Harry Robertson Chief executives of the UK’s top firms have more technological experience than ever before, helping them better deal with a digitally-focused world, a new study has shown.Read more: Joules lures in top Asda director as new chief executive Tuesday 14 May 2019 12:09 am Share The CEO tracker showed that the number of chiefs promoted internally has surged in 2019, with nearly half of current heads of firms having been appointed as a result of internal promotion. This compares to 30 per cent in 2018.Charlie Grubb, UK managing director of Robert Half Executive Search, said: “Today’s CEOs require a changing blend of skills and experience to successfully lead their businesses into the future, with backgrounds in technology and finance equipping an increasing number with the ability to do so.”Read more: British Gas owner Centrica’s shareholders say yes to boss’s pay rise“This is a trend that is increasingly becoming a focus for executive and senior leadership hires within a business as well – especially when coupled with invaluable softer skills such as communication, adaptability and resilience.” The annual Robert Half CEO tracker, released today, has shown that the proportion of FTSE 100 chief executives with a background in technology increased by 27 per cent in the last year, with 14 per cent now having a background in the sector in 2019.However, diversity among FTSE 100 chief executives has decreased in 2019, with the number of female heads of firms decreasing from seven per cent in 2018 to six per cent.The average age for a FTSE 100 boss is 55, unchanged from the previous two years, while 18 per cent are Oxbridge educated, an increase from 16 per cent in 2017.Financial experience has seen a resurgence amongst the UK’s top bosses, with the number of CEOs with a background in banking or similar sectors increasing from 40 per cent in 2018 to over half in 2019.Finance remains the most common route to the top, but the trend is declining. The number of bosses with a banking or similar background having fallen from 55 per cent in 2016 to 43 per cent a year later. Rise of the nerds: Why CEOs are more tech-focused than ever whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm Oraclebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryPost FunThe Deadliest Snakes Ever Found On The PlanetPost Fun whatsapp Tags: Company FTSE 100
whatsapp Small businesses are at risk of collapse due to stringent eligibility rules for emergency coronavirus loans, the boss of a London marketing agency rejected for a loan has warned. The government has underwritten 100 per cent of such loans, which are meant to be available within 24 hours. But firms that receive that money cannot apply for a CBILS loan. But the refusal raises questions over whether the scheme’s eligibility rules are shutting out viable businesses suffering cashflow problems due to the pandemic. Cox said he was in a “Catch-22” position as he was reluctant to pursue clients over their debts out of fear of losing their business in future. If he is unable to secure a loan he will be forced to close down the business, he added. Save our SMEs James Warrington Richard Cox, co-founder of The Village Communications, accused banks of a “complete lack of interest” in helping small firms that were struggling to stay afloat during the crisis. Barclays is also targeting other European markets such as Germany. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: London small business boss blasts Barclays over coronavirus loan scheme Cox and his business partner Deidre MacNair applied for a loan from Barclays through the coronavirus business interruption loan scheme (CBILS). The scheme was set up to help firms with a turnover of up to £45m survive the coronavirus lockdown. The Village fell narrowly into debt at the end of last year, largely due to two large client cancellations in December. However, Cox said money another client still owes the firm would have put it back in the black. And the company had shown Barclays it could pay back the coronavirus loan by the end of 2021. Barclays is also targeting other European markets such as Germany. (AFP via Getty Images) Barclays is also targeting other European markets such as Germany. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: London small business boss blasts Barclays over coronavirus loan scheme “The firms want to use the money to keep jobs open and keep the economy moving and the banks need to be on their side.” “It just felt that you were getting a lot of good words from the chancellor but there was nothing coming [of] it,” he said. Barclays is also targeting other European markets such as Germany. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: London small business boss blasts Barclays over coronavirus loan scheme More than 100,000 small businesses applied for a bounce bank loan upon the scheme’s launch yesterday. “It was basically ‘computer says no’ from the beginning,” said Cox. “Everything could fall apart for us, and they [Barclays] know that but they just don’t care.” A Barclays spokesperson said: “We are confident that we are doing everything we can to get money to businesses as quickly as possible under the CBIL scheme. Unfortunately, on this occasion, the client does not meet the eligibility criteria as set out by the scheme.” As of last week Barclays had given out £737m in coronavirus business interruption loans to 3,760 businesses. Show Comments ▼ Cox said that while he had welcomed the government’s coronavirus loans scheme, banks were not using it in the spirit chancellor Rishi Sunak had intended. “At this time I don’t think banks can purely see it as a name on a piece of paper. They have to hear the backstory and understand,” he said. Share The advertising boss, who is a single parent, has put most of The Village’s staff on the job retention scheme. But he and his business partner are currently earning nothing as there is no provision for directors who pay themselves through dividends. The Village has now applied for a so-called bounce back loan, a new scheme offering the UK’s smallest companies loans worth up to £50,000. Barclays is also targeting other European markets such as Germany. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: London small business boss blasts Barclays over coronavirus loan scheme Matthew Jaffa, senior external affairs manager at the Federation of Small Businesses, told City A.M. late payments were a “burning issue” for small firms and could make viable businesses look bad on the books. whatsapp London small business boss blasts Barclays over coronavirus loan scheme Tuesday 5 May 2020 3:28 pm However, Barclays rejected their application when it found the marketing firm was deemed to be an “undertaking in distress” under European Commission rules. 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Arts & Culture | Community | Southeast | SpiritLocal pastor experiments with short range radio in KlukwanOctober 27, 2020 by Henry Leasia, KHNS – Haines Share:The village of Klukwan has fewer than 100 residents and sits along the Chilkat River. (Elissa Nadworny/NPR)A new community radio station is being developed in Klukwan. The village’s local pastor recently acquired a short range radio transmitter for the community. Klukwan residents can pick up the signal by tuning in to 107.7 FM.Pastor Jami Campbell said community radio is a new endeavor for her.She was inspired by another pastor, who purchased a transmitter to host drive-in movies in Petersburg last spring. Residents pulled up to the church parking lot to watch films projected on a screen while listening to the sound of the movie through their radios, in their cars.Pastor Jami Campbell broadcasts from the Klukwan Assembly of God. (Photo courtesy of Jami Campbell)“I realized how simple and easy it could be to have a radio broadcast just anything,” Campbell said. “So I thought, ‘Wow, that’s a great idea!’ It opens up so many ways to connect people, even at a distance.”Campbell decided to purchase her own short range radio transmitter. As pastor of the Klukwan Assembly of God, she already had access to microphones, cables and other audio equipment.The church is centrally located, so the entire community lies within the mile-wide broadcast range.“If you’re in your car, you can just pick up the radio station as you drive into town,” Campbell said. “And then the last houses on the other side can pick it up.”Campbell said she and her husband have already broadcasted a few church services, and they hope the community will use the radio for various purposes.Campbell has been working with Klukwan’s COVID-19 task force and offered up the radio transmitter as an emergency communication resource. She said she hopes residents will use it to share their music and stories with one another.“Spoken word, story, song — all of those things have tangible value here, and so I’m hoping that this can be a way for the community to extend who they already are,” Campbell said.The Chilkat Indian Village purchased 55 solar-powered, portable radios for the community. Those will be distributed to households in the next few days. In the meantime, Campbell is looking for people who are interested in hosting shows and making content.Share this story:
© Philcold By Sophia Murray 28/04/2016 Despite piracy on the world’s oceans falling “significantly”, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported a worrying increase of violent hijackings, resulting in the abduction of 44 individuals this year.IMB said there were 37 armed piracy incidents in the first quarter of 2016, compared with 54 during the same period last year.The Gulf of Guinea appears to be the most affected area, with 16 crew members taken from chemical and product tankers in four incidents.Bulkers, oil tankers and vehicle carriers have been targeted near ports, anchorages, coasts and rivers, and IMB has called on crews to be vigilant and take preventative measures, such as anti-piracy watches.IMB director Pottengal Mukundan said: “Reports indicate unacceptable violence against ships and crews in the Gulf of Guinea, particularly around Nigeria. The current increase in kidnappings is a cause for great concern.”In Q1, three vessels were hijacked and 29 boarded, with 26 crew members kidnapped for ransom and another 28 held hostage. Vessels were targeted as far as 110 nautical miles out to sea.IMB has also reported ten minor incidents involving theft by armed thieves targeting anchored vessels off the coast of India. Seven attacks took place near the port of Kandla, more incidents in the first quarter than all of 2015.The bureau said there had been a complete absence of attacks off Somalia, although Somali pirates are thought to be holding 29 crew for ransom.There were also no reports of any hijackings in South-east Asia, which saw a string of attacks between April 2014 and August 2015. There were four reports of minor thefts off Indonesia, far below the 21 incidents reported in the last quarter of 2015.The Philippines witnessed the third hijacking of the year, when pirates attacked a tug with a coal-carrying barge just off the Omapoy Islands.
