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Hunters Chairman in ‘dirty tricks’ dispute with unnamed banks

first_imgA group of banks that are involved in creating a dispute resolution scheme for small businesses hurt by banking scandals, have been accused by the property leader and Tory MP Kevin Hollinrake of orchestrating a “dirty tricks” campaign against him.Mr Hollinrake, the property industry’s most well known politician and Chairman of Hunters, has alleged that a group of unnamed banks carried out a “personal attack” against him by briefing two news organisations about an alleged conflict of interest.The Times and The Financial Times reported that Mr Hollinrake had been told that the banks were surreptitiously challenging his “personal integrity” through the alleged briefings, apparently relating to a lending dispute between Hunters, the estate agency that he co-founded in 1992, and Clydesdale Bank.Mr Hollinrake, 55, said that at least two banks believe that the personal dispute is enough to question his position on a steering group which has been set up to deliver the dispute resolution service.UK Finance, the City trade body, and various banks are working with small business representatives on the dispute resolution service, which is intended to be a voluntary, industry-funded ombudsman for companies hurt by lending disputes.Hollinrake told The Negotiator that: “I have been an outspoken critic of some elements of the banking sector, particularly those at the top who have presided over the most disgraceful treatment of thousands of SMEs.“I have also engaged constructively to find solutions and compensation for the victims. It is therefore very disappointing, but unsurprising, that banks have resorted to dirty tricks to discredit me by a blatant misrepresentation of the facts.“The banks imply that I am using my role on the steering group of the new Dispute Resolution Service for personal gain. This is completely untrue. Any claim that Hunters may make against a bank will be through the courts, not the DRS. Nevertheless, for good order I disclosed this interest and recused myself from any related work in this area. Sadly, this is pretty typical of how some banks operate when anyone shines a light on malpractice. They are not used to being held to account but will have to get used to it.”Resignation plan is not trueIn a letter to Lewis Shand Smith, Chairman of the steering group, Mr Hollinrake said that the news organisations had been wrongly informed that he was planning to resign from the steering group over the issue, saying, “This may well be a desperate attempt to silence me and prevent me from fighting for justice for small and medium-sized enterprises and for individuals within the banking sector to be held to account,” he said.Mr Shand Smith said, “Kevin Hollinrake disclosed his conflict of interest to me and the independent steering group in March this year. In my role as [chairman], I asked him to recuse himself from any discussions relating to that conflict.”Nikki Turner, director of SME Alliance, said, “It is very disappointing that any of the contributors . . . would attempt to malign any member of the group, which threatens to destabilise such a worthy cause.”As Henry Ford said: “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”Hunters Chairman ‘dirty tricks’ dispute Kevin Hollinrake Sheila Manchester June 21, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’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 » News » Agencies & People » Hunters Chairman in ‘dirty tricks’ dispute with unnamed banks previous nextAgencies & PeopleHunters Chairman in ‘dirty tricks’ dispute with unnamed banksChairman of Hunters has alleged that a group of unnamed banks carried out a “personal attack” against him by briefing two news organisations about an alleged conflict of interest.21st June 201901,844 Viewslast_img read more

Multiple Business Faculty Appointments of Management and Marketing

first_imgCarthage College invites applications for multiple business facultyappointments to help develop our planned School of Business. Allbusiness fields related to Management and Marketing will beconsidered. Ideal candidates will hold an appropriate doctorate butwell-qualified candidates with a master’s degree from anAACSB-accredited program and significant practical experience arealso encouraged to apply. Applicants must be authorized to work inthe United States. All ranks will be considered for full-timetenured, tenure-track or multi-year contractual appointmentsbeginning in August 2021. Rank and salary will be determined basedon qualifications and experience.The successful candidate will be a teacher-scholar who will: (a)teach undergraduate and/or graduate business courses in one or moreareas; (b) serve as an academic advisor; (c) participate in serviceactivities for the college, industry, and/or the community; and (e)maintain an active scholarly agenda.The faculty of the College is strongly committed to the liberalarts tradition and interdisciplinary work. The candidate will jointhe faculty of the A. W. Clausen Center for World Business (http://www.carthage.edu/clausen/) working with colleagues from across the College. More informationabout the Management and Marketing department can be found athttps://www.carthage.edu/management-marketing/.How to ApplyReview of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil the position is filled. For full consideration, applicationsshould be received by October 31, 2020. Application materialsshould include a cover letter; statements of teaching philosophy,inclusive teaching practices, and research interests; a curriculumvita, and the names, and contact information of three references.Submit these materials in the form of a single PDF document throughthe “ apply now’ button.About CarthageFounded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment ofreflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation,so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As afour-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutherantradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral andintellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin,midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students theopportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautifulcampus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is hometo 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-timestudents. Our rich academic experience equips students withfoundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to belifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community.We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, includingmembers of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals withdisabilities. All qualified applicants will receive considerationfor employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,national origin, protected veteran status or status as anindividual with a disability.last_img read more

