On the move

first_imgOn the moveOn 8 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Worcestershire County Council’s HR department has appointed Bridget Clarke(pictured right) as policy and employee relations manager, and Vicky Lee(pictured left) as corporate HR manager. Both will report to thenewly-appointed head of HR, Kenny Brown, who joined Worcestershire fromScottish Borders Council in 2002. Manchester-based insurance broker, the Manson Group, has appointed AmandaBennett as HR manager. She joins from architects Byrom Clark Roberts where shewas HR manager. Prior to that she worked for the Moat House Hotel group. Morton Middleditch, the chairman of grocery chain Spar, is the new deputychairman of the British Retail Consortium (BRC). He has worked at Spar for morethan 30 years and has served as a BRC director since 1997. He will work underchairman David Fenwick at the retail employers’ body. Midland Expressway, the firm responsible for designing and constructing theUK’s first toll motorway, has appointed two new HR staff. Peter Robinson is thenew personnel manager, while Julie Spence joins as his assistant. The companywill run the M6 toll road project, which is designed to cut congestion. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Press release: Zac Goldsmith announced as Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference champion

first_img The British public care deeply about this issue, and UK aid is working to eradicate the trade in illegal wildlife which fuels corruption and insecurity. This is a win for developing countries, a win for the UK and a win for our planet. Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook For journalists Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @BorisJohnson and Facebook But wildlife crime does not respect borders. We must share skills and expertise worldwide. That’s why the London conference will be crucial in tackling international issues that allow the vile and illegal trade in wildlife to continue. The illegal wildlife trade is not only taking countless species to the brink of extinction, it is a serious organised crime and fuels some of the world’s worst organisations. The UK has led global efforts to tackle it, but the problem continues to grow and now is the time for us to significantly step up our efforts. I am thrilled to have been asked to play a part in making that happen. The Illegal Wildlife Trade is a serious criminal industry, estimated to be worth between £7 billion and £17 billion a year.The UK government has committed £26 million to tackle the Illegal Wildlife Trade. This includes around £14 million through the joint DFID/Defra Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund. The fund has been allocated to 47 projects since 2015 and demonstrates the UK government’s commitment to tackling the wider illegal trade in wildlife. Projects that have received support encourage the development of sustainable livelihoods, strengthening law enforcement, ensuring effective legal frameworks and reducing demand for products made from illegal flora and fauna.Mr Goldsmith has campaigned for many years on issues related to animal welfare through the Ecologist Magazine, which he edited for a decade, and as an MP since 2010. He is a member of the Environment Audit Committee and during his political career animal welfare has been a strong focus for him.The Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference will be co-hosted by the FCO, Defra and DFID between 11 and 12 October.Further information International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: The London conference is a once in a generation opportunity to produce a seismic shift in global attitudes to better protect the world’s most iconic species from the threat of extinction. Media enquiries Zac Goldsmith MP said: Protecting endangered species and tackling the criminal activity that threatens them also delivers opportunities for people to be lifted out of poverty. Zac will bring tremendous energy and drive to this new role. Through his extensive knowledge and experience of working with international environmental groups I am sure he will help to make the conference a huge success. We are introducing one of the world’s toughest bans on ivory sales and showing global leadership through international funding for enforcement projects. Environment Secretary Michael Gove said: Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Zac has the extensive knowledge of, and passion for, environmental issues to make the London Illegal Wildlife Conference 2018 in October as ambitious and successful as possible. On Tuesday 3 July, the government announced that Zac Goldsmith MP will play a key role in the preparations for an international conference about the illegal wildlife trade.As Champion for the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference being hosted in London in October, Mr Goldsmith will help bring together global leaders, the private sector and wildlife experts in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade, building support and partnerships among external stakeholders before the conference.Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: Email [email protected]last_img read more

Federer, Nadal Breezed into a Record 14th-time Fourth Round

first_imgFrench OpenRoger Federer and Rafael Nadal are safely through to the fourth round of the French Open for a record 14th time.The pair moved ahead of American former world number one Budge Patty for most fourth-round appearances in Paris. Federer, a French Open champion in 2009, also became the oldest person to reach this stage of a Grand Slam since Jimmy Connors at the US Open in 1991.The 37-year-old beat Norwegian Casper Ruud 6-3 6-1 7-6 (10-8) and is the first to play 400 Grand Slam matches.Nadal, who recorded a 6-1 6-3 4-6 6-3 victory over Belgian 27th seed David Goffin on Philippe Chatrier, will play Frenchman Corentin Moutet or Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Londero.Federer’s victory over Ruud was fairly routine after the Swiss broke twice in the opener and went on to win nine games in a row, taking a 5-0 lead into the second.Nadal was also made to work for his win despite easing to a two-set lead in an hour and 15 minutes.Goffin, a quarter-finalist in 2016, was broken twice in the first two sets but broke late in the third to take Nadal into an unexpected fourth set.The Belgian ran out of steam though, as Nadal showed composure to regain his dominance and wrap up the win in just under three hours.It is only the second time in 17 matches in Paris that defending champion Nadal has dropped a set and he remains on course to face Federer in the semi-finals.The Spaniard, who is bidding to become the first player in history to win 12 singles titles at any Grand Slam event, last dropped a set against Argentinean Diego Schwartzman in last year’s quarter-finals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more