@ravi_b_parikh Why health care needs a Steve Jobs-style disruptor By Ravi Parikh March 15, 2016 Reprints A prospective patient of mine missed his first appointment in my primary care clinic. In addition to getting a thorough checkup, he was scheduled to get some vaccinations, including one against the viral infection known as shingles.I got a call from the man two months later. He apologized profusely for missing the appointment. And unfortunately, he had another reason for calling: he had developed a painful rash across his left lower torso, the hallmark of shingles.It took two weeks of treatment before his rash disappeared, and he suffered months of pain. But it could have been avoided if he’d been able to get a shingles vaccine without having to leave his home.advertisement Similarly, large health systems have been consolidating health care into their own “supercenters” — hospitals and medical centers. This consolidation has come at the expense of care in patients’ homes. In the 1940s, house calls represented 40 percent of all doctors’ visits. Today they represent less than 1 percent of all consultations.Just as online retailers have threatened the dominance of Walmart, new entrants into the health care market threaten the dominance of clinic- and hospital-based doctors. San Francisco-based Doctor on Demand provides access to video-based doctors who can treat common conditions like colds, sore throats, urinary tract infections, and sports injuries for a flat fee of $40 per visit. Boston-based American Well offers telemedicine solutions for employers and health systems. And transportation innovator Uber has completed its second round of testing of UberHEALTH, an on-demand service delivering flu shots in 35 cities. A proof-of-concept study of the first round, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, showed that more than 2,000 individuals received flu shots at home — one of the most common reasons for a clinic visit. Doctors revive house calls for children with serious illnesses First OpinionLessons for health care from Walmart, Amazon, and Uber Providing health care at home is on the minds of many doctors and health system CEOs who are coming to realize that the traditional model of hospital- and clinic-centric care may not be financially viable. A recent analysis by Modern Healthcare showed that profits in large hospitals and clinics declined in 2014 despite an improving economy.There is a stark parallel between this trend and the decline of traditional retail stores. Take Walmart as an example. In the late 1990s, Walmart expanded its large department stores. These supercenters forced out many smaller mom-and-pop retailers. But the company recently announced it was closing 154 stores in the United States, and more overseas. This move was sparked in part by the disruptive influence of Amazon and other online retailers, which let people shop from the comfort of their homes.advertisement Related: Even Walmart is getting into the act. It has created more than 100 in-store retail clinics staffed by nurse practitioners and branded as “one-stop shops” for primary care.As a future primary care provider, I hope that our system can bridge the divide between our traditional medical behemoths and these innovative organizations. Doctors learn to practice medicine in the environments in which they are taught. In medical school and residency, I’ve learned in the safe confines of the hospital and primary care clinic. But I also hope to practice in a novel delivery system that cares for patients where they are — not where it’s most convenient for me to provide care.We need new ways to care for our patients. When they miss primary care appointments, we make no effort to understand why — until it is too late. And we make no effort to address those reasons by shifting where we provide care. Instead, we send them phone calls and emails: “You missed your last primary care visit. If you continue to miss your visits, we may drop your from this practice.” For my patient with shingles, I should have been able to employ a service like UberHEALTH to deliver his vaccines to him, when he needed them. It could have prevented a prolonged, painful condition.Instead of “firing” customers who are no longer stepping through its Supercenter doors, Walmart is working to find ways to serve them. Hospitals and medical clinics should make a similarly large investment to bring health care to our patients — or risk losing them to the Amazons of our own field.Ravi Parikh is a resident in internal medicine and primary care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. A Walmart pharmacy intern speaks with a customer. Sarah Bentham/AP About the Author Reprints Tags home carehospitalspatients Related: [email protected] Ravi Parikh
