Keith Hamill is to replace David Beever as non-executive chairman of Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods.Former Travelodge chairman Hamill is replacing David Beever who, as previously announced, is stepping down after five years in the role.Hamill will join the Premier board on 1 October as non-exec chairman designate and becomes chairman on 9 November.Currently a non-executive director of easyJet and Samsonite, Hamill has also been a non-executive director of TP ICAP, Max Property Group and Bagir Group over the past five years.“Keith’s background in consumer-facing businesses, in addition to his breadth of experience as a chairman and non-executive director, will be invaluable as we continue to focus on our strategic objectives,” said Premier Foods senior independent non-executive director Ian Krieger, who thanked Beever for his “commitment and significant contribution” to the company.Hamill commented: “I am very pleased to be joining Premier Foods and look forward to working with the team to deliver value from its great portfolio of brands.”Premier last month announced a 3.1% year-on year-decline in overall sales for the first quarter of the year (13 weeks ending 1 July), driven by a steep drop in sales of grocery linesHowever, sales from Premier’s Sweet Treats division – which includes Cadbury and Mr Kipling cakes – rose 3.8% to £48.7m, with branded sales up 1.4%. Sales of own-label sweet treats rose 17.8% to £7.9m following supermarket and discount retailers contract wins.
The Vermont Family Business Initiative (VFBI) and the Coaching Center of Vermont have announced a partnership this week to assist Vermont family and privately owned businesses with transition, succession, and financial planning issues. The Coaching Center of Vermont joins Gallagher, Flynn and Company, and hmc2 Agency as current partners of the VFBI. The VFBI works with business owners and their successors to identify challenging transitional issues and develop strategies for successful business transition and strategic growth.Dann Van Der Vliet, Director of the VFBI, reflected on the new partnership, ‘We’re pleased that The Coaching Center is joining our efforts to assist family and other closely-held businesses in the state. Coaching is an emerging tool that many successful owners have utilized to implement change and execute their ideas more rapidly.’ According to a recent study, one on one coaching helped to increase productivity nearly 88%, as compared to 22% with just training alone. Since its inception in 2002, the Coaching Center of Vermont (CCVT), Inc. has been a leader in coaching and development ‘ both personal and professional. Located in the Champlain Mill in Winooski, the center comprises over a dozen professionally trained and credentialed coaches and is jointly owned by Liz Dallas and Lea Belair. In 2007 CCVT created the Vital Business division to better support businesses and organizations ready to grow their workforce by investing in their best talent. The division comprises additional coaches who specialize in business as well as strategic partners who offer their expertise in fields from finance to corporate wellness to career enhancement. Liz Dallas, founder of the Coaching Center states “The Coaching Center is committed to helping business owners succeed. This partnership with the VFBI represents a mutual opportunity for both parties to help business owners realize their full potential and expose a new generation to the benefits of coaching,” states Ms. Dallas.The Vermont Family Business Initiative is dedicated to supporting and strengthening the network of businesses that are family and privately owned. The VFBI serves family business owners, next generation leaders and key employees through a series of family business forums and affinity groups with peers in other successful family firms.For more information, go to http://uvm.edu/familybusiness(link is external)
By Dialogo July 22, 2009 Bogotá, July 20 (EFE).- Today Colombian President Álvaro Uribe expressed his expectation that the counternarcotics and counterterrorism cooperation agreement that his country is negotiating with the United States will provide for the possible expansion of this collaboration to regional and worldwide spheres. The Colombian leader observed that the aim is “to fight against drugs, transnational organized crime, terrorism, and weapons spread.” For the last several months, Colombia and the United States have been negotiating an agreement to allow U.S. armed forces to access at least three Colombian military installations. The president considered that his country gains nothing when the international community transmits expressions of solidarity and condolences in response to kidnappings and bloodshed in Colombia. “Cooperation needs to be effective and not symbolic,” added Uribe, who was speaking about the negotiations as part of the opening ceremonies for the regular congressional session. “Terrorism and acts of violence are chains of slavery that have not yet been entirely broken, financed by drug trafficking. For this reason the agreement with the United States of America is intended to eradicate them forever,” Uribe affirmed. The agreement under discussion “includes the possibility of expanding regional and worldwide cooperation against these evils, by virtue of shared responsibility,” Uribe said during an appearance before the Congress in Bogotá. This session, which will last until June 2010, will be the last session of the current Congress, as new congressional elections will be held in March of the coming year. With this access, Washington is seeking to make up for the closure of the Ecuadorian base of Manta, which has operated since 1999 under a lease agreement that the current president of the Andean country, Rafael Correa, has refused to renew. Uribe affirmed that the accord under negotiation “is intended to strengthen Colombian military bases, not to open American bases.” The Americans will be allowed “limited use of and access to” the Colombian installations by virtue of the projected agreement, which “will be governed by principles like sovereign equality, territorial integrity, and non-intervention in the internal affairs of other states,” he immediately emphasized.
