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Numis full-year profits up 87 per cent as it adds new clients and capabilities

first_img 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 PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter Centerthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 1 December 2010 7:17 pm whatsapp KCS-content INVESTMENT banker and broker Numis has strengthened its position, reporting improved profits as well as growing its client portfolio, it reported in its full-year results yesterday.Operating revenues rose nine per cent to £51.9m, from £47.5m the previous year, and profit before tax grew 87 per cent to £7.9m from £4.2m, excluding one-off charges relating to its employee share scheme. Numis has focused on strengthening the business by recruiting new teams, adding new capabilities and, crucially, growing its client base. It brought 29 new clients on board this year, taking the total to 133 and its stable of FTSE 250 clients to 26, chief executive Oliver Hemsley said.The firm has also conducted major flotations such as Betfair, Ocado and Better Capital, he said. It assisted clients in raising £1.3bn in equity funds in the past year, 67 per cent more than the previous year. “We have managed to attract a lot of very good quality clients,” Hemsley said. Numis has strengthened its balance sheet, reporting net assets of £106.7m with £58.2m cash and collateral, and it lowered costs by seven per cent on the previous year. Hemsley said he anticipates more M&A activity in 2011 and growing demand for non-bank lending from companies. “Banks will be curtailed in their ability to lend to corporate clients, so we think there will be significant opportunities,” he said. Sharecenter_img whatsapp Numis full-year profits up 87 per cent as it adds new clients and capabilities More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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A Serena who play tennis in space with astronauts, literally!

first_img Sport News Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Halle Open 2021: Andrey Rublev advances to final, defeats Nikoloz Basilashvili in three sets Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Cricket A Serena who play tennis in space with astronauts, literally! Previous articleAsian Games 2018: Bajrang wins first gold for India, keeps promiseNext articleAsian Games 2018: Shooter Deepak Kumar wins air rifle silver Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Bett1Open 2021: Victoria Azarenka vs Liudmila Samsonova, head to head, live stream, all you need to know Tennis WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane ready to battle Kiwi bowlers, follow IND-NZ Day 3 Live Updates by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoSuryakumar YadavUndoPUBG Mobile Big Update : For the first time ever, India Government makes it official, ‘No Permissions to PUBG’UndoThe Unisphere, the venue for the 3D projection mapping of the game in the space, has a long, historical association with the space age. Built for the New York World’s Fair of 1964-65, the Unisphere had been commissioned to celebrate the dawn of the space age.Read: Nike unveils Serena Williams’ new US Open dressThe 350-ton, 120-foot-diameter, steel globe on the night (New York Time) will be transformed into an “out-of-this-world,” 3D canvas for projection mapping of the first tennis match on the International Space Station, USOpen.org has reported on its official website of the last Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year.This Serena will be one of the four Nasa team members who will attempt to play a game of doubles in the International Space Centre. NASA’s Andrew ‘Drew’ Feustel (@astro_feustel), ISS Commander of Expedition 56, will attempt to play the game with fellow crewmates Serena Aunon-Chancellor, NASA Flight Engineer; Ricky Arnold, NASA Flight Engineer and Alexander Gerst, European Space Agency Flight Engineer.Juan Martin del Potro (@delpotrojuan), 2009 US Open men’s singles champion, will be on hand to help NASA’s Andrew ‘Drew’ Feustel (@astro_feustel) prepare for play. Live from Arthur Ashe Stadium, the ATP world No. 3 will video chat with the tennis-loving astronaut as he orbits on the ISS the afternoon of Aug. 21, states the US Open report.Read: Serena Williams to benefit in seeding as US Open to factor maternity leaveAhead of his team’s launch in March, Feustel had predicted how he thought the match might go.