Firms struggling to stay afloat up by 20 per cent

first_img KCS-content Firms struggling to stay afloat up by 20 per cent whatsapp whatsapp THE number of UK companies struggling to stay solvent jumped 20 per cent in the last quarter of 2010, data shows today.Nearly 148,000 companies had insolvent accounts, a court action against them or a wind-up petition filed by the end of 2010, up from 123,361 in the third quarter, the Red Flag Alert analysis by turnaround specialist Begbies Traynor found.Companies in the “critical” stage of distress, which had been issued either county court judgments – lodged by creditors against insolvent companies – or wind-up petitions, owed creditors more than £52.7bn.Companies reliant on government contracts were hit hardest, with more than 61,000 becoming seriously indebted in the quarter, 24 per cent more than in the third quarter.The number of distressed companies was four per cent higher than in the last three months of 2009, when 141,527 firms faced financial difficulties at the height of the recession. Begbies Traynor chairman Ric Traynor said the data showed companies “demonstrating real signs of distress.” “Trade creditors are losing patience with their debtors and in need of collecting cash,” he said. Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Tags: NULL,Sunday 23 January 2011 10:51 pm KCS-content Firms struggling to stay afloat up by 20 per cent Sunday 23 January 2011 10:51 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp THE number of UK companies struggling to stay solvent jumped 20 per cent in the last quarter of 2010, data shows today.Nearly 148,000 companies had insolvent accounts, a court action against them or a wind-up petition filed by the end of 2010, up from 123,361 in the third quarter, the Red Flag Alert analysis by turnaround specialist Begbies Traynor found.Companies in the “critical” stage of distress, which had been issued either county court judgments – lodged by creditors against insolvent companies – or wind-up petitions, owed creditors more than £52.7bn.Companies reliant on government contracts were hit hardest, with more than 61,000 becoming seriously indebted in the quarter, 24 per cent more than in the third quarter.The number of distressed companies was four per cent higher than in the last three months of 2009, when 141,527 firms faced financial difficulties at the height of the recession. Begbies Traynor chairman Ric Traynor said the data showed companies “demonstrating real signs of distress.” “Trade creditors are losing patience with their debtors and in need of collecting cash,” he said. Sharelast_img read more

Why I think the ITV share price is a FTSE 100 bargain

first_imgWhy I think the ITV share price is a FTSE 100 bargain 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. Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The ITV (LSE: ITV) share price has fallen by more than 50% so far this year. That’s roughly double the 26% drop suffered by the FTSE 100.I’d understand if you were a little nervous about buying into this business. But I think that the ITV share price is currently offering investors a fantastic buying opportunity. I’ve been adding to my personal holding of ITV stock in recent weeks. Here’s why.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…Why has the ITV share price fallen so far?I admit that ITV is facing a few challenges at the moment. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, advertising revenues from broadcast television were falling. Although online viewing is rising, this doesn’t generate as much ad revenue.Covid-19 has made the situation much worse. Most filming has been halted. And many advertisers are cancelling planned ad campaigns. I suspect that companies that are still advertising may be paying lower rates than usual.I’m not surprised that the ITV share price has crashed this year. But I think that investors are in real danger of going too far.Here are three reasons why I’ve been buying ITV shares in recent weeks.1. The ITV share price looks too cheap to meUsing last year’s performance as a guide, ITV shares currently trade on less than six times earnings.The shares also look cheap to me on other measures. At the last-seen share price of 70p, ITV trades on just seven times 2019 free cash flow. And the group’s earnings yield – a measure of profitability used by business buyers – is high, at 14%.Of course, 2020 profits are likely to be lower than in 2019. But this business hasn’t been shut down. It’s still ticking over. Ad revenue is still coming in, although at lower levels, and the group expects to benefit from a higher level of “library sales” to other broadcasters who need extra content to fill their schedules.The latest forecasts from City analysts suggest that ITV’s earnings will fall by around 25% this year.If correct, that would put the shares on a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.8. That’s roughly half the FTSE 100 average of 13. I think that’s too cheap.2. Still very profitableThis company isn’t some loss-making tech start-up. ITV is a big and profitable business.In 2019, the group generated a return on capital employed of 23%. Its operating profit margin was a healthy 16%. These numbers suggest to me that this business will probably remain profitable in 2020, despite the pandemic.Although the firm has decided not to pay a final dividend for 2019, my calculations show that last year’s payout would have been covered by surplus cash from the group’s operations.3. Look at the big pictureThe UK economy is in a tough place at the moment. I expect the ITV share price to stay low for a little longer yet.But this situation won’t last forever. ITV’s transition to content production and digital streaming will continue. Advertisers will need to spend money to support a return to business as usual.The group’s production business is also a valuable asset, in my view. Last year, ITV Studios generated an operating profit of £267m. If the shares remain this cheap for too long, I think this business could attract a bidder.Whatever happens, I expect the ITV share price to be much higher in a few years’ time.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head | Saturday, 25th April, 2020 | More on: ITV Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Roland Head Roland Head owns shares of ITV. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. 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. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

