Euro rule on takeover talks may spell red tape

first_img Comments are closed. A European directive on employee consultation duringtakeovers could result in more red tape for UK employers.Companies would have to consult staff or theirrepresentatives as soon as a takeover bid is made public under the newregulations and provide them with copies of the offer document.The takeover directive is currently being agreed by theEuropean Parliament and, if it becomes law, will affect all listed companieswithin two to four years.The companies involved in mergers must also inform allemployees whether the takeover will alter their terms and conditions ofemployment. Governments will have to draw up new regulations to ensurecompanies obey the information and consultation guidelines.Robbie Gilbert, chief executive of the Employers’ Forum onStatute and Practice, said, “This will be a fresh round of red tape foremployers and is much closer to becoming law than the information directive.”Gilbert said that few employers knew about the directivebecause it was introduced in a sub-section of the EU Company Law Directive. Paul Pagliari, HR director of Scottish Power, said,“Companies should be allowed to consult their workers in the manner appropriateto them. “Enforcing laws across international companies is verydifficult.” Euro rule on takeover talks may spell red tapeOn 20 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Dana Montgomery, 47, Aurora

first_imgDana M. Montgomery, 47, of Aurora passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born at Madison on March 31, 1970 the daughter of Donald and Ola Vae Roark Simon. She was married to Mark Montgomery on July 9, 2005 and he survives. Other survivors include one daughter Tiffany Barrett of Aurora; one son Nelson Montgomery of Aurora; one grandson Cooper Alan Burst; her in-laws William and Linda Montgomery of Franklin and George and Joyce Wonnell of Greensburg; three brothers James (Cindy) Simon, Wayne (Brenda) Simon, and Vincent (Kelli) Simon all of Osgood; four sisters Karen (James) Dyer of Greensburg, Shirley (Darren) Hornberger of Osgood, Donna (Lonnie) Sparks of Holton, and Barbie (Ryan) Bultman of Greensburg; brothers and sisters-in-law Steve and Terri Hake of Aurora, Leeann and George Bayne of Greensburg, and William Montgomery, Jr. of Aurora, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her niece Chelsa Simon. Mrs. Montgomery was a 1988 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School and received her LPN degree from Ivy Tech. She worked as an LPN at the Heritage House of Greensburg for 15 years, retiring in 2012 due to health reasons. Dana enjoyed her time with her large family and for fun she enjoyed visiting the riverboats, playing euchre, and bingo. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 25th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Dana’s brother-in-law Lonnie Sparks will officiate the service. Burial will be in the Hogan Hill Cemetery at Moores Hill. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

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Weatherley wins monthly mug

first_imgPSC Golf from the Tropical Golf GroupTuesday, March 22, Bangpra – StablefordWe had a late start at Bangpra, it seemed a good idea as this is still the high season and by starting late, a midday tee off, we could save a few coppers.  One more good point is that we got a lie in and did not have to leave until 1030 a.m.We were at the first tee well in time and found that the starter seemed to have no idea where we were teeing off.  After being switched backwards and forwards between the 1st and 10th we finally got going off the first before the starter had chance to change his mind again.  There was a strong wind blowing but we all hit it down the middle.Golfer of the Month, Mashi Kaneta (left) shows off his prizes while Paul Weatherley poses with his mug. The day was hot but the wind kept the temperature at a reasonable level, however those walking found it very difficult and by the time they had finished they were all hot and bothered.The course was in what one might call a burnt condition and that is not surprising as there has not been much rain of late.  Anywhere off the fairway seems to be bare and really hard.  I suppose the good golfers might be able to play off such a lie but the average golfers have difficulty.  The fairways were good in parts but dry in others and all shots played were such that the hands became jarred.  The greens to me seemed fast and true as usual but some players thought they were a bit inconsistent but that would be picky.In the A Flight, 0 to 17, the winner was Tony Brown with 37 points ahead of Mashi Kaneta in second with 36.  In third was Glen Lee with 32 points and in fourth was John Hackett with 31 point on count back over Landis Brooks and Tom Herrington.Tony Brown & Barry Oats with one of BJ Lodge’s finest.In the B Flight the winner was Barry Oats with 40 points ahead of a count back on 34 points that saw Carole Kubicki in second and Derek Brook in third.  In fourth was Jim Ferris with 33 points.Near Pins: Landis Brooks, Carole Kubicki, Barry Oats, Glenn Lee.Long Putts: Walter Baechli, Nigel Perry.Friday, March 25, Crystal Bay – MedalGolfer of the MonthMashi Kaneta Monthly Mug1st Paul Weatherley (18) net 682nd Mike O’Brien (23) net 683rd Landis Brooks (8) net 724th Brian Parrish (11) net 735th Tom Herrington (14) net 73Long Putts: Mick Coghlan, Ted Morris, John Davis, Landis Brooks.It was again Double Witching Day at Tropical Golf, with the Golfer of the Month and the Monthly Mug on the line.  Several golfers had a chance to win GOM, and everyone had a chance at the beautiful Monthly Mug, so the anxiety level was high.  Mashi Kanata had the clear lead going into this final round, but he would need to maintain composure as others were within striking distance!Considering the weather and water shortage, Crystal Bay was in very good condition.  Unlike a couple recent outings, there was actually green grass under the ball most times.  We played the C then B course.  There were other groups out that day but with 27 holes things were spread out nicely.The big prize of the day was BJ’s Holiday Lodge sponsored Golfer of the Month!  Even though Mashi Kaneta didn’t have his best round, his lead was enough to hold off some serious challengers.  Congrats to Mashi, and check out those prizes!  Thanks to Bill, Lek, and BJ’s for the support.Lest we forget, there was another highly coveted prize on the line, and that was the Monthly Mug, and what a great mug it is!  Winning it was big Paul Weatherley and to make it even better Paul won just a day before heading home, so it was a great way to go home in style.last_img read more

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Irish eyes smiling at Diana Seniors

first_imgThe final Diana Senior and Ladies Open for the year had 51 players at Pattaya Country Club on Thursday November 25.  It was a busy day with our friends from Café Kronborg following our 14 groups.The course continues to improve and with the dry season here, there was lots of run on the ball which produced some excellent scores.  All the drink stops have been completely re-furbished making it a pleasure to stop for a quick one!December winners John Conolly, Tom Breslin and Chant “Moon” Schwulera with the tournament organizer, Nigel Cannon, left. In the Ladies comp our good friend Chant “Moon” Schwulera (H/cap 11) was in top spot with 34 points.  It was the same score for the runner up Noi Saraprakhon (25) who just made second spot over Brit-Marie Wimmersted (20), also with 34 points, with the count-back going to the front 9 (back 6)!There was a big Irish group with us today providing the winners in both of the Men’s divisions.In the Seniors it was a new face – John Conolly (20) with a fine 41 points taking the honours.  Ake Ovegren (27) was runner-up with 39 points.Returnee Irishman – and good friend of the Diana Seniors – Tom Breslin (23) was the winner in the Super Seniors with 41 points, followed by Werner Schwarz (17) with 39 points.  All scores are submitted to Pattaya Sports Club.Near Pins went to Ake Ovegren, Willy Hindsjo, Pimusa Tonkhoksoong and Werner Schwarz, while the long putts were sunk by Bo Temmell and Britt-Marie WimmerstedtBefore announcing the winners Diana Seniors Organizer Nigel Cannon took the opportunity to thank all players for their support during the year.  He particularly thanked Alan Pearce who had checked the cards and worked out the results every month.  Appreciation was made of the staff at PCC for their help and friendliness throughout.Nigel also stated that The Diana Group would continue with the Seniors and Ladies monthly open throughout 2011 – with some minor changes.The next Diana Seniors and Ladies open is on Thursday, January 27 at Pattaya Country Club with a tee time of 0900.  Sign-up sheets will be at Diana Green Bottle on 2nd Road and the Diana Driving Range from early January.last_img read more

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Sports Bag: State of golf courses

first_imgUK Sports Editor;P.S.C. members have recently written up an article about the very poor state of the Emerald Golf Course and its very high fees. They moan and say they will “place balls” on the course until it improves. But if it is that bad, why continue to support the club? Articles in newspapers will mean nothing to the course’s Thai owners, but action by loss of business will get their attention. Why not get other members of P.S.C. to help by supporting a blockade against playing at all clubs of very poor quality and high fees?Thai golf course fees have gone up around 50% on average since 2010 but the courses have not improved by that much, and in some cases have got worse. Why not set up an info page on P.S.C.’s web site with updates on courses for all to see so they will be in the know and can make a decision as to where they play next? This might help improve things.Carl Whilelast_img read more

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Details emerge of Raheem Sterling assaulting Joe Gomez in England training

first_imgImage Courtesy: ReutersAdvertisement 7697afNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb8gxzWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ez9fmz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vmrtWould you ever consider trying this?😱9wCan your students do this? 🌚26dRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Raheem Sterling vs Joe Gomez feud- what started as an on field taunt in Sunday’s clash between Manchester City and Liverpool, should have ended soon after, as these incidents happen in a regular basis in the beautiful game. But, the situation has taken a turn for the worse, as Sterling is now accused for physically attacking his compatriot!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters‘Don’t f*** with me’ is what Sterling told the Liverpool center back, as Guardiola’s boys suffered a 3-1 humiliation against the league toppers at Anfield. And now, prior to England’s 2020 Euro qualifier match versus Montenegro, Gomez was attacked by the Citizens winger in the training ground canteen, leaving a scratch on the 22 year old defender’s face.According to sources from the Mirror, Sterling didn’t take Gomez’s peacful gesture of a handshake peacefully, and told “So you think you’re the big man?” and tried to choke Gomez, causing a mess in the canteen in the process.Advertisement The incident has left a scar on Gomez,s face, as shared on Twitter by GiveMeSport.Sterling is now disbanded from the England squad by Gareth Southgate as his team takes on Montenegro tomorrow at Wembley. Following the incident, the player has apologized on social media, and made an assurance on a restoration of friendship with Gomez. However, the 24 year old may have to face further trials for the incident.England are topping the group A, and after the Montenegro game will face Kosovo, where Sterling is expected to return. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Protect the Pinelands From Pipeline Development

first_imgFormer Gov. Brendan Byrne stated in connection with that act, “My proudest accomplishment in public life is the passage of the Pinelands Protection Act and saving the Pine Barrens against all odds.”Construction of the pipeline is clearly an infraction of the integrity of the Pinelands and a violation of the intention of that Act.The vote on the nomination was extremely close – in fact, it only passed by the bare majority required and only after one Senator changed his vote on a second vote in the Senate Chamber.Many senators, including several Republicans, showed the courage to oppose the Governor’s appointment. Among those were Senators Beck, Kean, Allen, Bateman, and Holzapfel who are to be congratulated on their stand.That Sen. Kyrillos was not one of them is a rude awakening to those of his constituents who had hoped for better things from him. I am writing to express my enormous disappointment in state Sen. Joe Kyrillos’ “Yes” vote on the nomination of Robert Barr to the Pinelands Commission.Mr. Barr was nominated after the Pinelands Commission narrowly refused to approve construction of a pipeline through protected forests of one of our state’s, indeed our nation’s, great treasures, the New Jersey Pinelands.He will replace a long-ser ving Commissioner, Rober t Jackson, who voted against the pipeline. And he is very close to politicians who aggressively support the pipeline.There is not doubt that he was chosen to “stack” the Commission for a redo of the pipeline decision.As most New Jersey citizens know, this 1.1 million acre region of forest, fields, wetlands, and towns was designated by the Pinelands Protection Act of 1979 and is a model of planning, conservation, and growth management for the whole country.last_img read more

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Learning To Ride At Highland Farm

first_imgStory and photos by Art Petrosemolo ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – It’s early September at Highland Farm. Shannon Cunneff, the Farm’s manager and head instructor works with 9-year old Winter Tietjen and her new pony named Poker.From the other side of the outdoor riding ring, she offered encouragement to Winter.“Eyes up! Shoulders back! Shorten you reins, close your knees,” Cunneff said.Winter moved Poker from a walk to a trot and into a canter following her instructor’s urging and then confidently over two jumps, breaking into a big smile as she heard Cunneff’s generous praise.Highland Farm was buzzing on this Saturday as youngsters caught up on lessons at the start of the fall riding and show season, with Cunneff and instructor Grace Smith scheduled to work with several students. Close to 20 ponies and horses, some owned by the farm and many personally owned, call the Highland Farm home.Highland’s riding facility includes grooming stalls, a tack room, feed and laundry room and an indoor wash stall with heat lamps plus large indoor and outdoor riding rings with jumps. It’s all part of a 70-acre tract with paddocks, fields, ponds and riding trails in the midst of Monmouth County, not far from Sandy Hook Bay.Winter Tietjen and Poker under the watchful eye of Shannon Cunneff.Instructors Cunneff and Smith have ridden and competed on show ponies and horses since they were children and relate to the pre-teens and teens under their care. They take riding seriously and help both novices and experienced young riders hone their skills. Along with years of experience, Cunneff is is certified through the United States Hunter Jumper Association as a professional trainer.Private lessons last about 30 minutes but students don’t just mount and ride. They are taught to tack their mounts (saddle and bridle their equine partner), under the watchful eye of an instructor and do so before every lesson prior to heading to the ring. Working with their pony teaches responsibility and helps create a strong bond between horse and rider, the instructors say.Cunneff and Smith give upwards of 50 lessons a week and coach their students at shows usually on Sundays in New Jersey and as far away as Florida and Vermont. Spring and fall are the busiest at Highland Farm, as it offers the best riding weather here at the Jersey shore.About half of the students are first-timers and some have family members who ride or who rode in the past. “Young girls outnumber the boys learning to ride,” Cunneff said, “and they gain great confidence in the process.”Youngsters start their riding adventure on a pony which is more “their size and much easier to control while you learn than mounting a big,1000-pound horse and being a long way from the ground,” she explained. Some riders stay with ponies throughout their riding and competition career. Highland Farm specializes in training its riders for hunter-jumper competition.Winter Tietjen gets saddle and tact in preparation for her riding less at Highland Farm.Many children get their first introduction to riding in one of Highland Farm’s several summer camps. “We can put a child on a pony at age six or seven,” Cunneff said, “although we have had five year olds who wanted to get on their first pony and take lessons.”Learning to care for the ponies they ride adds to the riding experience, the instructors believe. “We want to see a bond between horse and rider,” Cunneff said, and that comes with learning to tack the horse, walk it, and brush it down as part of their time here at the Farm. The bond happens quickly,” Cunneff smiled, “and it isn’t long before our serious students are talking to their parents about having their own pony.”Cunneff and Smith said learning to ride and competing in shows helps youngsters think and focus, and being responsible for a pony helps them mature. “Our kids compete in lots of shows,” Cunneff said, “and winning ribbons is fun and something we celebrate but not something we focus exclusively on. We encourage students ‘to ride for the ride and not for the ribbon’ and enjoy the experience.”The instructors and parents said that students develop very strong friendships with fellow riders at Highland Farm. “With a common focus and goals, there is very little pettiness here, all agree. The kids become friends and stay friends,” Cunneff stressed.Along with lessons, Cunneff overseas the care of the horses including visits from the veterinarian, farrier and equine dentist. A staff of grooms and stable hands works with her to keep equine residents happy, fit and healthy, and the facility a showplace for riders, their parents and visitors.“I’ve been riding since I was as old as my students,” Cunneff said, “and truly enjoy passing along the skills I’ve learned. I take great pride in watching these young riders progress. It’s a terrific career and I enjoy coming to work every day.” Cunneff smiled, as she turned and reminded Winter to keep her shoulders back as Poker glided over the fences a second time.last_img read more

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IPL final: Shah Rukh Khan dedicates KKR victory to his youngest son

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan is elated after his team won the final of Indian Premiere League-7 (IPL).Shah Rukh, 48, who was accompanied by his daughter Suhana at the Chinnaswamy stadium, Bangalore last night, dedicated his second IPL triumph to his youngest son AbRam.”It still hasn’t sunk in to be Champions again. Thank you my KKR for making us so happy,” Shah Rukh posted on Twitter.Shah Rukh’s colleagues from the film fraternity took to Twitter to congratulate the ‘Chennai Express’ star for the win.”@iamsrk congrats-well deserved victory-big hug,” Riteish Deshmukh tweeted.KKR defeated Kings XI Punjab in a thrilling final by three wickets.’Don’ producer Ritesh Sidhwani posted, “@iamsrk congratulations to team KKR by far the best finals of all IPL seasons. Have to party when we get back.””Congrats to team KKR and @iamsrk !Woohoo!,” actress Bipasha Basu tweeted.The finale also witnessed the first look launch of megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s debut fiction show ‘Yudh’, directed by Anurag Kashyap.last_img read more

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6 days agoBorussia Dortmund coach Favre drops Sancho

first_imgBorussia Dortmund coach Favre drops Sanchoby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has dropped Jadon Sancho.Favre has axed Sancho after the England starlet returned late from international duty, according to German reports.The 19-year-old former Manchester City winger started for the Three Lions in their shock 2-1 loss to Czech Republic but was then dropped to the bench for the 6-0 win at Bulgaria.But the forward failed to report back to Germany in time and as a result has been punished, Kicker report.Favre has axed Sancho from the squad to face Borussia Monchengladbach this afternoon. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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