I think these are 3 of the best shares to buy in 2021 to double my money

first_imgI think these are 3 of the best shares to buy in 2021 to double my money Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Harshil Patel | Thursday, 21st January, 2021 | More on: SLP Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Harshil Patel Enter Your Email Address 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.center_img Harshil Patel owns shares in Best of the Best, Codemasters, Sylvania Platinum, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust and Volex. 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. 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. I invested in a few shares that doubled in price during 2020, and I’m now looking for the best shares to buy in 2021 to double my money again. Although my whole UK share portfolio didn’t double last year, the shares that did significantly boosted my average return. It shows that it’s helpful to have even a small portion of a portfolio invested in stocks that can soar.Last summer, I wrote about Best of the Best, Codemasters, and Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust as my best shares to buy in 2020. All three increased by over 100%.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…For 2021, I’ll be using the same process I used back then to pick some great investments. I typically look for small-to-medium-sized companies that show reasonable growth, double-digit return on capital, and rising share price momentum. I also like strong management with a proven history of executing plans well.My picks for 2021One of my top selections for 2021 is Volex. This high-quality cable manufacturer has been in transformation mode over the past few years. After a difficult period, it’s profitable, earnings are growing and profit margins expanding.Several acquisitions over the past few years have driven growth. A move away from the low-margin end of the cabling market and a shift into higher-margin value-added solutions has driven up operating profits.I’d say the exciting story for future growth comes from its solutions in data centres, electric vehicles, and medical devices. All three of these end markets are structurally growing. According to Deloitte’s report on electric vehicles, total electric vehicle sales are expected to rise from 2.5 million in 2020 to 31.1 million by 2030.I also consider Sylvania Platinum (LSE: SLP) to be one of the best shares to buy in 2021. I selected this small-cap platinum group metals (PGMs) producer as my top choice in The Motley Fool’s Top British shares for 2021 article last month and I’m still bullish. Sylvania’s share price has had a strong start to the year, up by around 30% so far. But it’s not too late to buy this share, in my opinion.Strong metal price trends and limited competition support this low-cost producer. Fiscal and monetary support from global central banks and governments could push commodity prices higher. A post-vaccine economic recovery could also support demand for commodities.It offers an undemanding price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 6.8, a return on capital of 35%, and net cash on the balance sheet. With metrics like these, I think it could be a top performer in 2021.Will it double again?Lastly, I reckon CMC Markets could be one of the stronger shares to buy in 2021. In fact, investing in this financial trading platform would have more than doubled my money in 2020. Its shares climbed by 167%.CMC Markets benefited from volatile market conditions in 2020 and could provide a good hedge in case further volatility arises in 2021. In November, it announced a record-breaking half-year performance with pre-tax profits up by 369%. I think business momentum will continue and would happily buy CMC Markets shares today. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week – Using your head, with Bakkies

first_imgFriday Jul 16, 2010 The Rugby Club Plays of the Week – Using your head, with Bakkies They say in rugby theres a position for everyone. In general you need to be strong, agile, and be mobile. Theres another part of it though, and that is the element many say is the most important the top three inches. Thats right; you need to use your head.There was one guy who clearly didnt use his head last weekend. Or did he? It depends what youre referring to of course, so the guys at Fox Sports have put together this edition of Plays of the Week that shows us all about using your head.The Springboks lost to the All Blacks in Auckland last week in a match that saw the Tri Nations champs being totally outmuscled, outplayed, and of course, outthought.As we know, Bakkies Botha used his head early on as he nutted Jimmy Cowan off the ball. Hes picked up the nine week suspension for his sins, leaving opposite number Brad Thorn feeling a little lonely.“I’ll miss Bakkies,” Thorn said. “It’s funny to see yourself running around in a green jersey. It’s like looking in the mirror all the time,” added the man who looks, plays, and thinks like Bakkies.On the vuvuzela front, many of you will be pleased to see that its been banned at most rugby grounds around the world, including Soccer City for the test between the Boks and All Blacks in August. Thats using your head, SARU.Lookers, Burgers, headbutts, and PIPIP, this edition has it all. Enjoy the weekend. Time: 01:51ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel ADVERTISEMENT Trending 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 1 WEEK AGO WATCH: Brutal footage of the fight between Jake Ball and Alun Wyn Jones Great Tries 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO The time Waisale Serevi used his iconic hitch-kick to carve up Scotland in 2000 1 WEEK AGO Veainu finishes superb try after octopus style offload from Waisea 2 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH REPLAY: Huge stars on show when All Blacks host Pacific Island XV in 2004 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Hooker produces ridiculous speed to score 60-metre wonder try for Hurricanes View All Big Hits & Dirty Play 23 HOURS AGO Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour 5 DAYS AGO Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland 5 DAYS AGO Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 1 WEEK AGO AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season View All See It To Believe It 4 DAYS AGO Cheetah racer Habana reveals what was actually going through his mind that day 4 DAYS AGO Lam’s explanation of bizarre situation that caused heated touchline argument 5 DAYS AGO François Steyn’s ridiculous 60-metre drop goal which left commentators in hysterics 5 DAYS AGO Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final 6 DAYS AGO HUGE controversy sees Borthwick call Pat Lam a liar during heated Prem clash View All Funnies 2 WEEKS AGO Joe Marler elated in special interview as fans return to The Stoop 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: One of the luckiest and most bizarre tries you will EVER see 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Reds players caught out in hilarious celebration blooper vs Chiefs 2 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Faz, Piutau and Burns star in hilarious try fail compilation 4 WEEKS AGO MLR: Giltinis howler sees try overruled despite attempts to celebrate View All Amateur 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked so promising… 69 WEEKS AGO That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not 69 WEEKS AGO RD Blitz – PROP’S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try View All Player Features 15 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut 21 WEEKS AGO Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to ‘outlier’ football 22 WEEKS AGO Tuisova’s wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds View All Related Content from the RugbyPass Network ‘What you do today is how you’re going to be remembered’: Spirit of Rugby – Ep 5 In Spirit of Rugby episode 5, Jim Hamilton talks Lions with Matt Dawson, Jeremy Guscott, Rob Kearney, Simon Shaw, Tom Croft and John Bentley. Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? The Rugby Club Plays of the Week – Using your head, with Bakkies | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

