Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Exult has signed a further two deals to provide HR services, boosting itspresence in the outsourcing market.The provider, which last month signed a £370m five-year contract to take onBP Amoco’s administrative HR functions, will handle personnel services for carparts firm Tenneco Automotive and packing company Pactiv. The combined cost ofthe deals is $20m (£12.5m).The US-based organisations have 24,000 and 17,000 employees respectively anda combined turnover of $5.4bn (£3.4bn).Under the three-year deal with Pactiv, Exult will take over the company’sclient service centre. It will use the site to provide HR services to BP Amoco and future clients.Exult is building two service centres in the UK in the wake of the BP Amocodeal, its first major HR outsourcing contract.David Cook, Europe, Middle East and Africa leader of PricewaterhouseCoopersHR outsourcing division, said interest in HR services had grown significantlyin the past two months.But he said the HR industry does not yet understand how outsourcing HR willwork.”They think of IT outsourcing, where companies drop in and take overthe entire function. HR is not like that,” he said. £12.5m double deal gives Exult outsourcing edgeOn 25 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today
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When Conservative leader David Cameron visited Cotswold miller FWP Matthews to see the company’s new facilities and learn about a partnership with French miller Moul-bie, he was a little surprised to be asked questions by British Baker (see panel opposite page). Yet in a short, but wide-ranging conversation, he answered willingly.First, however, he told FWP Matthews managing director Paul Matthews that he was delighted to return to the mill after a gap of three years and see big changes, including the addition of a test bakery. He added: “I really love my daily bread, particularly crusty Cotswold Crunch which does not go on my expenses!”The day began with a gathering of around 30 local farmers and customers. Paul Matthews welcomed David Cameron as his local MP and outlined the changes that had taken place in the past three years, including new offices, a test bakery, warehouse, blending plant and bag palletiser. The group’s morning agenda started with a presentation by Alex Waugh of the National Association of British and Irish Millers (Nabim), followed by a tour of the working mill and a bread-making session with a Moul-bie baker under the watchful eye of Moul-bie’s European director Michel Nguyen, not to mention the curious farmers and bakers.Cameron good-humouredly rushed to keep up with his agenda and attend the talk given by Alex Waugh of Nabim, who told delegates that flour is present in 15-20% of all goods in the food chain, produced by around 30 businesses employing 2,500 people and 300 trained millers. He said: “It is extraordinary how efficient and intense production is, to be able to supply that percentage of the food chain.”Waugh also spoke about recent harvests and prices and how farmers must have the possibility of a return on what they sow. He said this year’s wheat harvest is good, approximately 15m tonnes, and protein content is higher than last year, but he added, “The cost of fertiliser for farmers has been way up on previous years, so production costs have also been high.”He then spoke about a schools education programme that the Flour Advisory Bureau (part of Nabim and also representing bakers) has devised. Visit www.grainchain.co.uk.As Cameron departed, Paul Matthews’ thoughts returned to daily business. He told British Baker: “In spite of the recession there will always be opportunities; you must go and look for them. Tell people what you do and don’t hide your lamp under a bushel in this climate.”Moul-bie’s Nguyen expounded on the commercial partnership with Matthews: “It started 10 years ago. We supplied Matthews and set up the Ronde des Pains craft bakers training scheme which is still going to this day. Matthews distributes our range of flours and mixes to the craft bakery sector. We provide technical assistance with French bakers, demonstrating how to make excellent French breads. We exclusively supply and support the craft trade with merchandising equipment to produce artisan bread and supply our flours and mixes also into Bako.”He continued: “Now, however, our partnership has moved on. As Matthews’ business has grown, we have entered into a licensing agreement to transfer our technology and our Maquette (specifically sourced pure wheat varieties which are not blended) and then we commission the blend.”Matthews added: “Matthews purchases the wheat from Moul-bie for traditional baguette flours. They go under the Moul-bie name but it states on the bag ’milled under licence by FWP Matthews’. This provides our customers with authentic French flour, unique to Moul-bie and Matthews in the marketplace.”Nowadays, customers are much more discerning than 20 years ago. They want authenticity and traceability. And by buying from us, they don’t just get flour but a great service.”Matthews in turn seems to get a good service from its local MP, though many attendees said they also expected a turnaround next year from MP to PM.
