Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) 2016 Abridged Report


first_imgStandard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileStandard Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering general and risk insurance as well as life assurance and annuity products and services for corporate and high net-worth individuals. Home insurance products cover homeowners, burglary and housebreaking, fire and special perils, risk and computer/electronics insurance. Business insurance products include professional indemnity, consequential loss, goods-in-transit, machinery breakdown, public/product liability, contractors all-risk and fidelity guarantee insurance. Engineering insurance products cover erection and plant all-risks insurance. Special risk insurance covers boiler and pressure vessels, marine cargo and hull, oil and gas, aviation insurance, travel and compulsory insurance. Formerly known as Jubilee Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Standard Alliance Insurance Plc in 1996. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Standard Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget NS&I Premium Bonds and Income Bonds. I’d buy UK dividend shares for a passive income


first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens | Saturday, 10th October, 2020 Holders of NS&I Premium Bonds and Income Bonds are set to find it more difficult to make a passive income in the coming months. Low interest rates mean the returns on both products, as well as other bonds and cash savings accounts, are set to be extremely low.As such, buying UK dividend shares could be a sound move. Their high yields, growth potential, and low valuations may allow you to achieve a worthwhile income return. They may also deliver impressive capital returns in the coming years as the stock market recovers from the recent crash.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…Obtaining a worthwhile passive incomeMaking a passive income has been more difficult for many people since the global financial crisis. It prompted historically-low interest rates that sent the returns on bonds and cash savings accounts to lower levels. However, the coronavirus pandemic has pushed interest rates even lower. And they could even move into negative territory. As such, making a generous income return from bonds and cash savings account has become almost impossible.It may even be the case that some savers and bondholders experience a negative return once inflation has been factored in. This situation could be detrimental to their long-term financial futures, since it would mean a loss of spending power.Buying UK dividend sharesWhile making a passive income has also become more difficult for investors in UK dividend shares, many companies continue to make generous shareholder payouts. Certainly, a wide range of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 stocks have cut, or cancelled, their dividends this year. However, the stock market’s low price level means those companies still paying dividends now offer high yields, in many cases.Therefore, it’s possible to obtain a significantly higher income return from a portfolio of shares than from NS&I Premium Bonds and Income Bonds. Furthermore, dividend growth is likely to return across many companies as the economic recovery takes hold. This may mean you enjoy a high income return that grows at a faster pace than inflation over the coming years. By contrast, low interest rates look set to remain in place for some time.Managing risks from UK sharesOf course, making a passive income from UK dividend shares is far riskier than holding NS&I Premium Bonds or Income Bonds. The recent stock market crash highlighted the ongoing risks that face investors.However, by holding a diverse range of stocks, you can reduce overall risks. Furthermore, investing in companies with solid financial positions and affordable dividends may improve the resilience of your income stream over the long run.With dividend yields substantially ahead of interest rates, the additional risks from holdings stocks may be worth taking in order to generate a higher passive income in the coming years. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Peter Stephens Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Forget NS&I Premium Bonds and Income Bonds. I’d buy UK dividend shares for a passive income 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. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Social Housing Poljane / Bevk Perović arhitekti


first_img Year:  Save this picture!© Miran Kambič+ 11 Share Architects: Bevk Perović arhitekti Year Completion year of this architecture project CopySocial Housing•Maribor, Slovenia Social Housing Poljane / Bevk Perović arhitektiSave this projectSaveSocial Housing Poljane / Bevk Perović arhitekti Projects Photographs:  Miran KambičText description provided by the architects. Social housing settlement Poljane is located near a busy crossroads on the outskirts of Maribor. It consists of four buildings (2 slabs + 2 towers), a total of 130 social apartments. Project – limited with the existing rigid urban plan of the area, which had to be followed to a dot – replaces the missing exterior public spaces with collective areas inside the buildings.Save this picture!© Miran KambičVast empty spaces – public ‘rooms’ – are carved out of the volumes of the blocks and designated for public programmes. This spaces are either covered – designed as covered open-air playgrounds or open – as roof gardens oriented towards the sun. Save this picture!© Miran KambičThe apartments, arranged around the central communication core are of a standard typology, but their individuality is expressed with colourful balconies, inserted into the apartment plans. The balconies appear in different positions on the façade and work as accents which give the whole settlement a dynamic character. Save this picture!© Miran KambičThe section of the block is also readable on the facade. The stacking fields of ondulated cement facade panels mark the apartments while the smooth horizontal belts mark the floor plates. The choice and appearance of facade materials follows the industrial character of the surroundings.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Metous Studio presentation on Barrio de los ParacaidistasArticlesStarfish Square / Schiavello Architects OfficeArticlesProject locationAddress:Maribor, SloveniaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Slovenia Social Housing Photographscenter_img 2007 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/90095/social-housing-poljane-bevk-perovic-arhitekti Clipboard Social Housing Poljane / Bevk Perović arhitekti ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/90095/social-housing-poljane-bevk-perovic-arhitekti Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeBevk Perović arhitektiOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingDabasHousingMaribor3D ModelingSloveniaPublished on November 21, 2010Cite: “Social Housing Poljane / Bevk Perović arhitekti” 21 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?波利亚奈社会住宅 / Bevk Perović arhitekti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