“The fact that we don’t have gravity is hard. Balls won’t bounce, and gravity has no effect. To me, it’s going to seem like that old game Pong, where you hit the ball and the ball just goes straight; it doesn’t bounce on anything. So it’s going to be challenging.” he said. “We might have to invent some new rules.“The US Open is the grandest stage on Earth, and we’re fortunate to have the Unisphere as part of our backdrop,” said Qianna Smith-Bruneteau, Director of Social Media & Strategy at the US Open. “The Unisphere has never had video projected onto its surfaces or continents, so we’re excited to showcase tennis in space through an immersive experience for both fans on site and those tuning in globally via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.”In December of 2017, the USTA set out on a mission with Feustel, a PhD geophysicist by day, interstellar tennis player by night, to excite the next generation of tennis greats about space exploration while demonstrating that tennis is a springboard for unlimited adventures on and off the court.In the build-up to the first tennis match in space, the USTA solicited some space-tennis tips from professionals. What the players lacked in advice, they made up for in good wishes, as John Isner, Frances Tiafoe, Steve Johnson, Donald Young and Kevin Anderson all recorded video messages for the crew.Also Read: Serena Williams launches her clothing line ‘S’Now, thanks to some help from the USTA, Feustel and his team including Serena are ready for action. “We rocketed two mini Net Generation racquets and balls to Feustel on the ISS,” said Amy Choyne, USTA Chief Marketing Officer. “Drew’s passion for tennis and space travel is inspiring our youth to serve to the moon and seek the unknown while also demonstrating the benefits of a fit and athletic lifestyle.”Fans can watch the gravity-defying action unfold live from on the US Open’s Facebook page, YouTube and @usopen on Twitter’s Periscope, or join the race for tennis in space using the hashtag #TminusNetGeneration. Cricket ATP Tour Euro 2020 – Germany beat Portugal 4-2: Germany bounce back with thrilling 4-2 win over Portugal to revive Euro hopes SHARE By Kunal Dhyani – August 20, 2018 Now a Serena will play a game of tennis in the space. Literally!The historic universal game is slated for tomorrow (Tuesday). The first match on the International Space Centre, a doubles game, will be projection mapped in 3D on planet earth just outside the South Gate of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in the USA. 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The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgThe United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileThe United Basalt Products Limited operates in two segments which are building materials and agriculture, to manufacture, retail and sell building materials in Mauritius. The company’s core products include aggregates, rocksand, hollow concrete blocks, precast concrete slabs and ready-to-use dry mortars. The United Basalt Products Limited also provides various concrete building components, such as paving-blocks and roof tiles, imported floor and wall tiles, and sanitary ware as well as home building and decorating products, fittings, tools, and garden accessories. The Agriculture segment deals in the cultivation of sugarcane, plants and landscaping services. The United Basalt Products Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Mjölk House / Studio Junction

