first_img Show Comments ▼ STOCK EXCHANGE VET TO STAGE WEST END MUSICAL COMEBACK KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Thursday 14 April 2011 8:51 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Tags: NULL THE Stock Exchange Veterans dinner last night had the largest turnout in its 15-year history, with 470 brokers out in force at The Brewery.The event’s organiser Bill Sharp, head of institutional sales at Alexander David, was delighted to “see so many old friends”, including Ron Martin, chairman of Southend United FC, Brian Winterflood of Winterflood Securities and Clive Sinclair-Holden, chief executive of Beowulf, the fastest-growing company on AIM this year.Later, Martin Pope, sales trader at RBS, auctioned off the evening’s prizes, including “memorabilia from Wembley Stadium”, otherwise known as concrete in a presentational box. “It’s so bad, it’s brilliant,” said one guest.The Capitalist also caught up with the Vets’ chairman Les Ames (pictured below), who found fame as a singer in the 1970s after performing his smash hit ballad Love Is All on Top of the Pops.Ames declined to sing a song last night – “it’s not that type of audience darling” – but revealed he is in talks about taking part in a 70s hits show in the West End. “But I’m not sure I have the time,” said Ames, mindful of his day job as head of dealing at WH Ireland. “It’s a difficult circle to square.”WEDDING CRASHERTO BOISDALE of Canary Wharf for the grand opening of the latest whisky and cigar restaurant venture from the group’s colourful proprietor Ranald Macdonald.Actress Jessica Lowndes of teen show 90210 had to cancel at the last minute – much to the disappointment of Roger Hambury, managing director of sponsor CityIndex – but the presence of Nancy Dell’Olio and Sky News political editor Adam Boulton more than made up for the loss.Boulton was on mellow form as he enjoyed the live jazz from Ray Gelato and the Giants of Jive, telling The Capitalist he is looking forward to going back to his cub journalism roots by doing a spot of doorstepping. The south doorstep of Westminster Abbey on 29 April, that is, where he will take up residence to cover the Wedding Of The Year.PASSAGE TO INDIAHOWEVER, no-one could top the exploits of Michael Herron, global head of legal at CityIndex, who is as we speak flying out to South India with two of his colleagues to drive 3,500km from Cochin in Kerala to Shillong in Meghalaya in a three-wheeled auto rickshaw with a lawnmower-sized engine.“The roads are among the most dangerous in the world, even if you are driving a normal car,” Herron said. “And none of us are Hindu, so if we are unlucky enough to get hit by a truck, we don’t have a great belief we will be reincarnated as a Bollywood icon.”Now that would be a story.NOT TOO BIG TO FAILBACK to Boisdale bleary-eyed the following morning for yet another opening celebration in Cabot Place – this time for “the launch of lunch”.No jazz and whisky here though; instead, City leaders including Simon Mansell, chief operating officer of GFT Global Markets, David Wiggin, founder of Ptarmigan Media and David Stuart, chief operating officer of Alpari, were treated to a spirited defence of capitalism by Mark Littlewood, director general of the Institute of Economic Affairs (below).“In the good times, I don’t remember people saying that since the bankers created the wealth, it wasn’t theirs to spend,” he said.Littlewood went on to call the interim report from the Independent Commission on Banking “deeply confused”. “We seem to be too concerned about preventing failure rather than providing a system within which banks can fail in an orderly fashion,” he said. “Finding a mechanism to allow a bank to go to the wall so it is wound up sensibly, as Woolworths was wound up, is the Holy Grail.” Sharelast_img read more