February 1, 2005 Regular News Campaign to promote certification Campaign to promote certification The Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization & Education recently launched a statewide strategic communication plan to raise public and lawyer awareness of the Bar’s board-certification program.The campaign, using certification program funds, is based on research about attitudes and opinions related to certification, according to Lisa Garcia, the public relations consultant hired to implement the plan, which includes:• An online resource kit for certified lawyers that includes media tips and PR strategies.• A streamlined link to the Bar Web site’s certification page at www.flabar.org/certification.• Media-relations teams of board-certified lawyers by market who generate story ideas, write Op-Ed articles, and serve as interview contacts.• Ongoing news promotion to consumer reporters statewide.• The creation of a bimonthly e-newsletter for certified lawyers.• Redesign of the BLSE’s exhibit booth for Bar meetings.• Providing information to lawyers to dispel myths about the certification process and encourage applications.“The Bar’s Public Information Department oversees the campaign,” Garcia said. “All of our implementation tactics complement overall Bar communication strategies as approved by the Communications Committee.”Garcia said the BLSE created the communication plan to encourage the growth of certification by demonstrating its value to consumers, lawyers, employers, and referral sources and educate consumers of legal services about lawyer specialization so they can make informed choices in selecting a lawyer. The plan also will clarify the value of standards for certification so the Bar and Supreme Court can consider them in implementing certification programs, she said.“Florida’s ratio of certified lawyers to eligible attorneys is one of the nation’s highest,” Garcia said. “Raising awareness about the program can result in greater numbers of certification applicants and can give consumers more information to assist in their selection of attorneys.”For more information about the certification plan, contact Garcia at (850) 561-5769 or [email protected]
17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details As you look back on 2018, you’re probably wondering what to do differently once the calendar flips. One thing you should do is make sure your staff is ready to hit the ground running so they can knock 2019 out of the park. Here are three ways to motivate your employees into the New Year…Make sure everyone is involved: A new year usually means new plans and new goals. The best way to make sure that team goals are achieved is to make sure that everyone is on board. The best way to do that is to loop-in the entire team during the planning process. Giving your employees a voice is a great way to get them to take ownership in the plan so they’ll already know what they need to do before you have to tell them.Discuss personal goals: Having your staff involved in the creation of team goals is fantastic, but if you really want to get an employee excited, talk to them about where they are headed in 2019. If an employee has a good chance at a promotion next year, tell them. It’s a lot easier to be excited about a journey if you know where you’re headed.End the year on a high note: Was your team able to accomplish their goals this year? Yes? Then celebrate that and celebrate each other. A good team is hard to find (just ask Cleveland sports fans). As a leader, you’re probably excited about what the future holds for your team, but don’t get so distracted that you can enjoy this year’s successes.
