3 no-brainer dividend stocks I’d buy right now

first_img 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. It’s been a tough year for investors who rely on dividend stocks for their income. But, as a dedicated income investor, I’ve been keeping track of companies which have kept up their payouts, or quickly restored them.Today, I want to look at three high-yield dividend stocks I’d buy without hesitation.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…This quality business looks cheap to meLike many big financial firms, Direct Line Insurance Group (LSE: DLG) suspended its dividend payments in April as the coronavirus pandemic escalated.However, it soon became clear that Covid-19 would only have a limited impact on this motor insurer. After all, most people continued to need their cars, even in lockdown. Direct Line’s policy numbers fell by just 1.7% during the first half of the year, while operating profit was only 3.4% lower.Having demonstrated the stability of its business, Direct Line declared an interim dividend in August, along with a catch-up payment to make up for the loss of the 2019 final dividend. This provided a chunky cash payout for shareholders — including me — in September.Direct Line’s share price remains relatively weak and this dividend stock trades on just 11 times forecast earnings. At this level, the shares offer a forecast yield of 8.8% for 2021. I may buy more over the coming months.Another safe 8% dividend stock?My next high-yielder is FTSE 100 tobacco stock British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS). Obviously, this business comes with some ethical concerns but, leaving these aside, BATS’ forecast dividend yield of 8.4% looks pretty safe to me.In recent years, the company’s dividend payouts have been covered comfortably by surplus cash. I expect this to continue. Profits edged higher during the first half of the year and the company’s impressive profit margin edged up to 43.7%.The only slight risk I can see is that the firm’s efforts to repay debt are making limited progress. Net debt fell by just 2.8% to £44,237m during the first half of this year. BATS could speed up this process if the dividend was cut. However, I think such a drastic decision is unlikely, unless new problems emerge. I’m certainly happy to continue holding this dividend stock.60% dividend growth in 2020?Not all businesses have been suffering from falling demand this year. One growth area has been the gold market, where near-record gold prices have supported strong profits growth for miners.The biggest gold producer listed on the London market is FTSE 100 firm Polymetal International (LSE: POLY). This £8.3bn firm operates in Russia and Kazakhstan, but has been listed on the LSE since 2011 and — in my view — has a solid track record.An increase in gold production has been timed well to coincide with higher gold prices. Polymetal’s gold output rose by 5% to 1,200,000 ounces during the first nine months of this year. But the firm’s revenue has risen by 26% to $2,019m over the same period.City analysts expect the firm’s profits to double this year and are forecasting further growth in 2021. A dividend payout of $1.33 per share is forecast for this year, 60% more than last year’s total dividend of $0.82 per share.At current levels, Polymetal shares offer a forecast yield of 5.8% for 2020, rising to 8.2% in 2021. Although I’m cautious about gold, I’d be happy to buy this dividend stock for my portfolio. See all posts by Roland Head Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head | Friday, 30th October, 2020 | More on: BATS DLG POLY center_img Image source: Getty Images. Roland Head owns shares of British American Tobacco and Direct Line Insurance. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Enter Your Email Address 3 no-brainer dividend stocks I’d buy right nowlast_img read more

Charities pitch gifts to last minute Christmas shoppers

first_imgCharities pitch gifts to last minute Christmas shoppers 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. Tagged with: christmas Digital Oxfam Trading virtual gifts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 24 December 2013 | News Oxfam’s Archie the goat has been inviting supporters to buy one of the charity’s new Oxfam Unwrapped e-cards. These can be personalised and can be sent straight away or on a specific date.He also pointed out that you can you can still buy Oxfam Unwrapped gifts in your local Oxfam shop.Lendwithcare.orgCare International has commissioned a poll to help warn people against buying gifts that are not going to be appreciated.The charity’s poll found that “men could waste over £126 million on unwanted Christmas gifts in the frenzy of last-minute shopping”. Instead, Care International suggested they buy a philanthropic voucher from Lendwithcare.org, its charitable loans scheme, to provide “a memorable, stress-free alternative”. The voucher can be downloaded and printed in minutes at any time during the festive season or afterwards.Tracey Horner, head of Lendwithcare.org, said: “Leaving shopping until the last minute means men risk looking less thoughtful. However there is surely no greater gift you can give to your loved one than the chance to transform someone’s life. Those who receive these vouchers in their stocking will be receiving a gift that’s in line with the true spirit of Christmas, and because they get repaid, it’s a gift that keeps on giving.”[message_box title=”Care International’s figures” color=”blue”]Results based on the GB male population of 23,713,839, 15.12% (3,585,532.4) said they panic bought gifts last Christmas and felt at least one of their gifts were not used or went to waste. Of these men, 60% (151,319.47 men) estimated the value of their wasted gifts. The mean estimate was £58.97 per male respondent versus £37.51 per female respondent. The total wasted by panic-buying men is £126,863,309.39 versus £119,478,223 spent by panic-buying women. Total sample size was 2,038 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 8th – 11th November 2013. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).According to an expert from the British Retail Consortium, seven out of ten last-minute shoppers on Christmas Eve 2012 were men.[/message_box] Advertisementcenter_img Charity ChoiceCharity Choice, the online directory of charities published by Wilmington Publishing and Information, is encouraging readers simply to donate online via their site to a charity of their choice.“A donation to someone’s favourite cause makes a great last-minute Christmas gift idea”, they say, “and no dealing with the shopping crowds!” Several charities are this year offering to come to the rescue of people who have left it too late to buy Christmas presents, by inviting them to buy a virtual gift.Oxfam’s Archie the goat The ability to donate online and the extensive range of virtual gifts from charities means that the promotion of charity Christmas presents can now run right up to the very last minute, a long time past the last date for ordering and delivering physical items.Photo: Last minute buying presents by Rob Byron on Shutterstock.com  82 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

