Related posts:No related photos. The 2000 National Conference at Harrogate this week heralds a milestone for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. The Royal Charter gives official recognition to a profession with an inferiority complex. Historically, conference after conference has seen HR professionals examine their navels, forever feeling that their role is not sufficiently recognised or valued.Yet chief executive officers internationally are regularly quoted as saying, “People are the only source of competitive advantage.”Academics pile on the evidence, with decrees that 70 per cent of company assets are in the brains of employees, and people management practices can lead to 20 per cent productivity and profit improvement. The Financial Times pronounces that 71 per cent of company assets today are intangibles compared with 20 per cent in 1980.Merger and acquisition activity grows exponentially in the US and Europe, and analysis after analysis shows that 80 per cent fail to improve shareholder value and that failure is due to people issues and cultural incompatibility.It seems that even with all this activity and the CIPD Royal Charter recognition, few personnel professionals are influencing the mergers and acquisitions table and less than 18 per cent of FTSE 100 companies have an HR director on the main board. The trend among blue-chip companies does not look promising: in one fell swoop, M&S loses Peter Salsbury, a CEO with an HR background, and HR director Clara Freeman.Stockbrokers reportedly said Clara Freeman had been “unpopular among investors because of her personnel background”. Nick Bubb of broker SG Securities was reported as going further, “What had she done? She was a personnel officer and all of a sudden she was store operations director.” So now we have it: HR has convinced CEOs, some of their colleagues, academics, the Privy Council and the Financial Times that the future is with people and the competitive edge that they bring. But not with boards directly and the City indirectly. Is it that they are participating in a dialogue of the deaf, or have we got it wrong?It will help for the CIPD to take a 10-year view that goes beyond the current strategy of piling up the evidence of contribution and bolstering professional standing. The challenge for the CIPD is to embrace partnership, initiate collaboration with other like-minded institutions and join in the debate on the strategic contribution of HR to board development and corporate governance. Only then will boards and the City see that HR must be a player in strategy for both the short and long-term.By Professor Clive Morton, Independent HR consultant, chairman of Whitwell Learning, author and former vice-president of the CIPD Previous Article Next Article CIPD must take the 10-year viewOn 24 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.
Femi Solaja with agency reportFresh from contrasting fortunes in their respective domestic scenes, Europe’s elite competition, the UEFA Champions League group stage gets underway this evening with interesting matches across major football grounds today and tomorrow in Europe.Interestingly when the journey begins tonight, it is the beginning of a rough path for all the clubs en-route the final match in May next year in Madrid, a city which has dominated the competition in the recent years following the success of the defending champion, Real Madrid with four wins out of five consecutive tournaments since 2014! Last season’s losing finalist, Liverpool FC will hope to consolidate on the 2-1 away win at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend with at crunch home tie against French league champions, Saint Paris Germaine at their Anfield fortress where they hammered all visiting teams all the way to the Kiev final match last May.Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp, said yesterday that striker Roberto Firmino’s eye injury in the league clash against Spurs is not as serious as feared but it is likely the striker will not be available against visiting Paris club.The Brazilian had to be substituted in the second half of his side’s 2-1 win on Saturday after clashing with the hand of opposition defender Jan Vertonghen.“We all saw the picture and we were massively worried. But all these worries are away so he will be fine. (But) if he will be fine for tomorrow, I don’t know in the moment,” Klopp said yesterday ahead of the match.