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Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgStanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileStanbic IBTC Plc is a financial services company in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, corporate, investment and wealth management sectors. The Personal and Corporate Banking division provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts to residential accommodation loans, vehicle and equipment finance and instalment finance. The Corporate and Investment Banking division offers products and services for foreign exchange, fixed income and equity trading as well as transactional banking, corporate and property lending and custodial and trade finance services. The Wealth Management division provides services for investment management, pension management, portfolio management, unit trust/fund management and trusteeship services. Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc undertakes venture capital projects and private equity investments; acts as an executor and trustee of wills and trusts; and provides agency, insurance brokerage and stockbroking services. Founded in 1989, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Stanbic IBTC Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Weekend sports round-up: Oct. 14-16

first_imgKacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Kramer claims 100th career win Support for seniors on Senior Day Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ ReddIt + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Previous article“Godzilla: Resurgence” brings fun, commentaryNext articleBig 12 decides against expansion Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. TAGStext only Facebook Twittercenter_img ReddIt Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ TCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win” TCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl Kacey Bowen Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award printWhile football had a bye this weekend, plenty of Horned Frog teams were in action. Here’s the roundup:Volleyball: TCU volleyball fell to No. 6 Kansas on Saturday night. Even in front of a sellout crowd, the Frogs struggled to get the momentum going. The Jayhawks held the Frogs to their lowest hitting percentage of the season and defeated them 3-0. This game was the largest crowd so far of the 2016 season with 1,808 fans in attendance. Director of volleyball Jill Kramer said even with the crowd, it took a while for the team to start executing their game plan.“We just had a really tough time getting into a rhythm,” Kramer said. “They stuck in there with us and they had our backs and we love that. In the first set, we weren’t really on our game plan that well. We have to get on that quicker. We were also in a little bit different of a lineup tonight and you could see that it affected some of our offensive rhythms.”Natalie Gower was the leading effort for the Frogs. She led the team offensively with 7 kills and defensively at the net along with Anna Walsh, as both had three blocks.With the loss, TCU is now 10-7 overall this season and 3-4 against conference opponents. TCU will wrap-up the first half of Big 12 play as they travel to take on No. 4 Texas on Wednesday. First serve is set for 7 p.m.Soccer:TCU soccer lost two games this weekend. TCU took on Baylor on Friday and with both teams trading opportunities to score, it was Baylor who came out victorious.Baylor sped up the tempo late in the second half and in the 61st minute, Raegan Padgett ran down the sideline and took the shot, giving the Bears a 1-0 lead. Ten minutes later, they tacked on another goal, making it 2-0. TCU didn’t go quietly, however. Faith Carter capitalized with 30 seconds left to play and put one on the scoreboard for the Frogs.On Sunday, TCU found themselves unable to fully capitalize again. When the Frogs took on the Oklahoma State Cowgirls, they found themselves trailing by two at the half.TCU controlled much of the gameplay in the second half, outshooting Oklahoma State 9-2, but couldn’t find a goal.With less than two minutes left in the match, OSU was awarded a penalty kick and Courtney Dike converted the kick for the final score. This was the third time this season TCU has been shutout. TCU will wrap up their regular season with a three-game homestand. The homestand opens Friday night as the Frogs host No. 1 West Virginia. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal. Editors’ note: game stats and quotes can be attributed to gofrogs.com Meghan Murphy and Lauren Sajewich play against Kansas. (photo courtesy: gofrogs.com) Facebook Linkedin Linkedinlast_img read more

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Altadena’s Bacon Babe Is Whipping up a Dish Worthy of a $100,000 Cash Prize at This Year’s World Food Competition