SHAC reviews Life Center curriculum

first_img Twitter WhatsApp By admin – April 7, 2018 Pinterest ECISD SHAC. Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Local NewsEducation Odessa High School’s Skylar Herrera (25) shoots against Permian’s Reyna Rayos (10) during the first half Tuesday night at the Permian Fieldhouse. A review of the curriculum taught to Ector County Independent School District students as part of human growth and development by The Life Center was presented at the Student Health Advisory Council meeting.Misty Stewart, prevention education director at The Life Center, showed that 11,768 students in grades five through 10 were taught in 2017-18. This does not include Permian High School and George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa.Stewart said they teach ninth and 10th grade at Permian, so that’s almost 2,000 students with about 100 at New Tech.Some 13,712 students were taught in 2016-17.The curriculum comes from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and The Life Center.Texas Tech’s curriculum is called Big Decisions. The Life Center uses curriculum called M.Pact for elementary; Y.Wud.I for middle school; and No Gray for high school students.When recommendations go to the ECISD board, Stewart wanted to implement the use of videos for parent meetings and request to teach juniors and seniors for one class period in an auditorium setting.Many of the students surveyed after the course indicated they wanted to remain abstinent. Some were undecided and some indicated they would not change their choices.Stewart said The Life Center teaches students about goals and values, healthy relationships and healthy boundaries and abstinence.Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin teaches students anatomy and reproduction, abstinence, contraceptives and sexually transmitted infections. But Stewart said they also overlap on the topics.Michael Neiman, SHAC liaison to the school board and district PE and health coordinator, has said there are classes for boys and girls in fifth through eighth grades.Boys and girls are separated for human growth and development classes in grades five through eight. Classes for ninth and 10th graders are co-ed, Neiman said.Parents can choose what class their child goes to and whether they go to classes presented by The Life Center, Texas Tech, both or none. If a parent opts out, the child will be given an alternate assignment to work on, Neiman has said.On a related topic, Stewart said ECISD, The Life Center, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin department of obstetrics and gynecology and the Community Health Education Office have been selected as a 2018 Community Partner Award recipient by the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.The award will be presented during the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy’s seventh Annual Symposium scheduled for April 16 through April 18 in Austin.On a separate topic, Neiman told SHAC members at the March meeting that he wanted the human growth and development subcommittee to review curriculum he found from Teachers Pay Teachers website. It would update textbooks from the 80s that are being used.It was decided to have Texas Tech review it further.Neiman said he also wanted to find out if some of the curriculum could be taken out or edited.On another item, Neiman said there is a Community Activity Night set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 20 at Nimitz Middle School, 4900 Maple Ave.It will include a variety of activities including professional Kendama players, a city-wide STAR WARS contest that involves hula hoops and a Jump Rope for Heart.More Information SHAC reviews Life Center curriculum Twitter Previous articleELDER: Where’s the common sense in ‘common sense’ gun laws?Next articleUTPB engineering building to be state of the art adminlast_img read more

Windfarm group wants Donegal County Council to begin public consultation on proposed new regulations

first_img Facebook Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Windfarm group wants Donegal County Council to begin public consultation on proposed new regulations Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp News By News Highland – January 27, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Previous articleBlaze lost out in National FinalNext articleUpdate – Buncrana Mayor says he’s been shafted by Fine Gael News Highland Donegal County Council meets today for the first time since facing dissolution at its budget meeting a fortnight ago.The Glenties Windfarm Information Group says it will be monitoring today’s meeting after the initiation of a public consultation on proposed new windfarm regulations was deferred in November and December.A workshop to discuss the issue took place last week, and Information Group Spokesperson Joe Brennan says their understanding is that nothing new came out of that meeting, so there’s no reason not top call the public consultation today…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/joewindfarmconsultation.mp3[/podcast] Twitterlast_img read more