Supermarkets to up farmer relationships

first_imgWaitrose and Morrisons have topped a study into the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains.A report published by the National Farmers Union (NFU) revealed the policies supermarkets have implemented and their effects on British farmers and growers.Morrisons and Waitrose both committed to 100% UK sourcing in a variety of areas in the business, and Sainsbury’s has pledged to double UK sourcing by 2020 to make a significantly positive impact on agriculture.Tom Hind, director of corporate affairs at the NFU, said: “Having good relationships with the UK’s grocery retailers is critical to the success of British agriculture and horticulture.“Over recent years, many retailers have sought closer relationships with farmers and growers. They have developed standards to meet the expectations of groups of consumers, set up dedicated pools in some sectors and sought to champion UK and local sourcing.”Marks & Spencer’s Plan A incorporates a number of important elements that benefit UK farmers in terms of investment in research to extend growing seasons and create market opportunities for farmers and growers, said the NFU.Asda has developed the Farmlink initiative and research and development programme, which it said “offer some good examples of positive farmer engagement and approaches to sustainability”.Lidl and Aldi are ramping up efforts when it comes to UK sourcing, with Aldi offering 100% British fresh meat, the report found.Hind added: “All of the retailers we looked at could do more to establish clear baselines and targets that can be measured on policies such as sourcing. All could do more to highlight the role of Red Tractor Assurance schemes. And all could do more to strengthen relationships with farmers across all sectors.”last_img read more

Ms Cupcake signs deal with Whole Foods Market stores

first_imgLondon based vegan bakery Ms Cupcake has partnered with Whole Foods Market stores from 20 April to offer its goods to a wider audience. Eight flavours will be available including four exclusive to Whole Foods Market. They include blackberry cheesecake; carrot and pineapple; and banana chocolate chip.Mellissa Morgan, Ms Cupcake director, said: “We are on a big mission to bring decadent vegan cakes to the masses. There is no doubt a launch at Whole Foods will ensure amazing free-from products will get to a wider customer base.Ben Woodgate of Whole Foods said: “Whole Foods Market has a reputation for being the home of delicious vegan and free-from products, we see demand growing year on year for suitable treats. We are delighted to have found a new artisan producer that shares our values, meets our high quality standards and who can offer can offer a range of delicious products.”Ms Cupcake is London’s first entirely vegan bakery supplying to consumers, wholesale and corporate clients. The company’s range includes cupcakes, layer cakes, cookies, muffins and milkshakes as well as savoury snacks.Ms Cupcake won British Baker’s 2011 Rising Star Award at the Baking Industry Awards.last_img read more

311 Hits NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom [Photos]

first_imgSetlist: 311 | Hammerstein Ballroom | New York, NYC | 7/11/2017Set: Perfect Mistake, Beautiful Disaster, Hive, Wildfire, All Mixed Up, Random, Too Late, Come Original, Hey Yo, Bass Solo, Syntax Error, Amber, Brodels, Applied Science, Till The City’s On Fire, Don’t Stay Home, Face In the Wind, Too Much To Think, You Wouldn’t Believe,One & the Same, CreaturesEncore: Omaha Stylee, On A Roll, Down On Tuesday, reggae-rap fusion act 311 hit the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. While the band hit the mainstream in the ’90’s, the group is still going strong after more than two decades, with twelve studio albums under their belt, including the latest from the group, 2017’s MOSAIC. Still sporting a rabid following, 311 proved why fans have consistently stuck with the group, putting on a high-octane performance in New York on Tuesday. You can check out the group’s rendition of “Perfect Mistake” from the night below, courtesy of Highlark Magazine. You can also check out photos from the night below, courtesy of Stephen Olker. Photo: Stephen Olkercenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

