Apple dodges calls to reveal Jobs’ successor

first_img Show Comments ▼ Apple dodges calls to reveal Jobs’ successor KCS-content whatsapp APPLE shareholders yesterday voted down demands for a succession plan for chief executive Steve Jobs.Investors decided not to back a call from the Labourers’ International Union, which would have forced the firm to reveal whether and how it will eventually replace Jobs, who is currently on medical leave and did not attend the meeting in San Francisco. But shareholders did pass a measure requiring directors to win a majority vote before they join the board, which was put forward by Calpers, America’s biggest pension fund, according to preliminary voting results produced last night.Apple asked its shareholders to vote down the request for details of its succession plan, arguing that the information would give an unfair advantage to competitorsChief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer told shareholders that the company was retaining its $60bn (£37bn) cash pile to pursue “future opportunities”.Tim Cook, Jobs’ top lieutenant, did not answer questions about Jobs’ undisclosed medical condition that has led to him taking charge of operations at Apple for the third time in seven years. whatsapp Share Wednesday 23 February 2011 9:08 pm Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Polygon offers an exit price

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Factory and infrastructure damage could hit global supplies for weeks

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald MANUFACTURERS worldwide could be hit for weeks to come following Japan’s catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.Leading technology firms and car manufacturers in the country have been forced to suspend production and close factories, including microchip producer Toshiba and Japan’s three largest car manufacturers Toyota, Honda and Nissan.Companies with links to Japan could take a hit, as components needed for assembly in Europe and the US struggle to get through.David Leiker, analyst at wealth manager Baird, said infrastructure damage could affect shipments. Several firms, including the world’s second largest chipmaker Texas Instruments, said they would look to source products from elsewhere.British chip designer ARM Holdings could take a knock on hit, along with other technology firms with links to operations in Japan.The country last year accounted for 13.9 per cent of global electronic equipment factory revenue, according to data provider IHS iSuppli. It produced $216.6bn (£134.8bn) worth of electronic equipment in 2010. Share whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼center_img Tags: NULL whatsapp Sunday 13 March 2011 11:02 pm More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com Factory and infrastructure damage could hit global supplies for weeks last_img read more

Radiation risk at Fukushima plant escalates

first_img KCS-content RADIATION levels spiked at deadly levels at the Fukushima plant yesterday, as increasingly desperate efforts to cool the reactors continued. Officials measured radiation at almost 4,000 millisivert (mSv) per hour yesterday morning, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) told a press conference, and levels hit 170mSv per hour at the north west end of the 30km exclusion zone around Fukushima Daiichi. The UK foreign office has advised Britons to stay at least 80km (30 miles) away from Fukushima Daiichi as a precaution, in line with US advice. Military helicopters dumped water over the reactor 3 building yesterday morning and electricity is due to be restored to the site after engineers linked up cables to the power grid. Seawater is being pumped into the four unstable reactors by the 180 workers who have remained onsite. Show Comments ▼ Radiation risk at Fukushima plant escalates Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com whatsapp Thursday 17 March 2011 9:35 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Ruia bullish on potential from India

first_img Show Comments ▼ Monday 21 March 2011 8:28 pm KCS-content whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Sharecenter_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap ESSAR Energy’s directors are camped out in the Deutsche Bank offices on Great Winchester Street this week, with a relentless schedule of meetings with investors, analysts and press.City A.M. found Essar Energy’s vice chairman and Essar Group chief exec Prashant Ruia surrounded by Diet Coke cans and half-eaten fruit (the schedule hasn’t allowed for lunch breaks), still chipper after a long day talking up Essar Energy’s performance since its rocky £1.1bn float last May.“Operationally we’ve had a strong year,” said Ruia in a confident tone with a slight Indian accent. “We’re finding markets are better and the long-term power tariffs in India are better. There’s lots going on, this year will be a transformative one for us.” He winced at hearing Essar’s shares dropped seven per cent after yesterday’s maiden results, but insisted the project delays that have spooked the market are being solved. “Yes, these projects are one quarter behind schedule but from an overall perspective, if you look at where we were in May last year, we’ve made significant progress,” he said, adding that he aims to have the company focused on operations rather than finishing off new power plants within the next two quarters.He said India is close to resolving its debate about energy security, and is likely to be committed to coal during its growth: “India was looking to build up a nuclear option, but I think that will come in for some review in light of what’s happened [in Japan].”Ruia is normally based in Mumbai to oversee Essar Group, owned by the Ruia family, though he spends enough time in London to have a favourite restaurant (Woodlands in Marylebone). He dismissed talk of a conflict between his role at Essar Energy and its parent, Essar Group, which owns a 78 per cent stake. “We’ve got a completely independent management team, which is fully operational, many of whom are here in London,” he said, pointing to CEO Naresh Nayyar in the next room. “Essar Energy is not a full-time role for me. They’ve got 3,000 other people looking after that side of things.” whatsapp Ruia bullish on potential from India Tags: NULLlast_img read more