Letterkenny Youth Centre providing advice for those receiving Leaving Cert results

first_img Letterkenny Youth Centre providing advice for those receiving Leaving Cert results 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Letterkenny Youth Information Centre will provide a phone helpline for those receiving Leaving Cert results this week.Staff at the Port Road based centre will also be available for young people and parents to bring along any queries that may arise following students receiving their results.Youth Information Officer, Louise Lynch, is also keen to point out that for those who do not receive the results they want there are so many choices out there:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/lcinfo1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Facebook Google+ Google+ Previous articleAudio update – ongoing security alert on Skeoge road DerryNext articleCreegan bus service curtailed leaves residents vulnerable – Campbell admin WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twittercenter_img Twitter Homepage BannerNews 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By admin – August 12, 2015 last_img read more

Plea In SC Against Use Of Foreign Apps Like Zoom, Skype Etc For Video Conferencing [Read Application]

first_imgTop StoriesPlea In SC Against Use Of Foreign Apps Like Zoom, Skype Etc For Video Conferencing [Read Application] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 April 2020 9:27 PMShare This – x”It is true that a unique situation requires unique solutions, but the same cannot be at the altar of Rule of Law. It is submitted that most of the Video Conferencing Software being used are products of foreign internet companies, with their terms of use mandating transfer of data outside India as well as its commercial exploitation” Former RSS ideologue KN Govindacharya has moved…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”It is true that a unique situation requires unique solutions, but the same cannot be at the altar of Rule of Law. It is submitted that most of the Video Conferencing Software being used are products of foreign internet companies, with their terms of use mandating transfer of data outside India as well as its commercial exploitation” Former RSS ideologue KN Govindacharya has moved the Supreme Court against the use of “foreign based” softwares for video-conferencing in Indian courts as well as in government offices, amidst the lockdown period. By way of an interim application, Govindacharya has averred that use of foreign based softwares such as Zoom, Whatsapp, Skype, etc. tends to transfer government data to foreign jurisdictions, which is antithetical to the national security and thus, adequate legal and technological solutions are required to preserve the Rule of Law. “It is submitted that the transfer of data, which inevitably takes place as a result of use of foreign based video conferencing software, might assist, directly or indirectly, an enemy or might prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State or friendly relations with foreign States,” his plea reads. The application has been moved through Advocates Sachin Mittal and Gaurav Pathak in one of his pending petitions in the top court, seeking that the process for introduction of live streaming of the court proceedings be expedited. He has pointed out that the terms of usage attached to these softwares mandate transfer of data outside India and subjects it to “commercial exploitation”. He further pleaded that several officials had unknowingly become liable for punishment due to such “inevitable” transfer of government data outside its jurisdiction, since the same is a violation of the Public Records Act, 1993, the Official Secrets Act, 1923, the Email Policy as well as Policy for usage of IT Resources of the Government of India. In this backdrop, he has urged that it would be best to utilize video-conferencing software provided by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) for functioning of the Government and the Judiciary. In the alternate, he has pleaded that “in case such sophisticated software made by NIC is not readily available, then suitable software from a private vendor may be audited by NIC, and be certified for usage by the Government and the Judiciary.” Inter alia, the plea also sought requisite amendment in the Supreme Court Rules, 2013 and Rules of the High Courts with necessary safeguards for hearing through video-conferencing. “Important meetings like those of the Cabinet have may secretive contents, which should not come out in the public. India is always a target of terrorism and needs to take special care to avoid any attack, be it traditional, biological or technological,” he submitted. Lastly, he has prayed that video conferencing and live streaming infrastructure should be treated as “critical information infrastructure” and their security must be audited by appropriate government agencies as per Information Technology (National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre and Manner of Performing Functions and Duties) Rules, 2013. On a related note, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs had issued an advisory stating that ‘Zoom’ app for videoconferencing is not a ‘safe platform’. Following this advisory, the Bombay High Court which had been conducting virtual hearings via the Zoom App switched over to Vidyo software. The advisory also prompted a letter petition seeking ban on download and usage of the Zoom App in India. Click Here To Download Application Read Application Next Storylast_img read more

