May 12

On the move

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Marks & Spencer has announced that Jean Tomlin will be its next HRdirector, taking control from 17 March. Tomlin will report directly to chiefexecutive Roger Holmes and will sit on the group operating committee. She joinsfrom Corporate Services Group where she was HR and development director. Priorto this, she was the HR director at Egg, and has also held HR and sales rolesat Ford and Prudential. Imelda Walsh, The HR director at Sainsbury’s, has been appointed to thecompany’s board of directors. Walsh has been with the supermarket giant since2001, and was previously the HR director for retail financial services atBarclays Bank. Walsh has an MA in industrial relations and personnel managementfrom the London School of Economics. Sarah Anderson CBE has been appointed non-executive director of theGovernment’s new Jobcentre Plus. Set up in April 2002, the body brings togetherthe employment and benefits agencies. Anderson is also the CEO of specialistcatering firm The Mayday Group. In addition to her new role at Jobcentre Plus,she is also a member of the CBI Employment Policy Committee and the SmallBusiness Council. DAS, the legal expenses insurance company, has hired Karen Slaney as HRmanager. She has been the assistant manager for the past three years and has awealth of legal expertise. The firm employs about 500 staff based at officesaround the UK. Previous Article Next Article On the moveOn 11 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

February 8

Officials say $44M in fake sports gear seized over past year

first_imgAs the Super Bowl approaches, officials say more than 169,000 counterfeit sports-related items worth $44 million were seized in the past year. The effort, known as Operation Team Player, begins at the end of each Super Bowl and continues through the next. It’s overseen by a unit of Homeland Security Investigations, part of the Homeland Security Department. Officials appeared at a news conference with dozens of counterfeit NFL jerseys and hats, fake Super Bowl rings and numerous other sports items. Officials say people should take care where and how they buy team merchandise and look for proper logos and other markings.last_img read more

December 17

‘Payment charter’ closed process, ambiguity lead to concerns

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions welcome fintech innovation and competition but are concerned that many products and services offered by fintechs skirt consumer protection regulations, CUNA wrote to the House Financial Services Task Force on Financial Technology Tuesday. An example cited by CUNA is a “payment charter” proposed by Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks.“Recently, Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Brian Brooks, has proposed what has been called a “Payment Charter,” but this appears to be a national money transmitter license that preempts state licenses requirement and provide a possible onramp for nonbanks to directly access to the Federal Reserve’s payment clearing system,” the letter reads. “The Acting Comptroller has indicated in several forums that the OCC does not need to pursue rulemaking for the payments charter and that the Acting Comptroller can approve this charter at any time.CUNA opposes the so-called payments charter,” it adds. “We believe the OCC should undertake an open and transparent process in considering new charters. This process was followed with the notice and comment rulemaking process for the fintech charter, but has not been done with payments charter.” continue reading »last_img read more

September 19

Saeedwar and Sheriffa Ali to represent Guyana at CAC Chess Championship

first_imgSaeedwar AliGUYANA will be represented at the prestigious Central American and Caribbean Under-20 Chess Championship in Barbados, according to the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF).Junior Chess Champion Saeedwar Ali and Sheriffa Ali, the top male and female players,respectively, in Guyana, will match skills with their counterparts from Suriname, Trinidad, Belize and Barbados from June 22 – 29 in the Land of the Flying Fish.Their participation was made possible with sponsorship from the National Sports Commission and GCF President, James Bond.Before departing Guyana, Saeed and Sheriffa paid a courtesy call on the Director of Sport, Mr. Christopher Jones, who congratulated them on their participation and challenged them to bring home gold.last_img read more

September 18

Pooran to play for Guyana Amazon Warriors

first_imgNICHOLAS Pooran has been signed by the Guyana Amazon Warriors as their Marquee Player for the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League which will take place from September 4 to October 12. The Trinidadian wicketkeeper-batsman played for the Barbados Tridents last year but in a big move for him and the franchise, he will be playing for the Guyanese team in 2019.Pooran has played 11 T20 Internationals for the West Indies and has become a fixture in T20 tournaments around the world.He is also a member of the West Indies squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.This will be the third CPL team that Pooran has represented, having started his career with the Trinbago Knight Riders before moving to the Tridents.The rest of the Amazon Warriors squad will be decided at the Hero CPL Player Draft which takes place on May 22 2019.Omar Khan, Team Operations Manager for the Amazon Warriors, said: “Nicholas is among the very best T20 batting talents in the world and we wanted to bring him into our team as we push to go one better than last year where we finished as runners-up. He is explosive and exciting, and we are very pleased to be able to have such an impressive young talent representing the Guyana Amazon Warriors this year.”last_img read more