physical protection health and wellbeing support for families It will also consider the scope of the Covenant and who should be covered. enshrining a Police Covenant in law, creating a statutory duty to do more to support the police placing a requirement on the Home Secretary to report annually to Parliament on progress on the Covenant ensuring the Covenant applies to all those working within or retired from policing roles, whether paid or as a volunteer putting the initial focus of the Covenant on physical protection, health and wellbeing, and support for families implementing a new governance structure to drive forward activity on wellbeing and protection to fulfil the Covenant,This consultation seeks views on the principle of implementing a Police Covenant in England and Wales, to enhance support for the police and their families.It will look at the themes of: The public consultation ran from 26 February to 22 April 2020 and was aimed at those working within the police, those who have previously done so, their families and any groups with an interest in supporting the police in England and Wales.This report summarises the feedback received and the Government proposals to implement the Covenant. These include:
If it sounds like a party, then it probably is one, because Lettuce has been absolutely destroying their Sounds Like A Party tour this fall. The band is locked in with their psychedelic funk vibes, and this tour has been one of their best to date.Fans at The Music Farm in Columbia, SC were treated to some fresh Lettuce last week, and the show did not disappoint! With smooth grooves of their 2015 release Crush, not to mention classics from their career and a choice cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up,” this was a rager in the truest sense of the word. It’s always a party when Lettuce comes to town!Check out a full gallery below from photographer Ellison White (recently recovered after a hurricane related power outage), and the full setlist below. Also included in the gallery are images from BYOG‘s after party at the nearby Tin Roof following the show (with Lettuce bassist Jesus Coomes in attendance), capping off a great funky night of music.Setlist: Lettuce at the Music Farm, Columbia, SC – 10/6/16Set: Silverdome, E-Pedal > Get Greazy, Chief, Blast Off, Dilla, Flu -> 7, Pocket Change, Back In Effect -> Lettuce Go Go, Don’t Be Afraid To Try, We’re A Winner -> Move On Up, The ForceEncore: Sounds Like A Party, Phyllis Load remaining images
Gypsy Sally’s hosted a release party for Cris Jacobs Band‘s new album, Dust to Gold on Friday, November 4th in Washington, DC. Jacobs, a local favorite and the former front man of The Bridge, has had what the Washington Post dubbed “an inspired year.” Shortly before beginning work on the album, he learned he would be a father and welcomed his daughter into the world only three weeks before Dust to Gold was released.Jacobs has become a staple at the Georgetown waterfront venue, with frequent performances both with his own group and other projects, like Everyone Orchestra and his annual “A Very Jerry Christmas” shows. The band seems to have settled into a consistent lineup, with Jacobs joined at Gypsy Sally’s by the same crew he recorded the album with; Jonathan Sloane backing up guitar, Todd Herrington on bass, and Dusty Ray Simmons on drums.They were thrown a curveball when Jacobs’ cigar box guitar (quite literally three strings stretched over a cigar box) stopped working. They’ve never played “Bone Digger” or “Turn into Gold” without it before, but the crowd was into it and those songs became the highlight of the night. As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, grab your six string and rip a mean solo.Thanks to taper, Will Urquhart, you can check out soundboard recordings of their full set.