The Cube Interviews at Dell EMC World 2017: Everything All in One Place

first_imgSo…. Not only did we have tons of shiny new STUFF… we had a dog petting area, we had Gwen Stefani, and we had our biggest and best ‘World’ event yet… and our customers loved it! To relive some of the highlights whether you were there with us or not, check out some of the highlights here and if you weren’t, then there’s always next year! Pre-register here to receive updates as and when they become available for Dell EMC World 2018. See you there! DELL EMC WORLD 2017 was the biggest and best yet and our customers are at the heart of everything we do. But don’t just take it from us – hear directly from our customers, speaking to The Cube whilst they were in Vegas:Tim Bicio, CTO at Lightstorm, explains how technology has influenced the evolution of the film industry. “We have seen a transformation from 100-percent film to 100-percent data,”Lightstorm Entertainment is best known for producing the films “Terminator 2,” “Titanic,” and “Avatar.” Bicio explains “our future needs are much bigger than our past needs,” underpinned by Dell R730s, vSAN by VMWare, and Isilon storage. Cost is key and with Isilon, allowing the team to grow in place, they can remain nimble and buy additional nodes as and when required. Bicio talks about the role technology plays in delivering on the vision of James Cameron & team.Nick Curcuru – MasterCard, VP Big Data Analytics at MasterCardFraudsters are becoming more sophisticated and are highly qualified individuals. Machine learning allows MasterCard to bring in vast amounts of data much faster and get closer to every single transaction quicker. Dell provides the ability to have lower TCO, giving them the ability to process faster, larger sets of data. This type of architecture facilitates moving more data to the edge, allowing MasterCard to help customers “get what they are looking for” and, in turn, improves overall customer experience.Pat Harkins, Chief Technical Officer of Informatics & Technology services at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Canada, believes he’s found a handy way to stretch his organization’s funding dollars and those of its partners. “We host Meditech [electronic health records] for a number of other hospitals in our area,” Harkin said. “We’re currently looking to expand that and increase our volume, but also change platforms as well”. To achieve this, Harkins and the information technology team at RVH are adopting Dell EMC’s all-flash array XtremIO, which provides consistent high-performance and low-latency regardless of the bulk or number of workloads consolidated on it.Michael Dell prides himself on the fact that Dell EMC is designed “from the customer back” – Our customers are key to how we run our business at Dell EMC. Working with customers directly, listening to their needs, they in turn help influence our own process changes. Don Norbeck, Sr Director, Customer Experience Engineering – Dell EMC talks here on 2 recent inputs we have worked on as a direct result of these consultations are:Process innovation – what were they going to become rather than just what they needed today – this has helped us toChanging the architectural approach – moving from 5 model lines towards develop ONE engineering approach – so instead of having a system out approach, it was infrastructure UP and customer need INlast_img read more

Activist gives speech advocating food industry reform

first_imgFood activist Temra Costa gave the keynote address of Saint Mary’s Food Week, titled “The Roots of the American Meal,” in Carroll Auditorium on Wednesday evening. The week is sponsored by the Saint Mary’s Sustainable Food Committee. Kimberly Roland, the head of this committee, said she believes Costa was the perfect activist to inspire Saint Mary’s women to make a change in the food industry. “I think it is important to raise awareness on the variety of food issues that exist,” Roland said. “It is important to have Temra on our campus because she focuses not only on food issues, but how women are involved in this industry. Her talk can inspire and empower women on this campus.” Costa talked about the history of the food industry to date. “How did we get here?” she asked. “How did we get to the point where we praise big farm lands that are making us money, but are simultaneously making us sick?” She said events such as the Great Depression, both world wars and the rise of companies such as McDonald’s all impacted the food industry we know today. Costa said the government has played an essential role in shaping the food industry. “The dust bowl disaster was due to the government teaching farmers to produce the most goods without teaching them how to properly care for their soil,” she said. “Even today, the foods that make us the most sick are owned by the government.” She also discussed women’s historical role in the food industry, which was the topic of her book, “Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat.” “A lot of people do not know about the ‘farmerettes’ of World War I,” Costa said. “This ‘Women’s Land Army’ was composed of women who were empowered to work in the fields and take over for the men that were overseas.” Costa said she believes women are a driving force in the food industry. “Women take charge of putting the food on the table in their own homes and in the community,” she said. “This is a responsibility that comes naturally to women. Someone once told me that a good organizer organizes women first, and I think this is true when fighting for justice in the food industry.” Costa expressed the need for education and awareness on sustainable agriculture. “Today, I think we are in a real literal food fight,” she said. “We as eaters need to push the agenda and change the way we look at food.” She said the first step in changing the agenda is examining your own diet. “Start with what you are eating,” Costa said. “Start looking at the foods you are consuming and remember to buy locally.” Educating the youth on these issues is essential in making a difference, Costa said. “If we start healthy habits at a young age it will continue into adulthood,” she said. Costa said she encourages all college students to raise their voices and demand for their schools to buy locally. “Being a college student you have little say in what your dining hall provides, so you must step up and ask that your food service buys locally and provides organic foods,” she said. “Voice your opinion.”last_img read more

Jim Broadbent Will Headline A Christmas Carol in London

first_img View Comments Bah, Humbug! Oscar winner Jim Broadbent will return to the stage to play Scrooge in a new version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Directed by Phelim McDermott and adapted by Patrick Barlow, the production will play a limited engagement November 30 through January 30, 2016. Opening night is set for December 9.Broadbent won an Oscar for his performance in 2001’s Iris; additional film credits include Topsy-Turvy, Moulin Rouge!, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Hot Fuzz, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Iron Lady, Cloud Atlas, Le Week-End and the Harry Potter films as Horace Slughorn. He won a Golden Globe for his work in 2006’s Longford on the small screen. Stage credits include Kafka’s Dick, Our Country’s Good, The Government Inspector, Goosepimples and Ecstasy.Full casting will be announced later.last_img read more