In case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review

first_img 8 stories that shaped Apopka’s news week:Apopka High’s Zack Greinke hits pitching milestoneRed Light Cameras: Six essential readsUCF Business Incubator selected for Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship ProgramIs there a red light (camera) at the end of the tunnel for Apopka’s budget shortfall?Orange County budget workshops begin next weekPublic opinion has not changed on red light camerasOver 350 attend Apopka Chamber Hob NobBreaking News: Three pedestrians hit by vehicle on Thompson Road TAGSICYMIWeek in Review Previous articleThe best news of the weekNext articleApopka High’s Zack Greinke hits pitching milestone Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Spahaus / YH2 Architecture

first_img 2015 “COPY” Spahaus / YH2 ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSpahaus / YH2 Architecture Builder: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/770704/spahaus-yh2-architecture Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/770704/spahaus-yh2-architecture Clipboard CopyHouses•Lac-Supérieur, Canada “COPY” Canada Projects Area:  1000 ft² Area:  1000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: center_img CopyAbout this officeYH2 ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLac-SupérieurCanadaPublished on July 24, 2015Cite: “Spahaus / YH2 Architecture” 24 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Photographs photographs:  Julien Perron-Gagné, VisionairPhotographs:  Julien Perron-Gagné, Visionair 2015 Architects: YH2 Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Developer:Fraternité-sur-LacCity:Lac-SupérieurCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Julien Perron-GagnéText description provided by the architects. Architectural design firm YH2 marries modern residences with a natural experience in the Canadian Laurentians. On the banks of Lac Supérieur, just 90 minutes north of Montreal (Quebec), a mountain that was once the property of a former religious congregation now houses a creative and innovative model for integrating contemporary architecture in a natural environment.Save this picture!© Julien Perron-GagnéLocated on the north side of the Mont-Tremblant ski resort, in the Laurentians touristic region, the Fraternité-sur-Lac resort site values human experience above all else. In 2012, its developers entrusted Montreal studio YH2 with the challenge of creating a series of modern residences that would be integrated to the natural environment – hence targeting a new generation of homeowners who are sensitive to design, architecture and new standards with regards to interior and exterior developments. This approach marks a clear shift away from traditional log lodges, the mythical Canadian cabin or plywood-heavy alpine cottages surrounded by boutiques.Save this picture!© Julien Perron-GagnéBy signing on to a real estate project for the very first time, the YH2 team first conceived Spahaus, which focuses on horizontal housing, a marriage of wood and concrete, panoramic vistas and an outdoor spa. A series of Trihaus – a big brother to Spahaus – then rapidly followed, with its three-storey vertical design overlooking a terrace, providing owners with the feeling of living amidst the trees. This cluster of secondary homes aims to preserve the site’s natural state, including the original trees, a river and trails leading to Lac Supérieur and the Club de la Pointe, an open-air playground laid out on the shores of the aforementioned lake, where motorized vessels are forbidden.Save this picture!© Julien Perron-GagnéDemocratizing architecture.Since setting up shop in Montreal’s Little Italy neighbourhood nearly 20 years ago, Loukas Yiacouvakis and Marie-Claude Hamelin have given life to many distinctive residential and commercial projects that have attracted attention both in Canada and around the world. For Yiacouvakis, his team’s utmost priority is to democratize access to architecture. “I believe it is in everyone’s best interest to democratize the work we carry out,” he explains. “We aim to deliver carefully thought-out residences, but even more importantly, to send out a clear message that architecture doesn’t merely cater to a privileged minority.”Save this picture!© Julien Perron-GagnéTherefore, YH2 is always on the hunt for the best playing surface in a natural environment where it can integrate projects that are inspiring, functional and affordable. “I believe that a secondary residence should allow for a deep-rooted connection with nature and the surrounding landscapes, all the while offering a living space wherein one feels entirely comfortable with oneself and with others,” Yiacouvakis points out.Save this picture!DiagramThe ready-to-live in the mountains.YH2 and Fraternité-sur-Lac’s concerted vision translated into an approach Yiacouvakis describes as “ready-to-live”, comparable to the ready-to-wear lines devised in the 1960s by haute couture fashion houses. “Until now, our practice has mainly been dedicated to architectural design for specific clients – custom-built homes that can pride themselves on a privileged rapport with the natural environment they integrate.Save this picture!© VisionairWith the Spahaus and Trihaus projects, we are working in collaboration with Fraternité developers to establish an assortment of properties in nature that are flexible and maintenance-free. This collection of residences was designed for this particular mountain site, by rolling out a variety of different models that serve as a bona fide, alfresco art collection.”Save this picture!IsometricThis approach is not to be confused with factory-built housing, which may be attractive to some, but is conceived without regard to ground unevenness, natural layout, vistas or the alignment of developments with human experience. “To us, factory-built housing has no place in nature, given that the proposition wholly ignores the land on which it is built. The construction of a factory-built home requires significant deforestation just to set up the different prefabricated elements, delivered by way of heavy machinery, rendering the possibility of an intimate rapport between architecture and nature impossible,” Yiacouvakis explains.Save this picture!© Julien Perron-GagnéAs a further illustration of this point, Spahaus units blend into the naturally undulating contours of the mountain, with each residence positioned to keep other chalets out of sight, as if they were laid out on the steps of a staircase. With a large window design in front, the ground floor’s concrete structure welcomes a wooden playhouse (that can accommodate a green terrace), which constitutes an additional room on the second floor. What we’re witnessing here is the merging of the “tiny house” with the thinking that goes into a modern, functional space. Inaugurated in the spring of 2015, these 21 Spahaus units have nearly all found takers already, while the Trihaus generate a similar brand of enthusiasm. Project gallerySee allShow lessOMA Selected to Design Sport and Sciences Building for Brighton CollegeArchitecture NewsBolivia’s Ignored Satellite City is Building Itself a Whole New IdentityArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Julien Perron-Gagné+ 18 Share Spahaus / YH2 Architecture Richer et Laurence ArchDailylast_img read more