James Voorhies was looking down the ramp from the third floor of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, toward the Prescott Street entrance of the new Harvard Art Museums. “How can you not want to walk up this ramp if you don’t know what it is?” he asked with obvious excitement.Voorhies, the new John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director of the Carpenter Center, was expressing his anticipation not only of the opening of Harvard Art Museums in November, but also the potential for the center. A former director of the nonprofit Bureau for Open Culture as well as an art history and critical theory teacher at Bennington College, Voorhies assumed his Harvard post in February.Central to Voorhies’s vision for the Carpenter Center is the building itself, which was designed by the iconic French Modernist Le Corbusier (his only building in the United States) and opened in 1963. The building’s challenging design — a curvilinear mass supported by towering concrete columns, and that ascending S-shaped ramp, essentially splitting the structure in two — has in recent years been seen as more forbidding than welcoming.It’s also not a very practical exhibition space. As Voorhies is quick to acknowledge, “There are no walls.” That is, most spaces in the building — studios and offices alike — are defined by floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The third-level Sert Gallery was essentially created by installing interior walls in what was originally conceived of as a floor-through space extending from window to window. Likewise the gallery space in the first-level lobby, which has required that new walls be created for every exhibit.Voorhies’s solution, whenever possible: “No walls.”“I’m trying not to build a lot of walls but to really work with the space,” says Voorhies, going back to the original conception of the building, what he wryly refers to as “Le Corbusier’s zero.” The ramp, the containment of open spaces — both public and private — encompassed by glass walls, was supposed to make the building more inviting, blurring the distinction between outside and inside, drawing the visitor in.Voorhies’s philosophy is to “use the space as it is, rather than forcing it into a white cube” of the typical art gallery.In that regard, for the late-summer/early-fall visiting faculty exhibit, he installed mobile panels instead of the usual dry-wall mounts. In early October, the same panels become a stage backdrop and movie screen for a presentation by Naomi Yang ’86 and Damon Krukowski ’85. Yang screened her short film “Fortune,” while the duo (who record as Damon & Naomi, and both formerly performed with the indie-rock band Galaxie 500) sang and played live accompaniment. The event drew an estimated 150 people.Voorhies has undertaken an ambitious program of visiting artists, who he hopes will engage various departments of the University with layered, multidisciplinary projects. He also commissioned a new website, hoping for a stronger connection with the Harvard community and beyond.“So many people on campus haven’t heard of the Carpenter Center,” says Voorhies. “Or if they have, they haven’t been here.”As director, Voorhies is charged with exhibitions and programming. But the building also houses both the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies and the Harvard Film Archive, whose director, Haden Guest, initiated the Damon & Naomi collaboration. It’s that kind of collaborative use of the center’s resources — and “controlled, haphazard” use of the space — that Voorhies hopes will become part of a much broader agenda. “My job is to produce exhibitions, but with an overarching vision of how they connect to the academic life.”In the center’s offices, he produced a press release announcing the building’s opening in 1963, stating the Carpenter’s “educational task in making students from all departments of the University more intensely aware of their visual environment.” It was a sentiment reinforced in the 2008 report by the University’s Task Force on the Arts, which asked, “How can the visual arts connect with all students in all disciplines in Harvard?”To that end Voorhies is bringing in artists whose work could suggest a range of connections for a broad spectrum of faculty and curriculum. For instance, the British artist Simon Fujiwara, whose exhibition “Three Easy Pieces” opens Oct. 23, creates multimedia installations that touch on issues of race, sexuality, and gender. Voorhies is also excited at the prospect of Fujiwara, who teaches in London, making studio visits and working with students. He’d like to see visiting artists making repeated visits over a few years, forging connections with the Harvard community, and ultimately creating site-specific installations commissioned by the Carpenter Center.“It’s the basis of not only presenting something that’s unique in response to the building, but also a way to have an artist here with us on a longer-term basis. So you get two things at once — you get the artists and the connection to them, and an exhibition that can’t happen anywhere else but in this building.”