Schumer: Feds Will Fund $180M Long Beach Dune Project

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Much of Long Beach was buried in sand and destroyed following the wrath of Superstorm Sandy Oct. 31, 2012. (Kevin Kane/Long Island Press)It was a Valentine’s Day gift bound to bring some smiles and comfort to a community still struggling to rebuild from Hurricane Sandy.U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced the details Friday of a $180 million dune and groin protection system for Long Beach, the South Shore community decimated when the devastating superstorm slammed its shores Oct. 31, 2012, obliterating homes, businesses, its boardwalk and anything that stood in its path, including many other Long Island communities.The project entails the construction of a beach berm, dune and groin system to reduce the potential for storm damage along approximately 35,000 linear feet of shoreline, including the creation or rehabilitation of at least 22 groins, more than 4.7 million cubic yards of sand, and could start as early as fall 2014, said Schumer, citing data from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Another key detail: It will all be footed by Uncle Sam. Schumer stated he’d successfully convinced the federal Office of Management and Budget that it was not Congress’ intent to have the local and state taxpayers pick up a 35-percent portion of the tab, as the senator said the agency had sought, following his security of $180 million in federal funds from the $50 billion Sandy relief bill signed into law by President Obama in January 2013. Thus, he added, local and state taxpayers will be saved much-needed funds and the important project will actually happen.“With funding secured and details laid out, we are on the verge of finally making a project, a decade in the making, a reality,” Schumer said in a statement. “This project, fully funded by the federal government, will ultimately provide massive protections for Long Beach residents and businesses, and should allow them to sleep a bit better at night knowing that when the next Sandy comes, they will be better protected.“While I would have preferred to get shovels in the ground sooner, a project of this magnitude and complexity took the Army Corps and other federal agencies longer than expected to design and implement,” he added.Republican Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano expressed gratitude toward Schumer, a Democrat, stating: “I commend Senator Schumer for working with Nassau County, Hempstead Town and the City of Long Beach to strengthen our shoreline and protect local neighborhoods against future storms.”Republican Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray was also thankful.“We fought hard for the Long Beach Island project for more than two decades and one of the constant partners through the fight has been Senator Schumer,” she said in a statement. “We thank Senator Schumer for his continued support and leadership. This puts us one step closer to putting a ‘shovel in the sand,’ hardening our coastline and protecting homes and infrastructure on the barrier island.”last_img read more

Credit union resolutions

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Melina Palmer Why do people say one thing and do another? What really drives behavior? How does the brain actually work – and how can we best communicate with it? What does that … Web: www.thebrainybusiness.com Details It is hard to believe that another year is coming to an end. It seems like only yesterday it was summer and last week the Seahawks were winning the Super Bowl (sorry…I couldn’t help myself).As we all know, this is the time of year where people reflect and make resolutions to be better or do something good for themselves in the coming year. As I was thinking about this on my drive in to work this morning, I couldn’t help but think about making resolutions for the credit union itself. Wouldn’t this be the perfect time to set some credit union resolutions?Many would argue that a business (and hopefully all of our credit unions) set new goals each year, so that should count as a “resolution,” but I want to make the argument that this should be about more than just goals. Goals are typically positioned around the same target each year with varying degrees of difficulty. For example: 10 percent loan growth instead of the 8 percent loan growth we shot for last year. Resolutions? Those should be about something a little different.The actual definition of the word resolution is “a firm decision to do or not do something” while a goal is defined as “the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.” Goals are, by definition, centered on picking a specific point and aiming for it as best as you can. You either hit it or you don’t. It is black and white. The effort you make toward hitting the goal isn’t recognized if you fall short – even if you make significant changes and get close – if you miss that number it is all for naught.I really like the definition of a resolution – “a firm decision to do or not do something” means that you can make the decision to just be better at something, or be a little better each day. At Verity, we are striving to provide exceptional service to our internal and external customers (yes, I intentionally said customers and not members since I am including back office and vendors in this example) at every opportunity. So, I could make a resolution to be a little more exceptional in my service each day or to look for opportunities to provide exceptional service and act on at least one a day. There isn’t really a clear cut “you did it” point, which I think is better. Instead of a goal where you can say “we made it, let’s rest” a resolution drives you to just continue to be better and make that positive change until it becomes a habit.Of course, the problem with most resolutions is that people think of them like goals – “I want to lose 25 pounds” is a statement toward a goal, which can make it more difficult to achieve. A resolution would be more like, “I will drink at least 24oz of water each day” or “I will only one packet of sugar in my coffee instead of two.” Little changes that can be sustained lead to big resolutions.What will your credit union’s resolution be?last_img read more