Closse Residence / NatureHumaine


first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeNatureHumaineOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSaint-LambertWoodHousesCanadaPublished on December 23, 2014Cite: “Closse Residence / NatureHumaine” 23 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Save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 stream Closse Residence / NatureHumaine “COPY” Closse Residence / NatureHumaineSave this projectSaveClosse Residence / NatureHumaine Year:  CopyHouses•Saint-Lambert, Canada Architects: NatureHumaine Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Adrien Williams+ 21 Share Houses 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/579747/closse-residence-naturehumaine Clipboard Photographs:  Adrien Williams Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Canada Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/579747/closse-residence-naturehumaine Clipboard Photographs Manufacturers: Alumilex, Benjamin Moore, Ceragres, Corian® Design, Daltile, Bois DittonSave this picture!© Adrien WilliamsRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & Facades This suburban home on Montreal’s south shore was built by the father of our client in the 1960’s. After over 50 years without having much work done, it was in need of some rejuvenation. The original house lacked natural light and had a series of closed rooms surrounding a central stair. Save this picture!SectionThe first move was to open the south facade with large glazed patio doors. Removing the original partitions lets the light penetrate deeply into the house. A new sculptural stair built of hot rolled steel, maple veneer, and frosted glass becomes the focal point of the house. The counter of the central island in the kitchen cantilevers 2.4 meters out from the cabinets becoming the dining table, uniting the preparation and eating spaces. Two pivoting glass doors close off the entry creating a winter vestibule. The immense stone fireplace was conserved and restored. It’s textured materiality contrasts with the purity of the new elements.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe exterior of the house was restored and repainted and the windows were replaced. A contemporary dormer was added to the roof of the house containing the two second floor bathrooms. The limited pallet of simple and bright materials unites this home. Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsProject gallerySee allShow lessRegistration Open: European Award for Architectural Heritage Intervention AADIPAArchitecture NewsRIBA To Open Chapter In IndiaArchitecture News Sharelast_img read more

ABC News Asks Federal Court to Dismiss BPI Lawsuit


first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News ABC News Asks Federal Court to Dismiss BPI Lawsuit ABC News Asks Federal Court to Dismiss BPI Lawsuit ABC News has asked a South Dakota federal court to dismiss claims it defamed Beef Products Inc. through reports about lean finely textured beef – labeling it pink slime. BPI initiated the lawsuit in September – and ABC News says the company is seeking to inhibit free speech, challenging the right of a news organization to explore matters of obvious public interest. BPI – the nation’s largest producer of LFTB – is seeking 400-million dollars in compensatory damages for lost profit it says was caused by ABC’s reports. The news organization defends its use of the term pink slime – saying it’s the sort of loose, figurative or hyperbolic language courts recognize demands protection under the First Amendment. BPI Lawyer Erik Connolly says the plaintiffs will oppose the dismissal motion because they believe the complaint sets forth valid claims.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE By Andy Eubank – Nov 1, 2012 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleSeed Consultants Marketwatch 10:25 update with Gary Wilhelmi 11/1/2012Next articleProminent Businessman and Ag Supporter to Speak at IFB District 10 Meeting Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Coronavirus Death Toll Continues to Rise in LA County; Cases Top 6,900