“We are obviously in close contact with him and it improved already – but in this moment I can’t say if he will be available for (Tuesday),” he added.Should Firmino be unable to take his place at centre forward, then Daniel Sturridge is the most likely to take his spot.In the other group matches, FK Crvena Zvezda will host FC Napoli while in Group B, Inter Milan and English Premiership side, Spurs will aim for recovery from their respective home loss in domestic scenes with a mouth watering clash at the San Siro ground in Milan.It’s a tricky tie in which neither of the two sides can step on banana peel because group favourite, FC Barcelona has less to worry for as the Catalan club host PSV Eindhoven at the Nou Camp ground same time this evening.In Group A, Club Brugge will welcome Borussia Dortmund just as Monaco FC also play host to Spanish side, Atletico FC who are facing rough time so far in the domestic league.While in Group D, Turkish champions, Galatasaray will host Lokomotiv Moscow just as Schalke O4 welcomes former European champions, FC Porto in the last round fixture of the night.However, the major highlight of Wednesday’s matches will focus more on Cristiano Ronaldo who is fresh from scoring his first goals for his new club, Juventus but will make an eagerly-awaited return to Spain when the Italian champions play Valencia FC.Attention will be on the Portuguese forward, the all-time top scorer in Europe’s elite competition and a five-time winner of the trophy, when he makes his first public appearance in Spain since ending a trophy-filled nine-year stay at Real in July.Ronaldo’s last act for Real was lifting the Champions League trophy in Kiev after beating Liverpool 3-1 in the final before he dropped the bombshell in a pitch-side interview that he had decided to leave Madrid.Ronaldo can expect a hostile reception in Valencia, who had to suffer 15 of his goals for Real and are returning to the Champions League for the first time in three years, hoping to improve on their miserable start to the La Liga campaign.Ronaldo, who plundered a staggering 451 goals in 438 games for Real, made a slow start by his usual standards to life at Juventus by failing to score in his first three games but broke his duck with two strikes in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Sassuolo.“I really wanted to score these first goals and I’m happy to have found the net,” Ronaldo told reporters.TONIGHT FIXTURESClub Brugge Vs Dortmund 8:00 PmMonaco Vs Atletico 8:00 PmZvezda Vs Napoli 8: 00 PmLiverpool Vs PSG 8:00 PmGalatasaray Vs Lokomotiv 8:00 PmSchalke Vs Porto 8:00 PmBarcelona Vs PSV 5:55 PmInter Vs Tottenham 5:55 PmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
“All the things that you care that you want to make sure the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t have, we have a responsibility to make sure that the systems that you’re using don’t give them access to that,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said about two weeks ago.After Trump first said he would ban TikTok in the United States last week, TikTok responded by saying in a post on Twitter, “We’re not planning on going anywhere.”The commander-in-chief also said earlier this week that he is open to changing his mind, if TikTok is sold to an American company.“But if somebody and whether it’s Microsoft or somebody else buys it, that’ll be interesting,” Trump said.He continued, “I did say that, if you buy it, whatever the price is that goes to whoever owns it, because I guess it’s China essentially, but more than anything else, I said, a very substantial portion of that price is going to have to come into the treasury of the United States because we’re making it possible for this deal to happen.” President Donald Trump said Thursday night that he has signed an executive order to shut down the use of Chinese-based social media applications TikTok and WeChat in 45 days.He cited privacy concerns for taking the action against the social media networks.TikTok especially has gained popularity among younger Americans recently, its short, entertaining video clips.The TikTok user community has often been critical of the president.Earlier this summer, the platform’s users organized by reserving tickets to Trump’s rally in Tulsa, which did not draw the large crowds the Trump campaign expected.Trump said in his order that WeChat and TikTok “automatically captures vast swaths of information from its users — threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information.”He went on to say, “In addition, WeChat captures the personal and proprietary information of Chinese nationals visiting the United States, thereby allowing the Chinese Communist Party a mechanism for keeping tabs on Chinese citizens who may be enjoying the benefits of a free society for the first time in their lives.”The Trump administration has stated in the past that the application takes data and is used by the Chinese government.