Topics : The Transportation Ministry has assured that it would apply a special procedure on cargoes from China.Read also: Indonesia to decide whether to ban more Chinese imports over coronavirus concerns“We will carry out specific measures for air cargo from China,” the ministry’s director general of civil aviation, Novie Riyanto, said in a statement obtained by The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.The procedure will include the following: Indonesia plans to temporarily halt cargoes of live animals from China to prevent the Wuhan coronavirus from entering the country, but will continue to receive other shipments of goods — via both air and sea — as usual.“In a Cabinet meeting with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo [on Tuesday], which was also attended by Transportation Minister, it was decided that we will carry on with our previous arrangements for shipments from China, except for live animals,” Transportation Ministry spokesman Hengki Angkasawan said on Wednesday. He added that there were no cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) being transmitted through goods. 1. Airports that serve cargo flights from China must provide isolated parking areas.2. Specific measures will be carried out on the aircraft. They will involve Air Traffic Control (ATC), the Port Health Office (KKP) and ground handling personnel. Ground handling personnel are required to wear hazmat suits when handling the aircraft.3. Air transportation companies must report crew members and cargo manifests to the airport. The data will be handed to local authorities, including the Port Health Office, as well as to ground handling personnel.4. In-charge ATC officers must report the aircraft to the head of the airport.5. The authorities will disinfect the aircraft, crew members, luggage and the cargo. 6. Aircraft crew members are not allowed to disembark while the aircraft is on the ground.Hengki added that the Transportation Ministry would coordinate with the Agriculture Ministry, Trade Ministry and Health Ministry in determining a specific procedure for handling cargo with horticulture and food products — including garlic and fruits — from China.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta explains why David Luiz was dropped for Manchester City clash Luiz was named on the bench (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has explained his decision to drop David Luiz to the bench for Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City.The centre-back has enjoyed a resurgence under Arteta, but there have been rumours the 33-year-old could leave this summer after it emerged he actually signed a one-year contract when he joined from Chelsea a year ago. Arteta urged Arsenal chiefs to tie Luiz down to a new contract this week, but then named the Brazilian on the bench.Asked why Luiz was dropped, Arteta told Sky Sports: ‘There are a few things that happened in recent weeks and I have to pick the team that in my opinion is the best to compete today. And that’s what I’ve done.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTInjury to Pablo Mari in the opening 20 minutes forced Arteta into making a change and Luiz entered the fray to replace the Spaniard.Nevertheless, Luiz’s initial omission came as a surprise but it was not the only shock in Arteta’s team selection as Mesut Ozil was dropped completely from the squad.There was no place for the playmaker in Arsenal’s larger than usual 20-man squad. Guardiola and Arteta made big selection calls (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher was pleased with Arteta’s team, suggesting Luiz and Ozil’s time at Arsenal is coming to an end.‘To be honest I think that’s Arsenal going forward,’ Carragher said about Arteta’s team selection.‘That’s what I’d like to see next season. I wouldn’t want to see those players involved next seasonMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Whether Mikel Arteta is thinking like that. I think he is with David Luiz I don’t think he’ll be there next season.‘I think Ozil has been a problem for the last few managers really they can’t get him out because of the wages he’s been on. ‘Whether it’s a tactical decision away at Man City and won’t have much of the ball, is he someone to come off the bench and really do something from there with energy or pace. ‘I can’t see it really being a problem behind the scenes. Maybe he thought it’s just not really the game for him.’MORE: Mesut Ozil left out of Arsenal’s squad to face Manchester CityMORE: Arsenal close in on agreement with Bukayo Saka over new dealFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisement Coral BarryWednesday 17 Jun 2020 8:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link951Shares Advertisement
In 2017 Subsea World News team spoke with some of the biggest names in this large industry which is now expanding to deliver its technology know-how to other sectors while it expects the new oil market environment to start picking up in the near future.As the activity shifted for oil, subsea power and telco cables manufacturers and services providers as well as subsea robotics companies were eager to talk about their projects as these industry sectors are rapidly rising.We interviewed companies such as Global Marine, providers of engineering and underwater services, responding to the subsea cable installation, maintenance and burial requirements of its customers around the world, and Aquabotix, a provider of underwater drones and cameras for commercial and military applications.We also spoke to subsea cables specialist JDR prior to their acquisition by TELE-FONIKA Kable (TFKable), and SubCom, a global supplier of undersea communications technology and marine services. Global Marine Invests in Innovation and Its People.In an interview with Subsea World News Global Marine’s Chief Executive Officer, Ian Douglas, told us more about the company and its future plans.“Our track record is what differentiates us from the competition. To date, we’ve installed over 300,000 kilometres of subsea fibre optic cable. This amounts to 21 percent of the total global subsea fibre optic cable currently installed, firmly cementing our market position.