BAA to spend £50m to tackle snow

first_imgThursday 24 March 2011 4:38 am whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ BAA to spend £50m to tackle snow by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Sharecenter_img Airports operator BAA said it would invest £50M in better winter defences after a report criticised its response to the snow-induced chaos at London’s Heathrow airport last year.An inquiry into BAA’s handling of last year’s big freeze, which closed runways in the week before Christmas, said BAA had to prove it can keep Heathrow running in extreme circumstances.The inquiry, conducted by David Begg, a BAA non-executive director, made 14 recommendations regarding BAA’s future readiness to cope with severe weather.Begg said BAA needs to simplify Heathrow’s crisis management procedures and have ample snow-clearing equipment.He also recommended that BAA strike a deal with airlines operating at Heathrow on how they deal with heavy snow and better co-ordinate their operational decisions.BAA said its planned investment included the purchase of new equipment, increased staff resources and training. It said it would look to improve its crisis management processes and the communication between airlines and passengers.BAA, owned by Grupo Ferrovial, was widely criticised over its response to the big freeze, which left Heathrow part closed for several days in the run up to Christmas, hitting the travel plans of thousands.“We are now putting together a comprehensive action plan to implement all 14 Begg recommendations. Our aim is to better serve passengers in normal times and at times of disruption, whatever the cause,” said BAA Chief Executive Colin Matthews.BAA said it had secured agreement from the chief executives of British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, British Midland International, the air traffic controller NATS and the Civil Aviation Authority to establish a Heathrow partnership which meets regularly to discuss operational issues. whatsapp John Dunne Tags: NULL last_img read more

Osborne targets £4bn from tax avoidance clampdown

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Toyota halts Europe production

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Counter offers: Paying a premium to prevent departures