June 1, 2003 News and Notes Jeffrey A. Grebe, of Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen, Sarasota, presented at the Knowledge Network Fund Assembly 2003 on the topic of AS IS and Other Related Disclaimers. Frank S. Moseley, of Davis Polk & Wardwell, and Jose de Lasa of Abbott Laboratories, are recipients of the 2003 Exemplar Awards, presented by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association. G. Mark Shalloway, of Shalloway & Shalloway, P.A., West Palm Beach, presented Why Every Senior Needs to Consult an Elder Law Attorney, at the third annual Interdisciplinary Gerontology Conference, hosted by Florida Atlantic University. Lloyd Monroe, of Coppins & Monroe, P.A., Tallahassee, has been named chair of the labor/employment committee of the Florida Defense Lawyer Association. Bruce D. Lamb, of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., made three presentations to health care professionals in May. He spoke at the Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers annual meeting in New Port Richey, about Practitioner Regulation and Confidentiality of Medical Records. He also presented Legal Issues in the Transportation of Children at the All Children’s Hospital Neonatal/Pediatric Transport conference in Clearwater, and was part of a three attorney panel making a presentation on Trying Your Case Before DOAH and the Uniform Rules at the Florida Bar’s Nuts and Bolts of Administrative Law Practice seminar in Tallahassee. Richard Milstein, of Akerman Senterfitt, has been awarded The Professional Advisor of the Year Award by Leave a Legacy, a program of the Planned Giving Council of Miami-Dade County. Suzanne Barto Hill, of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., was named a member of the board of directors at the Downtown Orlando YMCA. Carlos J. Deupi, of Akerman Senterfitt, was a faculty speaker in Miami at a conference titled Selling Your Business for the Most Profit: How.. . When.. . and Why, co-sponsored by the Geneva Companies Investment Bank and Clemson University. He spoke about structuring, negotiating and closing merger acquisition transactions. Mark D. Hildreth, a shareholder with Abel Band, conducted a presentation on the topic of Bankruptcy and the Secured Creditor, at a National Business Institute seminar in Tampa. William Shepherd, of Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh Mirabito & Christensen, P.A., was a featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International in New Orleans. He presented on Business Ethics: Learn It in Class or Learn It in Prison. Dennis G. Kainen, of Weisberg and Kainen, Miami, was honored by the Ronald McDonald House of Miami as one of its “Twelve Good Men” for 2003 for his service to the community. Additionally his article, “When the IRS Comes Knocking,” was published in the American Bar Association’s journal Litigation. Manuel Dobrinsky, a partner of Freidin & Brown, P.A., Miami, has been appointed to the Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Admissions, Peer Review, and Attorney Grievance for the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida. Christine Q. McLeod, a shareholder with Beusse Brownlee Bowdoin & Wolter, P.A., Orlando, presented Top Ten Misconceptions About Patents: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know, as part of the University of Central Florida Technology Incubator Educational Series. Daniella Friedman, of Astigarraga Davis, addressed paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, and other support staff providing information on advanced legal drafting. The seminar, held in Miami, covered topics ranging from Conquering Complex Legal Writing to Drafting Strategies for Specific Motions. Scott Murray, a partner of Ricci Leopold, West Palm Beach, was elected to the board of directors of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Brett Alan Panter, of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., Miami, spoke to doctors from the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists on the topic of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia: The Number One Malpractice Liability Risk in Cardiac Surgery. The program was the annual meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Continuing Medical Education Seminar. Norman Leopold, a partner of Leopold, Korn & Leopold, P.A., has been appointed chair of the board of trustees of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. David M. Caldevilla, shareholder at de la Parte and Gilbert, P.A., Tampa, was appointed by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners to serve as hearing officer to preside over administrative hearings concerning water and wastewater franchise matters. He has also been appointed co-chair of Bay Area Legal Services’ 2003 Phonathon Committee. Harvey E. Oyer III, of Gunster