Galleon trial witness testifies

first_img whatsapp A DISGRACED former McKinsey partner told jurors at the Galleon Group insider trading trial yesterday that he leaked stock tips about the firm’s clients to hedge founder Raj Rajaratnam. Anil Kumar was the first of several of the hedge fund founder’s former friends to testify for the government at the high-profile trial in New York. In dramatic testimony, jurors heard Rajaratnam’s voice for the first time, captured on FBI wiretaps in conversations prosecutors argue show he traded illegally on company secrets.Kumar has admitted accepting $1.75m (£1.1m) from Rajaratnam, a one-time billionaire, in exchange for supplying tips on McKinsey clients, including computer chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices.On the witness stand, he recounted that Rajaratnam told him: “You work very very hard. You are underpaid. People are making fortunes … so just keep track of your knowledge and share it with me.”Sri Lankan-born Rajaratnam, free on bail since his October 2009 arrest, is accused of creating a network of tipsters who fed him inside information that gave him an unfair advantage over other stock traders. His trial is the signature case in an insider trading probe that has shaken the $1.9 trillion hedge fund industry.Kumar stared straight ahead when he arrived in the courtroom, avoiding Rajaratnam’s gaze. Rajaratnam took notes on a white legal pad throughout Kumar’s testimony.The case stands apart from past insider trading probes because of the use of wiretaps, tools usually used to tackle organised crime groups. Share More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Galleon trial witness testifies KCS-content Tags: NULL Thursday 10 March 2011 8:32 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgVivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Should I buy Sage shares today? Here’s what I think

first_imgShould I buy Sage shares today? Here’s what I think Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address conorcoyle has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Sage Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img See all posts by Conor Coyle Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Conor Coyle | Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 | More on: SGE When it comes to listed companies, the UK isn’t best known for tech stocks. In the US, by contrast, there are big names in the main indices such as Facebook, Amazon and Google owner Alphabet.The FTSE 100 contains a broad cross-section of sectors, with metals and mining, financial services, energy, and insurance featuring heavily. One of the few software companies in the index is cloud-based accounting provider Sage Group (LSE:SGE).5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Sage shares have underperformed against the FTSE 100 in the last year, trading 25% lower than 12 months ago. In the same period, the Footsie has fallen 10%.But does the dip in the Sage share price represent a buying opportunity for me as an investor now?Trading updateIn a recent trading update, the business said its recurring revenues performed strongly in the first quarter. Total revenue rose 1.4% to £447m in the three months to the end of December, from a year earlier, as recurring revenue increased 4.7% to £408m.Sage is shifting its business model away from one-off licence fees to regular subscriptions. Revenue from subscriptions increased to 68% in the quarter compared with 65% for all of the previous year.Those figures were broadly in line with what analysts had expected. But one factor that may have led to investors shunning the shares in recent times is stunted profits growth.Pre-tax profits for the company were lower in 2020 than in both 2019 and 2018, leading to questions about whether Sage can return to profits growth. Considering the stagnant profits, the fact that the company trades with a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of more than 22 does make the shares seem quite expensive. The P/E ratio is one used by investors to calculate the relative price of a stock against its earnings.Strong balance sheetWhile profits growth may concern some, Sage does boast fairly solid financials in terms of its balance sheet. It has cash reserves of £1.2bn and net debt of just £129m.Its 3% dividend yield isn’t the strongest on offer in the FTSE 100, but it’s still indicative of Sage’s willingness to return profits to investors.I’m confident that this strong balance sheet will support Sage as it works to get back to growth in the years to come. While competition in the accounting software market is on the increase, Sage is still recognised as one of the market leaders in the area due to the quality of its products.With that in mind, I think the share price is somewhat undervalued at the moment, potentially due to the fact that Sage has said it will be investing more cash into research and development in the coming years.While that may not be great news for investors who want short-term gains, I look at stocks with a long-term outlook. I’m a fan of investing in companies that show a commitment to innovation for new products and Sage fits into that category.All things considered, I’m thinking of adding Sage shares to my portfolio today.last_img read more

Royal Dutch Shell is a leading player in LNG, does that make it a good investment?