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News Lee Young Ho was dismissed for failing to cooperate with the regime’s attempts to get a better grip on the activities of the Chosun People’s Army, according to a member of the National Assembly Intelligence Committee.The committee member made the assertion following a behind-closed-doors meeting of the committee with National Intelligence Service (NIS) officials today, saying, “This is the analysis put forward by the NIS.”He went on, “NIS says that ‘Kim Jong Eun’s aunt Kim Kyung Hee is providing psychological support, and uncle Jang Sung Taek is giving policy advice, and in this way they are strengthening their guardianship role.”“NIS believes that this is why, although Kim Jong Il took three years after the death of Kim Il Sung to take control of power, Kim Jong Eun has finished the leadership succession procedure by taking all the top positions in the Party, state and military in short order following the death of Kim Jong Il,” the member explained. By Cho Jong Ik – 2012.07.26 3:59pm Facebook Twitter NIS Claims Lee Was Uncooperative Cho Jong Ik Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News News News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Although 46% of Canadians reduced their personal liabilities, roughly 37% added more debt in larger amounts on average, according to the credit reporting agency’s latest report. In turn, the average amount of personal debt increased 3.3% to $22,837 per person, not including mortgages.“Despite the high debt, mortgage payments are generally on time, which could be attributed to low unemployment numbers and mortgage and auto finance interest rates which are still at historically low and reasonable levels,” said Regina Malina, Equifax Canada’s senior director of decision insights in a statement released Monday.The fresh numbers come as an international financial group owned by the world’s central banks says Canada’s credit-to-gross-domestic-product (GDP) and debt-service ratios show early warning signs of potential risk to the banking system in the coming years.The latest report by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) said Canada’s credit-to-GDP gap and debt-service ratios have surpassed critical thresholds and are signalling red, pointing to vulnerabilities.BIS, however, cautions that these indicators should not be treated as a formal stress test, but as a first step in a broader analysis.The country’s credit-to-GDP gap is 9.6, above the group’s critical red zone threshold of nine. This indicator measures the gap between the country’s credit-to-GDP ratio and the overall long-term trend over time — a widening of which can indicate a possible financial imbalance. Canada is one of four countries in the red zone on this metric along with Hong Kong, China and Switzerland, at 30.7%, 16.7% and 16.3%, respectively. The United States, for comparison, is -6.9.As well, Canada’s debt-service ratio, which measures interest payments and amortizations relative to income, is at 2.9%. That surpasses BIS’ critical threshold on this measure of 1.8%. Canada is one of five countries in the red on this metric, again along with Hong Kong and China at 6.9% and 5.1%, respectively. The debt-service ratio in both Russia and Turkey were also showing signs of risk, at 1.8% and 6.1%, respectively.“Canada, China and Hong Kong SAR stand out, with both the credit-to-GDP gap and the DSR flashing red,” the international body said in its report, released Sunday. “For Canada and Hong Kong, these signals are reinforced by property price developments.” Armina Ligaya Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Consumer borrowing and saving Income inequality narrowed amid fiscal supports in 2020: StatsCan 123frank/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Rising incomes don’t keep pace with growing expenses for insolvent debtors What causes clients to be financially stressed? Related news Canadians’ collective household debt has climbed to $1.8 trillion as an international financial group sounds an early warning that the country’s banking system is at risk from rising debt levels.Equifax Canada said in a new report Monday Canadian consumers now owe $1.821 trillion including mortgages as of the fourth-quarter of 2017, marking a 6% increase from a year earlier.
Waste services interruption Council advises that scheduled waste collection services will be interrupted this week due to adverse weather conditions resulting in flooding and road closures across Cessnock Local Government Area. Services will resume as soon as practicable following the re-opening of affected roads/bridges. Council asks residents to put their bins out on their normal bin day for collection when waste vehicles have safe access.Council also advises that access at Cessnock Waste Management Centre is limited due to flooding and associated safety risks. The facility is still open but management is advising those wanting to attend the facility to contact Council’s Customer Relations Team on (02) 4993 4100 to find out if you will be able to adequately dispose of your waste.We thank you for your understanding and apologise for any inconvenience. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Cessnock, council, Government, local council, Local Government, road closure, Safety, vehicle, weather
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