15 May 2013 Just three players better par at rain-hit Enmore Park Three players, two from Kent, shared top spot on two-under-par 69 at the conclusion of a rain-plagued Brabazon Trophy Southern Qualifier at Enmore Park in Somerset. Bobby Twiner and Billy Britton from Kent were joined by Hampshire-based Edward Holland as the leaders of the 30 qualifiers. Holland, from the Hartley Whitney club, might have led on his own after covering the front nine in 30 strokes with five birdies. But he ran up five bogeys on the homeward stretch, countered by two more birdies. Britton, a member of Pedham Place in Kent, also showed good form on the outward half, turning in 32 with three birdies. But again the back nine proved a problem with dropped shots at the 12th and 14th although he managed a birdie at 16 in a homeward 37. The London Club’s Twiner looked to be heading for a level-par 71 but birdies at the 16th and 18th saw him join the Kentish pair in top spot. The trio were the only players to better par on a day of continual rain, which kept the greens staff busy, finishing two strokes ahead of the rest of the field. The leading 30 players on 73 or better qualified for the Brabazon Trophy at Formby next month with Jeremy Larcombe (Burnham & Berrow) named as a reserve. Among others to qualify were former England international John Kemp on 71, boy cap Bobby Keeble on 72, and Jimmy Mullen, beaten in a playoff for the Bernard Darwin Salver earlier this year, with 73. The Northern Qualifier will take place at Pleasington Golf Club in Blackburn next Tuesday when another 30 players will qualify.
Come to Poricy Park on Friday, October 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a Halloween Hullabaloo presented by Middletown Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs, the Middletown Arts Center and the Poricy Park Conservancy. Free admission. Costume contests begin at 5 p.m. Categories are Ages 2 & Under, Ages 3-5, Ages 6-8, Ages 9-12 and Groups of 2 or More. Haunted Hayrides begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the awe inspiring Mad Science Show at 6 p.m. Don’t miss cartooning with the Doodle Dude and a free candy bag for the kids. Weather permitting. Poricy Park is located at 345 Oak Hill Road, Middletown, NJ. (Use Red Bank for GPS). Call (732) 842-5966 for voicemail.
Blair Andrews turned into a set-up machine, finishing with four assists to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 6-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Columbia Valley Rockies Sunday afternoon at the Eddie Mountain Arena in Invermere.Andrews, with five points in the past two games, snapped an 11-game point drought with the breakout weekend.Nelson held period leads of 3-0 and 5-3 against the Eddie Mountain squad.Jamie Vlanich scored twice for Nelson with singles going to Austin Lindsay, Brandon Sookro, Aaron Dunlap and Linden Horswill.Brad Rebagliati faced 39 shots to register the win in goal for Nelson. The Leafs out shot the Rockies 41-39.Nelson jumps past idle Beaver Valley Nitehawks into top spot in the Murdoch Division with a record of 28-6-1-3.The Leafs, winners of three straight games, face Castlegar in the Sunflower City Friday before returning home to host Spokane Braves Saturday at the NDCC Arena.Willans, Vlanich spark Leafs to 7-2 rout of RocketsThe Golden Rockets won the shots battle, but the Nelson Leafs took the scoring war.Carsen Willans and Jamie Vlanich each had four points sparking the Nelson Leafs to a convincing 7-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Rockets Saturday night in Golden.Vlanich led the scoring parade witih three goals. Linden Horswill added a pair while Adam Hodge and Darnel St. Pierre scored singles.Nelson held period leads of 2-1 and 6-1. Adam Maida was busy in the Nelson nets stopping 37 shots as the Rockets out shot the Leafs 39-25, including a 17-4 advantage in the third period.Willans had four assists while Troy Petrick, Horswill and St. Pierre each finished with two points.Nelson, remaining one point behind Beaver Valley in Murdoch Division standings, concludes its Eddie Mountain road swing Sunday in Invermere against the Columbia Valley Rockies.Beaver Valley edged Spokane 3-1 Saturday in Fruitvale.Three second-period goals sparks Leafs past NitrosNelson Leafs started the New Year off on the right skate, scoring three second period goals to edge the Kimberley Dynamiters 3-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in the Bavarian City.Leaf captain Darnel St. Pierre, Troy Petrick and Jamie Vlanich, shorthanded, scored for the Leafs during a five-minute span.The goals erased a 1-0 Kimberley lead.Nelson out shot the Nitros 27-20 in the game.Brad Rebagliati stopped 19 of 20 shots to register the win in goal.Former Leaf players Tyler Garcia, traded to the Eddie Mountain team at the BC Hockey December roster deadline, was tabbed for a 4-minute spearing penalty at the game’s final buzzer. Garcia also received a 10-minute misconduct.Nelson, climbing to within a point of idle Beaver Valley in the Murdoch standings, continues its road trip Saturday in Golden against the Rockets.Nelson and Beaver Valley, which defeated the Leafs twice in December, have both played the same 36 games.Nelson concludes the trip Sunday in Invermere against the Columbia Valley Rockies.Next home game is Saturday, January 11 against Spokane Braves at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.
