmon. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Military chaplains in fight against forces’ suicides

first_img Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Anglican Communion Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Military chaplains in fight against forces’ suicides An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Posted Aug 2, 2016 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TNlast_img read more

Departing prop Sona Taumalolo’s great run against the Crusaders

Monday Jul 9, 2012 Departing prop Sona Taumalolo’s great run against the Crusaders Fan favourite Sona Taumalolo will be leaving the Chiefs to spend three and a half years with Perpignan soon, as he looks to set up a secure future for himself and his family. He caught the eye with this fantastic run against the Crusaders on the weekend. We all love watching props score great tries, and we have many archived here on RD, so when big Tongan Taumalolo streaked off down field and almost set up a try, it had to be posted.Also known as Arizona, Taumalolo played for Tonga in the 2011 Rugby World Cup and as you may remember, was one of those pumped up about scrumming late in the game against France.He’s a bit of a cult hero at the Chiefs, mainly for his positive outlook on the game and his incredible try scoring record too. This season he has already scored eight, the most in the Chiefs side and only flyers Lwazi Mvovo, Bjorn Basson, and Andre Taylor are above him on the top tryscorers list.He will move to France to take up a contract with Perpignan, a challenge the father of two young daughters says he’s looking forward to, even if it was a tough decision to make.“It’s going to be a big move for me and my family. Obviously I’m going to miss the Chiefs boys here… but I can’t do this forever,” said the 30 year old front rower.“It is going to be hard, because it will always feel like my home here, but in my career I can’t play forever so I couldn’t see any other way but to go now.”He leaves New Zealand a week after the Chiefs finish their Super Rugby campaign, so despite going down 28-21 to the Crusaders, will look to finish on a high, with a Super Rugby title under his belt.If you enjoy this clip, take a look at the related posts below for an incredible run from another Chiefs prop, Ben May, in 2008. His even included a dummied kick and a goosestep.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 read more

Improvisation skills see composer with dementia launch single for charity

first_imgThe media attention has also seen past pupils – including a member of UK rock band The Cutting Crew, and a Doctor Who composer – plus friends and colleagues getting back in touch with Paul to share what he has meant to them over the years.The single is due to be released this weekend, on 1 November. Melanie May | 27 October 2020 | News Tagged with: music AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 It quickly went viral and has since received over 1.6m views and 62.2k likes. It was also aired on Broadcasting House for World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September, which led to listeners asking the BBC to orchestrate it, while Paul and Nick Harvey have appeared on Good Morning Britain and BBC Breakfast, and their story covered in numerous news stories and articles. Dad’s ability to improvise and compose beautiful melodies on the fly has always amazed me.Tonight, I gave him four random notes as a starting point. Advertisement  274 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img A composition improvised by an 80-year-old composer and former music teacher who was diagnosed with dementia last year is to be released as a single this weekend, with the proceeds split between the Alzheimer’s Society and Music for Dementia.Now entitled Four Notes, Paul Harvey improvised the composition with the notes chosen by his son Nick: F natural, A, D, and B natural. According to Nick, this ability to compose music on the fly has always amazed, so he asked his father to improvise the tune one day when he was feeling low, and posted the clip of him improvising the melody on the piano on Twitter in September. Although his dementia is getting worse, moments like this bring him back to me. pic.twitter.com/dBInVCTmfF— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) September 17, 2020 Improvisation skills see composer with dementia launch single for charity Charity single, here we come. pic.twitter.com/oV8o7Qr8lI— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) October 22, 2020 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

61 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed today

first_img Google+ 61 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed today DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter 61 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed today and no new deaths, according to latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team.The death toll remains at 1,777 while the total number of infections reported in the Republic has reached 27, 969.67% of today’s cases are in people under the age of 45.39 were in Dublin, 13 in Kildare and the remaining cases were in Cork, Kerry, Laois, Limerick, Longford and Wicklow. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – August 23, 2020 center_img Google+ Facebook Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Previous articleSt Eunan’s get the better of St Michael’s at O’Donnell Park FT Report & ReactionNext articleGaoth Dobhair finish strong to beat MacCumhaills News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Weather still looks, feels like winter across much of US

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In the wake of a frontal system that is bringing light snow and sleet to North Carolina and Virginia on Sunday morning, cold air from Canada is once again spilling into much of the central and eastern United States.Wind chills for nearly the entire eastern half of the nation are quite cold for April. Some daily record lows are possible on Sunday morning in parts of the upper Midwest. Wind chills are in the 20s Sunday morning all the way from Oklahoma to North Carolina — something more typical of February and March than April.Even in Houston, a location that sits on the Gulf of Mexico, wind chills are down near 40 degrees. In the Northeast, it feels like February, with wind chills dipping into the 20s.There will be some improvement on Monday, but not much. It will still feel very much like winter across much of the eastern U.S., with wind chills in the 20s and 30s for most.Another disturbance will move into the Northern Plains and upper Midwest on Sunday. Snow will spread across the region, with the heaviest accumulation expected on Sunday afternoon across parts of eastern South Dakota, southern Minnesota and Iowa. Some of the region could see 3 to 6 inches of snow by early Monday morning.Seasonably mild air arrivesA push of seasonable air will work its way into the central U.S. by midweek with temperatures in the 70s and 80s across the southern Great Plains and Mississippi River Valley.This push of mild air is expected to head toward the East Coast. By the end of this week, temperatures in the Northeast will be 10 to 15 degrees above average, with Washington, D.C., nearing 80 degrees and New York approaching 70 degrees. This is incredibly welcome news for this region of the country, which has been plagued by a prolonged cool spell the last four to five weeks with only brief periods of seasonable air.Western rain and warmupThe storm that brought 3 to 6 inches of rain to Northern California is moving into southern Canada and bringing more rain and snow to parts of the Northwest. Wind gusts over 40 mph are still possible in parts of Washington and Oregon. Locally, an additional 2 to 4 inches of rain is likely through Monday.A pattern change in the western U.S. will usher in drier, warmer winds this week. On Monday, unseasonably warm temperatures move into the Southwest with temperatures in the upper 80s for the major Southern California cities — around 15 to 20 degrees above average for this time of the year.While temperatures will moderate along the coast by Tuesday and Wednesday, it gets even hotter in the Southwest desert. Palm Springs, California and Phoenix will be pushing triple digits this week, with near-record highs possible. It is the warmest air mass so far this season for this part of the country — a sign the warmer months of the year are finally arriving. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Who’s installing what…

first_imgWho’s installing what…On 19 Aug 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article HertfordshireCounty Council (HCC) has launched what it claims is the first councilinteractive recruitment website in the UK. The council is the largest employerin the area, and the site will process applications for permanent and temporarypositions throughout the organisation. The development is in line with theGovernment’s e-strategy targets for local authorities, and HCC hopes to have atleast 50 per cent of candidates using the site for applications by 2005. Thetechnology has been provided by Manpower, which developed a bespoke system forthe council.Weblink  www.manpower.co.uk www.hertsdirect.org/jobsVolvoConstruction Equipment (CE), one of the world’s biggest providers ofconstruction equipment, is implementing WBT Systems’ TopClass e-learningsolution to provide sales, service and product training to its globale-learning solution. This follows a pilot of 10,000 training courses deliveredto 1,000 learners around the world. Dealers who received training on TopClass,as well as a hands-on session, increased their market share by more than 30 percent. Learners gave the system a thumbs-up with a rating of 91 per cent forrelevancy to their job and 89 per cent for ease of understanding.  Weblink www.wbtsystems.com Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more