Yoakley, West Palm Beach, participated in the Liberty Fund colloquium Environmental Problems, Human Nature, and Liberty. Terry Delahunty, of Foley & Lardner, Orlando, was appointed co-chair for the City of Orlando’s Working Committee on Homelessness. Robert C. Brighton, Jr., and Theresa Van Vliet, partners with Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., participated in a one-day program for accountants and attorneys with clients in the financial services and/or health care industry. The seminar, Counseling Business Clients Regarding Privacy: A Guide for Attorneys and Accountants, was held in Miami. Brighton moderated a panel on The Impact of Privacy Considerations on Financial Institutions and Vliet spoke on Money Laundering and Privacy in the Age of the Internet and International Terrorism. Brighton also was elected to serve on the Small Business Committee of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. Mitchell B. Kirschner, a partner with Hodgson Russ, LLP, has been elected chair of the board of Hebrew College South. Mike Eiglarsh, a partner with Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben, Waxman & Eiglarsh, P.A., Miami, and Brian Tannen-baum, of Tannenbaum, Planas and Weiss, LLP, presented the third annual What Every Civil Attorney Should Know About Criminal Law seminar, sponsored by the Dade County Bar Young Lawyers Section, Continuing Legal Education Committee. Laurie Stilwell Cohen, of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Wellington Village Council. J. Bert Grandoff was elected president-elect of the American College of Construction Lawyers at its meeting in Carlsbad, California. Tom Scarritt, president of Scarritt Law Group, Tampa, participated in the American Arbitration Asso-ciation’s Advanced Mediation Skills Seminar to teach lawyers, arbitrators, and mediators about What Trial Lawyers Hate About Mediators. He represented the perspective of the personal injury/commercial lawyer on a panel of trial lawyers addressing the issue in Tampa. Don Fitzgerald, senior vice president and division counsel of OSI Portfolio Services, Inc., in Duluth, Georgia, gave a seminar at the Annual Debt Buyers Conference in Las Vegas. His topic was contractual issues in the purchase and sale of distressed debt portfolios. Peter L. Fitzgerald, professor of law at Stetson University College of Law, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland during the 2003-04 academic year. Michael McAuliffe, of Rosenberg & McAuliffe, PL, West Palm Beach, was elected as a member of the board of directors of the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Ann Marie Estevez, of Morgan Lewis, Miami, has authored the 2003 edition of Public Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a compliance and litigation manual. Richard Bernstein, of Steel, Hector & Davis, LLP, has been named to the international board of trustees of Tel Aviv University’s Law School. Manuel A. Garcia-Linares, a shareholder with Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh Mirabito & Christensen, P.A., was elected to the board of directors of Meritas, a worldwide alliance of law firms. Quarles & Brady LLP has been awarded a 2003 Family Friendly Workplace Award from The Naples Alliance for Children. Peter Reinert, a shareholder with Akerman Senterfitt, was elected president of the Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. Glen J. Torcivia, of the Law Offices of Glen J. Torcivia and Associates, P.A., West Palm Beach, presented Establishing a Health Care Delivery System to the Winter Park Health Foundation. Ernest A. Cox, of Gunster Yoakley, has been named to serve on The Rural Lands Stewardship Council in Florida. Edmund S. Whit-son III, of Carlton Fields, Tampa, has been elected to the Child Abuse Council, a nonprofit agency that provides consultation, education, and direct service programs in the areas of child abuse and neglect. Joseph G. Jarret has been appointed county attorney for Polk County. He also has published Making the Grade in School Risk Management in Public Risk Journal, and Code Enforcement Officer Liability in Public Perspective Magazine. Christopher M. Shulman, of Tampa, spoke at the Mid-Florida Society for Human Resource Managers Membership meeting, where he presented Alternative Dispute Resolution for Human Resources Professionals. Joe Adams and Michael Whitt, of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., lectured on issues related to fair housing at a forum sponsored by the Lee County Office of Equal Opportunity. Adams spoke on the Housing for Older Persons Act and Whitt spoke on Reasonable Accommodation Issues of the Fair Housing Act of 1988. David W. Singer, of Singer, Farbman & Associates, has been nominated for the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 2003 Small Business Person of the Year Award. He has also been elected vice president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2003. Marlon A. Hill, of delancyhill, P.A., Miami, was appointed by the City of Miami Commission and the board of the Miami Parking Authority, to serve on the board of the city’s off-street parking agency. June 1, 2003 Regular News