HKJC to resume Mark Six lottery draw on 24 September

first_img Regions: China Hong Kong Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops HKJC to resume Mark Six lottery draw on 24 September AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Lottery Asian operator Hong Kong Jockey Club will resume draws for its Mark Six lottery game from 24 September, after a suspension stretching back to February.At first, the operator will offer only online and telebet services for the purchase of tickets.No sales will be made at HKJC’s off-course betting branches (OCBBs), in order to avoid public health risked posed by the novel coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.Customers may still visit OCCBs to set up their HKJC e-wallets, or open or reactivate betting accounts, as well as setting up fund transfer facilities for purchasing tickets in the future. If the pandemic continues to stabilise, the operator will resume the sale of tickets in OCBBs in the fourth quarter of 2020.Draws will be held once a week initially, with the first three taking place on 24 September, 29 September and 8 October. For the first draw, tickets will be made available from 17 September.The lottery was initially suspended in mid-February due to the impact of the pandemic. As a result, revenue for the product was down 39.0% year-on-year in 2020. However, HKJC said that this vertical would have declined even without the pandemic, due to a lack of significant changes to the game format since its introduction.The operator recognised that its customers are “eagerly expecting” the return of the draws, and that Mark Six revenues are a major source of the Lotteries Fund to finance social welfare services.Hong Kong’s racing season resumed on 6 September, with the first race at Sha Tin seeing HK$1.38bn (£137.1m/€150.8m/$177.5m) staked, an increase of 6.8% from 2019 and a record for a season-opening fixture.The record was achieved despite HKJC’s continuing restrictions on racecourse attendance which allows only for only owners, trainers, media and officials to attend.Commingling, which accounts for money bet overseas into Hong Kong pools, accounted for HK$247 million of turnover, up 18.0% from the previous year. Lottery 9th September 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Asian operator Hong Kong Jockey Club will resume draws for its Mark Six lottery game from 24 September, after a suspension stretching back to February. Email Addresslast_img read more

Tanzania Breweries Limited ( 2002 Annual Report

first_imgTanzania Breweries Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about Tanzania Breweries Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Breweries Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Breweries Limited (  2002 annual report.Company ProfileTanzania Breweries Limited produces, distributes and sells malt beer in Tanzania, as well as non-alcoholic malt beverages and alcoholic fruit beverages. The company markets its own products under the following liquor brands; Safari Lager, Kilimanjaro Premium Lager, Ndovu Special Malt and Konyagi. Tanzania Breweries also produces and distributes Castle Lager, Castle Milk Stout, Castle Lite, Peroni and Redds Premium Cold under license from SABMiller International BV. It also distributes international wines and spirits under license from Distell (Pty) Limited of South Africa. It is the largest and oldest brewing company in Tanzania, with breweries in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza and Mbeya. Tanzania Breweries Limited is a subsidiary of SABMiller Africa BV. Tanzania Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Lasaco Assurance Plc ( 2003 Annual Report

first_imgLasaco Assurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Lasaco Assurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lasaco Assurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lasaco Assurance Plc (  2003 annual report.Company ProfileLasaco Assurance Plc is a composite insurance and financial services company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite business in major sectors of the economy. This includes the heavy engineering, construction, banking and finance, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism sectors. Lasaco Assurance Plc’s business portfolio includes leadership and a significant stake in key federal and state government insurance businesses, multinational and private companies. The company also offers life cover to high-tech, capital intensive and special risk sectors such as oil and gas and aerospace. Lasaco Assurance Plc has business interests in property development and management as well as shareholdings in numerous blue chip enterprises. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lasaco Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

CAL Bank Limited ( HY2013 Interim Report

CAL Bank Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about CAL Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange read more