first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it TOP STORY Coronavirus Death Toll Continues to Rise in LA County; Cases Top 6,900 CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 1:59 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty The coronavirus death toll continued to mount in Los Angeles County Tuesday, with 22 more fatalities confirmed, and health officials said an initial look at race data points toward black residents having a slightly higher death rate from the virus than other ethnic groups.Tuesday’s reported fatalities increased the number of deaths in the county to 169. County health officials also reported 550 new cases, increasing the countywide total to 6,910. That figure includes 72 cases in Pasadena and 230 cases in Long Beach, both of which have their own health departments separate from the county.Ten homeless people were among the fatalities. On Monday, 12 of the 15 people that died were homeless.Barbara Ferrer, director of the county Department of Public Health, stressed that the ethnic data on the county’s fatalities is very preliminary, noting that race/ethnicity data was unavailable on 43 percent of the 169 people who have died in the county from the virus.For the 93 fatalities with available information, 28 percent were Latinx, 27 percent were white, 19 percent were Asian, 17 percent were black and 9 percent were other ethnicities.“When we look at these numbers by the total population of each group, African-Americans have a slightly higher rate of death than other races and ethnicities, and we will be watching this closely as we gather more information about the remaining 43 percent of people who have passed away,” Ferrer said.African Americans are more likely to suffer from of heart disease and diabetes making them more at risk to die from the virus.Ferrer conceded that while testing has been increasing across the county, data indicates that wealthier communities have much better access to the tests.“People who are living in wealthier communities have had, in fact, better access to testing and have been tested more than people living in communities where income levels are much lower,” Ferrer said. “We will be producing a complete report on what we know about access to lab testing by early next week.”County Supervisor Hilda Solis said the county is working to expand testing access in all areas, noting that a drive-through facility will open Wednesday at East Los Angeles College.Pasadena is scheduled to get a drive through site at a later date.“While not every city will get a drive-through testing site, we’re ensuring that there’s testing capacity in every region of the county,” Solis said. “And I’m also concerned about the reports coming out of other cities that show significant racial disparities in COVID-19 cases and fatalities. We must collect better data to identify and address the disparities in L.A. County.”Of the 22 new deaths reported in the county, 16 people were over 65 and had underlying health conditions, Ferrer said. the remaining six were between 41 and 65, and five of them had existing health problems.On Monday, Ferrer urged people to avoid leaving home as much as possible, even suggesting residents forgo trips to the grocery store or other shops.In that same vein, she said Tuesday people should not be planning to attend religious gatherings this week for Passover or Easter.She said residents should take advantage of whatever method available to maintain contact with friends and relatives, but said anyone suffering from depression or other mental health issues can contact the county’s support hotline at 800-854-7771. She said anyone facing issues of domestic violence during the stay-at-home orders should avail themselves of county shelters and law enforcement. The county has a domestic violence hotline at 800-978-3600, and information on resources is available at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/dvcouncil. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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CMT’s New Report Confirms Increasing Appetite for Connected Insurance in Europe


first_img Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebook CMT’s New Report Confirms Increasing Appetite for Connected Insurance in Europe TAGS  Previous articlePro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protestersNext articleBrooklyn Brewery Brings The Haze With ‘Brooklyn Pulp Art’ Hazy IPA Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 25, 2021 last_img read more

The Week Ahead: Industry Braces for the Forbearance Exodus


first_img The Week Ahead: Industry Braces for the Forbearance Exodus Tagged with: Brent Potter Community Loan Servicing LLC Deborah J. Grissom Ellen Rose Forbearance Homepoint Financial John Dunnery Robert Caruso ServiceMac Treliant Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 26, 2021 1,340 Views About Author: Eric C. Peck Sign up for DS News Daily This week, DS News will be presenting the latest in its webinar series, The Forbearance Factor: Upcoming Mortgage Servicing Challenges, set for Wednesday, March 31 from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT.Presented by Treliant, the webinar will discuss how mortgage servicers are preparing for the surge of homeowners who will be coming out of forbearance plans after the pandemic gripped the nation the past year.Industry experts joining in the discussion include:Robert Caruso, President & CEO of ServiceMacJohn Dunnery, VP of Government Loan Servicing for Community Loan Servicing LLCDeborah J. Grissom, Senior Director of Treliant LLCBrent Potter, Senior Managing Director–Customer Contact and Default Operations for Homepoint FinancialEllen Rose, Senior Director for Treliant LLCClick here to register for the DS News Webinar, The Forbearance Factor: Upcoming Mortgage Servicing Challenges.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:MBA Forbearance and Call Volume Survey (Monday)NAR February Pending Home Sales Index (Wednesday)MBA Weekly Applications Survey (Wednesday)Realtor.com Weekly Housing Market Recap (Wednesday)U.S. Census Bureau New Residential Sales report (Wednesday)Realtor.com’s Housing Market Recovery Index (Thursday)Realtor.com’s Weekly Housing Trends View (Thursday)Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey (Thursday)U.S. Department of Labor’s Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report (Thursday)Black Knight weekly forbearance data (Friday) The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Industry Braces for the Forbearance Exodus in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Newscenter_img Related Articles Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: 10 Most-Threatened Metros Based on FHA Delinquency Rates Next: House Hunters Face Fierce Bidding Wars Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brent Potter Community Loan Servicing LLC Deborah J. Grissom Ellen Rose Forbearance Homepoint Financial John Dunnery Robert Caruso ServiceMac Treliant 2021-03-26 Eric C. Peck  Print This Postlast_img read more

