Banker linked to F1 arrested

first_img A former German bank executive has been arrested for allegedly accepting a $50m (£32m) kickback in the 2006 sale of a large stake in the Formula One’s rights holding company, German prosecutors said yesterday. The former risk manager of regional public-sector bank BayernLB was taken into custody on charges of corruption, tax fraud and breach of trust toward his former employer, prosecutors in Munich said in a statement. Gerhard Gribkowsky was in charge of managing the sale of the bank’s F1 stake to London-based buyout group CVC Capital Investment. Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 5 January 2011 9:28 pm KCS-content whatsapp Share Banker linked to F1 arrested Tags: NULL whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Prooflast_img read more

Sweden e-zine

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Part 1: The new regulations We are delighted to publish the second edition of our new e-zine series.This edition focuses on Sweden, one of the most advanced digital economies in Europe, where the transition to a fully regulated market next year will see the grey market giants of Kindred, Betsson et al go up against two powerful former monopolies in the form of Svenska Spel and ATG.The e-zine delves into the current state of the grey market and look ahead to what will be the shape of the Swedish online gambling scene post-regulation.Talking to market participants and commentators, it gives a view on where consensus believes the Swedish market will head in the years immediately following regulation, and goes through some of the continuing arguments about how the market should be governed by the authorities.E-zine contents If you can not view the eReader above please download the PDF here. 15th August 2018 | By Stephen Carter The transition to regulation in one of Europe’s most advanced digital markets Email Address Part 3: The position of the monopolies Bingo Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Part 4: A look ahead Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Strategy Bingo Poker Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Sweden e-zine Part 2: The current online market including estimated operator market shares Introduction: Profound and complex changelast_img read more

Australia: Churches offer sanctuary after High Court refugee setback

first_img 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Fr. Donald Heacock says: Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Australia: Churches offer sanctuary after High Court refugee setback In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Anglican Communion, center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Anglican Communion News Service] Churches in Australia are offering to test the common law principle of sanctuary after the country’s High Court ruled that it was lawful for the government to return some 270 asylum seekers – including almost 40 children – to off-shore detention camps on the island nation of Nauru and on Papua New Guinea’s Manus island.The primate of Australia,Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier, has argued that just because the government can return refugees to the islands, it doesn’t mean that it should return them.The test case was brought by a Bangladeshi woman who had been held on Nauru after being caught trying to enter Australia by boat. She was taken to Australia for medical treatment while she was pregnant and gave birth to her child there. But in the test case she challenged the government’s right to return her to Nauru, saying this was in breach of Australia’s constitution.The High Court rejected her claim, saying that off-shore detention of illegal migrants was not in breach of the law; but the judges said that such detention should not be indefinite.Responding to the judgment, Freier, along with his assistant bishops Philip Huggins, Genieve Blackwell and Paul White, issued a statement calling on the government to “change the narrative on children in detention.”Huggins chairs the Anglican Church of Australia’s Working Group on Refugees. With the other bishops, he said: “The fact that a legal determination has been made does not require the Government to act to return women and children to off-shore detention.“No reasonable Australian wants to encourage people smugglers in any way, but it is simply morally unacceptable to leave children to languish in appalling conditions in off-shore detention centers. If the nation can agree on these two principles, surely it is not beyond us to find a solution.”Some Anglican clergy have gone further and are offering to provide sanctuary for the refugees in their churches. This is based on the old English common law principle that fugitives would be free from arrest when within the confines of a church. The legality of sanctuary was removed from the Common Law in England in 1624; but is still sometimes observed out of tradition or respect for the religious establishment.The validity of the right of sanctuary in Australia is unknown.“Many of us are at the end of our tether as a result of what seems like the government’s intention to send children to Nauru,” the Dean of Brisbane, the Rev. Dr Peter Catt, told ABC News. “So we’re reinventing, or rediscovering, or reintroducing, the ancient concept of sanctuary as a last-ditch effort to offer some sense of hope to those who must be feeling incredibly hopeless.”In a statement reported by BBC News, Catt added: “This fundamentally goes against our faith so our church community is compelled to act, despite the possibility of individual penalty against us. Historically churches have afforded sanctuary to those seeking refuge from brutal and oppressive forces.”The Archdeacon of the Central Coast, the Venerable Rod Bower, is well known for his controversial billboard messages outside his Gosford Parish Church. He used the board to announce that it would offer sanctuary to those facing deportation to the off-shore detention centers; and he took to Twitter to liken the government’s policy to that of Nazi Germany.In one Tweet, he said: “Can’t deny the similarities to Nazi Germany”; and in another he said: “Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt.”Responding to the growing offers of sanctuary, the archbishop and his three assistant bishops said that “the Anglican Church in Melbourne – and nationally – will continue to support asylum-seekers and refugees with services and advocacy and spiritual help. The church and its welfare agencies have long had considerable involvement in resettling refugees and helping them build a life in Australia.“We applaud the motives of those Christian churches who intend to test the ancient common law notion of sanctuary, but our churches are not equipped to provide temporary accommodation. A better answer would be for Mr Turnbull [Malcolm Turner, the Australian Prime Minister] to exercise compassion and moral principle and allow the asylum-seekers to remain in Australia as the processes unfold.”But the court’s decision was welcomed by the Australian government. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said: “Our commitment today is simply this: the people smugglers will not prevail over our sovereignty. Our borders are secure. The line has to be drawn somewhere and it is drawn at our border.” Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Comments (1) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By Gavin DrakePosted Feb 4, 2016 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Refugees Migration & Resettlement Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments are closed. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC February 4, 2016 at 6:59 pm Sanctuary Churches or Cities are fools gold. The court was correct. Why not spend your energy , time and money to improve conditions where they are and press the government to relocate or return if safe. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listinglast_img read more