Get to know England centre Ollie Lawrence

first_img Ollie Lawrence of England in action in 2020 (Getty Images) There’s ambition. There’s drive with ball in hand too. There’s a laser focus to rival Cyclops from X-Men. But those are just small parts of what makes up Worcester and England centre Ollie Lawrence. And if you seek a testament to how this 21-year-old has thundered into national attention, just ask how he handled recent lockdowns.“I think me being an only child, it just made me be able to cope with being on my own,” a relaxed Lawrence tells Rugby World. “I’m very content to live on my own – I’ve lived on my own for two years now. A lot of people don’t like it, but I can without any issues and I always saw what I do with my career as something for me and my family. I don’t have distractions and if anything it’s helped me get to where I am so far.“I think lockdown was one of the best things for me because I got time to train how I wanted to train. I got time to let my body recover in the way it needed to. And I just got time to focus on myself.“Even hard sessions I enjoyed, because I could choose when to do them, whether in the afternoon or 11 in the morning. It was based on how I was feeling and it felt like me having control of my life.”It’s an approach you won’t often hear detailed but it makes total sense. This is not a criticism of anyone – he clearly just liked having the director’s chair for a bit.Lawrence carries for Worcester Warriors (Getty Images)We could speculate about an alternative life, where Lawrence went off to uni to study something like physiotherapy, but his dreams always involved sport. As a young all-rounder, he played cricket, rugby and football, spending time in Aston Villa’s and Birmingham’s academies. He went to national swimming meets in primary school, he enjoyed tennis, badminton and table tennis (when he first joined Worcester, he wanted to conquer all-comers with a paddle but jokes that he’s since migrated to the sofa area of the team room).The back says he is grateful for so much family support, with father Mike a sports-mad ally. But there is one area where his dad has the edge and, in talking about it, you get yet another angle on the Lawrence mindset.“Of all the sports I’ve done, golf is probably my worst,” he begins. “It’s probably the only sport my dad is actually better than me at!All elite athletes are competitive. How does that manifest for him?“It’s one of those things where if I try something and I see that I’m not as good as someone, I want to spend as much time as I can to be better than that person. So it’s all down to time. If I had a whole summer off I would just go and play golf and golf and golf and golf so when I came back, I’d be better than everyone. It’s one of those things that sometimes brings the worst out of me.”That’s refreshingly honest for someone so young. But of course he has to work within a team too, and Lawrence continues: “When I first came into Worcester I had to earn my stripes. I think they knew that I was talented but in the first couple of months I just tried to settle myself into the squad and connect with them more than anything, because I knew my rugby would take care of itself.Putting in a kick against Georgia (Getty Images)“I slowly realised that earning respect from players isn’t always off the field, it’s mainly on the field. Because you can be a great bloke off it but at the end of the day you are there to win games of rugby.” The Midlander has a mature approach to criticism, too. He wants it; he wants to improve. But if a respected figure gives him some, he’ll “remove myself from the situation first” to analyse it, then come back to find out more.A hole-punch carrier with a canny offloading instinct, Lawrence also racks up tackles and loves running hard lines to drag defenders away so team-mates can get to an edge.Of course, when talk of England call-ups first began, comparisons with one Manu Tuilagi grew loud.“I don’t take that in a negative light,” Lawrence reflects. “Manu is someone I looked up to, someone I wanted to be like because of the way he plays. So if anything I took it as a compliment. There’s always going to be opinions out there, saying, ‘He’s his replacement’, etc.“Well, so be it. Everyone has an opinion. But those opinions don’t matter like my opinion matters to me and what I think.“It doesn’t frustrate me because I’m not Manu. I’m never going to be Manu. He’s probably got an extra 15kg on me! And he’s got a hell of a lot more experience than me. So I understand people using comparisons because of the similar game we play, but I am who I am and Manu is who he is and it’s as simple as that.”It’s excellent to hear a young star know what they want to do with their career and simply lay it out. No distractions; straight to it.Direct, explosive. He is perfectly suited to today’s game.This feature first appeared in Rugby World’s March edition. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img The Worcester and England centre gives an insight into his sporting approach. This feature first appeared in the March issue of Rugby World. Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Celebration time, come on!

