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first_imgMauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited (MEI.mu)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileMauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited is a leading insurance company headquartered in Mauritius that provides insurance products and services for private individuals, SMEs, and corporates in Mauritius, where services such as property insurance against damage to building and other structures, machinery equipment, motor insurance; liability insurance, including employers, family, product, professional indemnity, public, directors and officers liability, accident and health insurance are offered. Mauritian Eagle Insurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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first_imgTlou Energy Limited (TLOU.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Tlou Energy Limited (TLOU.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tlou Energy Limited (TLOU.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tlou Energy Limited (TLOU.bw)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTlou Energy Limited identifies, explores, evaluates, and develops coalbed methane (CBM) resources in Southern Africa. It holds one mining license and nine prospecting licenses covering an area of approximately 8,300 square kilometers in the Karoo Basin, Botswana. The company owns a 100% interest in the Lesedi CBM project. It also holds interest in the Mamba project. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Brisbane, Australia.last_img read more

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first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” There’s plenty of British blue chips looking massively oversold today. Hammerson (LSE: HMSO), despite the existence of some mid-bending yields, isn’t one that falls into this category. I’d argue that current ratios suggest the retail property giant has all the hallmarks of a classic investment trap.Recent share price falls leave Hammerson dealing on a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 3.9 times yet sporting a mighty 22% dividend yield. It suggests that markets are not just expecting the 2020 payout to disappoint. It’s that investors fear that the FTSE 250 business, which City analysts expect to record a 24% profits drop this year, will struggle for a very long time.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…Springboard data disappointsLatest data from Springboard illustrates the huge trouble retailers are facing as the coronavirus spreads. In what the research house described as an “unprecedented decline,” it said that footfall across the retail sector plummeted 21.7% week on week in the seven days to 15 March.Footfall was down 28% on an annual basis, too, a result which was three times greater than the worst result Springboard has ever recorded.Unsurprisingly customer trips worsened markedly as the period rolled on, too. A week-on-week drop of 18.2% during the Sunday before last escalated to a 38% decline by the Saturday. It goes without saying the rate of reversal has deteriorated in more recent days, too, reflecting a mix of rising fear among citizens and government attempts to enforce a lockdown and stop shopping trips for ‘non essential’ goods and services.Pan-European operatorHammerson is best known for owning flagship shopping centres like Birmingham’s Bullring and London’s Brent Cross. It also owns stakes in a great many retail sites across Europe like critical eurozone economies Germany, France, and Spain. Incidentally, that Springboard data also showed shopping centre footfall here in the UK drop 20.3% week on week.Hammerson had enough on its plate already, with ongoing Brexit-related uncertainty continuing to plague consumer confidence and threatening to push the retail sector into the danger zone.Net rental income slumped 11.2% in 2019 as a growing number of its tenants either went into administration or entered a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). This caused pre-tax losses to balloon to £573.8m from £173.3m a year earlier.Dividends to disappoint?On the plus side, Hammerson’s been more successful in cutting its debt pile. Net debt of £2.4bn as of December came in well below its £3bn target, helped by asset disposals. This is not enough to protect the dividend, though. The business warned that the annual payout will be “rebased to a sustainable level” in 2020.City analysts expect the total payout to drop to 18.9p per share from 25.9p in recent years, though that debt mountain, a worsening earnings outlook, and meagre dividend coverage of 1.1 times suggest that a much bigger cut could be in the offing. This is a share I for one plan to avoid at all costs. Is this FTSE 250 dividend stock too cheap to ignore after the stock market crash? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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. Royston Wild | Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 | More on: HMSO last_img read more

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first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments (1) People January 2, 2015 at 4:49 pm I think I know you John, at least our paths have crossed. Perhaps you were in SWF when I was? Miss DaySpring. Many good memories. God bless your mission there! Press Release Service Posted Dec 18, 2014 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Southwest Florida taps the Rev. Palarine to lead DaySpring programs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Rev. John Palarine[Diocese of Southwest Florida press release] The Rev. John Palarine, a 40-year leader in youth and family ministries in The Episcopal Church, will join the Diocese of Southwest Florida as program director for diocesan youth programs and the DaySpring Episcopal Camp and Conference Center.The full-time position comes at a time when DaySpring is expanding its diocesan-led programs and embarking on a new master plan that will include enhanced facilities for youth camps and congregational events.Responsibilities for Palarine include continuing current diocesan youth programs such as New Beginnings and Happening, as well as expanding and enhancing DaySpring Summer Camp from a three-week to a six-week program. He will also look beyond DaySpring to encourage youth ministry in the 77 congregations of the Diocese of Southwest Florida. For DaySpring’s adult visitors, he will build upon current activities in order to foster leadership development for healthy congregations. He will also envision new programming in order to better serve parishioners, congregations and the wider church.“Fr. Palarine will seek new ministry partnerships with congregations, Episcopal schools, as well as provincial and “national”-level networks,” said the Rev. Michael Durning, canon to the ordinary. “He will be a resource to youth minsters throughout the Diocese.”Palarine currently heads, and will continue to lead “YP Ministries”, a training and development organization and consultancy dedicated to creating a strong youth presence in congregations. Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Comments are closed. Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC 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 Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rob Bagwell says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