first_img 2013 Houses Structural: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/476172/mjolk-house-studio-junction Clipboard Photographs Mjölk House / Studio Junction ArchDaily Gulf Engineering Inc. Canada Mechanical: Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/476172/mjolk-house-studio-junction Clipboard Manufacturers: Louis Poulsen Photographs:  Joe Lin / Studio Junction , Juli Baker Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mjölk House / Studio JunctionSave this projectSaveMjölk House / Studio Junction General Contractor: BND Engineering Inc Save this picture!© Joe Lin / Studio Junction+ 12 Share Products used in this ProjectHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniDesign Team:Peter Tan, Christine Ho Ping Kong, Joe Lin, Andrew Waller, Maziar Shafiee.Heritage (Façade)::Roof Tile ManagementBuild:J. Blasdale Construction, Studio Junction Inc.Millwork:Studio Junction Inc.City:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joe Lin / Studio JunctionText description provided by the architects. Mjölk House (pronounced mi-yelk) is a contemporary version of a traditional shop house.The renovation of the W.H. Ives Tailor Building (1889) in the Junction includes:1. a restoration of the Historically Listed façade, one of the last pressed metal commercial facades on a Toronto main street2. a renovation of the ground floor commercial into a design store and gallery3. a renovation of the second and third floor residential units into a single family homeSave this picture!© Joe Lin / Studio JunctionInspired by a traditional shop house typology of commercial on the ground floor with residential above, Mjölk House speaks about an alternative to the single-family residence in Toronto’s urban fabric. The specific challenges pertaining to this mixed use property include : a long narrow lot, noise and privacy issues to the main street and rear laneway, lack of light to the middle of the building, and lack of connection to the outdoors.Save this picture!© Joe Lin / Studio JunctionMjölk House shows how a landmark building can be renovated in a contemporary manner while still respectful and in keeping with the physical character of the street. Courtyards and light wells are used to provide privacy, outdoor space, natural light and air, and allow Mjölk House to successfully adapt to an urban mid-block siting where there is no traditional front or rear yard. Through innovative design, this urban shop house exemplifies how an individual building and proprietor can contribute to a vibrant street life and neighborhood rejuvenation.Save this picture!© Joe Lin / Studio JunctionMjölk is an independent design store and gallery which represents classic and current Scandinavian and Japanese designers, artists and artisans. Offering a carefully curated selection of beautifully designed pieces, Mjölk focuses on functionality, craftsmanship and timeless simplicity. In Mjölk House, both Mjölk and the dwelling above are inspired by a Northern aesthetic where the material palette is selective and restrained. With owners that value handcrafted items, wood is used throughout this shop house for its incomparable warmth and connection to nature. In this manner, the individuality of wood is celebrated.Save this picture!© Juli BakerIn Mjölk, black and white elements are highlighted with moments of wood. Wood was chosen for its natural warmth, versatility, ease of portability and pre-fabrication. There was a condensed time frame for design, construction and installation. Computer modeling and CNC cutting were used for the complex curves of the plywood elements of the feature wall, floating c-shelf and storage cabinets. This worked in conjunction with traditional hands-on woodworking techniques, such as the crafting of the reception desk of reclaimed lumber, and the white oak sliding screen doors. Sustainable features include the exterior cladding of charred wood with a natural oil finish.  Save this picture!© Joe Lin / Studio JunctionFor the interior, the main feature wall is re-purposed from a previous installation, with the addition of new storage units. Cladding material are offcuts : left over wood often relegated to the waste bin and landfill. The reception desk is reclaimed Douglas fir from a local Toronto factory. And the screen wall frame is FSC approved white oak, with the glass re-purposed from existing structural glass partitions.In Mjölk House, the design elements used to organize and enhance the dwelling are the courtyards, natural light and woodwork. White oak is used throughout for the kitchen, island, cabinetry and bathrooms, stairs, guards, and trim. The slatted doors, bi-fold doors and fixed windows that wrap the inner courtyard and light well are also FSC approved white oak. Wide plank Douglas fir from British Columbia is used for the flooring and living room shelving units.  Save this picture!© Joe Lin / Studio JunctionEfforts have been made throughout the design and construction to thoughtfully and efficiently use materials and technology. The courtyard and light well driven design allows a large amount of natural day light. The bi-fold doors, awning windows, and interior light well take advantage of a natural cross-ventilation system in the summer.  Save this picture!© Joe Lin / Studio JunctionHeating and cooling is organized by zones with adjustable radiators and ductless air-conditioning. In this contemporary space, there has been much experimentation with hand crafted wood and traditional finishes. Millwork is often finished with soap flakes, lye or a water-based varnish. Exterior finishes at the courtyard include falun paint on rough pine, and a lime wash on the brick wall. Save this picture!PlansProject gallerySee allShow lessSalón Inés Pose / STGOSelected ProjectsMaison de la Batellerie / Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Year:  “COPY” Studio Junction Inc. CopyHouses, Renovation•Toronto, Canada Projects Architects: Studio Junction Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio JunctionOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationTorontoCanadaPublished on February 13, 2014Cite: “Mjölk House / Studio Junction ” 13 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Episode 253 – TEXAS TRANSFER UNIVERSITY