first_imgLatest Stories “The Brown Bag lunches put the focus on the downtown area and it’s exciting to have such a variety of events and activities on the square.”Jackson said two more events are planned for the spring/summer Brown Bag series.“On June 11, Little Jimmy Reed will be the featured entertainer and, on June 25, civic and service organizations will be invited to set up booths on the square,” Jackson said. “This Brown Bag will be an opportunity to preview all of the coming attractions in Troy and Pike County so people can mark their calendars with the events they want to attend.”Jackson said entertainment for the June 25 Brown Bag will be announced along with other planned activities.“During the summer months, we’ll have several evening concerts on the square,” she said. “The response to ‘Jazz Under the Stars’ was so great that we want to continue with the evening concerts.”Jackson also said everyone is to be reminded of the Fifth Saturday Night event from 3 until 7 p.m. on the square. The event will feature music, games, food and the fellowship of friends and neighbors. Email the author Skip Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Messenger Photo/Jaine TreadwellThe Colley Senior Complex Boot Scootin’ Seniors were the featured entertainment at the Brown Bag Lunch on the Square in Downtown Troy on Thursday. Line dancing classes are offered at the senior complex. For more information, call 334-808-8500.It’s physical. It’s mental. It’s fun.That’s the way Boot Scootin’ Ruth Thompson described line dancing. And, every member of Colley Senior Complex Boot Scootin’ Seniors agreed that line dancing is physical, mental and fun.The Boot Scootin’ Seniors were the featured entertainment at Brown Bag Lunch on the Square in downtown Troy at noon Thursday. Not only did the Boot Scootin’ Seniors entertain the large crowd that gathered for Brown Bag, they were the motivation for others to get up and scoot. By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 4:00 am Friday, May 29, 2015 Sponsored Content When emcee Henry Everett called for dancers for The Electric Slide, up and out came the Boot Scootin’ Seniors followed by a host of other dancers and dancer wannabes.“Dancing is wonderful exercise and it’s a social activity,” said Beverly Capozzoli, complex line dance instructor. “Line dancing is dancing we can all do. It’s physical exercise and it’s also mental exercise. You have to be able to remember the steps but we all have memory lapses so we take turns messing up. But we always keep a smile on our faces.“If you have two feet and can count to eight, you can line dance. We encourage anyone who is interested in our line dancing classes to stop by the Colley Senior Complex and get signed up.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 Shelia Jackson, Troy public relations director, said the Brown Bag lunches continue to grow in number and enthusiasm remains high.“The Brown Bag lunches serve a dual purpose,” Jackson said. “They provide an opportunity to the community to come together for a hour of fun, fellowship and entertainment and they bring people to the heart of the city, which is the downtown area.”Each week different sponsors donate door prizes. Thursday’s door prizes were donated by Glow, Horn Beverage, the Troy Tourism Office and Mayor Jason Reeves.“Henry Everett has fast become our official Brown Bag DJ and he does a great job of getting the crowd involved and keeping it involved,” Jackson said. Celebration time, come on! Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Blood Sugar Blaster Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Christian Love Center holds summer camp The Christian Love Center on Segers Street will once again offer Summer Camp weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m…. read more Print Articlelast_img read more

ICE arrests more than 280 people in massive workplace raid

first_imgiStock(DALLAS) — Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested more than 280 workers at a Texas technology company in what the agency described as the largest workplace raid in a decade.Agents with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations unit began looking into the company after the agency received tips that CVE employees were using fraudulent documents.“Businesses that knowingly hire illegal aliens create an unfair advantage over their competing businesses,” said Katrina Berger, a special agent with HSI in Dallas. “In addition, they take jobs away from U.S. citizens and legal residents, and they create an atmosphere poised for exploiting their illegal workforce.”Immigration authorities regularly conduct audits of I-9 forms, the documents companies use to prove their employees are citizens or have other authorization to work.ICE has been under increased scrutiny as the Trump administration has attempted to ramp up immigration enforcement policies.However, the number of arrests made by ICE agents dropped by more than 10 percent in the second half of 2018. When the data was made public last month, senior ICE officials said the agency has been forced to divert resources to address the influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.Detention centers along the southern border have been overwhelmed to the point that Customs and Border Protection agents have started immediately releasing migrant families with notices to appear in court. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Time to get tough with the workplace bullies