first_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. For regular stock market investing ideas and help choosing the best shares to buy now, sign up to The Motley Fool today. Kirsteen Mackay | Thursday, 4th March, 2021 | More on: RDSB Royal Dutch Shell LNG investmentDuring the last decade, Shell has increased its share of global LNG volumes sold from around 8% to over 20% in 2020. It’s now supplying LNG to 37 countries in the world and this is growing. Its target is to reach 3 million tonnes per year of new LNG markets by 2025.Shell’s recently opened LNG regasification terminal in Gibraltar is reducing CO2 emissions and improving air quality in the region. In shipping, Shell is also helping its customers reduce their CO2 emissions too. For instance, its client BHP has signed a deal with shell for LNG as fuel for five ships, reducing CO2 shipping emissions by 30%.Risk in expiring contractsNot that it’s all rosy. In recent years, the oil and gas industry has been experiencing a general slowdown in natural gas investments. That’s because there’s been considerable oversupply, along with a reduction in investment in upstream gas supply and LNG plants. Shell says it hasn’t directly experienced any LNG slowdown, but Covid-19 shutdowns are affecting its bottom line and causing project delays.Several LNG sales contracts will expire in the coming years, and it needs these to renew or be replaced if it’s to keep up with targets. That’s especially so if it’s going to achieve 100 million tonnes by 2030, which would be in line with market growth.It has already begun making investments to boost volumes. These include recent LNG processing units in Nigeria and Canada.In a recent analyst Q&A, Maarten Wetselaar, Shell’s IG and Renewables Director, said that cash flow projections only include confirmed business deals and not contract extensions based on hope. I think that should be a given, but it’s reassuring to hear.Shell is investing in renewablesShell is integrating its business so that its renewables arm includes LNG, hydrogen, and carbon capture. These are all lucrative green energy sectors in which it could prove a winner, if it stays ahead of the game.According to a September McKinsey report, the LNG industry is oversupplied but could grow through diversifying into areas such as decarbonisation. This gives an extra glimmer of hope to Shell’s plans. Gas is a favourable option in heavy industries such as construction, iron and steel. They don’t transition easily to electricity, so gas is the next best thing.A period of transition for any business poses a risk to shareholders and for the time being, Shell remains reliant on an oil price ideally north of $45. But I’m bullish on both oil and renewables. Therefore, I’d happily buy shares in Shell today. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free.center_img Oil major Royal Dutch Shell (LSE:RDSB) has been responding to the oil downturn by pivoting into renewables. One area it excels in is liquified natural gas (LNG), a more environmentally-friendly option than oil or coal. But can Shell’s interest in renewables be as profitable to shareholders as oil once was?The Royal Dutch Shell share price is down 17% in a year, but up 10%+ in the past month on a higher oil price. Shell has had to take on an unprecedented level of debt in the past year to cope with the Covid-19 downturn, but it’s maintaining a dividend that offers a 3% yield at today’s share price.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential… Royal Dutch Shell is a leading player in LNG, does that make it a good investment? Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Kirsteen owns shares of Royal Dutch Shell B. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img read more

Presiding Bishop speaks at National Prayer Breakfast, emphasizes love over…

first_imgPresiding Bishop speaks at National Prayer Breakfast, emphasizes love over divisions Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, with President Donald Trump seated at a table to his right, read a passage from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians in brief remarks Feb. 7 at the 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.Curry was one of several faith and government leaders asked to offer prayers, scripture readings and blessings at the beginning of the morning program. The presiding bishop, who spoke for about three minutes, noted that the passage from 1 Corinthians 13 often is read at weddings – “Love is patient; love is kind” – but he also explained that Paul was writing about more than a sentimental kind of love.“He wasn’t thinking about a wedding. He was worried about a community that had divisions in itself. And he wrote to show them the way,” Curry said.Video of Curry’s remarks can be found here or in the clip below.This year’s keynote speaker was Gary Haugen, chief executive officer of International Justice Mission. Haugen described working as an intern with South Africa Archbishop Desmond Tutu when Tutu was a leader in the movement to end apartheid. He spoke of faith’s ability to triumph over forces of division. And, citing the cause championed by his organization, he called for action against human trafficking, forced labor and other forms of modern slavery.“Even in this divided era, there’s good that we all agree should be done,” Haugen said.He was followed by Trump, who spoke for about 20 minutes. Among the highlights was the president’s praise for faith leaders who backed one of the few bipartisan achievements during the first half of his term, a criminal justice reform bill aimed at reducing the nation’s prison population and correcting racial disparities in sentencing. The bill, which passed in December, was supported by The Episcopal Church’s nonpartisan Office of Government Relations, based in Washington.“America is a nation that believes in redemption,” Trump said. “Every day, the people in this room demonstrate the power of faith to transform lives, heal communities and lift up the forgotten.”The high-profile annual event comes just two days after the president’s State of the Union speech, in which Trump issued a call for unity while tensions are running high. He, Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party are at odds on a range of issues, particularly immigration.Curry received a burst of international attention and acclaim last year when he preached at the royal wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a sermon that focused on the power of love. His appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast provided him an opportunity to apply that message of love to a different context.“If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. … Faith, hope and love abide, these three, and the greatest of these is love.” Curry said, reading from 1 Corinthians.“Paul saw what Jesus meant,” Curry said. “That way of love can set us all free.” He closed his remarks by quoting the traditional black spiritual “There Is a Balm in Gilead,” a common refrain in Curry’s sermons, including in his royal wedding sermon.The National Prayer Breakfast has been held every year in Washington since 1953. It is hosted by members of Congress and organized by the Fellowship Foundation, a Christian nonprofit organization.Before this year’s program began, Trump greeted Curry and the other speakers with handshakes as the president made his way to his seat at the Washington Hilton near Dupont Circle. The president shook Curry’s hand again afterward on his way out. It wasn’t immediately clear if this was Curry’s first time meeting Trump face to face.Curry often includes themes of faith-based unity over partisan division in his speeches and sermons while emphasizing that the Christian church courts trouble when it strays from the teachings of Jesus.Last month, during his pastoral visit to the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, he preached at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Panama City, Florida, and recounted a recent visit to Washington. While on Capitol Hill, he participated in a prayer service that is attended regularly by Episcopalians in Congress.“And some of them were Democrats, and some of them were Republicans,” Curry said. “And I realized baptism is the great equalizer.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry 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 Rector Belleville, IL Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Faith & Politics, Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing By David PaulsenPosted Feb 7, 2019 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Hogs And Pigs Report: Sept. 1988 Record Shattered

first_img Facebook Twitter Hogs And Pigs Report: Sept. 1988 Record Shattered By Ashley Davenport – Sep 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Hogs And Pigs Report: Sept. 1988 Record Shattered On Friday, the USDA released its quarterly hogs and pigs report, totaling the highest September 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs since estimates were first taken in 1988.As of Sept. 1, 2019, all hogs and pigs totaled 77.7 million head, a 3 percent increase from a year ago, and a 3 percent increase from June 1, 2019.Breeding inventory increased 2 percent from 2018 to 6.43 million head.The market hog inventory saw an increase of 4 percent from a year ago, and up 3 percent from last quarter. The total is roughly 71.2 million head.The June through August pig crop, at 35.3 million head, is the largest since 1970.Roughly 3.16 million sows are estimated to farrow during the September through November quarter, a decline of 1 percent compared to a year ago, but up two percent from 2017.Intended farrowings for December 2019-February 2020 are at 3.11 million sows, a two percent increase from 2018. SHARE SHARE Previous articleUSDA Drops Corn Stocks, Increases SoybeansNext articleCorn, Bean Harvest Fall Behind 5-Year Average Ashley Davenportlast_img read more

Golf’s World no.1 Brooks Koepka announced for JP McManus Pro-AM

first_imgThe Open Championship, Royal Portrush Golf Club, Co. Antrim 19/7/2019Brooks Koepka tees off on the 9th holeMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Oisin KeniryCURRENT world no.1 Brooks Koepka is the latest pro golfer to join the illustrious field headed for Adare Manor for the sixth Jp McManus Pro-Am.Koepka is the latest in a long list of players to join a line-up also including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Mark Wahlberg and Niall Horan in Adare, Co. Limerick, this summer. Eight of the world’s top 10 players have now been confirmed for the two-day event, July 6 & 7.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It will Koepka’s JP McManus Pro-Am debut, the 29-year-old emerged from the Challenge Tour and European Tour in 2015 to land the Waste Management Phoenix Open in the USA.That was merely a taste of what was to come from the 29-year-old, whose huge distance off the tee and superb all-round game have seen him become the dominant player in the men’s game over the past three years.The world no.1 has been the name on everybody’s lips since capturing the 2017 US Open, before winning a second US Open in 2018 and a USPGA Championship, the first ‘double’ winner since Tiger Woods in 2000. Since his 2017 win the Florida native has won at least one Major championship in each of the last three seasons, en route to the summit of golf’s world rankings.Pro-Am host Mr JP McManus said he is delighted Koepka will be at Adare Manor in July.“It’s fantastic for the Pro-Am that Brooks has committed to the event and I extend our sincere thanks to him for doing so. It promises to be very special for the spectators to see a player of his calibre in action this July and we are also extremely fortunate to have eight of the world’s top ten golfers confirmed to participate.”The Pro-Am takes place July 6 and 7, 2020 at the Tom Fazio redesigned Golf Course at Adare Manor. The course, along with the Adare Manor Hotel, reopened in 2017 after an extensive refurbishment which earned the hotel the prestigious ‘Hotel of the Year’ award in the Virtuoso ‘Best of the Best Awards 2018’ and the ‘#1 Resort in Europe’ in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2019.Once again, charitable organisations in the Mid-West will benefit from the Pro-Am, with many millions raised since the event was first held in 1990. Please note tickets for the event are sold out. Previous articleMan arrested and €1,900 of Crack Cocaine Seized in LimerickNext articleLimerick to become bigger hub for movie industry Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Adare Manor named ‘Ireland’s Leading Hotel 2020’ Brendan O’Connor announced as new General Manager of Adare Manor NewsBusinessSportGolfGolf’s World no.1 Brooks Koepka announced for JP McManus Pro-AMBy Meghann Scully – January 29, 2020 218 Linkedin TAGSAdare ManorbusinessgolfLimerick City and Countyn ewsSport Print Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic WhatsApp Adare Manor retain the Michelin Star Adare Manor named 5th World’s Most Romantic Hotel 2021 Twitter Email Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites last_img read more

Education Minister planning phased return to schools next month

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Education Minister planning phased return to schools next month DL Debate – 24/05/21 The Education Minister has told the cabinet she’s planning for a phased return to school for all students next month.March 1st has been set as a target date, but talks with unions and other stakeholders are still ongoing.Cabinet also heard that the negotiations on the Leaving Cert are continuing with the Minister hopeful there can be an announcement this week.Education Spokesman for the Social Democrats Gary Gannon has said setting a fixed date for the return of schools this early is not the right approach:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/gannon.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest By News Highland – February 16, 2021 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Previous articleNumerous bags of rubbish dumped outside local charity shopNext articleHedge-cutting season coming to an end News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebookcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Google+ Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitterlast_img read more

Top companies challenged to reduce sick bill

first_imgThe Health and Safety Commission and the Government have challengedBritain’s top 350 companies to take the lead in bringing down the country’sannual £14-to-£18bn bill caused by injuries and ill health at work. HSC chairman Bill Callaghan and Environment Minister Michael Meacher haveissued a direct appeal to some of the biggest names in British industry to setambitious and achievable targets for improving their companies’ health andsafety performance. They have called on companies to include their health and safety performancein their next annual report, and each year thereafter. They also want firms to report back by the end of May 2001 on what progresshas been made. The HSC has also issued guidance on the criteria and methods companies mightuse to report annually on their health and safety record and achievements. Mr Callaghan said: “Every year the British economy loses billionsbecause some employers have failed to meet their health and safety responsibilities.” Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Top companies challenged to reduce sick billOn 1 May 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Found: the court case used to compare Bojo to a ‘dodgy estate agent’ by John Major

first_imgFormer Prime Minister John Major has fewer friends in the property industry following comments that surfaced yesterday comparing Boris Johnson to a ‘dodgy estate agent’.The comments were included in submissions made to the Supreme Court earlier this month by Major’s lawyer Lord Garnier, but that only came into the public domain yesterday.The 76-year-old’s lawyer spoke for 20 minutes during the two-hour hearing at the Supreme Court yesterday in front of 11 justices, arguing that the Prime Minister’s decision to prorogue parliament was unlawful and politically motivated.And it also emerged yesterday that Major’s submitted document compared Johnson to an estate agent featured in a 2009 legal case in New Zealand.The case, heard in New Zealand’s highest court, involved a vendor who was persuaded to drop their asking price of $3 million by their estate agent to accommodate a buyer, only to later find that the purchaser was a professional investor who had soon afterwards sold the property on for a  substantial profit.New ZealandThe New Zealand court found that the estate agent had breached its ‘fiduciary duties’ when incorrectly representing the buyer’s intentions to the vendor, and found in favour of the seller.The agent, Premium Real Estate, was ordered to pay damages of $659,813 to the vendor.In the document that came to light yesterday, Lord Garnier compared the New Zeland case to Johnson’s alleged misrepresentation of his intentions to the Queen when requesting the suspension or prorogation of parliament earlier this month.Read the full court media release about the 2009 case.John Major Boris Johnson September 20, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Found: the court case used to compare Bojo to a ‘dodgy estate agent’ by John Major previous nextRegulation & LawFound: the court case used to compare Bojo to a ‘dodgy estate agent’ by John MajorThe Negotiator has tracked down the 2008/9 Supreme Court case in New Zealand used by the former PM to accuse Johnson of breaching his ‘fiduciary duties’.Nigel Lewis20th September 20190931 Viewslast_img read more