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Counter offers: Paying a premium to prevent departures With talent scarcity driving up demand, little wonder many companies are prepared to pay big to stop staff leaving. Yet, candidates seeking the ‘bargaining chip’ of an offer from elsewhere are playing a risky game, says Pentasia managing director Alastair Cleland.Losing staff is a huge cost for any organisation to bear. Staff departures are generally judged to cost businesses twice that employees annual salary, all considered.Comparatively, a conciliatory pay rise to maintain the status quo presents exceptional value for money.In igaming’s most talent-short specialist areas, the cost of lost staff is often even more significant and many businesses are fighting harder than ever to retain key staff.Counter offers are increasingly prevalent in the highest demand talent areas: casino and gaming product specialists; experienced legal and compliance practitioners, and following Malta Gaming Authority’s regulatory changes; tech specialists, C++, Java, Python and other back-end particularly; and those with international business connections.At Pentasia we now expect around 50% of all candidates to be counter-offered, and an even higher percentage of the most specialist and senior talent.Yet, counter-offers usually only provide a temporary fix. Candidates who accept counter-offers generally return to the job market within the year, for the very same reasons they initially sought to leave: new challenge, growth opportunity, lifestyle change.Money still talks when the offer is substantial, of course. In the past year we’ve regularly encountered counter offers up to +30% salary and even higher, plus offers including equity and additional benefits.On the whole, though, it’s only employers who are prepared to substantially improve the job itself – rather than the salary – whose counter offers succeed long term.Risks of playing the game Candidates, aware of the ‘bargaining chip’ value of an offer from elsewhere, can see counter-offers as a fast-track to salary increases. In recent months we’ve seen how this can be a risky game for individuals, often with serious drawbacks that can outweigh the potential win.First, hiring employers are increasingly cautious of applicants’ motives, and wary of those not wholly committed to moving. Those judged to be playing games will receive no offer and instead waste both their time and, in the longer term, their reputation.Second, current employers are increasingly wise to counter offer tactics. A larger company’s response can be measured, with counter offers coming in under the competing employer’s package and, crucially, HR noting the disloyalty. Even in candidate-short markets, power rests with the big players.Ultimately, it’s ambition on the candidate side and opportunity on the client side which creates a strong employer-employee relationship. This match – rather than short-term salary increases – is where we recommend all employment negotiations to be focused for the best outcome all-round.Key trends • In 2018, reasons for leaving have generally centred on either: career growth; or lifestyle benefits like flexible hours or remote working. Employers who can provide both are far less susceptible to staff departures.   • Big-name employers, particularly in tight markets like Malta, know that newer rivals will outbid them for talent. They rarely match these inflated offers though, aware of their value to staff in terms of additional employment benefits and long-term opportunity. • Start-ups and smaller competitors find most success using job titles and responsibility to attract talent away from the big players. Titles like “director of…” and team leadership, combined with a healthy salary boost, are often difficult for large employers to match due to internal structures. • Emotional attachment – far more than money motive – is the primary reason that candidates accept counter offers (or lack of willingness to leave in the first instance.) The power of loyalty, staff engagement and team unity cannot be underestimated. • Genuinely active candidates, looking to move on from a successful company and role, regularly receive at least four of five offers of employment. Hirers should therefore consider not only the counter-offer, but also offers from competing employers, when considering their bid. Alastair Cleland is managing director of Pentasia Recruitment Group, a specialist igaming recruitment agency. With 23 years’ experience managing large and multi-location agencies, Alastair has a track record of delivering hard-to-reach candidates for growing companies. Topics: Casino & games Lottery Sports betting Bingo Slots Regions: Europe Bingo Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Candidates seeking the ‘bargaining chip’ of an offer from elsewhere are playing a risky game, says Alastair Cleland 13th August 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart Email Addresslast_img read more

Kindred maps out responsible gambling effort in Nordics

first_img Email Address 21st August 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Marketing & affiliates Strategy Kindred maps out responsible gambling effort in Nordics Online gambling company sponsoring the free ‘Gambling Therapy’ app Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark Finland Norway Sweden Tags: Mobile Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Marketing & affiliates Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Kindred Group has reiterated its commitment to responsible gambling in the Nordics region, citing the success of its backing for a dedicated mobile app. The owner of Unibet and 32Red has been sponsoring the ‘Gambling Therapy’ app for a number of months as part of an effort to provide customers with a safe and secure gambling environment. The free-to-download app allows users to access information and tools designed to help gamblers remain in control of their gambling. Kindred’s support of the initiative means that the Gambling Therapy app is now available in local languages across Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Maris Bonello, head of integrity and player sustainability research at Kindred, said: “It is at the heart of Kindred to provide a safe and secure environment for our customers, and we will continue to support projects that minimise the harm caused by gambling.” Adele Duncan, chief executive for Gambling Therapy, praised Kindred’s ongoing support: “Providing this much needed advice and support, now in an additional 10 languages, means that we can reach more people who may be affected by their gambling. “Our GT service is funded by the gambling industry outside of GB and without their support we would not be able to expand the app usage.” Kindred did not immediately respond to a request from iGamingBusiness.com to elaborate on its responsible gambling activities in the Nordics.The company did however recently reveal that it had submitted an application for a new licence in Sweden as part of the re-regulation process in the country. Kindred joined the likes of LeoVegas, Betsson, Svenska Spel and Cherry that have so far lodged formal applications. The new laws are due to come into effect from January 1, 2019. Confirmation of the application came after Kindred last month announced that it experienced a record number of active customers across its platforms during the second quarter, due to increased activity around the football World Cup. Kindred is seeking to build on this success by expanding its team and this month set out plans to open a new technology hub in Madrid, Spain, in a wider effort to attract more technology talent to the company.last_img read more