first_img Community News People Altadena’s Bacon Babe Is Whipping up a Dish Worthy of a $100,000 Cash Prize at This Year’s World Food Competition From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 17, 2016 | 4:28 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Herbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Altadena’s rising culinary star Jodi Taffel, also known as The Fabulous Bacon Babe, is heading to the World Food Championships in Alabama next month to take home the big win in the form of a $100,000 cash prize. The 2016 Championship event is Taffel’s third attempt to strike it big in first place as she prepares to unleash super-secret bacon-inspired dishes that have a successful track record of winning over the hearts and stomachs of some of the most revered chefs and judges in the culinary game.“There’s a huge cash prize on the line for first place so everything I make needs to have the ‘wow factor’. Would I go back to a restaurant in another state to order it? I’m looking to take the crown this year,” said Taffel who was unwilling to provide specific details about her upcoming dishes, but is confident that her bacon-inspired recipes will take home the grand prize.Taffel’s team is one of 430 from across the world who will be seeking the ultimate food crown. She earned the chance to compete at World Food Championships by winning Food Network’s highest rated show, Cutthroat Kitchen, as well as placing 1st out of 9,327 entries in the Westminster Cheddar Recipe Contest.This will be Taffel’s third WFC bacon competition after having ranked sixth place in the first year and third place in the second year and named the second runner up in 2014.“In the law of averages going up three places each time means that this year is my turn to win,” said Taffel.She will now have a shot for a major payday at the Championships, where $100,000 is awarded for the best dish overall and $10,000 is awarded in nine different categories: BBQ, Chili, Dessert, Bacon, Sandwich, Seafood, Burger, Steak, and Recipe, according to a press release.The WFC is viewed as the “Superbowl of cooking competitions” and has opened doors for the self-taught chef since breaking out in the competition circuit in 2010, according to Taffel.“It’s put me on a national stage. I’m a home cook that is transitioning into becoming a professional chef,” explained Taffel.The national stage she is referring to includes high profile television appearances as a competitor on “Master Chef” and also as an actress with a recurring role as Brenda, the Meatball Lady on the Disney Channel show “Shake it Up” among others.Taffel’s friendly personality and on camera charisma is an aspect of being in the spotlight that she is used to from having a twenty year acting career under her belt.“Being an actor for so long, I am happiest when the cameras are watching me do what I do. It doesn’t phase me and doesn’t get in my way,” she said.Taffel feels that she her fans that either tune in or follow her on social media can identify with her on much more of a realistic level than typical television stars.“I look like everybody that is watching. I don’t look threatening or intimidating. I’m one of the crowd and I think that’s a nice change,” said Taffel.Taffel’s interest in cooking came about from being on a budget and having lots of downtime as a working actress. She entered the 2010 Grilled Cheese Invitational as a way to attend the festival for free. She naturally took first place out of 250 contestants and hasn’t looked back since.“That buzz sort of hit me right then and there. It’s a very liberating and artistic process. I get to eat my art,” said Taffel.Taffel’s recipes are a reflection of her evolution as professional cook in the past five years. She incorporates ethnic spices and various ingredients in recipes that most chef’s do not in order to keep originality at the forefront of her culinary style.“I make it a point to go in to ethic markets in and around Pasadena to pick up ingredients that I have never heard or seen before and take them home and experiment. I actively seek out these things that I have never heard of before because I figure that if i have never heard of it, I’m sure people I’m competing against haven’t either,” said Taffel.The Bacon Babe does have one thing to set straight to fellow food lovers.“I like to call what I do elevated comfort food. While there is a bacon theme to most of my stuff and that’s what I’m known for, that’s not all I do. It’s not all about bacon,” explained Taffel who recently catered vegetarian meals and plans to compete in chicken and duck cooking competitions.It’s no secret that Taffel’s life has become busier than ever as she continues to enter more competitions and expand her professional horizons in every way she can. Some of hear near future plans include opening her own catering company and hosting a show on Bid Chat—a platform similar to Facebook Live.“There’s lots of exciting stuff in the works, but this is what I love to do,” said Taffel.The Bacon Babe heads to the WFC in Orange Beach, Alabama from Nov. 9 to Nov. 15 to compete on the world bacon stage with hopes of taking home the title of the 2016 World Food Champion.To stay up to date with the Fabulous Bacon Babe and to see her award-winning recipes, visit http://thefabulousbaconbabe.com/. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Insights on the Secure Web Gateways Global Market to 2027 – Featuring Citrix Systems,…