Wycliff Palu’s yellow card hit on Rob Kearney

first_imgWednesday Nov 18, 2009 Wycliff Palu’s yellow card hit on Rob Kearney One of the biggest talking points from the Ireland vs Australia draw at Croke Park was the Wycliff Palu sin-binning for an alleged dangerous tackle on Rob Kearney. We’ll have another look at it as it’s still a big topic for discussion. Kearney collected the ball and rather than kick, he chose to run straight into 120kg Palu, who put in a massive hit that rocked the Ireland fullback to the floor. Referee Jonathan Kaplan was slightly behind where the tackle took place, and obviously saw Kearney bounce off the hit from Palu, leading him to believe it had the impact of a traditional shoulder charge type hit. “I thought it was a pretty good hit but he obviously saw it the other way,” Palu explained later. “When I started seeing him reach into his pocket, I was trying to say ‘sorry let’s talk about it’ but I think he’d already made up his mind. I think he said no arms, shoulder charge.” Palus arms looked to be wrapping around his man as he made the front on tackle. There was no shoulder charging motion, and the hit seemed to be at the correct height to be considered legal. Weve included comments from the BBCs Keith Wood, Jeremy Guscott, and Jonathan Davies. Interestingly, its the Irishman Wood who is the only one who views the hit as illegal, while the other two neutrals think its perfectly fine. Ben Tune, in the Australian studio, also couldnt believe Palu was yellow carded. The Wallabies were playing pretty well at the time and with Palu off for ten minutes, lost a little momentum. Do you feel that Kaplan got it wrong, or was he correct to yellow card Palu?Time: 03:22 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle 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 PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