“Our position in telecoms remains strong, we have longstanding contracts in place with our trusted partners in maintenance, and Global Marine also has a backlog of project commitments well into next year and beyond.We are extremely pleased with these robust activity levels and we are committed to achieving the right approach to innovation, personnel and technology to meet customer demands. We will continue our evolution with their goals in mind and in meeting their goals, we will reach our own.” Aquabotix to Deliver Underwater Drone for Consumer MarketSubsea World News spoke with Durval Tavares, the co-founder and then a CEO (now a CTO) of Aquabotix, a provider of underwater drones and cameras for commercial and military applications.In an email interview, Mr Tavares explained how he decided to start the company, and unveiled the next steps in the company’s development.“My combined passions for technology, engineering and the ocean led to the creation of Aquabotix, the publicly traded underwater robotics company. Based in Fall River, Massachusetts, Aquabotix manufactures commercial and industrial-grade underwater drones and underwater cameras for commercial and military applications.“We ultimately remain concentrated on continuing to rollout innovative products over the coming months and years that will help accelerate the growth of Aquabotix and further contribute to the underwater robotics industry.” JDR Targets US Offshore RenewablesSubsea World News spoke with David Currie, chief executive officer of JDR Cables – the winner of this year’s Subsea UK Global Exports award.During our talk at Subsea Expo 2017 exhibition and conference, Currie told us about JDR’s plans for its new facility in Newcastle. We also discussed the company’s involvement in the offshore renewable energy industry and its plans for expansion into new markets and regions.“The renewable market, when you think back 10 years ago, did not exist, so today you’re looking at a viable, growing industry that is beating the cost challenge.“It still has huge potential to grow further in Europe and at JDR we recognize that. I think it will develop in the USA and the Far East too.“For a company like JDR, who provides umbilical and cable technology, we see both the oil and gas and renewable markets converging which is part of our success.“The oil and gas sector will come back, and I don’t think that, for us, it’s a competing market with renewables, as it’s moving towards a very coherent joint market.” TE SubCom Aims Towards New AcheivementsSubsea World News has spoken to Debra Brask, vice president, project management, TE SubCom, about the company’s current and future projects.To date, SubCom deployed more than 100 cable systems and enough subsea cable to circle the Earth more than 15 times at the equator.“As a company, we constantly push ourselves towards new levels of technical acheivement. SubCom’s commitment to innovation is motivated by its history, which dates back to the 1900s and includes the deployment of TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system.“Only a few companies in the world can approach what we do, yet we continue to break records for capacity, speed, and distance because we’re never complacent about our unique position in the industry.”Subsea World News Staff
TechnipFMC has been awarded a three-year master services agreement with Petrobras in Brazil, with a two-year renewal option. The contract for subsea services covers components for both the subsea equipment and flexible pipelines, TechnipFMC said.The scope of work includes maintenance services, technical assistance, inspection and end-fitting re-termination of flexible pipes and umbilicals, installation support and engineering analysis of operations and installation conditions, among other services.Hallvard Hasselknippe, president of TechnipFMC’s Subsea business, said: “We are extremely pleased to have won this important services agreement. It reinforces our long-term commitment to Petrobras’ ongoing and future operations. We value our long-term, collaborative relationship with Petrobras which we will continue to strengthen through strong execution with high focus on safety, quality and efficiency.”
Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love Anyways6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes Chukwueze was snapped up by the Spanish top-flight team from Diamond Football Academy thanks to his impressive outing where he helped Nigeria win the 2017 Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Chile. There, he was named third-best player behind Johannes Eggestein and compatriot Victor Osimhen. Having impressed for Villarreal’s reserves in the third tier, he was promoted to the senior team – making his debut in a Europa League game against Rangers – as manager Javi Calleja brought him in as a 79th-minute replacement for Nicola Sansone. He made his league debut on November 5, 2018, playing every minute in a 1-1 draw against Levante. Since then, he has been a regular in the Yellow Submarine setup – while accentuating his importance to the team with eye-catching performances which got him among last year’s Golden Boy 40-man shortlist and also earned him a call-up to Nigeria’s senior national team. The 20-year-old was part of Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles team that finished third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations – scoring his maiden goal in the 2-1 defeat of South Africa in the quarter-finals. Loading… When asked about what the future holds for the in-demand player, the four-time African Player of the Year underlined the Nigerian’s quality but tasked him to step up in terms of scoring goals. “He is an incredible player who is growing in leaps and bounds and it’s just a matter of time,” Eto’o told Goal. “He is a quality player and he needs to score more goals, but he has the quality and ability to be more than just a goalscoring forward. Once he gets all of that he will be top.” Chukwueze has recorded three goals in 26 La Liga appearances for Villarreal this season, with his latest strike coming in a 3-1 home defeat against Celta Vigo in November 2019. Read Also:Football analysts tell Barcelona to sign Chukwueze as Dembele replacement Although he is reportedly attracting plenty of admirers across Europe, the Nigeria international would be hoping to help Calleja’s men end the season well in the Spanish top-flight. Currently, they are placed eighth in the log after accruing 38 points from 27 league outings. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Barcelona star, Samuel Eto’o has urged Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze to work more on his goalscoring abilities.