Madras HC Imposes 20,000 Cost On Advocate For Filing Frivolous Petition Seeking Development Of Mobile App For Online Sale Of Liquor [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesMadras HC Imposes 20,000 Cost On Advocate For Filing Frivolous Petition Seeking Development Of Mobile App For Online Sale Of Liquor [Read Order] Akshita Saxena13 May 2020 11:32 PMShare This – xThe Madras High Court on Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs. 20,000/- on an Advocate for filing a series of frivolous petitions in connection to re-opening of TASMAC liquor shops in the state. The bench was informed that the Petitioner, B. Ramkumar Adityan, a practicing Advocate of the High Court, had concealed the fact that earlier also the High Court had imposed a cost of Rs. 10,000/-…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court on Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs. 20,000/- on an Advocate for filing a series of frivolous petitions in connection to re-opening of TASMAC liquor shops in the state. The bench was informed that the Petitioner, B. Ramkumar Adityan, a practicing Advocate of the High Court, had concealed the fact that earlier also the High Court had imposed a cost of Rs. 10,000/- on him, for filing frivolous PILs. “We are of the opinion that such a series of alleged Public Interest Litigation writ petitions are filed unnecessarily by a professional and a practising Advocate, therefore, we are constrained to observe that filing of such frivolous petitions are nothing but wasting the time of the court rather than serving a real cause of public relating to TASMAC liquor sale …in order to effectively dissuade the petitioner from filing such kind of petitions unnecessarily, we are constrained to impose a cost of Rs.20,000/- on the petitioner, which we direct him to deposit in the Chief Minister Public Relief Fund, within a period of one week from today,” the bench of Dr. Justice Vineet Kothari and Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana ordered. The Petitioner had sought that the High Court order dated May 8, permitting online sale/ door delivery of liquor should be enforced only after the State Government develops a Mobile App and Website for the same. However, the bench noted that the Petitioner was in a “habit” of filing such petitions, “for whatever extraneous reasons he may have.” Pertinently, the order dated May 8 was also passed in a petition filed by Adityan, along with a similar batch of PILs. It may also be noted that Chief Justice AP Sahi has already constituted a Full Bench to take up cases relating to closure of TASMAC shops/liquor shops in the state today, i.e. May 14. The matter is also pending before the Supreme Court in an appeal preferred by the TASMAC, which is now listed on May 15. Case Details: Case Title: B. Ramkumar Adityan v. Govt of Tamil Nadu & Ors. Case No.: WP No. 7614/2020 Quorum: Dr. Justice Vineet Kothari and Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana Appearance: Petitioner in person; Addl. Advocate General SR Rajagopal and Government Pleader V. Jayaprakash Narayanan (for State) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

Police arrest 2 suspects in Los Angeles hate crime targeting 3 transgender women

first_imgkali9/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Police arrested two suspects on Thursday in connection with a hate crime against three transgender women on Los Angeles’ Hollywood Boulevard.The violent incident was caught on video on Monday, with a man yelling derogatory slurs, allegedly robbing them and attacking one woman with a bottle. Others in the video could be seen looking on, joking about the attack and filming it. The department described the primary suspect as homeless man based in the Hollywood area who police officers said they recognized from previous encounters.A third suspect has yet to be arrested, police said.The department posted video of the incident that showed the face of the man, but later removed the video due to its disturbing nature. Instead, officials posted screenshots from the video, highlighting the suspect in the hope of tracking him down.Sources with knowledge of the investigation told ABC News on Wednesday that the department knew the identity of the suspect and was working to locate him. Social media users on Instagram and Twitter also shared tips on the man’s identity.The victims said the man first approached them inside a store and offered to buy them some items, but then he refused to pay.They said the same man later returned and approached one of them.“He held a crow bar to my face and threatened to kill me unless I stripped my shoes off and gave him my jewelry and all my processions,” Joslyn Allen, one of the three transgender women targeted, wrote in an Instagram post.“He said if i was trans he would kill me,” Allen wrote. “He then forced me to hold his hand while he looks for my friends to kill them for being trans.”Police said the suspect led Allen away and they walked together for a short distance before she managed to break free.Once she escaped, Allen said the suspect stuck her friend, Jaslene Busanet, with a bottle, knocking her to the ground, and then made derogatory remarks about her. The other victims said their purses, cellphones and money were stolen.“I just collapsed to the floor,” Busanet told Los Angeles ABC station KABC. “There were men saying ‘Oh, she’s dead,’ laughing at me.”Allen said others gathered around and shouted anti-transgender slurs.“Meanwhile men and WOMEN screaming that I’m a man and telling him to beat me,” she posted to Instagram. “Please help us find them. PLEASE.”Northwell Health opens Long Island’s 1st transgender health care centerThe group said bystanders watched and recorded for more than five minutes as they pleaded for someone to call 911.The attack comes amid rising concerns from LGBTQ rights advocates, who have accused U.S. law enforcement agencies of being too lax when it comes to crimes involving transgender victims.At least 26 transgender or gender nonconforming people have been killed in the U.S. so far in 2020, with transgender women of color making up the bulk of those victims, according to data provided by the Human Rights Campaign.The group reported 25 killings in 2019 and 29 in 2018, the most it had ever recorded in a year.ABC News’ Robert Zepeda, Matt Gutman and Alex Stone contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Top job: Alison Hodgson, resourcing manager, Sodexho