PL 44 / Joeb Moore + Partners Architects

first_img Houses Projects PL 44 / Joeb Moore + Partners ArchitectsSave this projectSavePL 44 / Joeb Moore + Partners Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/127716/pl-44-joeb-moore-partners-architects Clipboard PL 44 / Joeb Moore + Partners Architects ArchDaily Save this picture!© David Sundberg / Esto Photographics Inc.+ 30 Share “COPY” Photographscenter_img Photographs:  David Sundberg / Esto Photographics Inc.Text description provided by the architects. This project is conceived as a series of concrete retaining walls and escarpments that traverse and cascade down a steeply sloped site approximately 700 feet deep and 300 feet wide. In response to the steep + diagonal slope of the existing topography, the site / building strategy is to deploy a series of straight walls that act as “jetties” into the landscape and respond as a counter-force. As these walls begin to interact with the landscape they modulate and redistribute the sloping terrain into a series of terraces and gardens that spill and slide past one another. Save this picture!© David Sundberg / Esto Photographics Inc.Hovering above and anchored to these concrete site walls is the “House” proper. A simple, geometric house “primitive” that is conceived and constructed as a series of smooth extruded volumes or trapezoidal “boxes” of differing lengths. Symbolically and strategically, the first of these “boxes” presents a gable-front facade to the street and helps conceal the scale of the overall house beyond. Formally, it operates against the grain of the site and site walls. Its perceptual effect on the streetscape is strongly iconic, if not nostalgic (but hopefully not sentimental). The second container-box rotates 90 degrees and runs parallel to the street and site walls. It functions with the grain of the site walls as a kind of backdrop or screen to both the front and back yard activities and views of the property. It has little symbolic connotations; instead it operates as an abstraction, as a backdrop. The perpendicular orientation between the two “boxes” produces a powerful contrast and juxtaposition between representation and abstraction within the project. Save this picture!© David Sundberg / Esto Photographics Inc.The two cedar “House” boxes are next sliced by a set of three sectional cuts or negative spaces that contrast with these horizontal program containers and movements. Each cut operates against and in opposition to the programmed/inhabited spaces of the house by producing different environmental and atmospheric effects that allow the natural environment to cut through the house and produce spaces of repose and magic. The main sectional void is a water canal and waterfall that flows between two concrete site walls and then drops 12 feet to the basement space allowing reflective light, water, and sound to occupy the “center” of the house. This is the hearth, the most static and monumental space, but curiously, it is also the most dynamic and complex spatial-temporal knot (experience) in the house. It contains many reflective and transparent surfaces and sounds, but also the main stair that runs from the basement to the second floor and connects all the activities of the family. Save this picture!© David Sundberg / Esto Photographics Inc.The second sectional void is the “gable-front” façade itself. It is pulled away form the building proper to produce a light lantern. Highly-charged symbolically, the basic, iconic gable image of house is rendered playful and witty by moray effects from southern light during the day and artificial ambient light emanating out at night. Functionally, this interstitial space contains a covered exterior stairwell with access from the entry courtyard to the pool garden and lower-level play areas of various types. The third sectional void is a vertical slot that serves as the back stair that again runs from the basement to the second floor and separates the garage and guest suite from the children’s bedroom wing. The stair treads float between the walls of this four-foot slot and the horizontal wood lattice siding passes over the full floor to ceiling windows at each end producing an interstitial space with dynamic perceptual and light effects as if you are moving vertically inside the walls themselves. These three different sectional voids with their perceptual shifts and disorientations promote an entirely different spatial experience and aesthetic register to the more conventional and typical living spaces in the main wood boxes of the house. The registration of changing light, sound, and views literally cut through the “house” producing spaces of repose and changeability. Save this picture!© David Sundberg / Esto Photographics Inc.The “house-containers” themselves are skinned in a continuous 1”x1” alternating, horizontal cedar lattice that is intentionally pulled tight and taut over the “house-container” surfaces and contrast with the concrete + white stucco wall planes below. This second skin, like a membrane, passes right over windows and joints, with only the slightest registration of planar shifts from the surface changes behind. The resultant optical effect is one of precision and ambiguity from both the interior and exterior.Save this picture!© David Sundberg / Esto Photographics Inc.Project gallerySee allShow less10,000 LEED-certified HomesArticlesFarm in Tokyo / ON design partnersArticles Share United States CopyHouses•United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/127716/pl-44-joeb-moore-partners-architects Clipboard Year:  2008 Architects: Joeb Moore + Partners Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJoeb Moore + Partners ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesUnited StatesPublished on April 14, 2011Cite: “PL 44 / Joeb Moore + Partners Architects” 14 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Thomas Eggar’s Charity Team joined by Head of RNID Legal