first_img Twitter Insights on the Secure Web Gateways Global Market to 2027 – Featuring Citrix Systems, Dell Technologies & IBM Among Others – ResearchAndMarkets.com By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Facebook TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsApp DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– The “Secure Web Gateways – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The publisher brings years of research experience to the 8th edition of this report. The 139-page report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed. Global Secure Web Gateways Market to Reach $13.9 Billion by 2027 Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Secure Web Gateways estimated at US$3.7 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$13.9 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 21% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Telecom & IT, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 21.6% CAGR and reach US$4.7 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the BFSI segment is readjusted to a revised 22.7% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $1.1 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 20.1% CAGR The Secure Web Gateways market in the U.S. is estimated at US$1.1 Billion in the year 2020. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$2.4 Billion by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 20.1% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 18.9% and 18% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 15.3% CAGR. Government Segment to Record 20.2% CAGR In the global Government segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 20% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$279.2 Million in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$999.3 Million by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$1.7 Billion by the year 2027. Competitors identified in this market include, among others:Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.Cisco Systems, Inc.Citrix Systems, Inc.Dell TechnologiesIBM CorporationIntel Security Group – McAfee, Inc.Microsoft CorporationSophos Ltd.Symantec CorporationTrend Micro, Inc. Key Topics Covered: I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. MARKET OVERVIEWGlobal Competitor Market SharesSecure Web Gateway Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019 & 2025Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession 2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS 4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE III. MARKET ANALYSIS IV. COMPETITIONTotal Companies Profiled: 46 For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/eypr9i View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005370/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 04:36 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 04:36 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005370/encenter_img Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Local NewsBusiness Previous articleOpsCruise Emerges From StealthNext articleMogo Announces Closing of US$54 Million Registered Direct Offering Priced At-the-Market Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img

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Plea By Woman With Twin Pregnancy For Medical Termination Of One Foetus With Down’s Syndrome; SC Directs Medical Board To Add Foetal Expert And Submit Report

first_imgTop StoriesPlea By Woman With Twin Pregnancy For Medical Termination Of One Foetus With Down’s Syndrome; SC Directs Medical Board To Add Foetal Expert And Submit Report Nitish Kashyap10 Jun 2020 9:27 PMShare This – xIn some relief to a woman pregnant with twins seeking medical termination of one foetus as it has been diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the medical board constituted by the Dean of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals to add an additional member who is a well qualified and competent foetal expert and additionally report whether abortion of one foetus will effect…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn some relief to a woman pregnant with twins seeking medical termination of one foetus as it has been diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the medical board constituted by the Dean of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals to add an additional member who is a well qualified and competent foetal expert and additionally report whether abortion of one foetus will effect the life of the other foetus and the life of the mother.The bench of Justice R Banumathi, Justice Indu Malhotra and Justice Aniruddha Bose heard the special leave petition filed by 33-year-old Komal Hiwale, who challenged the order passed by a bench of the Bombay High Court dated May 22, 2020 wherein Komal’s petition was dismissed relying upon the opinion of the medical board.Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves appeared on behalf of the petitioner and informed the bench that the petitioner was already 22 weeks pregnant when the High Court order was passed and since then two weeks have elapsed.The bench observed-“If the Board is of the view that the abortion of one foetus can be safely done without affecting either the life of the mother or the second surviving foetus, the Board shall also give its opinion as to the period within which abortion of one foetus would be medically safe for the mother and for the surviving foetus.”Moreover, considering the urgency of the matter, the bench asked the medical board to examine the petitioner at the earliest and communicate its report either by email by Saturday, June 13.Komal conceived twin embryos after ovarian stimulation wherein one of the foetus has been detected to have Down’s syndrome by tests dated May 8 and confirmed by a second opinion dated May 11. Since the petitioner has been advised that Down’s syndrome is untreatable chromosomal anomaly with substantial risk of mental/physical disabilities, she is desirous of an abortion of the foetus with Down’s syndrome and normal delivery for the other foetus. Thus a writ petition was filed before the High Court when the petitioner was 21 weeks pregnantAfter perusing through the report submitted by the medical board, the bench of Justice RD Dhanuka and Justice Abhay Ahuja observed-“It is clear from the above Observations and Opinion of the Obstetrician & Gynecologist that if at all the diseased foetus is sought to be terminated, the risk of such selective termination could result in abortion of the other foetus or even abortion of the wrong foetus as there is no specific differentiating feature and it becomes difficult to identify the affected foetus between the two fetuses. The procedure could also damage the other foetus without death. There can be growth restriction of the remaining foetus. Also, the above opinion clearly indicates risk to the physical and mental health of the mother, in the event the selective termination is undertaken such as pre-term labour, potential hemorrhage, infection, DIC due to retained products of conception and depression.”While dismissing the petition, High Court had advised the petitioner mother to take the pain and effort of caring for a child with Down’s syndrome rather than to run the reported risk of losing the other foetus and also the risk of harm to her own physical and mental health. The next date of hearing in the case is June 15.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Porn star says Stormy Daniels telling the truth about alleged Trump threat