first_img Comments are closed. Alison Hodgson has been charged with setting up the resourcing function at cateringfirm Sodexho. The focus is on achieving the best value for money in peopleprocesses and practices to help the business meet it’s organisationalobjectives. Prior to this role, she was the international resourcing manager atWorldCom. What do you hope to achieve in your role? Through dovetailing with the ‘Sodexho Way Change Programme’ and othercompany initiatives, I hope to transform resourcing, from the traditional modelof the past into a modern, forward-looking, specialist HR function that willachieve our business goals. What is the strangest situation you have ever been in at work? Speaking at a conference on behalf of WorldCom during the time the newsbroke of the WorldCom fraud scandal. How do you think the role of HR will change over the next five years? Less hand-holding and a more specialist consultation-orientated role. Who is the ultimate guru? Rudolph Giuliani, as he did a great job on New York. How do you fill your spare time? Travelling, catching up with friends and singing as I go. What is the greatest risk you have taken? In a job interview for a post I really wanted I was asked about what it waslike to be a personnel manager at a foods company. I replied: ‘Well, you know,the bananas were always late, the tomatoes would never wear the right uniformand we had to dismiss the apples last week for crushing the grapes.’ Thankfullyit paid off as I got the job. What is the essential tool in your job? My mind and the telephone. What is the most over-rated tool in the job? My Palm Pilot as it is always crashing. Do you network? Always, every day – my favourite part of the job. If you could do any job in the world what would it be? A TV presenter. Who would play you in a film of your life and why? Audrey Hepburn, because she was a woman of substance. What’s the best and worst office party you’ve ever attended? My redundancy party. Hodgson’s CV2003 UK & Ireland resourcingmanager, Sodexho2000 International resourcing manager, WorldCom1999 Assistant vice-president graduate and MBA Europeanrecruitment, SalamonSmithBarney1994 Assistant personnel manager, Marks & Spencer Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Top job: Alison Hodgson, resourcing manager, SodexhoOn 11 Mar 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

HMCS Toronto Concludes Exercise Mavi Balina

first_img November 18, 2014 Share this article Authorities View post tag: Exercise View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic HMCS Toronto Concludes Exercise Mavi Balina View post tag: Concludes View post tag: Canadian Navy View post tag: europe View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today HMCS Toronto Concludes Exercise Mavi Balina View post tag: HMCS Toronto View post tag: Navy Canadian Navy’s HMCS Toronto completed participation in the Turkish-led Exercise Mavi Balina November 13 as part of her Operation Reassurance deployment in the Mediterranean Sea in response to the Putin regime’s aggressive military actions against Ukraine.As part of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG 2), Toronto participated in joint training exercises which involved planning and executing anti-submarine and submarine warfare tactics, as well as other maritime warfare capabilities in the Eastern Mediterranean from November 6 to 13.The maritime component of Exercise Mavi Balina involved warships and aircraft from five NATO nations: Canada, Germany, Spain, Turkey, and the United States, as well as the Pakistan Navy as a partner nation.The exercise provided a valuable opportunity to further increase NATO’s subsurface warfare skill set, knowledge of anti-submarine warfare and tactical planning in a multinational, simulated threat environment.Commander Jason Armstrong, Commanding Officer of Toronto, said:Exercise Mavi Balina provided an ideal forum for HMCS Toronto’s anti-submarine, submarine and surface warfare specialists to hone their skill sets while working collectively with NATO allies to strengthen alliance interoperability and confidence in each other’s capabilities.The ship’s company performed well throughout the exercise as they met every challenge and simulated threat with tenacity, vigour and professionalism.As part of Operation Reassurance, Toronto remains tasked with patrolling the Mediterranean Sea with SNMG 2, monitoring shipping to help detect, deter and protect against terrorist activity.[mappress mapid=”14478″]Press release, Image: Canadian Navy View post tag: Turkey View post tag: MAVI BALINAlast_img read more