The Prince of Wales has been addressing a remembrance ceremony at the German parliament, marking the country’s National Day of Mourning for victims of war. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are the first members of the Royal Family to attend the ceremony in Berlin.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Innovation, Jobs That Pay, The Blog The DCED Marketing Office is always looking for new opportunities to showcase Pennsylvania’s innovation, imagination, and legendary can-do spirit. We know it’s these unique qualities that set Pennsylvania apart from other states and ultimately drive the achievements of our economy and communities. That’s why I was delighted to see some new annual rankings recently published by Business Facilities. In those rankings, Pennsylvania placed in the top 10 in five distinct and important categories. Our excellent scores are evidence of the work we do every day to help businesses and communities thrive.Infrastructure Upgrades – No. 5We are proud to be ahead of the curve with infrastructure upgrades, which are not only essential to our communities and public safety, but are important for businesses to be successful and efficiently move products and services to market. We earned this ranking based on our investment and dedication to enhancing roads, bridges, dams, water and sewage treatment facilities, ports, airports, rail systems, fiber networks, energy pipelines, and electric transmission systems.Manufacturing – No. 6It’s no secret that Pennsylvania is a leader in manufacturing. It’s part of our legacy that continues to shape our future. If you take a look around your home, chances are you own many products made in Pennsylvania. Food, clothing, machines, plastics, and more are produced here. Our manufacturers and manufacturing workforce of more than 563,000 are the backbone of our economy and contribute to our quality of life.STEM – No. 6When it comes to STEM jobs — jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math — Pennsylvania ranks sixth in the nation. This recognition is significant because we see science and technology as driving forces behind our economy. Just take a look at what’s happening in places like Pittsburgh, where we’re leading innovation in robotics and self-driving car technology. Or Philadelphia, where new high-tech smart fabrics are being created for everything from monitoring vital signs to storing energy. The list goes on. As a state, we offer a wealth of resources, including our nearly 300 institutions of higher education, to train and grow our future STEM leaders.Biotechnology – No. 7With more than 1,000 research, testing, and medical labs and an excess of 2,300 life sciences establishments, Pennsylvania is a leader in the life sciences and biotechnology. This past June, we joined 15,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders at the BIO International Convention in San Francisco, where we promoted the Keystone State as a life sciences leader and featured companies like Inovio Pharmaceuticals, which recently announced it will be the first to test an experimental vaccine in humans to combat the Zika virus. This is just one example of the many innovations resulting from Pennsylvania’s innovation ecosystem.Exports – No. 10Exporting offers innovative companies an opportunity to grow by expanding the sale of their products or services in international markets. They also help drive our economy. In fact, Pennsylvania exported $39.4 billion in goods and services in 2015. Our top export industries include chemicals, transportation equipment, computer and electronic products, machinery, and primary metals. In 2013, over 15,600 Pennsylvania companies were exporters – of which 89 percent (or nearly 14,000) were small or medium-sized companies with fewer than 500 employees. Exports are a true Pennsylvania success story and another example of how we are leading other states nationally and globally.I am proud to live and work in Pennsylvania, and it’s great to see that others are noticing our accomplishments, too. If you’re interested in seeing a full list of Pennsylvania’s accomplishments, visit our Awards and Rankings page, and follow us on Twitter (@PADCEDnews) for even more PA success stories. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter SHARE TWEET August 03, 2016 Business Facilities’ Best of the Best: How Does PA Rank? By: Amy Zecha, Executive Director for Marketing at the Department of Community & Economic Development Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf