Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Courses: Full-time, part-time and executive MBAs, which includestudies and options in HRM and organisational learning. ESADE also runstailored in-company and executive education. Founded: In Spain in 1964, its MBA programme got under way in 1968.The International Executive Centre was set up in 2000 (see below). College CV: ESADE has campuses in Barcelona and Madrid and more than10,000 students enrolled in its various teaching centres. The Wall StreetJournal ranked it the best business school in Europe in its 2001 ratings, andthe Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) recentlygranted ESADE its top international award for executive training. It is alsothe first business school to obtain the triple crown with accreditation fromthe three most highly-respected business school organisations in the world:AACSB International, the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)and the British Association of MBAs (AMBA). It offers global training and hasco-operation agreements with more than 80 business schools throughout theworld, including 15 of the top US schools and 14 in Asia. More than 2,000companies in over 50 countries use ESADE’s services every year. ESADE recentlyset up its International Executive Centre which runs a global e-businessMaster’s programme, simultaneously offered in English at six business schoolsaround the world, with a third of its class hours done online. Star academics: Professor Richard Boyatzis, head of HR andmanagement, a world authority on the development of management competencies andauthor of Competent Manager: A Model for Effective Performance. He alsospecialises in emotional intelligence. Shimon L Dolan, who has written 19books, including Human Resource Management and The Canadian Dynamic. Entry: The full-time MBA requires a university degree, the ESADEadmission test or the GMAT test. The same is required for the part-timeprogramme, but applicants should also have at least three years’ professionalexperience. Alumni: ESADE has the largest alumni association in Europe and 20,000alumni around the world. www.esade.edu/eng International HR academy: ESADEOn 15 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.
The cold ice shelf water (ISW) that formed below the Filchner–Ronne Ice Shelf in the southwestern Weddell Sea, Antarctica, escapes the ice shelf cavity through the Filchner Depression and spills over its sill at a rate of 1.6 Sverdrups (Sv; 1 Sv ≡ 106 m3 s−1), thus contributing significantly to the production of Weddell Sea Bottom Water. Here, the authors examine all available observational data from the region—including five year-long time series of mooring data from the Filchner sill—to examine the seasonal variability of the outflow. The temperature of the ISW outflow is found to vary seasonally by 0.07°C with a maximum in April. The accompanying signal in salinity causes a seasonal signal in density of 0.03–0.04 kg m−3, potentially changing the penetration depth of the ISW plume by more than 500 m. Contrary to recent modeling, the observations show no seasonal variability in outflow velocity. The seasonality observed at the sill is, at least partly, due to the admixture of high-salinity shelf water from the Berkner Bank. Observations and numerical modeling suggest, however, seasonal signals in the circulation upstream (i.e., in the ice shelf cavity and in the Filchner Depression) that—although processes and linkages are unclear—are likely to contribute to the seasonal signal observed at the sill. In the plume region downstream of the sill, the source variability is apparent only within the very densest portions of the ISW plume. In the more diluted part of the plume, the source variability is overcome by the seasonality in the properties of the water entrained at the shelf break. This will have implications for the properties of the generated bottom waters.
Home » News » Land Registry hires 1,000 staff to reduce shocking six-month delays for leaseholders previous nextRegulation & LawLand Registry hires 1,000 staff to reduce shocking six-month delays for leaseholdersOngoing problems are beginning to seriously impact the housing market as leaseholders wait for months to update leases prior to putting properties on the market.Nigel Lewis15th August 201904,202 Views The Land Registry has admitted that leaseholders seeking to update or extend their leases are facing delays of up to six months.It has also hired an extra 1,000 staff and put others on overtime to reduce the backlog, it says.Although Land Registry will expedite leasehold update and extension applications within two weeks if a vendor can prove an offer has been made and the sale is proceeding, this means thousands of potential vendors are being held back by the delays.The organisation has also revealed that it received 8,000 fast-track requests over the past four months.It told BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme that although overall it processed 96% of all its property transaction related applications, it had fallen significantly behind in its leasehold work.Simon Law of the Society of Licensed Conveyancers (left), who was interviewed during the programme, blamed the delay on staff reductions following the financial crisis and ensuing housing market crash, which led to experienced staff leaving the Land Registry.He told presenter Winifred Robinson that these problems have been an issue for his members for seven years.“They haven’t been able to increase their staffing levels enough to meet the increasing demand,” he said.“If you need to get a lease updated to replace an obsolete maintenance clause, for example, or you need the term to be increased before you look to sell, a six-month delay is a long time to be sat waiting.“And if you do find a buyer, you have no idea if they will be happy to wait for that time.”Law says the answer is to speed up the introduction of electronic deed management at the Land Registry, although he pointed out that it will take a while to reduce the backlog; it takes at least six months to train Land Registry staff to handle leaseholds.Read more about the Land Registry. August 15, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Home » Crime » Notorious landlord fined just £275 for threatening tenant despite being banned previous nextRegulation & LawNotorious landlord fined just £275 for threatening tenant despite being bannedGlasgow landlord Harry Singh was jailed 20 years ago over death of two tenants and banned from renting out properties last year.Nigel Lewis8th October 20190854 Views The weakness of landlord regulation in the UK has been laid bare after a notorious individual jailed over the deaths of two tenants and who is also banned from renting out homes was this week revealed to be operating within the private rental market.This extraordinary situation was revealed in court after one of his tenants reported him to Glasgow City Council.The landlord was Harpal ‘Harry’ Singh who last year approached tenant Liam Fair to ask him why he had fallen behind in his rent payments and then threatened to have him evicted. He also promised to ‘kick out’ two other tenants at another property and cut off their gas supply.Fair recognised Singh, who in 2017 had been served with a rent suspension order by the council.Also, Singh was at the centre of a national outcry in 1999 when a fire ripped through a flat he had been renting out to James Fraser and Daniel Heron.Fatal blazeBoth men died during the blaze and it was later discovered that the property did not have a working fire alarm and bars on their windows prevented them escaping.Singh was jailed after lying at a fatal accident enquiry that the smoke alarms at the property worked.Despite his track record Singh has been ordered to pay a fine of £270 after his legal representative claimed he was unemployed and had only £5,000 left to his name.Harpal ‘Harry’ Singh Glasgow City Council Glasgow October 8, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
A welcome update on the endlessly jaw-dropping Cake Wrecks blog – dedicated to “When professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong” – which Stop the Week reported on in February: author Jen Yates is releasing a Cake Wrecks book in late October. As a teaser, here’s one effort ordered by a customer – for reasons that shall forever remain unfathomable – and the baker’s brave but stomach-churning vision. “What is it?” you cry. “Go ahead, guess,” writes Yates. “Spaghetti with tomato-ey cream sauce? An ear? A cherry, Cheez-Whiz and regurgitation torte? Nope, nope and nope! Give up? It’s a foetus-with-an-iPod pie!”cakewrecks.blogspot.com
OPG was awarded the prestigious Gold award by Mind at a ceremony on Tuesday 30 April.The Gold award is the highest that an organisation can receive. It’s only presented to organisations that have shown they have the right long-term policies and practices in place to support the wellbeing of employees.Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind, said he was “impressed that (OPG) achieved the Gold award in (its) first year of taking part in the Mind index”.OPG was also named the highest-ranking government organisation in the Mind workplace wellbeing index and awarded third place for staff participation out of 106 employers across public and private sectors.In receiving the award, Public Guardian and chief executive Alan Eccles said: “In October 2016, we signed the Time to Change employer pledge, and promised we would provide a supportive environment for our staff. I am delighted that the work we have put in to create the right work environment has been positive for everyone who works at OPG. I am very honoured that we have been recognised in this way.”OPG is also one of the few civil service organisations to hold the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, the national workplace wellbeing accreditation standard. In addition, OPG staff are well supported by mental health first aiders and mental health allies along with other internal networks which make the agency a great place to work.
Former Great British Bake Off contestant, Cathryn Dresser, will release her first book, Let’s Bake, next May. Published by Orion Children’s Books, the baking book (RRP £12.99) is aimed at parents and children. It will centre around a seasonal theme, with occasion-based recipes such as lunchbox additions, “rainy-day baking” and Pancake Day.Dresser, who competed in the third series of the BBC show, said: “I hope this book will encourage grown-ups and children to get together, have fun, find something to do on a rainy day, bake gifts for friends, try new flavours and ingredients, learn about healthy eating and seasonality, and store up millions of happy memories for the future.”
There’s a mystery in the Syrian desert shielded by the conflict tearing apart the Middle Eastern nation.In 2009, archaeologist Robert Mason of the Royal Ontario Museum was at work at an ancient monastery when, walking nearby, he came across a series of rock formations: lines of stone, stone circles, and what appeared to be tombs.Mason, who talked about the finds and about archaeology at the monastery on Wednesday at Harvard’s Semitic Museum, said that much more detailed examinations are needed to understand the structures, but that he isn’t sure when he will be able to return to Syria, if ever.Analysis of fragments of stone tools found in the area suggests the rock formations are much older than the monastery, perhaps dating to the Neolithic Period or early Bronze Age, 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. Mason also saw corral-like stone formations called “desert kites,” which would have been used to trap gazelles and other animals. The region is dry today (“very scenic, if you like rocks,” Mason said), but was probably greener millennia ago.It was clear, Mason said, that the purpose of the stone formations was entirely different from that of the stone-walled desert kites. The kites were arranged to take advantage of the landscape and direct the animals to a single place, while the more linear stone formations were made to stand out from the landscape. In addition, he said, there was no sign of habitats.“What it looked like was a landscape for the dead and not for the living,” Mason said. “It’s something that needs more work and I don’t know if that’s ever going to happen.”The monastery is home to many frescoes — some badly damaged— depicting Christian scenes, female saints, and Judgment Day.In a talk in 2010, Mason said he felt like he’d stumbled onto England’s Salisbury Plain, where Stonehenge is located, leading to the formations being dubbed “Syria’s Stonehenge.”Mason also talked about the monastery, Deir Mar Musa. Early work on the building likely began in the late 4th or early 5th century. It was occupied until the 1800s, though damaged repeatedly by earthquakes. Following refurbishment in the 1980s and 1990s, it became active again.Mason thinks the monastery was originally a Roman watchtower that was partially destroyed by an earthquake and then rebuilt. The compound was enlarged, with new structures added until it reached the size of the modern complex, clinging to a dry cliff face in the desert about 50 miles north of Damascus.Mason was searching Roman watchtowers when he came across the stone lines, circles, and possible tombs.The monastery is the home to many frescoes — some badly damaged — depicting Christian scenes, female saints, and Judgment Day. Mason also explored a series of small caves that he believes were excavated and lived in by the monks, who returned to the monastery for church services.Mason said that if he’s able to return, he’d like to excavate the area under the church’s main altar, where he thinks there might be an entrance to underground tombs. He’s already received the permission of the monastery’s superior, who was recently ejected from the country.
Asheville, North Carolina will be one of just three American cities, and the only city on the East Coast, to host a prestigious European cycling event next Spring.The three-day event, known as Haute Route, will begin and end in downtown Asheville each day and feature 300 riders from the United States and Europe. It is expected to have more than $1 million of economic impact in the region and solidify western North Carolina as a world-class cycling destination.Asheville skyline. Photo by Dusty AllisonSan Francisco, California and Cedar City, Utah were also chosen to host next year’s series, which is a shorter format version of the typical 7-day Haute Route series.“I think it will be great for the area. The cycling here is unbelievable, and I’m excited we’ll get to showcase that for Asheville,” former Haute Route champion and Brevard, North Carolina resident Matthew Busche told the Asheville Citizen Times.“The Haute Route is all about pushing your limits, so they’ll definitely make it hard. You really can’t ride easy around here anywhere.”Learn more about the 3-day Asheville Haute Route here.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The Dominican Republic Navy, Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) and U.S. Navy personnel worked together to seize 279 kilograms of cocaine and arrest two suspects, officials said on April 12. The bust was made off the coast of Boca Chica, where security forces converged on a boat while three men were seen throwing drugs overboard. The three suspects jumped into the water to try to evade authorities. However, Dominican Abraham Aquino de la Cruz, a native of Barahona, drowned, but Venezuelans Armando José Mendoza and Leonel Gilarte were taken into custody, according to Roberto Lebrón, a DNCD spokesman. The bust comes less than three months after a joint operation in which the DNCD, Navy and Air Force seized a huge shipment of South American cocaine, marking the first major bust of 2013. On Jan. 9, the three forces confiscated 1,870 kilograms (4,123 pounds) of cocaine in Ocoa Bay in the province of Azua on the Caribbean coast. [Dominican Today (Dominican Republic), 12/04/2013; Despertar Dominicano (Dominican Republic), 12/04/2013] By Dialogo April 15, 2013