first_img Garry Ramsden has joined the Charity Team at solicitors Thomas Eggar, having spent three years as Head of Legal at The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID).Garry also has experience of the commercial sector, gained during 18 months as Director of Legal and Business Affairs with a London-based music and new media company. In this role Garry advised the company on matters such as artist recording agreements, product distribution agreements, Web design agreements. Thomas Eggar’s Charity Team is one of the leading charity and voluntary sector advisors in the south east of England. Team members Jean-Paul da Costa and Helen Harvie are currently writing a book for Butterworths on the new Charity Bill, set to come into force in 2005. Advertisement Tagged with: Recruitment / people  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 December 2004 | News Thomas Eggar’s Charity Team joined by Head of RNID Legal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

ISDA Holding Photo Contest to Highlight Indiana Agriculture

first_img ISDA Holding Photo Contest to Highlight Indiana Agriculture SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News ISDA Holding Photo Contest to Highlight Indiana Agriculture The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is now accepting submissions for the 13th annual Indiana Agriculture Photo Contest. The contest is open to Indiana residents and was created to recognize the hard work and contributions of Hoosier farmers, as well as the beauty of the state’s agricultural landscape.“Indiana has some of the most breathtaking views and unique areas, and this contest is the perfect opportunity to showcase what you find most beautiful about our great state,” said Lt. Governor Crouch.Participants are encouraged to submit photos that reflect the wide array of agriculture. The categories photos can be entered under are:Conservation: Highlighting Indiana’s natural beauty with photos of landscapes, water and wildlife.Agritourism: This category includes seasonal and agricultural destinations, orchards, wineries, farmers’ markets and produce.Faces of Agriculture: Featuring those who grow and produce food, fuel and fiber engaged in farming/agricultural activities.On the Farm: Every building, piece of equipment or activity that is a part of life on an Indiana farm can be included.In total, ten winners will be selected: two from each category and two overall. Winners will be invited to attend a special ceremony at the Indiana State Fair, where they will be recognized and receive certificates from Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler. Contest winners will also have their photographs featured in the offices of the Lt. Governor’s Family of Business in Indianapolis.“Agriculture touches each part of our state,” said Kettler. “Through your photo submissions we can see the diversity, beauty and tradition that is Indiana agriculture.”Contestants can submit up to five photos in digital format. Photos will be evaluated based on creativity, composition and category representation. Entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on June 30, 2020.Click here for entry forms, guidelines and criteria. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture – Jun 1, 2020 Previous articleCrop Progress: Warm Weather Arrives, Pushes EmergenceNext articleChinese Soybean Buying Pause is Not Welcome News Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture SHARElast_img read more

Harvey Weinstein released on $1M bail after arrest on rape, sexual abuse charges

first_imgSpencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein turned himself into police in New York City Friday morning to face rape and sexual abuse charges before being released on $1 million cash bail and expected to wear an electronic monitoring device.The disgraced movie producer was carrying three books, including Todd Purdum’s “Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution,” as he got out of a black SUV and walked past the swarm of TV cameras and reporters and through the front door of the New York Police Department’s 1st Precinct in Manhattan.He was subsequently arrested, processed and charged with rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for alleged incidents involving two separate women, police said.“Today’s charges reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement. “I thank the brave survivors who have come forward, and my office’s prosecutors who have worked tirelessly on this investigation.”Weinstein was later escorted out of the 1st Precinct with a smile on his face and his hands cuffed behind his back. He was then transported in an unmarked SUV to the New York State Supreme Court Building in Manhattan for his arraignment on the charges.Judge Kevin McGrath set Weinstein’s bond at $10 million, with $1 million paid in cash to post bail. The judge also imposed a temporary protective order directing Weinstein to stay away from the two women whose complaints prompted the charges.Weinstein put up the $1 million in cash and was released. The case was adjourned to July 30.Weinstein, who handed over his passport to authorities, will be fitted today with an electronic monitoring device that requires him to stay in New York or Connecticut. He must seek approval from authorities if he wishes to travel beyond those two states.Weinstein’s attorney Benjamin Brafman, who appeared in court alongside him, told reporters after the hearing that his client will enter a plea of not guilty on all the charges brought against him. They have known about the investigation for several months and the charges “are not factually supported by the evidence,” Brafman added.When asked how Weinstein is doing, the attorney told reporters his client is “as well as can be expected when you are accused of a crime that you vehemently denied that you committed.”“We intend to move very quickly to dismiss these charges,” Brafman said outside court. “We believe, by the end of the process, Mr. Weinstein will be exonerated.”In a separate statement, Brafman said, “Mr. Weinstein has always maintained that he has never engaged in non-consensual sexual behavior with anyone. Nothing about today’s proceedings changes Mr. Weinstein’s position. He has entered a plea of Not Guilty and fully expects to be exonerated.”Weinstein, 66, has been accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct and has been investigated by the New York City Police Department, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the New York Attorney General’s Office, the Los Angeles Police Department and U.K. authorities. He has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex.The criminal sex act charge stems from an allegation brought by Lucia Evans, who has said Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex during what she thought would be a casting call. The rape charge stems from an allegation by a woman who has not been publicly identified.Evans told Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker magazine last year that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004.Consequences for Weinstein were swift and severe. Immediately after the first allegations emerged last October, he was terminated by his production company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.His personal life imploded too. Weinstein’s wife of more than a decade, Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman, announced that she was leaving him. Their divorce has yet to be finalized.Weinstein voluntarily returned to New York to turn himself in rather than waiting for police to arrest him on their terms, in an attempt at “controlling the circus,” a source familiar with the matter told ABC News.Weinstein’s legal and public relations teams realized that, in the current social and political climate, he would be indicted and arrested despite his consistent denial of nonconsensual sex, two sources told ABC News.In an interview today on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” with co-anchor Robin Roberts, Farrow said Weinstein’s arrest was preceded by “a lot of sleepless nights” for Evans and the other accusers he spoke with.“When I first began speaking to Harvey Weinstein’s accusers, they were correctly terrified, they feared retaliation, they feared for their physical safety,” Farrow said. “And now we live in a universe in which it is conceivable that survivors speak on an issue like this about someone that powerful and they’re heard.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Career file: Tim Randall

first_imgThepage where readers expose their careers Thismonth Tim Randall, age 56, group coach of the CSMA (Civil Service MotoringAssociation) tells how he sailed into training from an early start at a yachtagencyHowlong have you been in this job? Three monthsHowlong have you been with your company? Twelve years, seven monthsWhatdoes your role involve?My current primary objective is to create a motivational environment withinthe company that enables individuals and teams to reach their performancepotential. What’sthe best thing about your job? I provide internal management development consultancy. I am also beingsponsored by CSMA as a research student at the University of Brighton, leading,ultimately, to a PhD.What’sthe worst? Not enough time in each day to do all that I want to do.Whatare your current major projects?To ensure the skills at the core of the CSMA HR programme are utilised andnot ignored at times of greatest need; to cause the techniques of assessmentand appraisal to become second nature, and to mentor the focus on theachievement of objectives.Preferredterminology – training, development, education, learning, performanceimprovement?I really prefer “performance development” to “performance improvement”. Iwould also, of course, include coaching.Favouritebuzzwords?Talent detection, talent development, talent selection, reflectivelearning, self-oriented learning/coaching.Areyou good at self-development?Excellent, in my view.Wheredo you want to be in five years’ time?I would like to be an authority on sports and management coaching and tohave gone a considerable way towards establishing CSMA as a leading employer interms of management development and detecting, selecting and developingtalented managers.Whatwas the most useful course you ever went on or learning experience you everhad?The most useful learning experience I ever had was in winning the week longNational Sailing Championship for the International Flying Fifteen Class in1995 at Torquay. To win I had to use or apply, under extreme pressure, most ofmy management and sailing skills.Whatwas the worst course you ever went on?The first computer course I ever went on in the 1970s. The objective was toget started on using a computer as I had been given one in my office. Inreality I did not even learn how to switch it on!Whatdid you want to do for a living when you left school?Work at the local yacht agency.Whatwas your first job?General helper at the local yacht agency.Whatwas the best career decision you ever made?Much as I enjoyed working at the yacht agency, it soon became clear to methat I needed a professional career and chose to make this in personnelmanagement, as it was known then.Whatwas the worst career decision you ever made?Moving into financial services as a sales adviser. Fortunately, I onlystayed there for 12 months.Howdo you think your job will have changed in five years’ time? It is likely to be more consultative and research based.Whatdo you think the core skills for your job will be in the future? Coaching, motivating, self-oriented learning strategies, detecting anddeveloping talent.Whatadvice would you give to someone starting out in training and development?Study the sciences of the profession as a basis for practising training anddevelopment.Ifyou could have any job in the world, what would it be? Coaching talented athletes/teams.Howwould you like to be remembered by colleagues? He was open to ideas and brought the best out of me. Comments are closed. Career file: Tim RandallOn 1 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Thumbs-up for reform of apprenticeships

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. The Government’s plans to scrap the age limit on Modern Apprenticeships andintroduce greater flexibility to the framework have met with a universalthumbs-up from employers, but there is uncertainty over how the expansion willbe funded in the long term. Chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown and education and skills secretaryCharles Clarke announced the reforms on 10 May as part of the Government’songoing drive to boost UK productivity. There are now more than 255,000 MAs – up from 75,800 trainees in 1997 – andthe Government has set an ambitious target of recruiting 175,000 new apprenticesevery year. “At the moment, the Government funds up to the age of 24,” saysGraham Schuhmacher, head of learning and development operations forRolls-Royce. “If you lift the age to retirement, you’ve got a lot ofpeople that need re-training. It’s the right thing to do, [but] is itaffordable?” The Association of Colleges (AoC) – another stakeholder with praise for theaims of the reforms – maintains that government cutbacks on funding for adultskills is resulting in the widespread axing of skills courses in collegesacross England. “AoC has been pointing out to the Government for some timethe disparity between its ambition to drive up skills levels and the resourcesbeing made available,” says chief executive John Brennan. “Theresimply is not enough money in the system to meet the targets which theGovernment has set.” Funding concerns extend to another of the key reforms: the youngapprenticeship initiative, which aims to get motivated, vocationally-minded14-to-16 year olds in the workplace for up to two days a week learning a trade.Again, there’s no shortage of praise for the concept, but how it will work inpractice does raise questions. “We need to be careful not to put in a two-year programme for schoolpupils which is then replicated if someone decides to do anapprenticeship,” says Warwick Hall, HR operations manager for BMW’s HamsHall plant. Hall believes there simply isn’t the funding in the further education systemto “stream those who’ve done young apprenticeships and those whohaven’t”. The Government is funding trials, due to start this September, for bothexpanded access to over-25s and the young apprenticeship scheme. Beyond that, there’s no guarantee, though the Learning and Skills Council’sdirector of work-based learning, Stephen Gardner, said he fully expects theschemes to roll out. By Margaret KubicekKey reforms at a glance– Reform of the MA framework is the Government’s response torecommendations made by a national apprenticeship taskforce it launched in2003, chaired by Sir Roy Gardner, chief executive of Centrica plc, andcomprised largely of employers. – The framework is being re-branded as simply‘apprenticeships’, dropping the word ‘modern’– The age limit of 25 years is to be scrapped, opening up thescheme to all adults– An element of ‘portability’ is to be introduced, withindividuals able to take part-completed apprenticeships with them if they moveemployer– A ‘young apprenticeships’ scheme will enable 14-to-16 yearolds to spend up to two days a week in the workplace learning a trade– A ‘clearing house’ will match prospective trainees toemployers, providing apprentices in the way the UCAS system provides highereducation students Comments are closed. Thumbs-up for reform of apprenticeshipsOn 1 Jun 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more


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