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first_imgMonday Aug 25, 2014 Top 10 Best Tries from Round 1 of the Top 14 The Top 14 kicked off in France last weekend, so as has become commonplace with Canal+, they’ve put together their selection of the best tries from the first round. It’s only broadcast a week later, during round two, so this is the latest, featuring all the best from the opening weekend.View more top quality tries in our great tries sectionADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle 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 PurposeNueeyThe 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

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first_img Tagged with: Cancer Research UK gamification Gaming microvolunteering mobile Volunteering Hannah Keartland, who runs the citizen science project at Cancer Research UK, said of Genes in Space: “Every single second gamers spend playing our Smartphone game directly helps our work to beat cancer sooner. Our scientists’ research produces colossal amounts of data, some of which can only be analysed by the human eye – a process which can take years.“We urge people to give two minutes of their time wherever and whenever they can – whether they’re on their daily commute or in the hairdressers having a blow dry. Together, our free moments will help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”Other citizen scienceCancer Research UK’s first citizen science project is Cell SliderTM, where people are asked to classify breast cancer samples to help scientists better understand breast cancer risk and response to treatment. Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 February 2014 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Cancer Research UK is inviting smartphone users to play their new mobile game Play to CureTM: Genes in Space, and donate some of their time to help scientists analyse cancer data.Available to download for free now from the Apple App Store and Google Play, Play To Cure turns gamers around the world into citizen scientist volunteers.Gameplay[quote align=”right” color=”#999999″]Together, our free moments will help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured[/quote]Players find themselves flying a spaceship along a hazard-strewn intergalactic assault cause. They have to collect the valuable material that is ‘Element Alpha’, avoiding and destroying asteroids along the way.The more of Element Alpha that you collect, the more credits you receive, which you can use to enhance the power and defences of your spaceship.In the process, however, gamers are helping to analyse and feed back scientific data to Cancer Research UK scientists, which they will use to help find genetic faults which can cause cancer. How Genes in Space was createdThe game was developed at a weekend GameJam in July 2013 at which Cancer Research UK was joined by developers from Amazon Web Services, Facebook and Google and by academics, scientists, gamers and designers.In 48 hours they produced 12 prototypes from which the final game was developed.  92 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Mobile gamers help CRUK in citizen science cancer research AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

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first_img Howard Lake | 30 May 2016 | News John Matson, CEO of UKCI, said:“Our goals are to support existing museums, galleries, artists, auction houses and others in protecting and enhancing their brands, to inspire new organisations to build on .ART real estate, and to make domain names available to younger players to the art scene whose names are no longer available in other TLDs and want to immediately be identified with the art world.”UKCI was founded by Russian venture capitalist Ulvi Kasimov, who serves on the Board of Trustees at the Moscow Multi-Media Art Museum and has sponsored a number of exhibitions and publications. Tagged with: arts domain names  207 total views,  1 views today  208 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis70 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Arts and culture sector to get their own .art domain name AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis70 The arts and culture sector will this year have its own distinctive top-level domain name, .art, to offer immediate identification with the arts.The domain name was the idea of UK Creative Ideas Limited which, following agreement with ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, will act as the exclusive operator of the domain. It will be available to arts organisations from Autumn 2016. Organisations and individuals can request an .art domain from dotart.domains.last_img read more