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Jessica Drake, an adult-film star who claims she refused a $10,000 offer to have sex with Donald Trump after meeting him at a Lake Tahoe golf event in 2006, says Stormy Daniels told her Daniels was threatened by someone to stay silent about Daniels’ alleged sexual tryst with Trump.Daniels and her attorney recently released a sketch based on Daniels’ recollection of the man they say threatened her in a parking lot in 2011 after she told her story of a 2006 tryst with Trump at a celebrity golf tournament to a tabloid magazine.In an interview airing on Good Morning America on Monday, Drake told ABC News that Daniels, her friend and fellow porn star, is telling the truth.“She actually told me about the threat twice,” Drake said. “So the first time she told me about the threat was shortly after it happened. She relayed the experience to me. I said something like, ‘I’m so sorry, I can’t even imagine. What are you going to do?’”Daniels did not report the alleged threat to authorities.Drake says that Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, reminded her of the story when Drake came forward with her own allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump at a 2016 news conference.The Trump campaign issued a statement at the time calling the allegation “totally false and ridiculous.” The campaign added: “Mr. Trump does not know this person, does not remember this person and would have no interest in ever knowing her.”“She goes, ‘Remember what I told you about all those years ago,’” Drake said of her conversation with Daniels. “She goes, ‘Be careful, be really careful. You know, don’t be alone.’”Trump has denied Daniels’ claim of the affair, but Drake says she was with Daniels during one of her encounters with Trump at the 2006 golf event.According to Drake, she and Daniels met the future president earlier that day and was later invited to his hotel room a third woman, where Trump allegedly proceeded to kiss them and ask questions.“Well, we were ushered into the room,” Drake said. “And I remember he was wearing pajamas. And he kissed all of us on the lips and kind of, you know, one of those real close, full-body contact hugs. I do believe 100 percent that he was vetting us to see which one or how many of us he liked.”The women left, Drake says, but she later received a call inviting her back to the hotel room. When she refused, someone who worked for Trump called her back to offer her $10,000 to return, she claims.Drake, whose real name is Angel Ryan, says she refused again but Daniels, her friend told her later, went back to Trump’s room on her own.“I relayed my experience to her,” Drake said of Daniels. “Like, what happened with me after we left the room. At the time that I relayed that experience to her, I didn’t yet know of her experience — until she said, ‘He didn’t offer to pay me.’”Drake said she is speaking up now to back up her friend Daniels, who filed a lawsuit against Trump in March, seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed shortly before the 2016 election.Drake is named in the agreement as someone with whom Daniels discussed the alleged sexual tryst with Trump.A payment, worth $130,000, was made by Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen, who is now under criminal investigation. Cohen has said he made the payment personally from his own funds. Trump has said he did not know about the payment by Cohen.Trump denies having an affair with Daniels.Meanwhile, Daniels has not mentioned Drake in interviews about the alleged affair — nor did she mention being in Trump’s room with other women. Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avennati, did not comment to ABC News about Drake’s account.Drake said she is not trying to sell her story and does not intend to sue the president, but her attorney, Gloria Allred, has warned the commander-in-chief to mind what he says -– and tweets -– about her client.“If he gets enraged and upset and says something about Jessica that is, in fact, defamatory, then we’re gonna need to review our legal options,” Allred saiCopyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Young man who accused Kevin Spacey of sexual assault drops civil lawsuit

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — The young man who has accused Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting him three years ago has withdrawn a civil lawsuit against the actor.The lawsuit, filed last week, stemmed from allegations that Spacey, whose birth name is Kevin Fowler, sexually assaulted the young man in a Nantucket bar in the summer of 2016.The accuser’s attorney, Mitchell Garabedien, cited the criminal case against Spacey in declining to comment on the civil suit.The defense and the accuser, whom ABC News has not named because he says he was sexually assaulted, have been fighting over evidence, including the cell phone the accuser used the night of the alleged assault.Defense attorneys questioned why the accuser erased certain text messages from the phone before turning it over to police. The defense hired a forensic expert to restore the texts, which Spacey believes are exculpatory.Before dismissing the civil lawsuit, the accuser said Spacey caused him extreme emotional distress such that he was unable to fully recall the details of the summertime encounter with the “House of Cards” star.Last week, legal experts told ABC News that it’s not unprecedented to file a civil lawsuit in the middle of an ongoing criminal case.“It muddies the waters of the criminal case,” said prominent Florida defense attorney Mark O’Mara, who successfully defended George Zimmerman against charges including second-degree murder and manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2012.“If [the alleged victim] has a civil case pending, then that’s going to come up on cross-examination when he testifies at trial,” O’Mara said.“The reason you’d love my [client] to get convicted is because you’re suing him for a ka-billion dollars, isn’t that right? Isn’t that why we’re really here?” the Florida lawyer noted, channeling a defense attorney’s cross-examination of such a witness.Other defense attorneys who have represented high-profile clients and spoke with ABC News about the Spacey case said the civil lawsuit could be seen as another blow to the prosecution’s case.“It generally is not good for the prosecution because it shows a financial motive, and financial bias is something defense lawyers are going to use in their cross-examination,” said Tom Mesereau, a high-profile Los Angeles attorney who has represented celebrities including Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby and Robert Blake in criminal cases. “They will try to show the witness is biased because they have a stake in the outcome of the criminal case.”Spacey has pleaded not guilty to the criminal charge, the first the actor has faced despite years of accusations.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Another parent arrested as part of Varsity Blues college admissions scandal