Women urged to Get Hairy in February to fundraise to counter violence against women

first_img Advertisement Women urged to Get Hairy in February to fundraise to counter violence against women https://www.instagram.com/p/BP8SxdMl1RQ/?taken-by=gethairyfebruaryOn the Get Hairy February giving page (which uses the Raisley giving platform) 426 participants have so far donated, with the largest sum donated so far $605. The target for the first year of the campaign is $10,000.Australia is the home of another fundraising campaign involving not shaving for a month, namely Movember, which 10 years ago was expanding internationally to six more countries.However, Get Hairy February campaign Director Alex Andrews points out that the campaign is different to Movember. She told ABC News:“It’s acceptable for men to grow seedy moustaches in workplaces around the country, but would it be as acceptable for women to do the same with their armpit and legs hair in the warmer months of February?“Movember is culturally embedded now, it is seen as fun and easy… But women’s hair has an inflammatory response, it’s confronting.”  209 total views,  1 views today https://www.instagram.com/p/BNmWbGhlog6/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BNmWf3SFOmz/ As well as raising funds its organisers are also spreading the message questioning expectations and standards of hair on a woman’s legs and underarms.  Tagged with: Events Movembercenter_img Howard Lake | 17 February 2017 | News https://www.instagram.com/p/BP8nHhWlG_V/?taken-by=gethairyfebruary AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15  210 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 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. An Australian campaign is inviting women to ‘Get Hairy’ in February and raise funds by being sponsored to let all their body hair grow throughout the month. Funds raised will be raised for the Full Stop Foundation. This supports Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia, which provide counselling and support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.“Take one month out of your normal leg and underarm shaving routine, challenge expectations, raise money to help eliminate violence against women and find out why a little fuzz feels like freedom”, say the organisers.The ‘no shave’ campaign is open to supporters around the world. It is “for everyone but we’re particularly asking people who identify as female and gender non-binary to let their hair grow, alongside their femininity”, explains the campaign’s FAQ. “Everyone can sign up and everyone can donate.”last_img read more

