Redstar Express Plc (REDSTA.ng) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgRedstar Express Plc (REDSTA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Redstar Express Plc (REDSTA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Redstar Express Plc (REDSTA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Redstar Express Plc (REDSTA.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRedstar Express Plc offers an air express service in Nigeria and provides transportation, warehousing and supply chain management services. Its services encompass international and domestic express delivery, freight forwarding, integrated logistics solutions, information and document management solutions, warehousing and e-commerce solutions. Domestic products include Red Star Express Domestic services for same day, priority and package collections. Domestic direct distribution streamlines the movement of shipments from the manufacturer to multiple end users; customer and address verifications services offer a streamlined express service for financial institutions and large corporations; bulk mail services are designed to move bulk items such as annual reports, share offer forms, share certificates, customer invoices and direct mail; special project services include product sampling, delivery and retrieval of promotional items. International products include a point-to-point delivery service, international inbound collections and direct distribution. Value added services include online tracking, signature proof of delivery, insurance, customs clearance, packaging and desktop software shipping solutions. Redstar Express Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Redstar Express Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy now and hold for 10 years

first_img Roland Head | Sunday, 14th February, 2021 | More on: BNZL TW Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Roland Head 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. 2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy now and hold for 10 years Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Finding shares that will reward me for my long-term loyalty isn’t always easy. But I think I’ve found two FTSE 100 shares I could safely buy today and forget until 2031.The companies in question are all at the smaller end of the FTSE index, with market caps of around £6bn. My hope is that they’ll deliver profit growth and rising dividends over the coming years.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…Safer than housesThe share price of housebuilder Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) has fallen by around 25% over the last year. But I think this could provide me with a decent entry point for a long-term investment.Housebuilding completions took a hit in 2020, but the company says its order book had grown to 10,685 home by the end of the year. That’s a 10% increase from the 9,725 homes reported at the end of 2019. This backlog of demand suggests to me that 2021 should be a decent year.Despite this strong backlog, I can see some risks. If the pandemic is followed by a recession, demand could weaken. The Stamp Duty holiday is due to end shortly. Changes to the Help to Buy scheme this year could also hurt housebuilders, as they limit government support to first-time buyers.However, I think these risks are probably priced into Taylor Wimpey stock already. At the time of writing, the shares look affordable to me, trading on 11 times 2021 forecast earnings with a dividend yield of 4.7%. I’d be comfortable adding Taylor Wimpey to my portfolio at this level.The best FTSE 100 share to buy now?What’s the best business in the FTSE 100? There’s no single correct answer. But I think that Bunzl (LSE: BNZL) would have to be a contender. This business provides cleaning supplies and many other essential items to workplaces all over the world.This group isn’t exactly a household name, but it has a remarkable record. Bunzl’s profits doubled between 2010 and 2019. As far as I can see, the company has not cut its dividend since at least 1992. That’s a dividend streak of almost 30 years.What could go wrong? Bunzl has benefited from exceptional demand for PPE and cleaning supplies over the last year. The company has already warned that it expects a decline in “larger Covid-19 related orders” over the coming year. A broader economic slowdown would also be a risk.One of the secrets of Bunzl’s long-term success is its acquisition strategy. The company regularly acquires much smaller businesses operating in its sector. These can be rolled up into the company with little risk, adding to earnings each year.No company is perfect and there’s no guarantee Bunzl’s long growth streak can be maintained. However, my view is that the essential nature of the products sold by the company should mean it remains a reliable long-term earner.Looking ahead to 21, Bunzl shares trade on 17 times forecast earnings, with a dividend yield of 2.4%. In my view, this is probably a fair valuation for a good business. I’d be happy to buy this FTSE 100 share today. 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. 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. 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Hundreds join anti-NATO march through U.S. capital in revival of broad antiwar movement

first_imgSeveral hundred activists and organizers took to the streets of the U.S. capital on Saturday, March 30, traveling from all over to world to oppose NATO and all imperialist war as military leaders assembled there to mark the 70th anniversary of NATO’s formation.Joining the demonstrators were anti-NATO activists from Greece, Ukraine, Mexico, Argentina, Belgium and Wales. A large contingent of union bus drivers from Boston, equipped with signs and a banner, came for the march, and were represented at the rally by the president of United Steelworkers Local 8751, the Haitian-born Andre François.William Camacaro, a Venezuelan activist with the Alberto Lovero Bolivarian Circle, recently returned from a visit to his home country. “Any confrontation against Venezuela would be a disaster not only for Venezuelans but also for the entire region: for Colombia, for Brazil, for the Caribbean islands. And that really will create a humanitarian crisis.“[NATO] has been creating a humanitarian crisis with all these sanctions,” said Camacaro. “But we know that the United States, especially this pathological president, probably wants to have a confrontation.”Loan T., co-chair of the No2NATO rally representing the International Action Center, told the activists, “The war has already begun on Venezuela, with economic sanctions and outright media lies attempting to turn the rest of the world against the Bolivarian Revolution. The cycle of war and domination is a twisted game that imperialists play for their endless drive for profit.“Instead of war, how about reparations for Venezuela? Reparations for Cuba, Puerto Rico, for the Honduran migrants at the border! Reparations for Flint, Michigan! For Black, Brown and Indigenous people facing police brutality and incarceration in this country! Reparations for people around the world resisting the gun of U.S. empire and of the NATO war machine!”The march worked its way through the streets of the capital, across the new spring grass growing on the National Mall, and through the walkways of cherry blossoms in Lafayette Park across from the White House. It demanded the attention of thousands of tourists and was supported by many workers passing by on their way to jobs. A few fascist-tourists wearing “Make America Great Again” hats sullenly lurked around the outskirts of the rally, but the anti-NATO demonstration met with no organized resistance by the pro-coup Venezuelan opposition — potentially a sign of flagging morale. Simultaneously, in Caracas, tens of thousands came out in support of the Bolivarian Revolution, despite repeated attacks on the city’s electrical grid.Milos Raickovich spoke movingly about the devastation visited upon Yugoslavia and Serbia by NATO in 1999. He recalled the celebrations NATO held in Washington to mark the alliance’s 50th anniversary, during the bombing of his country. “They were all celebrating, laughing, with champagne. Even [Czech anti-communist leader] Vaclav Havel. Everything is upside down today.” Raickovich, who recently commemorated the 20th anniversary of the destruction of Yugoslavia in a ceremony in New York City, also expressed heartfelt solidarity with U.S. political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who writes extensively about the imperialist aggression in Eastern Europe in the second volume of his new book, “Murder, Inc.”The Minister of Confrontation of the MOVE Organization, Pam Africa, electrified the crowd with her stirring address. Speaking to the need for a broader anti-war, anti-racist coalition of the kind that organized the March 30 mobilization, she said, “I’ll work with everybody who’s prepared to tear this motherfucker down! As Malcolm said, we must do this by any means necessary.“The war being waged on Venezuela and around the world,” she continued, “is the same war that they are waging right here. In order to fight for Venezuela, we must stand up and destroy these motherfuckers here [who perpetrate] the beatings, the bombings, the jailings of our people.”The march and rally were covered extensively by teleSUR, Russia Today and many independent journalists. Livestream coverage on the WWP Facebook page reached the feeds of more than 29,000 people. Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza posted coverage of the No2NATO mobilization on Twitter, as did President Nicolás Maduro himself, sharing videos of the demonstration and rally to his 3.9 million followers.The No2NATO mobilization continues for the duration of the NATO summit, culminating in an event hosted by the Black Alliance for Peace on April 4. A full schedule of events can be found at No2NATO2019.org, nowaronvenezuela.org and blackallianceforpeace.com.The weekend’s march and rally were called by the No2NATO2019 coalition. It is comprised of many organizations, including Workers World Party, Black Alliance for Peace, International Action Center, United National AntiWar Coalition, Code Pink, Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, U.S. Peace Council, Virginia Defenders, Popular Resistance, Movement Against War and Occupation from Vancouver, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Students for a Democratic Society, December 12 Coalition NYC, BAYAN, International League of Peoples Struggle, Black Is Back Coalition, Veterans For Peace, World Beyond War, Coalition Against U.S./NATO Foreign Bases, NJ Antiwar Agenda, MOVE Organization, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the No War On Venezuela campaign. This demonstration of activists from all across the progressive political map shows that the anti-war movement, long dormant in this country, is now undergoing a tectonic revival that will shake the empire to its very foundations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Sixth annual Sandra Bland #Say Her Name protest in New York City

first_imgA spirited group of about 100 protesters gathered July 13 in Union Square in New York City to demand justice for Black Lives Matter activist Sandra Bland and all Black womxn, girls and femmes.  The People’s Power Assemblies NYC were the main organizers of the 6th annual Sandra Bland #SayHerName rally and march. The day’s program was titled, “Black Womxn, Girls and Femmes Fight Back!”New York City march honoring Sandra Bland, July 13.July 13 marked the 5th anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, an outspoken supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, who was found hanging in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas, three days after being violently arrested for, supposedly, not using a turn signal on a highway.Her death at the hands of the police state sparked a national outcry. The July 13 event uplifted those who have been murdered by the state and by extension other agents of white supremacyWomxn, girls and femmes were memorialized in a ceremony featuring photographs and cards of some of the many girls, women and transwomen killed. Their names were read aloud, and folks present murmured after each name “Ashe,” a West African term defined as “the power to make things happen and produce change.”  Rousing and uplifting speeches were then given by Iman of the December 12th Movement; Brenda Stokely from the International Working Women’s Coalition; Monica Cruz from Party for Socialism and Liberation; Sista Shirley from Staten Island; and Alexandria James, Terrea Mitchell and Samaiyah Patrick from PPA.  Elizabeth Bezile enraptured everyone with her beautiful spoken word pieces. Speakers from other endorsers included Workers World Party, NYC Shut It Down, Gabriela/NYC and many more.The rally was preceded by a dynamic and informative Zoom webinar titled “Black Womxn, Girls and Femmes: Intimate Violence and Community Accountability.” The presentation discussed domestic and gender violence in the movement and what accountability could look like using transformative and restorative justice,  after the U.S. criminal punishment system is abolished. PPA demandsWe will not be fooled or derailed by fake reforms like body cameras and so-called community policing, which further increase the budget and power of the racist and brutal New York Police Department!  We call for abolition of the police, prisons and all carceral apparatus of the state that continues to murder, maim and disable Black womxn, girls and femmes. We must continue to highlight the many Black women — among them numerous transwomen — who are killed and brutalized by the police in the streets, in the jails, in the prisons.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Board of Trustees votes to opt out of campus carry

first_imgTCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Twitter Previous articleFrogs look to rebound against winless Kansas SaturdayNext articleBoard of Trustees raises tuition, discusses development and construction Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Twitter + posts Facebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ printThe Board of Trustees voted Friday to opt out of Texas Senate Bill 11.The bill, known as campus carry, allows anyone with a concealed handgun license to carry a weapon on public and private college campuses. By choosing to opt out, the board has decided to keep TCU a gun free zone.Chancellor Boschini said the board made this decision after careful consideration of the campus debates, forums and the votes of the student, faculty and staff governance groups.“I do really think the board listened to both sides of the debate,” Boschini said. “I know I did.”The board has now charged the administration with figuring out the rules and regulations for how TCU opts out while also following state law, Boschini said.Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull will be in charge of this effort. The Texas deadline for opting out of campus carry is Aug. 1, 2016.In an email sent to the the TCU community, Cavins-Tull said, “The university will now begin the process of defining all strategies and policies associated with this board decision.”In addition to voting no to campus carry, the board approved the hiring of more TCU police officers. The increase will result in one more officer per eight hour shift on campus. Boschini said this decision came about after the campus carry debate generated a larger discussion about campus safety.“We just want to make sure we have plenty of coverage on campus,” Boschini said. “We’re going for more visibility around our campus. This is an extremely safe place but it’s because we don’t take it for granted.”Cavins-Tull said that a fact sheet highlighting additional security measures around campus would be available on the TCU website later this afternoon.“The safety and security of our community are of the utmost importance,” Cavins-Tull said. “It was quite clear that no matter which side of the issue each person felt was best, all cared deeply about the safety of the community.”[View the story “Reactions to TCU’s Decision to Opt Out of Campus Carry ” on Storify] WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Elizabeth Campbell Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare ReddIt Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Linkedin ReddIt Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are set to headline the spring concert. SGA announced via email TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Facebooklast_img read more

The Bar Must Discourage Their Clients From Raising Baseless Allegations Against The Judicial Officers: Madras High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesThe Bar Must Discourage Their Clients From Raising Baseless Allegations Against The Judicial Officers: Madras High Court Sparsh Upadhyay15 Feb 2021 11:00 PMShare This – xThe Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) recently observed that the bar must discourage their clients and the litigant from raising baseless allegations against the officers and they must desist from incorporating the same in the pleadings. This observation by Justice K. Murali Shankar came in a revision petition filed alleging that the petitioner was not afforded sufficient opportunity…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) recently observed that the bar must discourage their clients and the litigant from raising baseless allegations against the officers and they must desist from incorporating the same in the pleadings. This observation by Justice K. Murali Shankar came in a revision petition filed alleging that the petitioner was not afforded sufficient opportunity to argue the case elaborately in physical mode. Further, the Bench also observed, “It is high time for the stakeholders of the Judiciary to refrain from making allegations or leveling charges against the Judicial officers without any basis or iota of truth.” The matter in brief The petitioner has been booked for the offences under Sections 7,12 and 13 (2) r/w. 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and he is facing trial. It was alleged by the petitioner that an application filed by the petitioner under Section 91 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) was dismissed by the trial court without hearing the petitioner’s side and that the order impugned in the revision is liable to be set aside. [NOTE: The power conferred under Section 91 Cr.P.C., are aimed at arming the Court or any officer in charge of a police station to enforce and to ensure the production of any document or other things “necessary or desirable” for the purpose of any investigation, inquiry, trial or other proceedings under the Code, by issuing a summons or written order to those in possession of such material.] However, the petitioner’s Counsel clarified before the Court that he was not blaming or making any allegation against the judicial officer and that he was not pressing the said ground of attack. To this, the Court said, “The immediate response of the learned counsel in withdrawing the said allegation is very much appreciable. But since the said ground of attack finds place in the main original petition, this Court is constrained to deal with the same.” Importantly, while noting that the petitioner didn’t raise any objection before the trial Court, the Court also observed, “During the COVID Pandemic period, the entire Country was working virtually…The very lodging of a complaint that the petitioner was not given an opportunity to argue elaborately physically is very much against the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court permitting virtual hearing of the cases and the directions of this Court issued through various circulars during the Pandemic period for conducting the cases virtually.” Lastly, noting that any party invoking Section 91 Cr.P.C., is bound to show the relevancy and necessity or desirability for the said documents and that the petitioner nowhere stated about the necessity or desirability of the Document, the Court said, “It is settled law that Section 91 Cr.P.C., does not give an absolute right for the accused to ask for summoning any document and it is only when the Court on a consideration of facts and circumstances, considers that the production of the document or thing sought for is necessary or desirable for the purpose of the trial, enquiry or proceedings would summon the same, but, not otherwise. Hence, it is to be only seen as to whether the trial Court has judiciously and judicially exercised its discretion.” The Court also observed that the petition was filed only to protract and prolong the proceedings. Hence, the Court found no infirmity in the impugned order passed by the learned Special Judge, and thus, the revision petition was dismissed. Case title – A. Lakshmanan v. StateClick Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Plea In Delhi High Court Seeks Court Monitored Probe Into Alleged Siphoning Of Funds Collected Under CM Covid-19 Relief Fund

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea In Delhi High Court Seeks Court Monitored Probe Into Alleged Siphoning Of Funds Collected Under CM Covid-19 Relief Fund Akshita Saxena29 April 2021 5:34 AMShare This – xArvind KejriwalA PIL has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking court monitored probe into alleged siphoning of money collected under the Chief Minister’s Covid-19 Relief Fund. The development follows a viral social media post of a RTI reply as per which, the Fund received over ₹ 34.77 crore between March 2020 and January 2021, while in the same period the expenses were ₹ 17.27 crore. Details of the expenses were not mentioned in the reply.Advertisement In response to a query on how much money was spent to control the COVID-19 pandemic, the RTI reply stated— Nil. Accordingly, the petition filed by Advocate Pratyush Prasanna and one Sameet Thakkar seeks financial details of the Fund. “The abovementioned response under the RTI exposes the mendacity of the State Government of Delhi in stating its preparedness regarding the fight against Covid-19 outbreak,” the plea states.Advertisement It is argued that the ‘legitimate expectation’ of the citizens of Delhi who contributed towards the fight against the COVID-19 virus was that the State Government of Delhi would utilize the contributions towards preparing for improvement of the health infrastructure including but not limited to ensuring adequate oxygen beds, testing kits, PPE kits, ICU beds, ventilators, etc. However, there is an evident shortage of medical facilities in the national capital, the plea says.Advertisement Advertisement Thus, the Court has been urged to seek clarification on behalf of Delhi residents regarding their contributed amount to the COVID-19 Relief Fund and the expenses thereof. It is also prayed that a direction be made to the Delhi Government to immediately stop advertising work carried out by the Government and instead, utilise the money for public health and infrastructure. The matter was mentioned today and is likely to come up for hearing on May 3, 2021. The petition is filed through Advocate Snigdha Singh.TagsDelhi High Court Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Covid-19 Relief Fund Siphoning Fund Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Renewed calls for action on Carndonagh Garda station

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest By News Highland – January 30, 2019 Pinterest Google+ Google+ Renewed calls for action on Carndonagh Garda station RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Twittercenter_img WhatsApp There are renewed calls for action on the Garda Station in Carndonagh.The current station has been deemed unfit for purpose by Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn with concerns over health and safety and station security raised in the past.Coupled with this, the station is only open on a limited basis, with Gardai based there often called to assist colleagues in Buncrana.Cllr Albert Doherty says with such uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the possibility of the need for more policing in border areas, now is the time for the issue to be addressed:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/albertgarda1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Previous articleNo guarantees on post-Brexit fishing rights – CreedNext articleNew Donegal IFA Chair to be elected next month News Highland Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

The greatest Briton: Ernest Shackleton

first_img Previous Article Next Article If the BBC can do it, so can Personnel Today. We want to know which Britonyou rate as the greatest people manager and leader of all time. Personnel Todayhas invited 10 leading figures in the field of management to nominateindividuals they believe are the best, and then convince you they are right. Tovote, visit the voting form where you will also find summaries of all 10nominees. The voting closes on Tuesday 4th March 2003.This week’s nominee is:Ernest ShackletonBy Ruth Spellman, chief executive of Investors in PeopleOn paper, Ernest Shackleton’s credentials may not seem to measure up tothose of a great leader or inspiration to others – he led three ambitious polarmissions, all of which were aborted before they reached their end goal. Andyet, Shackleton’s expeditions demonstrate an inspirational leadership model. He defied geographical boundaries that had never before been crossed, yet heled every single member of his party back to safety through extreme obstaclesand environmental conditions. At home, Shackleton generated great enthusiasmamong the British public for his expeditions, raising today’s equivalent of£10m – a particularly amazing achievement coming as it did in the wake ofRobert F Scott’s mission, when people could have questioned the value of asecond expedition to the Pole. In terms of recruiting teams for hisexpeditions, he was also a success: in one instance, 5,000 people applied forjust 56 positions on his team. Shackleton, like most great leaders, always recognised the importance of histeam. As he himself said: “The personnel of an expedition of the characterI proposed is a factor on which success depends to a very large extent.” To choose the members of his various expeditions, Shackleton drew oninsights gained during his seafaring career. He based his selections on who hecould trust to work both with and without him, as his missions often requiredhim to split his team to explore different directions or look after injuredcrew. He also understood the importance of giving every team member a degree ofresponsibility. For Shackleton, this helped establish a unit that could stillfunction should any of its party falter. Leadership in the early 20th century was typically very hierarchical. ButShackleton stands out in stark contrast as a leader who never expected his mento do anything that he was not prepared to do himself. He did his share of menial tasks – when the team wintered on the Antarctic,for example, they had a rota for night watch, which included everyone exceptthe cook and the team member with frostbite. And knowing his crews looked tohim for answers, Shackleton told it how it was – honestly, briefly. This is acrucial lesson to those leaders who favour ‘corporate speak’ or occasionalmessages from ‘on high’. And what difference did this make? Clearly, Shackleton was a leader who notonly understood, but shared the high and low points with his teams. When thingswent well, they all celebrated. When spirits were low, Shackleton rallied themen with football or ice hockey games. For me, any part of Shackleton’s adventures is inspirational. I have alwaysfound him to be the best example to follow because he offers a tangible rolemodel that is based not on modern management theory, but on real-lifeexperience. He exemplifies the model of optimism, and his example has driven myown enthusiasm throughout my career. I had to regularly draw on my own reservesof optimism when I worked at the NSPCC, where regular exposure to heartbreakingstories made it hard to stay positive. His optimism was particularly evident on a trip to the South Pole, when aseries of life-threatening problems plagued the expedition, ranging frominjuries and running out of food, to horrific weather conditions and having tokill their accompanying ponies. Yet Shackleton is reported to have told hismen: “Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.” I have to agree – difficulties are just things to overcome, but this canonly happen with the right team and the right leader. Through Shackleton’sexample, I realise the importance of building teams and of recognising thedifferent strengths of each individual on board. When colleagues and acquaintances tell me about their leadershipexperiences, the predominant feeling that comes across is one of loneliness.Shackleton teaches us that this needn’t be the case if strong bonds areestablished with the team. Leadership needs to be intellectual and emotional, and while this cansometimes seem unnatural in the work environment, consider instead the exampleof Shackleton and his men enjoying an impromptu Christmas Day celebration withplum pudding, medical brandy and crème de menthe after 58 days of hiking. Did Shackleton change the world? He didn’t aspire to change the world; hisambitions were personal aspirations that he shared with many – demonstratingqualities of leadership that are unparalleled in the modern environment. However, the manager who follows Shackleton’s example can create confidencein his or her team. Everything we do is a voyage of discovery, and in our freshchallenges, we need to choose, lead and inspire teams like Shackleton. Shackleton’s CV15 February 1874 Ernest H Shackletonis born in County Kildare, Ireland1898 At age 24, qualifies to command any British vessel1899 Volunteers for the National Antarctic Expedition and isaccepted, only to fall ill and be sent home1907 Leads a team of 18 in a bid to reach the South Pole,stopping just 97 miles short1914 Unsuccessfully attempts to cross the Pole from sea to sea,but charters new land when forced to seek help for his iced-in ship1921 Attempts to reach the North PoleJanuary 1922 Shackleton dies of heart failure aboard the Quest Related posts:No related photos. The greatest Briton: Ernest ShackletonOn 11 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Utah Baseball Edged in Extras by No. 12 Arizona State

first_img Robert Lovell Tags: Arizona State Sun Devils/Pac 12/Utah Utes Baseball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah baseball came up short 11-6 in extra innings against No. 12 Arizona State on Thursday, April 18 at Smith’s Ballpark.Utah scored one run in the eighth and two runs in the ninth to tie the score up at four and force extras.The Utes had a golden opportunity in the bottom of the 11th to walk off with the win, but the Sun Devils right fielder came up with a diving catch on a deep drive by Rykker Tom to keep the score tied.In the next inning, Arizona State put up seven runs on the board and the deficit proved to be too much for Utah.Riley Pierce got the start on the mound and went 6.0 innings only giving up two runs on seven hits to keep Utah in the game.The Utes bats were quiet most of the night coming up with only six hits, but they stayed patient at the plate forcing nine walks.Utah had two home runs in the game as Oliver Dunn hit one in the sixth for Utah’s first run of the game and Briley Knight hit his first career home run in the 12th inning. Dunn and Knight both also scored two runs each.In all, five players had an RBI for Utah against the Sun Devils and Knight led the team with two RBI.Zac McCleve ended up taking the loss as he pitched 3.1 innings on the night.  Utah and Arizona State will be right back at Smith’s Ballpark for another 6 p.m. matchup on Friday, April 19. Written by April 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Edged in Extras by No. 12 Arizona Statelast_img read more