first_imgFacebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Twitter + posts Linkedin printJack and Noah cover the 2021 Masters tournament, highlighted by Matsuyama’s historic win. We also look into recent MLB news, TCU men’s basketball’s plethora of transfers, and a full NBA recap. Follow us @BlanketCovPod on Twitter and @blanketcoveragepodcast on Instagram for more news and updates!Timestamps:0:00-4:00 – The Masters4:00-15:30 – College Sports Roundup (TCU Basketball)15:30-18:30 – Soccer/Baseball News18:30-35:10 – NBA Recap35:10-END – Role-Players of the Week/Stock Up, Stock Down Jack Wallace Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Facebook Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ ReddIt TAGSBaseballBasketballblanket coveragefootballjack wallaceMLBmlsnbaNFLnoah parkerpodcastsoccersport analysissport newssportsTCU BasketballThe Masters Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Previous articleWhat we’re reading: FDA recommends pausing Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Minnesota police officer resignsNext articleTCU students show off years of work at first virtual honors research forum Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC Westlast_img read more

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Two Injured, One Critically, As Speeding Truck Strikes Car Making Illegal U-Turn

first_imgPublic Safety Two Injured, One Critically, As Speeding Truck Strikes Car Making Illegal U-Turn Photography courtesy CITY OF PASADENA Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | 5:06 pm 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Two vehicles — one reportedly speeding and the other executing an unsafe u-turn — collided about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on North Lake Avenue near its intersection with East Rio Grande Street.The impact trapped an Alhambra man in his 20’s inside his black Lexus and injured a 40-year-old Tujunga woman driving a truck, according to Pasadena police Lt. Marcia Taglioretti.The extrication of the man took firefighters and paramedics about 20 minutes to complete. The man was in critical condition.North Lake Avenue was closed in both directions by Pasadena police during the rescue.Both drivers were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries, Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Make a comment Community Newscenter_img Business News HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Subscribelast_img read more

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Cable trouble dogs spacewalkers in European lab upgrades

first_img Twitter Local NewsStateUS News Cable trouble dogs spacewalkers in European lab upgrades Previous articleJyske Bank sceglie IDEMIA per il lancio della prima carta di pagamento della Danimarca in plastica riciclataNext articleAlmonty Industries Inc. Announces the Closing of Its CDN $2,122,500 (equiv US$1,650,000) Private Placement for the KfW-IPEX Bank Arrangement Fee and the Ordering of the Long Lead Time Equipment From Metso/Outotec Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 center_img TAGS  CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts encountered cable trouble Wednesday while attempting to make improvements to the International Space Station’s European lab. Only one of the two lab upgrades was completely successful. NASA’s Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover installed a new antenna on Columbus, one of three high-tech labs at the orbiting outpost. It took a few tries by scientists in Europe to get it turned on properly. No longer needed, the boxy antenna cover was thrown overboard. “Here we go. Countdown: 3-2-1,” Glover radioed as he heaved it safely away from the space station. Elsewhere on the lab, Glover could not hook up all the power and data cables on a science research platform that’s been awaiting activation for almost a year. He managed to hook up four of six cables. They checked out well with power flowing, enabling partial use of the platform. But connectors on two cables would not close all the way, and those had to be capped. Engineers will try to come up with a work-around for a future spacewalk, so the entire platform can house experiments. SpaceX delivered the platform named Bartolomeo to the space station last spring. The shelf was installed with the station’s robot arm, but had to wait until Wednesday’s spacewalk to get hooked up. Airbus, which built and runs Bartolomeo, is looking to sell space on the platform for private research projects. It’s Europe’s first commercial venture outside the station. Danish astronaut Andreas Morgensen guided the spacewalkers from Mission Control in Houston, where controllers wore masks and were seated apart because of the pandemic. The spacewalk lasted seven hours. Hopkins and Glover will perform a second spacewalk on Monday to complete battery upgrades to the station’s solar power grid. The latest spacewalk was the third for Hopkins and first for Glover. They are part of SpaceX’s second astronaut flight that launched in November. Their docked Dragon capsule was visible on NASA TV during the spacewalk. ——— The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

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A public meeting will be held over the future of the post office in…

first_img Pinterest Previous articleHarps draw away in WexfordNext articleFigures from National Slow Down Day admin WhatsApp By admin – October 22, 2016 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North A public meeting will be held over the future of the post office in Dunlewey Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Councillor John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh has called a Public Meeting next week to discuss the future of the post office in Dunlewey.The Post Mistress is stepping down after over two decades of service – An Post has instead of automatically placing the contract out to a competitive tendering process, put the contract for the branch out to Public Consultation.Councillor Ó Fearraigh says that while the fate of the branch in Dunlewey is uncertain there is no guarantee that the post office will be kept open.He is urging anyone with an interest to attend the meeting on Monday at 7pm in the Ionad Pobail in Dunlewey:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/PostOfficeWeb10-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Google+ Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Homepage BannerNews Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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2 dead, 3 injured in shootings outside high school football games in 3 states