B House / Office Twentyfive Architects

first_img Houses Photographs:  Courtesy of Office Twentyfive ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of Office Twentyfive ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. B house is a private residence designed for a four member family, located in a rural area at the east side of Thessaloniki, Greece, in northern Greece. The house is built in a privileged spot, overlooking the gulf of Thermaikos, the city of Thessaloniki and Olympous mountain. Save this picture!Courtesy of Office Twentyfive ArchitectsOn the ground floor we designed all these spaces where the family spend most of their time together, as well as with friends. The living room, the kitchen and a guest room. From this level one can easily  approach tha garden with the barbeque and the pool.Save this picture!Courtesy of Office Twentyfive ArchitectsThe private spaces of the house, such as the master bedroom and the two children bedrooms are on the fisrt floor. On the basement there are some auxiliary spaces, storages, laundry and a gym.Save this picture!Courtesy of Office Twentyfive ArchitectsOur intention was to design a house that exploits all views without having traditional references in its form. There are three blocks that compose the building , like a “lego game”. As for the colors, the owners wanted only the use of white and grey, so  the rest would be given from the materials, like exposed concrete, wood, aluminium and glass.Save this picture!Courtesy of Office Twentyfive ArchitectsAttention was given also to the energy concept. The house is built on the north south axis and operates the north wind for cooling during the summer. Also, the double-insulated walls and the arrangement of the openings control of internal comfort conditions. The choice of  geothermal heating helps towards this direction. A series of tubes exploits the rainwater for watering the garden, thus reducing running costs even more.Save this picture!Courtesy of Office Twentyfive ArchitectsAll disputes for this house came to a solution and the result is a customized house for the specific family, but also a house which makes proud the architect who designed it.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessDALE /Unbuilt ProjectBed, Breakfast & BauhausArchitecture News Share ArchDaily CopyHouses•Thessaloniki, Greece “COPY” Area:  770 m² Area:  770 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project B House / Office Twentyfive Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Architects: Office Twentyfive Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2010 Save this picture!Courtesy of Office Twentyfive Architects+ 20 Share Year:  Greece “COPY” 2010 Photographs B House / Office Twentyfive ArchitectsSave this projectSaveB House / Office Twentyfive Architects Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeOffice Twentyfive ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThessalonikiHousesGreecePublished on October 21, 2013Cite: “B House / Office Twentyfive Architects” 21 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Looking Good and Doing Good: Corporate Philanthropy and Corporate Power (Philanthropic Studies)

first_imgLooking Good and Doing Good: Corporate Philanthropy and Corporate Power (Philanthropic Studies)  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 April 2009 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: corporate Giving/Philanthropy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

A long process precedes theEnd events

first_imgRachel Tiede TCU’s diversity falls middle of the road compared to peer institutions Rachel Tiede Linkedin Website| + posts Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Hunter Hayes performed for a crowd of 5,000 in the campus commons on Oct. 16, 2015. Is TCU’s firework obsession because of Boschini? ‘It doesn’t hurt.’ Rachel is a senior multimedia reporter for She creates in-depth packages and stories for the website, TCU News Now, and the Skiff.Rachel is also on the TCU Triathlon Team, a member of Eta Iota Sigma, the Order of Omega, and the John V. Roach Honors College. She enjoys exploring Fort Worth–seeing plays, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Horned Frogs! Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Facebook Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event Previous articleThe Boykin-Doctson connection continues to thriveNext articleThursday game interferes with class schedules Rachel Tiede RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU Office of Admission to add new programs to attract and keep diversity ReddIt Twitter Rachel Tiede Rachel Tiede Rachel Tiede TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU Values and Ventures competition grows to largest in school history printVideo Player error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundDownload File: Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Jason Derulo. Matt Kearney. Hunter Hayes.These are some of the big-name performers theEnd has helped bring to TCU’s campus.But setting up a concert is not as easy as it looks, Brad Thompson, the assistant director of student activities and marketing, said.“It’s never as easy as: we want this artist, on this date, for this money – go,” Thompson said. TheEnd is an organization that brings entertainment to campus on Friday nights and weekends. The criteria for choosing an entertainer are cost, availability and student demand.“Almost everyone we’ve booked this fall is student request,” Thompson said.If an artist fits all three categories Thompson manages the negotiations with the artist’s management team. Once the artist has been booked, theEnd student workers and volunteers work to make the event flow as smoothly as possible.Led by Jesus Contreras, the director of theEnd, the group discusses event volunteer shifts and brainstorms how to make the entire event, including standing in line, a good experience.“How can we make the whole event one fluid thing?” Contreras said. “We plan things for people to do in the lines and we plan for ways that people can meet the artist.”Although Thompson would not disclose theEnd’s budget, he did say the money comes from a grant through the Chancellor’s office.First-year communication studies major Brandy Tutein said theEnd events are great study breaks.“This is my get away from doing homework,” Tutein said.Even though 5,000 people attended the Hunter Hayes concert on Oct. 16, theEnd is working to reach even more students, Kelly Lee, the graduate assistant for theEnd, said.“I would love for all 8,000 students to come to our shows and to get that experience,” Lee said.TheEnd meets every Wednesday night at 8:30.last_img read more