P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Earlier in the game, rookie Cedi Osman came in with the second unit and played the minutes that had been going to Hood in Lue’s rotation.The 25-year-old Hood is averaging 4.6 points in 17 minutes in the postseason. His playing time dropped in the second round — he began the playoffs against Indiana in the starting lineup — as he struggled with his shot and looked uncomfortable on the floor.Hood scored just 2 points on 1-of-9 shooting in three appearances against the Raptors.The Cavaliers acquired Hood at the Feb. 8 trade deadline from Utah. A first-round pick in the 2014 draft, he averaged 16.8 points with the Jazz, but the 6-foot-8 left-hander has never found his rhythm with Cleveland, which is back in the Eastern Conference finals for the fourth straight season.Lue said he spoke with Hood at Sunday’s practice and that he understood his role.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Froome drops more time as Wellens wins 4th stage of Giro Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ “It’s been tough circumstances as far as the first round and playing now and getting spot minutes more than anything,” Lue said. “He could be better, he knows that. Just need him to be aggressive.”Hood started Game 1 against Indiana, but after the Pacers beat the Cavs by 18, Lue changed his lineup. He swapped Hood with Kyle Korver and Cleveland regrouped, going 8-2 since the change.Hood will be a restricted free agent this summer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES View comments Hood feels bad about the incident that happened with 7:38 left in the fourth quarter, and he expressed remorse on Tuesday to team officials about becoming a distraction, said the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.The person said disciplinary actions against Hood “were never a consideration.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Athletic first reported that Hood had angered teammates and others in the organization by rejecting coach Tyronn Lue’s instruction to enter the game.With Cleveland leading 110-80 and on its way to sweeping the series, the Cavs called timeout to replace superstar LeBron James. Lue told Hood to check in but he refused, and guard Jose Calderon peeled off his warmup and jogged to the scorer’s table. The AP observed at least one assistant coach shouting toward Hood. FILE – In this April 3, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Rodney Hood (1) drives past Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. A person familiar with the situation says the Cavaliers will not fine or suspend forward Rodney Hood for refusing to enter Game 4 against Toronto. The Athletic reported that Hood angered his teammates and others in the organization when he declined coach Tyronn Lue’s request to replace LeBron James with 7:38 left and the Cavs leading by 30. Hood spoke to team officials about the incident Tuesday, May 8, 2018, and will not be disciplined, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of sensitivity.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND — Rodney Hood’s playoff problems now extend to off the court.Hood, who has seen his role reduced during his first postseason with Cleveland, will not be fined or suspended for refusing to enter Monday night’s Game 4 blowout win over the Toronto Raptors in the fourth quarter, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’
May 27, 2013Paolo Soleri Studios will be one of the 700 exhibitors at this years NeoCon in Chicago, June 10-12 2013.It’s a great opportunity to show Paolo’s amazing Custom and Special Bell Assemblies, being that NeoCon is one of the largest design expositions for commercial interiors and architectural design professionals in North America.[The Goldwater Special Assembly at Cosanti; photo: Cosanti Foundation] Following this event will be a screening at the Graham Foundation for the well received documentary: Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form, June 12, 2013. For more information and to RSVP for the film screening see this link [The Goldwater Special Assembly now at the Paolo Soleri Bridge and Plaza in Scottsdale; photo: Young Soo Kim]