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A spate of shootings outside high school football games in three states on Friday night left two dead and at least three injured.The football season is just getting underway, but this is already the second weekend in which shootings have taken place near local football games.The most violent of the incidents came in Jacksonville, Florida, where one person was killed and two others were injured outside Raines High School, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting occurred near the main gate to the stadium as attendees were leaving the game, according to Jacksonnville ABC affiliate WJXX-TV.Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Diana Greene was at the game and spoke to reporters after the game. Raines High School and Lee High School, who played Friday night, are both part of Duval County Public Schools.“For it to end in violence like this is unfortunate, and quite frankly, we should all be saying ‘unacceptable,’” Greene said. “Our security procedures for football games were in place, the incident, unfortunately, happened after the game was over.”Michael Edwards, director of the Duval County School Police Department, said there were 50 officers at the game.In Fairfield, California, just northeast of San Francisco, a shooting killed one teenager and critically injured another just after 5 p.m., according to police.The shooting took place just outside Armijo High School, where a junior varsity football game was being held. The school was placed on lockdown as police searched for two shooters, according to the Fairfield Police Department.About 500 students and parents were moved to the gymnasium from the football field, but one of the suspects followed the people inside. The suspect was taken into custody in the gym without incident, police said. A second suspect was arrested a couple blocks from the shooting.According to police, a 16-year-old was killed in the double shooting and an 18-year-old is in critical condition. It’s unclear if either was a student at the school.In a third shooting Friday, a football game between Freeport High School and Auburn High School in Rockville, Illinois, was called off at about 9:45 p.m. after shots were fired near Auburn’s Wyeth Stadium, according to Rockville ABC affiliate WTVO-TV.Police said the shooting happened between two vehicles outside the stadium and had no connection to the game. No one was injured.Two people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, Florida, on Aug. 17. Students and parents scattered when the gunfire occurred in the fourth quarter, but no one in the stadium was injured.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Head to head