first_imgLPETTET/iStock(NEW YORK) — Another parent has been arrested in connection to the so-called “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal, this time for allegedly spending $400,000 to get her son a spot at the University of California-Los Angeles.The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that a Chinese woman based in Canada named Xiaoning Sui has been arrested in Spain in connection to her alleged efforts to get her son into UCLA.Sui, 48, faces one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud. She is being detained in Spain but the Department of Justice notes that authorities plan to extradite her to Boston.The indictment, which was unsealed on Tuesday in federal court, details how Sui allegedly agreed to pay the college admissions scandal’s alleged ringleader Rick Singer $400,000 to have her son be pitched as a soccer recruit to UCLA to gain admission to the school.An alleged co-conspirator named Laura Janke reportedly made a fake soccer profile for Sui’s son, who is not named in the Department of Justice news release and whose age is also not shared.Janke is cooperating with the government’s investigation and previously plead guilty, the release states.Sui allegedly made two payments to Singer’s fake charitable organization, the first for $100,000 in October 2018 and the second for $300,000 in November 2018, after her son had been admitted by UCLA and awarded a 25% scholarship, the Department of Justice release states.This new arrest comes days after one of the highest profile suspects in the scandal was sentenced.Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison, ordered to pay a $30,000 fine, and complete 250 hours of community service for paying $15,000 to have someone rig her daughter’s SAT score.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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CIPD should not just be run as a business

first_imgGeoff,* it is roughly 10 years since you became the director-general of theCIPD and it is time we had a personal development plan discussion. I know you are a great advocate of modern personnel practices so I am sureyou will fully support my invitation to all CIPD members to take part in arigorous competence assessment of you in your present role. I will use the verypopular 360-degree methodology. For my part, I am sure you welcome an externalstakeholder perspective. First, let us deal with your obvious strengths, such as your keen sense ofentrepreneurialism. From day one you have clearly demonstrated how to run theCIPD as a business. Your strategy of sweeping aside ‘competing’ professionalbodies has been impressive, as is your ability to maximise your position as amonopoly provider of professional qualifications. This has made a significantdifference – the coffers are overflowing and your rewards package fullyacknowledges this. Now, on to your aptitude for team building – outstanding. You seem to havebeen able to collect around you a group of admirers who always rally to yourdefence in the face of public criticism. I know you go to great lengths to pickpeople who suit your way of working and their loyalty to you is a credit. Now I know you are not someone who likes to hog the limelight, but I have tosay that some improvement in the public profile arena might not go amiss. Wewant to see more of you and we want hear more from you. I know you can do itGeoff, so let us see a little more effort in this respect. It is an awfullylong time since you made any significant pronouncements and members like toknow where their professional body is heading. Mind you, no platitudes please. Talking of members brings me on to a much more sensitive subject –professional development. This is a cause for concern. In your 10 years inoffice, can you honestly say the personnel and training professions now have ahigher standing? No, Geoff, holding up the Royal Charter again is not reallywhat I am getting at. Yes, I know everyone who wants to work in this professionneeds that bit of paper, but that is not the point. How can I put this? Your prime objective is to run a professional body,admittedly on a sound financial footing. I have never been convinced that thisis how you see your role. You seem to be running a business supported by aprofessional body. Isn’t that the wrong way round? So, thinking ahead to nextyear’s PDP, what can you do that will convince the senior HR people who reallymatter that you have moved the profession forward, rather than just its bankbalance? * Geoff Armstrong is director general of the CIPD By Paul Kearns, senior partner, Personnel Works Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. CIPD should not just be run as a businessOn 23 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Letters