Journalist killed in Moscow

first_img BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News May 28, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more July 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist killed in Moscow Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders called today for a thorough investigation into the 18 July shooting death of Alikhan Gulyev taking into account threats he received last year after writing articles about the presidential election in the Russian republic of Ingushetia.The journalist, who was killed by two bullets in the back as he went into his apartment in northern Moscow, freelanced for the TV station TV Tsenter and the newspaper Kommersant and had covered the Chechnya conflict since arriving in Moscow last year. Before that, he was based in Ingushetia, where he worked for the public TV station GTRK and the newspaper Severny Kavkaz. Officials have begun an enquiry into the murder. In the run-up to the 16 April 2002 election, he had filed a complaint for violation of the electoral law against interior minister Khamsat Gutseryev, a candidate in the poll who was backed by former Ingushetian President Ruslan Aushev. Soon afterwards, on 27 March, gunmen fired at his car. The supreme court upheld his complaint on 5 April and disqualified Gutseryev from the election, saying he should have resigned as minister before running.Gulyev had also accused Gutseryev, in a December 2001 article in Severny Kavkaz, of using public funds for his campaign. After getting threats, the journalist moved to Moscow following the elections, which were won by Murat Ziazikov, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia Organisation last_img read more

Seagate Technology to Host a Virtual Analyst Event on February 24, 2021

first_img Facebook Seagate Technology to Host a Virtual Analyst Event on February 24, 2021 Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  Previous articleAmTrust Announces Quarterly Cash Dividends on Preferred StockNext articleForesight: Eye-Net and a Top Multinational European Cellular Provider to Conduct Technological Demonstrations Over 5G Network Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Twitter FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data storage and management solutions, will host a virtual analyst and investor event on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 featuring presentations by members of Seagate’s leadership team focusing on Seagate’s strategies to capture the secular demand for mass capacity storage and emerging opportunities associated with managing data complexity in the distributed enterprise. As part of its presentations, Seagate will also provide information on its long-term financial model. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time and is expected to last approximately three hours. A live video webcast will be accessible from Seagate’s Investor Relations website at investors.seagate.com. Following the event, a replay will be made available at the same location. Those interested in participating are invited to pre-register here. About Seagate Seagate crafts the datasphere, helping to maximize humanity’s potential by innovating world-class, precision-engineered data management solutions with a focus on sustainable partnerships. Learn more about Seagate by visiting www.seagate.com or following us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and subscribing to our blog. © 2021 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology, and the Spiral logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005133/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Gregory Belloni (415) 235-9092 [email protected] Relations Contact: Shanye Hudson (510) 661-1714 [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Seagate Technology plc Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 08:30 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 08:30 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005133/en Pinterestlast_img read more

Cancer campaign groups issue joint statement following Dublin meeting

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Twitter Pinterest GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Cancer campaign groups issue joint statement following Dublin meeting Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme A joint statement has been issued by Donegal’s two biggest cancer campaign groups following yesterday’s meeting in Dubin.Meanwhile, Health Minister Leo Varadkar and Junior Minister Joe Mc Hugh have also issued a joint statement pledging their support to the process.Cooperating for Cancer Care North West and Donegal Action for Cancer Care acknoweledge that while progress has been made in the past six months, there is still much work to do.A firm commitment was given from Minister Varadkar and the Saolta Group to strengthen systematic breast cancer services in LGH in a manner that will be sustainable into the future.All attending the meeting recognised that Letterkenny breast services requireadditional supports and were in agreement regarding the quality of services provided by the breast team within the hospital.A further meeting is envisaged before the end of the year.Commenting on the outcome of the meeting, Health Minister Leo Varadkar said “as I outlined on Highland Radio last month when I was in Donegal, we are absolutely committed to ensuring that the Breast Care Unit at Letterkenny Hospital is strengthened and that it continues to provide the best possible care for patients into the future. Previous article30 Donegal properties included in largest Allsops auction to dateNext articleRight2Water drop banner from Iron Bridge in Buncrna admin center_img Homepage BannerNews Twitter By admin – August 21, 2015 WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