Donegal County Council agrees that county is in crisis after latest house break-in

first_img A Donegal County Cllr has said the situation with house break-ins in the county is now at crisis level.In the past fortnight there has been a number of break-ins in the Letterkenny area, with an 80-year-old woman being beaten when her home was broken into over the weekend.And as well as this, over the past few months there have also been a number of break-ins in border areas.Cllr Michael McBride is now calling for a meeting between the Council and the Joint Policing Committee.He says more garda manpower is needed on the ground:[podcast][/podcast] Donegal County Council agrees that county is in crisis after latest house break-in WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Previous articleDonegal County Councils Water and Environment Service to meet with residents of Hazelwood DriveNext articleLabour drops to just 6% support in latest poll News Highland center_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Twitter Facebook By News Highland – October 1, 2013 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News Pinterest Google+last_img read more

Woman who lied to protect Robert Howard back in Arlene inquest witness box

first_img Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleDante Moore to face Jason Quigley on Good FridayNext articleFarm crisis meeting has not addressed the real issues – Carthy admin Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Woman who lied to protect Robert Howard back in Arlene inquest witness box Twitter Twittercenter_img Google+ WhatsApp By admin – March 15, 2016 Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest A former partner who lied to protect child killer Robert Howard has told Belfast Coronor’s Court that she feared for her life when he locked her in a room at his flat in Scotland for two days.Patricia Quinn said she only managed to escape after slipping sleeping tablets into his tea.Ms Quinn told the inquest of Tyrone schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson that Howard was an evil, manipulative charmer, and she could have been his next victim.It was Ms Quinn’s second appearance in the witness box. She was previously excused over claims that the stress of the case had made her contemplate suicide.Ms Quinn provided a bail address for Howard when he was accused of drugging, raping and imprisoning a teenage girl in Castlederg in 1993. She has also admitted lying to police investigating Arlene’s disappearance, adding that she did not know that Howard was a violent abuser.When asked by the Arkinson family barrister if she had considered the “real consequences” of her lies, Ms Quinn replied that she felt guilty but was not responsible.There were angry scenes when allegations were put to Ms Quinn that she and Howard had been seen in a forest with a spade and a bag in the days after Arlene’s disappearance.According to a partially blanked out police intelligence document, a taxi driver was overheard talking about dropping the pair off at a forest near Pettigo.A visibly agitated Ms Quinn denied the claim, saying she herself had initiated searches in the Pettigo area.She also repeated a claim she had made previously that Howard was a police informer. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Feedback from the profession

first_imgFeedback from the professionOn 22 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Cautious welcome: what experts think of Porter’s involvementAndy Houghton, head of management development for the Royal Bank ofScotland, is optimistic the Porter study will produce research that employerswill be able to use. The company is so convinced of the vital link between effective managementand productivity, it is carrying out its own research to help its managersmotivate staff. “We have started building a model of employee engagement. This willenable us to understand what it is about our employees that drives them to workhard and the factors that reduce motivation,” he said. Bruce Warman, HR director at Vauxhall welcomes Porter’s study withthe proviso that it will not distract the DTI from dealing with other issues. “There are improvements in management which need to be made, but thisstudy must not distract the DTI from tackling other issues which are damagingthe UK’s productivity. “Other areas must also be addressed, such as the increasing bureaucracyof labour laws, gold plating of legislation from Europe, increasing impact ofthe taxation system on business and lack of focus in education which isignoring the need for more craft skills,” he said. Lynda Gratton, associate professor at London Business School, said:”It is wise for the Government to take a detailed look at what ishappening in management. “The UK and Europe lag behind the US in performance management,management education and development.” Gratton believes HR must improve the way it measures human capital if it isto have a significant role in driving forward management change. “The human resource function has been woefully poor at collecting data.Companies know more about their consumers than about their employees. CEOsshould be making decisions based on the same quality of data on their peoplethat they receive from their finance or marketing departments.” Linda Holbeche, director of research at Roffey Park, would like tosee the DTI invite employers and trade unions to a series of regionalconsultations on any report produced by Porter and the Advanced Institute ofManagement to look at ways of implementing recommendations. “I am concerned that Porter will come up with a one-size-fits-allsolution that will not suit the challenges facing managers in differentsectors.” Holbeche said many managers in the public sector are being prevented frommanaging effectively because their priorities are centred on meeting toughgovernment targets. Andy Westwood, head of policy research at the Work Foundation, saidPorter must produce a clear action plan for improving the standard ofmanagement that is affordable, accessible and relevant. “Porter’s study should spell out how the DTI can get alongside businessand provide a range of relevant vocational learning possibilities through itsassociated agencies such as the Sector Skills Councils, the Small BusinessService and BusinessLink.” Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more