first_imgLettersOn 27 May 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article This week’s lettersLet line managers turn spotlight on HR Congratulations to Personnel Today for producing such a comprehensive andprofessional survey of UK line managers’ skills and capabilities (News, 13May). It is hugely encouraging that we can see so many opportunities fordevelopment and improvement in an already strong economy. Why not complete the loop and ask line managers what they think of the HRprofession? Where is it that we could improve? How good a job are HR managers(and the CIPD) really doing for UK plc? If you dare… Jerry Hayter Managing partner, Xecutive Search HR strategy could wither on the vine Your time bomb feature (13 May) on mediocre managers is more worrying thansome may realise. Line managers will be one of the main springboards when the economy turnsaround. If management mediocrity is endemic, there is no more challenging arole for HR. Forward-thinking organisations put real effort into developing thecapability of their management cadre, creating the right bench strength, andgetting rid of weak managers. They instinctively know this will help to releasethe energy of the organisation. However, the majority are ignoring thedeafening wake-up calls – such as your survey. The popular solution to problems caused by managerial ineffectiveness is tochange structures and roles. Not surprisingly, the problems resurface once thenoise of moving deckchairs has died down. Calculating the real costs of these manoeuvres would cause deep stress inany boardroom. The issue is not one of budgets, in our experience – it is what the money isspent on. So much of what goes under the ‘management development’ banner islittle more than surface-scratching the real development needs of linemanagers. The most carefully crafted HR strategy will wither on the vine of linemanagers who do not have the skills and capabilities to engage with andmotivate their people. Monitoring line manager performance formally, reviewing the spend on alltraining and putting current and future leadership development on the boardroomtable are all good starting points for HR directors who plan to take thisseriously. Neil Paterson Divisional general manager, Hay Group Lack of manager skills is no surprise I am not at all surprised by the results of your research, which shows linemanagers lack crucial managerial skills (News, 13 May). Too often, businesses promote individuals without providing them withadequate training and development to help them adapt to their new positionquickly and easily. In working their way up the corporate ladder, people with real potential mayfind themselves moving into a managerial position for which their previous rolehas not provided them with the relevant skills: leadership, communication andpeople management, for example. These skills scored disturbingly low on your survey. Without training insuch areas, businesses are at serious risk of losing out to other moreforward-thinking competitors. Karina Ward Marketing communications manager, NETg The childless end up carrying the can Yes, Yes, Yes to Stephen Overell’s article about discrimination against thechildless at work (13 May). As an HR manager, I have felt the wrath of staff left carrying the can fortheir absent pregnant/maternity-bound colleagues and for mothers and fatherswho take parental leave and demand flexibility because of their offspring. As a parent in my 30s, I feel that children are the responsibility of theparents, not the employer, the education system or social services. It is anold-fashioned view, perhaps, but whatever happened to people takingresponsibility for their own lives? No wonder the childless are resentful. Not only do they pay the price at work, they also subsidise the childbearingactivities of others through their taxes and National Insurance. Only last week I had to take a lady through her entitlement to maternityleave, but was astounded when I checked the regulations to discover I could notcompel her to tell us whether she wanted to take additional maternity leave. How can employers (particularly small ones) run a business when they cannoteven ask when the person will be back for the purposes of covering their leave?Ruth Gilmour HR manager, Kingstown Furniture EEF shows support for negligence penalty I hate to disappoint the TUC (‘Employers must stop whingeing’, Letters, 13May), but the Engineering Employers’ Federation (EEF) agrees that employers whoare found negligent on health and safety should be made to pay. Where we seem to disagree is on the view that all employers should bepenalised for the actions of the worst. This is exactly what the Government’s current proposals to recover NHS costsin compensated workplace accidents will achieve. While it is proposed that theinsurance system foots the bill, the costs will simply be spread among theinsured. Employers who take positive action will be subsidising those that donot, or are negligent. The EEF’s motives in leading the campaign for reform of employers’ liabilityinsurance are far from ‘delivering instant savings’. All those involved in theGovernment’s review of the system recognise that cost increases are inevitable.What we are seeking is best value for all concerned under a reformed system –one that delivers fair compensation, with rehabilitation at its core and wherepremiums accurately reflect risk. To add more cost to the failing employers’ liability system is simply ademonstration of the Government’s failure to act in a joined-up way. Employers who do face up to their health and safety responsibilities wouldmuch prefer to pay the true cost of health and safety rather than continuepaying the penalty for the negligent few. Martin Temple Director General, EEF Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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