Letters of the week: political meddling

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article • As an engineering company with 150 employees, we have always tried tostart two engineering apprentices every year. In the bad old days, we recruitedone “craft” and one “technical” apprentice. We now need twovery capable bodies to satisfy the technical needs of modern manufacturing. Although its NVQ bureaucracy is painful, the Modern Apprenticeship structureanswers our needs quite well. It has taken five years to have reached our firstMA goal, working successfully together with a local college. So, please, nomore changes now. No more jargon. No more new acronyms. Just more efficientdelivery and genuine funding. I would like to pitch for more trainees – two “craft” ones who canlearn how to read a drawing and some basic engineering skills: they do not needgood GCSE results as long as they can read, write, divide numbers, understandnew information and be enthusiastic. Call them YTS, YT or national trainees but not any sort of “apprentice”.We need to boost the image of an apprenticeship, not diminish it by pretendingit is a small step up from a youth training scheme. The incentive we need tocreate in this work is a promise of sustained effort and sustained funding. Ittakes three to five years to train a young engineer. A new scheme every twoyears is no help at all.Henry BeakbaneQuality Assurance ManagerBeakbaneRoom for thinking man’s ad in RADs• You only need to look at the Recruitment Advertising Awards (RADs) to seethat the industry rewards highly creative advertisement design. But could it bethat, in the search for gongs, flash and gimmickry have taken the place ofconsidered communication?Don’t get me wrong. I love the recruitment advertising awards. I have won myfair share down the years and I have also been a judge. There is no doubt thatthey have had a positive influence in the recruitment advertising industry. But agencies have wised up to what wins. Let’s be honest, it is usuallysomething big, colourful and a bit clever, so why waste money on entering adsthat are small, subtle and monochrome? It is this “winning” formula that fills umpteen pages of theup-market broadsheets each week, and attempts to persuade the intelligent andtalented to take life-changing decisions. Little trouble is taken in preparingthese ads, and the results are the jargon-ridden, unimaginative and poorlyproduced offerings that currently form the shop-window for our industry. Thecost factor alone would seem to justify better treatment: not only are theseads a significant outlay for clients, but in a commission-based business,hugely lucrative for agencies.Recruitment advertisements that are well thought out, simple and honest,result in a larger number of responses from candidates of a higher calibre.Surely there is room for awards that celebrate such quality in communications,no matter what size or how short of bells and whistles. The judging process would need to be different, however. The currentthree-day marathon judging process for the RADs – stimulating though it is –has no capacity for another category, let alone one that demands high attentionto detail. Perhaps a “star chamber” could be asked to monitor the market,nominate contenders and consider submissions throughout the year. The resultwould be a real fillip for mainstream recruitment advertising. And it would addjust a little more gravitas to the RAD Awards.Bob Anthony Director Recruitment VéritéTraining faction feels IPD squeeze• I note with growing frustration the IPD’s latest move to marginalise therole of trainers and developers within the institute.I know that the part-qualified IPD members’ “subsidy” is to bediscontinued. But I didn’t know that, following the award of chartered status,I would no longer be allowed to use the IPD letters after my name to recognisemy professional – albeit part-qualified – status.I am studying for a PG diploma in management rather than one in HR, but theIPD does not seem to recognise this as a relevant qualification, so I am in theposition where I cannot upgrade. Is it any wonder that a separate body is being set up to represent trainingand development. Richard French Assoc IPDNHS Training ConsultantFood fuels healthy safety statistics• I read with interest your article about links between eating and staffproductivity and the reported scepticism of some HR managers (22 February).At Luncheon Vouchers we believe that providing staff with a targeted foodsubsidy can lead to healthier employees and better performance. It is not just the nutritional benefit which is important, however, but alsothe reduction in stress due to staff taking a break. Taking time out provides achange in environment and makes the working day more stimulating.Taking lunch more seriously can also encourage greater safety in theworkplace. Our studies show that the risk of industrial injury tends toincrease before lunch and before home time. So, in view of the current highcost of sickness absence, it is important to encourage lunch breaks. Steven StanburyAccor Corporate Services Letters of the week: political meddlingOn 14 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Beaver Boys Golf Wins 2-A State Title; the 7th in school history

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRICHFIELD, Utah-Thursday afternoon, the Beaver Beavers won the 2-A boys’ state golf title at Cove View Golf Course of Richfield.This was the Beavers’ 7th all-time golf state title, going back-to-back this season.The Beavers’ collective score of 619 allowed them to earn the title, decisively besting second-place Gunnison, who finished with a score of 708.Kanab’s boys placed fifth overall, posting a score of 782.The Beavers’ star was Cayson Kreth, who posted a team-best score of 151. He finished second overall in the standings behind Waterford’s Jack Nilsen, whose score of 146 made him the individual 2-A state championship.  His teammates also excelled, including Jaxon Hutchings, who finished in third with a total of 154 and Beaver’s Braden Roberts finished fourth with a score of 155.Other Beavers to excel included Corbin Hanning, who placed sixth with 156 points, Chipper Willden who placed eighth (161 points) and Klayson Matheson who placed tenth with 170 points.For Gunnison, Mason Bartholomew was the highest-placing Bulldog, as he finished seventh, poting a score of 158.Millard’s Jadden Cranney also showed well at the tournament, finishing ninth overall with a score of 164 for the Eagles. Brad James September 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Beaver Boys Golf Wins 2-A State Title; the 7th in school history Tags: 2-A Boys State Golf/Beaver/Gunnison/Jadden Cranney/Jarett Glover/Jaxon Hutchings/Kanab/Mason Bartholomew Written bylast_img read more