first_imgThis week Tony Molloy, HR controller of Stanley Leisure betting division,and Lynne Bulmer, group personnel manager at Racecourse Holdings Trust, comparenotes on their careers1 What are your main responsibilities? TM I am responsible for the complete HR, including policies andprocedures, administration, employee relations and training and managementdevelopment in the betting division of Stanley Leisure. LB I have a very generalist personnel responsibility for 13racecourses around England. The amount of involvement I have at each racecoursevaries on everyday issues such as recruitment, training and welfare, but I amusually very involved when there are disciplinary or employment lawimplications. 2 What’s the pay like? TM While the theorists will tell you ‘it is not a motivator’, morewould be nice! But I don’t complain. LB It is OK. But I have job satisfaction, which is far moreimportant. 3 How flexible are the hours? TM As flexible as I need them to be. I have prescribed hours, but ourbusiness operates over seven days, 9am until 10pm, with evening racing in thesummer. LB Not very flexible at all. Working in the leisure industry meansstaff often have to work unsocial hours, evenings and weekends. I suppose I doa 50-hour week if I am in my own office. 4 What do you like most about the job? TM I love the job in most areas. I like to talk about the businessoutside as friends are fascinated by the betting industry and think I can givethem the occasional good tip, even though I can’t. LB The variety is the best thing of all. All the racecourses haveother events going on outside of racing so there is masses of variety inrecruitment. 5 What are the challenges? TM The same for most businesses this year – recruitment andretention. It is very difficult to compete in the high street for good qualitystaff. We have established a partnership with an agency provider, which isproving to be beneficial in some difficult areas of the UK. LB The personnel department is relatively new to a large part of the companyand the main challenge has been to convince the rest of the organisation thatwe can make a real contribution. But I think most of the racecourses nowappreciate our support. 6 What is your biggest headache? TM It has to be the lack of an HR/payroll management system. I can’tget data easily, which makes decision-making much slower than I would like itto be. But we are about to establish a working party to look at system optionsso hopefully this won’t be the case for too long. LB Keeping up-to-date with the ever-changing legislation can bedifficult. Our terms and conditions statements are starting to read like Warand Peace because we have to fit so many clauses into them. Personally, I thinkit’s all gone too far with some of the tribunal rulings. 7 What size is your team? TM My team of nine includes a management development manager who has fourregional trainers, an administration manager who has two administrators and agap year student from Leeds University. LB There are three of us, which can sometimes be quite a challengegiven the distance our employees are spread around the country. We are based atEpsom but we have employees in Aintree, Cheltenham, Haydock Park, Huntingdon,Wincanton, Kempton and Sandown Park. 8 Who do you report to? TM The managing director of the betting division, John Whittaker,whose understanding of the business and political agendas is extraordinary. LB The managing director Richard Johnston. 9 What qualifications do you have? TM General management with the Chartered Institute of IndustrialManagement, a Diploma in Management Studies and a Diploma in Safety Manage-mentwith the British Safety Council. LB I am a member of the CIPD, which I achieved in my late forties asa bit of a late developer. Apart from that only O Levels. 10 What are your career aspirations? TM I don’t think I’m overly ambitious, I’m generally happy doing whatI’m doing at the time. My ambition is centred on doing the best I can for myteam and company. LB I really am sufficiently challenged in my current role. As long asI remain interested in what I do, I’m happy to keep doing it. 11 What training and development opportunities are there? TM The training and development opportunities are excellent. Thisbusiness has grown managers from within and there is a strong training team inplace, which operates at shop level to develop managers through the assistantand trainee management programmes. LB Virtually any that you want to take. As long as it adds value tothe individual and the business, people are free to choose. 12 What is your holiday entitlement? TM 25 days. LB 22 days rising to 26, same as the rest of the employees. 13 What’s your work environment like? TM Excellent. Stanley Leisure, Liverpool, occupies an office suitewhich looks over the entrance to the Mersey Tunnel, the Liverpool Town Hall,Lime Street Station, Museum and the Walker Art Gallery, which is exhibitingPaul McCartney’s paintings just now. LB Being based at a racecourse means it is very picturesque. Ratherthan staring at roofs, I now get to stretch my legs in acres and acres ofcountryside. 14 What other benefits do you get? TM Bonus, health care and company car (but I have opted for the cashalternative). LB A cash alternative for a company car, so I have that, privatemedical care and pension – and tickets for horseracing of course! We are atrust so have no shareholders. 15 What’s the best part? TM I’m at the centre of the decision-making process. I can contributeto moving the business forward, while helping managers and employees fulfiltheir potential. There’s a whole mix of things involved, from actioningredundancies to design, through to recruitment and development. LB The best thing for me is the feeling that we can make a differenceto the way the people are managed, and therefore make a contribution to thebusiness itself. Getting feedback from managers and staff when they appreciateour support is a nice extra. 16 How does your firm treat work-life balance? TM Work-life balance is of major concern to us. We are open forbusiness when most people are off work (evenings, weekends, bank holidays andso on). We have been described as a ‘community bookmaker’ and our staff lovethe shop atmosphere – we get great commitment from them. LB Not terribly well at the moment. Historically people have worked inthe horseracing industry because they love racing, but because the business hashad to become more competitive, we have diversified and people now work innon-racing roles such as the conference and exhibition side. Long hours is anarea we need to monitor carefully as people won’t stay if they think they arebeing taken advantage of. 17 What’s your dream job? TM My dream job will change as my influences change. In business, givenanother opportunity I think my dream job would be as a barrister. I think it’sa power thing! LB I don’t know really. I get job satisfaction most of the time soI’m very happy with the one I’ve got! Tony MolloyHR controller, Stanley LeisureJob at a glanceSize of team 9Qualifications CIIM qualified, diploma in management studiesLeave 25 daysBest part Being at the centre of the decision-making processCurriculum Vitae 2002 HR controller, Stanley Leisure, Betting division1992 HR manager, Supply Chain, United Biscuits1989 Employee relations manager, BRS1983 Regional personnel manager, Littlewoods Mail OrderLynne BulmerGroup personnel manager, Racecourse Holdings Trust, owned by the Jockey ClubJob at a glanceSize of team 3Qualifications MCIPD, O LevelsLeave 30 daysBest part Making a difference to the way people are managedCurriculum Vitae 1997 Group personnel manager, Earls Court Olympia1988 personnel manager, European Air Catering Services1972 Bringing up a family Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Head to headOn 9 Jul 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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