August 26

UFC Philadelphia: Justin Gaethje blames his parents for his aggressive fighting style

first_imgThere’s no question that Justin Gaethje is one of the most exciting fighters in mixed martial arts. The 30-year-old is 19-2, with 17 of those wins coming via stoppage. Gaethje’s go-for-broke style has endeared itself to fans all around the world and garnered him the accolade of becoming only the third person in UFC history to headline four events in his first five UFC fights, with the fourth taking place Saturday night at UFC Philadelphia against fellow striker Edson Barboza.  Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is suspended until July for his role in the melee at UFC 229 with Conor McGregor and doesn’t plan on returning until late fall. While in Nurmagomeodv’s absence, featherweight champion Max Holloway takes on Dustin Poirier for the interim title in the main event of UFC 236 on April 13. McGregor retired on Tuesday morning, but is likely to return at some point, and former interim titleholder Tony Ferguson’s return is unknown due to personal issues. All Gaethje knows is that he needs to escape the wrath of Barboza if he wants to get a chance to capture his second lightweight belt in two different organizations. “I’m not sure where I go if I win. I think nowadays, at this level, you have to win,” Gaethje said. “Outside of that, it’s how you win. All the uncertainty is out of my control. I’ve made it a point to never focus on something I can’t control, especially in this sport. There’s only a minimal amount of things you can control, and that’s your preparation, your nutrition, your work ethic and your effort. Those are all easy things to control. There’s a lot of unknowns that we are going to figure out on Saturday night.” Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearGaethje hears the calls far and wide for him to adapt his style to preserve not only his fighting career, but life after he walks away from the cage. But Gaethje puts 100 percent of the blame on his aggressive fighting style on the people who raised him: His father John and his mother, Carolina.”They are definitely on the edge of their seats with their hands over their eyes,” Gaethje told Sporting News. “I blame my parents for this. They put me in wrestling when I was four. It’s their fault. They gave me two brothers and that didn’t help either. We didn’t get in a lot of fights, but always had healthy competitions, which has run through my blood since day one. I come from a hard-working family. Three generations of my family have worked in the copper mines. What else is there? If I’m going out there and not trying my hardest then what the hell am I doing here?”After starting his career at 17-0, highlighted by winning the World Series of Fighting lightweight championship and a fight of the year candidate in his victory over Michael Johnson in his UFC debut in July 2017, Gaethje lost back-to-back grueling battles to Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier. That being said, Gaethje’s back was against the proverbial wall when he took on James Vick in August.Suffering another a third straight defeat could have put out of title contention for the rest of his UFC run and relegated him to being a gatekeeper. Instead, the Arizona native went back to his bread and butter and knocked out Vick with a powerful left hook.HE SLEPT [email protected]_Gaethje STARCHES Vick in round 1!! Wow!! #UFCLincoln— UFC (@ufc) August 26, 2018″When you are on a two-fight losing streak, it’s difficult because you have your family and friends asking about your health,” Gaethje said. “You have to put on that face like you’re fine, but everything you’ve worked for has stalled or been taken away from you. You wouldn’t be a humble person if you didn’t feel those emotions.”When the Genesis Training Center fighter first signed with the UFC in early 2017, he immediately called out Barboza. Most thought Gaethje was crazy for having such a thought, as the Brazilian throws the scariest leg kicks in the sport to point where many of his opponents haven’t been able to continue.”The average human being is scared of this guy,” Gaethje admitted. “I’m a big fan of him and he’s a scary dude. The impression I’m trying to leave on people after Saturday night is that I took out a scary man. It’s such an intriguing matchup for myself and the fans. Every time he’s in the cage, he’s had a chance to produce the best knockouts of the year and in MMA history. Guys like him are the reasons why you watch this sport because of the unknown. I’m a fan of MMA. I’ve been a fan of the sport since I was in high school. I can’t wait to watch it once I get home.”The Gaethje-Barboza clash is one MMA fans have been looking forward to since the fight was announced earlier this year. Barboza comes in ranked No. 6 and Gaethje is at No. 8. In theory, the winner should move one step closer to fighting for the title. But at this point, the lightweight division is murky.last_img read more