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first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print NewsLocal NewsIrish Water fails to plug Limerick leaksBy Alan Jacques – February 21, 2015 687 Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img Previous articleHigh tides for Shannon as Council monitor flowNext articleLimerick remain favourites for 1B Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement TAGSCllr Maurice QuinlivanIrish WaterlimerickSinn Fein WhatsApp Linkedin by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Maurice QuinlivanIRISH Water is failing to deliver on its most basic promise — to plug leaks in Limerick’s water system.This is the view of Sinn Féin councillor Maurice Quinlivan, who was responding to reports that 40 per cent of Limerick water will be lost through leaks in in 2015.“Once again, the basis for establishing Irish Water has been exposed as a charade. We were told that the new entity would both prove to be more cost efficient and that it would quickly address the issue of massive leaks within the system,” said Cllr Quinlivan.“Instead, we now have a situation where the taxpayer has handed over almost €2 billion to Irish Water, with borrowing and further subventions to come, without any improvement to the domestic water system,” he added.The City North representative pointed out that meters which nobody wants are still being installed across Limerick, huge areas await work to replace pipes which contain elevated levels of lead and 40 per cent of clean water is simply wasted through leaks.Quinlivan also believes water supply and leaks will become worse due to the “ham-fisted” manner in which the metering programme is being rolled out.“Irish Water have admitted that water pressure will be reduced in many areas across the state. Limerick residents are now expected to pay three times for water. Once in tax, second time in household charges which were pumped into Irish Water and now through water charges.“This is unacceptable and must change. From the start of the shambles that is Irish Water I have said that if even half of what has been spent to date on Irish Water, including executive bonuses, consultants and legal advisors, had been spent on addressing leaks and other structural problems we would not be facing many of these problems,” he concluded.There was no comment from Irish Water at the time of going to press. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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first_img Teenager drivers are most likely to be injured or killed in a vehicle accident. Teen drivers are least likely to wear a seat belt and most likely to be driving while impaired, including distracted driving.It was for those reasons that Jennifer C. Garrett organized a Teen Driving event in 2011 and, for those same reasons, she has again pulled together a group of parents who are dedicated to keeping teens safe on the highways.This group has organized the 2012 Teen Driving Event, which is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday at Cattleman Park. All teens, pre-teens and parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Skip Book Nook to reopen Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Teens least likely to buckle up By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Print Articlecenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “The Teen Driving Event is free and everyone who comes will benefit,” Garrett said. “What will be learned has the potential to prevent vehicle injuries and possibly save lives.”Garrett said that getting behind the wheel of a vehicle is, perhaps, the most dangerous thing a teenager can do.Car accidents are the leading killer of teens in Alabama and account for about half of all deaths of children younger than 18. “Each family that attends will be given a memorial book with stories about Pike County teenagers who lost their lives in vehicle accidents,” Garrett said. “We don’t want people to ever forget these young people and their families.”The 2012 Teen Driving Event Program will be presented by Alabama State Trooper Charles Dysart from the Montgomery office and Jonah McWaters, a Pike County teen vehicle accident victim.“Trooper Dysart will speak on the dangers of drinking and driving, distracted driving and the importance of wearing seatbelts,” Garrett said. “He will also bring the roll-over simulator that demonstrates how seatbelts can save lives.”McWaters was injured in a vehicle accident when he was 17 years old. He is a paraplegic, who has a shot at making the 2012 London Paralympic Games in the javelin throw.“Jonah is an inspiring speaker and his message will be one that will have an impact on teens,” Garrett said. “They will hear from Jonah what it’s like to have to learn to live your life as a paraplegic and what it takes to battle back.”The 2012 Teen Driving Event is free but donations will be accepted and appreciated.Garrett said there are expenses associated with putting together and carrying out the event.“Last year, we had between 300 and 400 people in attendance,” she said. “That shows that teenagers and parents realize the dangers of being on the road and want to do what they can to make sure they get home safely. We hope to make the Teen Driving Event an annual event. If there is enough interest, it will be.” Published 9:15 am Thursday, January 19, 2012 Alabama is the second worst state in the country when it comes to the rate of teenage driver fatalities per capita, Garrett said.“We want to do all that we can to keep our teens safe on the highways,” she said. “The Teen Driving Event is one step in that direction.”The doors to the Teen Driving Event open at 6 p.m. and everyone is encouraged to come early and visit the informational booths.“We have booths that will offer information related to safe driving,” Garrett said. “The Troy Police Department and Pike County Sheriff’s Department will have booths along with the ABC Board, Alabama Department of Health, ECCHO, Earles’ Glass, Boys and Girls Clubs and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Group celebrates ‘Sanctity of Human Life’ In observance of Sanctity of Human Life Week, January 15-22, Sav-a-Life will host open house from 2 until 4 p.m…. read morelast_img read more

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first_img Comments are closed. Plans togive awards to companies for taking part in a Government-backed scheme to boostethnic minorities at work have come under fire from HR leaders.Kay Allen,equal opportunities and diversity manager at B&Q, said the plan to revampthe Commission for Racial Equality’s Leadership Challenge did not go far enoughand could undermine the initiative’s credibility.Allen said,“I don’t think the scheme provides a strong enough framework, and I am unsureabout the award system. There are now so many award schemes that they arelosing credibility.”The CRElaunched the challenge in partnership with the Government in 1997 to encouragebusiness leaders to champion the cause of racial equality. However, after theinitiative failed to win board-level support, the Commission announced it wouldrelaunch the challenge in March. The CBIalso questioned the level of support for the Leadership Challenge. Policyadvisor Simon Blake said, “Despite its disappointing performance in the privatesector, the CBI supports the challenge. “The dangeris that it will remain a paper commitment.”Businessesjoining the revamped challenge will have to set timetabled targets for ethnicminority recruitment. B&Q’sAllen said, “Just getting companies to draw up one set of targets is not enough– we need to constantly strive to set new targets and improve standards. TheLeadership Challenge needs to become more customer-focused if it is to get moresupport from business.” At the moment it is too internally focused.At theconsultation meeting last week business leaders claimed companies wererecruiting more ethnic minority staff, but not at management level.PeterDavis, group chief executive of Sainsbury’s, admitted that only 4 per cent ofthe chain’s managers were from ethnic minorities, while John Lewis chairmanStuart Hampson said that 7.8 per cent of its management grade staff were fromethnic minorities. By RichardStaines Ethnic minorities plan fails to convince firmsOn 5 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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