first_imgEmployers face claims for substantial damages if they fail to take proper steps to deal with bullying at work A recent House of Lords decision confirms that employers may be liable for damages if they negligently fail to protect staff from bullying or harassment at work.It is recognised that bullying in the workplace is a significant cause of stress-related illnesses such as depression, anxiety and insomnia. There is no specific legislation yet in the UK dealing with this problem. But that is not to say victims of bullying at work have no legal redress. For example, it is well established that harassment at work on grounds of sex, race or disability may amount to unlawful discrimination.More generally, if an employee is driven to resign as a result of bullying or harassment at work, he or she may be in a position to recover compensation for unfair constructive dismissal. Employers are also potentially liable under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, generally known as the “anti-stalking” legislation.The House of Lords’ recent decision in Waters v the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, 27 July 2000, unreported, has confirmed another avenue of redress for bullied employees whose treatment results in physical or mental harm.WPC Waters broke a work taboo by complaining about a serious sexual assault by a fellow police officer at a time when they were both off duty. She alleged that, as a result of her complaint, she was ostracised, victimised, threatened and maliciously criticised by colleagues over a protracted period. As a consequence, Waters claimed she suffered psychiatric injury.The House of Lords’ judgement clearly establishes that an employer can be liable for physical or psychiatric injury suffered by an employee as a result of its failure to take reasonable steps to protect him or her against victimisation or harassment which it knows or ought to know is taking place.The Lords went on to hold that, although police constables are office-holders with no contract of employment, they are nonetheless “quasi-employees” subject to the same principles as an ordinary employer-employee relationship. Accordingly, there were no public policy grounds preventing Waters’ claim from being considered on its merits.The important lesson from this case for employers in general is that they are potentially liable to pay staff substantial awards or damages if they are negligent in failing to take proper steps to tackle workplace bullies.The best antidote is for employers to develop a comprehensive, official policy for dealing with bullying in the workplace in all its various forms (including sexual, racial harassment and so on). A policy of this kind should provide clear and accessible procedures for employees to raise complaints, and make all staff aware that bullying behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated and will be met with serious disciplinary consequences. Also, during the recruitment process, employers should make checks on applicants’ backgrounds and look out for evidence suggesting violent or abusive tendencies.Key points• Employers who tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace are vulnerable to various different types of legal action.• In particular, employers can be liable for damages for their negligence in failing to take suitable precautions to protect employees from victimisation.• Best practice is to develop an official policy on bullying at work, making clear that it will be treated as a serious disciplinary offence.By Richard Lister, a lawyer in the employment department at Lewis Silkin Previous Article Next Article Time to get tough with the workplace bulliesOn 3 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Working for a brighter future

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Working for a brighter futureOn 1 May 2002 in Personnel Today The Industrial Society has relaunched as the Work Foundation in a move tostrengthen the organisation’s research and consultancy role and widen itsinfluence with policymakers. The rebranding exercise follows the sale last year of the society’sworkforce training business and associated publications to the Capita Group andformalises the change of focus for the organisation. Founded in 1918 thesociety has campaigned to improve individual skills through training, but underits new name it is shifting away from its training heritage to focus onincreasing business take-up of workforce management issues through research,consultancy and advocacy. Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown gave the keynote address at thelaunch event in London. The new name, he said, encapsulates “what isessential to the success of British business in the new century: a new approachto work, to the benefits of work, to the management and co-ordination of work,to the rewards of work, to family-friendly work.” Work Foundation chief executive Will Hutton said so-called ‘soft’ issues ofhuman resources are in fact ‘hard’ and should be “at the centre ofbusiness and organisational strategy”. The Foundation’s first reportdemonstrates that the need for action is urgent, according to Hutton. Working Capital, Intangible Assets and the Productivity Gap reveals thatemployee satisfaction has plummeted over the past decade, despite the increaseof high-performance management techniques. “Some UK employers are exploring ways of liberating their workforcesthrough innovations over balancing work and domestic life, or delegatingdecision making – but they do so against a hostile background. One of the WorkFoundation’s objectives is to reinforce their instincts and persuade others tojoin them,” says the report. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more