HSE urged to bridge gap in North Inishowen health service


first_img Google+ Twitter HSE urged to bridge gap in North Inishowen health service Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thcenter_img The HSE is being urged to explore all options to bridge the gap in the health service which facilitates North Inishowen. In the Malin area, the doctor’s surgery closes at 5pm however the NowDoc service doesn’t open until 6pm, leaving the peninsula without a service for an hour.It’s been claimed that only last week, a resident on the peninsula took seriously ill during that time frame and couldn’t get a doctorCllr Martin McDermott says the situation must be addressed without delay:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/maghgfhgfhgfrtindoc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – April 24, 2019 Previous articleMan dies following collision in County DerryNext article25 people awaiting admission to LUH News Highland last_img read more

People


first_img Comments are closed. PeopleOn 10 Dec 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Guru has graced the back pages of Personnel Today for the last six years,regularly astounding the HR community with his incisive wit, cutting satire andnear telepathic foresight. Tackling all subjects from executive coaching tostrippers’ unions, Guru is never afraid to dodge the controversial questions orcast his educated eye over the issue of the day. Here, in our last issue of theyear, we find out what makes him tick. What qualifications do you hold? It’s more a question of which ones don’t I hold. Who is the ultimate guru? I always like to see myself as the guru’s guru. Michael Porter, CharlesHandy, Gary Hamel and even Dave Ulrich all pale in comparison to the mightyblue head! What is your essential viewing? I really enjoyed the recent six-part documentary The Office. Its findingsshowed me that top-class British managers are alive and well in Slough. I washugely impressed by David Brent’s grasp of HR policy and his ability to bluesky think while on the job. If only all UK managers were as gifted as Brent –there wouldn’t be a productivity gap. How do you fill your spare time? Of course working so hard is a full-time job and leaves little time for MrsGuru, although that luxury is starting to recede since the advent of work-lifebalance. I’m also a keen reader – currently halfway through How to Lose Friendsand Alienate People. What is the greatest risk you have ever taken? The greatest risk is probably the annual pilgrimage to Harrogate. Every yearthe faces get younger, the days more tiresome and the expense account moredifficult to explain away. Do you network? Extensively. Only this week I’ve held informal meetings with Jack Daniels,Jim Beam, John Smith, Jose Cuervo and Julio Gallo. If you could do any job in the world, what would it be? A reporter on Personnel Today. It must be so exciting, rewarding and wellrespected. Who would play you in the film of your life? Papa Smurf. What’s the worst/best office party you’ve ever attended? Harlequins nightclub onboard The Oriana cruiseship. It was the best oftimes, it was the worst of times. On the moveJackie Arthur has been appointed HR and communications manager for watermanagement firm Ondeo Industrial Solutions. The company is part of the SuezGroup, which employs more than 190,000 staff in 130 countries. Arthur’s time issplit between sites at Durham and Scotland. Prior to his appointment he workedas regional personnel manager for Chubb security in London. He has a degree inmarketing and a post graduate diploma in HR Management. Chartered surveyor and rural property Consultant Smiths Gore has appointedTrevor Richards (pictured) as its new HR manager. Richards will be based at thefirm’s Peterborough administrative headquarters, and be responsible for HRacross the company’s 17 UK offices. His role will encompass a wide range ofissues from recruitment and training policies to the day-to-day management ofemployment issues. As a newly-created position, much of his work will bebuilding best practice. Colin Staffell has been appointed network development manager for theproperty services NTO, Property Learning Network. Staffell holds mastersdegrees in philosophy and education and is a chartered surveyor. He brings adeep knowledge of education and training for staff at all levels, backed byexperience in academia and commercial practice. His last job was training anddevelopment manager at Countrywide Surveyors. He will be visiting employers todiscuss training needs and demonstrating examples of online courses. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more