On the move

first_imgThe Savoy Group has appointed Sara Edwards as group HR director. She will beresponsible for developing an HR strategy for the firm, which runs restaurantsand hotels. Edwards joined the company, which is owned by the Blackstone Group,from Claridge’s, where she was HR director for four years. Peter Whittall is the new HR director at rental business, the LavendonGroup. He will focus on recruitment, retention and the development of thegroup’s 1,000 employees. Prior to his appointment, Whittall worked in HR atIMI, BP, GSK and Taylor Hobson. He also has experience of HR in Europe, Japanand the US. Canterbury-based law firm Furley Page has appointed Hugh Horsford as HRconsultant. He was previously head of personnel at the Kent Institute of Artand Design, where he restructured the management and introduced a range oftraining and development. He has also worked for the Universities of Surrey andHertfordshire and spent four years with the Government of Bermuda. Moez Jamani has joined BAX Global Logistics as regional HR executive for theEMEA region. He moves from IT service provider NCR, where he spent three yearsas an HR consultant. In his new role, he will be responsible for implementingHR strategy, reporting to the regional HR director. On the moveOn 13 May 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Dimitrov stuns Federer to reach US Open semi against Medvedev

first_imgFederer would have become the oldest Slam semi-finalist since Jimmy Connors at age 39 at the 1991 US Open.Medvedev defeated three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to reach his first major semi-final, shaking off a sore left quadriceps that made him contemplate quitting the match. Now he gets two days of rest.“That’s huge advantage regarding what happened to my leg,” Medvedev said. “It should be OK.”Medvedev took a medical timeout, had the area taped and took a painkiller.“In the fourth set, I started feeling the painkiller and started moving better,” he said. “For sure I hope to be ready for the semis.”– Medvedev’s hot summer –Medvedev has maintained momentum from a sizzling August in which he reached three ATP finals, winning a title at Cincinnati and finishing runner-up in Montreal and Washington.Medvedev, 23, is the youngest US Open semi-finalist since Novak Djokovic in 2010 and Russia’s first Slam semi-finalist since Mikhail Youzhny at the 2010 US Open.Dimitrov and Medvedev have split two prior matches, Dimitrov winning at Queen’s in 2017 and Medvedev avenging the loss a few weeks later in Washington.“He has been having a tremendous summer,” Dimitrov said of Medvedev. “I know his game. I’m just going to try and recover and reassess the match first and prepare from then on for Daniil. He’s a tough player. He’s tricky.”Wawrinka, foiled in a bid for his second US Open title in four seasons, said he did not think Medvedev would be holding the trophy on Sunday.“He can, but I don’t think he will. I think it’s going to be really difficult,” Wawrinka said. “Because he looks to start to be tired, and he has to beat some more tougher player in the semi-final and then in the final.”In Wednesday’s quarter-finals, Spanish second seed Rafael Nadal, an 18-time Grand Slam champion, faces Argentine 20th seed Diego Schwartzman and French 13th seed Gael Monfils plays Italian 24th seed Matteo Berrettini.Share on: WhatsApp Grigor Dimitrov made a dramatic fightback to defeat Roger Federer 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2New York, United States | AFP | Grigor Dimitrov rallied for a shocking upset of 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer at the US Open on Tuesday, the lowest-ranked New York semi-finalist in 28 years advancing to face Daniil Medvedev.The 78th-ranked Bulgarian, who had dropped all seven prior meetings with Federer, made a dramatic fightback to defeat the Swiss third seed 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium and will face Russian fifth seed Medvedev in Friday’s semis.“I’m just happy,” Dimitrov said. “The only thing I was telling myself was to stay in the match. Physically I was feeling pretty good. I was hitting some shots against him that were hard to hit.”Dimitrov reached his first US Open semi-final to match the deepest Slam runs of his career from Wimbledon in 2014 and the 2017 Australian Open.Not since 174th-ranked Jimmy Connors reached the 1991 quarter-finals had New York seen so lowly a figure on the ATP ratings list reach the last four.Dimitrov is also the lowest-ranked Slam semi-finalist since 94th-rated Rainer Schuettler of Germany at Wimbledon in 2008.Federer, a five-time US Open champion who has not won at Flushing Meadows since 2008, breezed through the first set in 29 minutes and appeared to have withstood the danger until Dimitrov opened the fourth set with a break.Federer was denied on five break points in the 10th game of the fourth set and Dimitrov held to force a fifth set.“I was trying to stay in that game and make him stay on the court as much as possible. After that he started slowing down a little bit,” Dimitrov said.“It’s a best of five sets. Anything can happen.”Federer went off the court for a private medical timeout to treat his upper back near his neck.“This is Grigor’s moment, not my body’s moment,” Federer said.Dimitrov broke Federer twice on the way to a 4-0 lead in the final set and the 38-year-old Swiss star had no effective reply, foiled by 61 unforced errors in falling after three hours and 12 minutes.“It’s OK. It’s how it goes,” Federer said. “I tried my best. I fought with what I had and that’s it.”last_img read more

Pelosi Meets with AOC Behind Closed Doors

first_imgHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing down reports of a rift with New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.She had a private half-hour meeting with the freshman Democrat this morning and was asked if the two buried the hatchet.Pelosi said, “There never was any hatchet.” She called the meeting very positive and said Ocasio-Cortez is very gracious.If Pelosi joins with AOC, and the freshman democrat “kisses the ring” this is the furthest left the party has ever been which President Donald Trump believes helps his chances to win reelection in 2020. Pelosi held a press conference after the meeting.last_img read more

Harden, Young post triple-doubles; Rockets top Hawks 122-115

first_imgLoading…Sponsored ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Spurs 129, Celtics 114Boston (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points to lead San Antonio past Boston.The Spurs scored 22 of the first 25 points and held on through a slightly more competitive — and controversial — second half.Kemba Walker returned after missing three games with the flu and was ejected with back-to-back technical fouls when he argued a non-call in the third quarter. A full bottle or cup was thrown from the stands, landing in front of the San Antonio bench; no one was hit. The game was delayed briefly while the court was cleaned.The hubbub — Celtics coach Brad Stevens also was given a T — slowed a Boston rally that cut what had been a 22-point deficit to 76-69.Lonnie Walker IV added 19 points for the Spurs. Gordon Hayward scored 18 points and Jaylen Brown had 16 for Boston. The Celtics have lost two in a row for just the third time this season. Bucks 107, Warriors 98San Francisco (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 12 rebounds while leading four Milwaukee starters in double figures, and the NBA-best Bucks held off Golden State.Khris Middleton added 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Milwaukee.Alec Burks scored 19 points and Glenn Robinson III and Damion Lee added 15 points apiece for the cold-shooting Warriors, who lost their sixth straight game and third in a row at home. Willie Cauley-Stein contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds.Draymond Green was back for Golden State after sitting out Monday with a sprained right ankle and had five points on 1-for-7 shooting, eight rebounds and eight assists. Heat 122, Pacers 108Indianapolis (AP) — Tyler Herro had 19 points, Duncan Robinson scored 11 of his 17 points in a decisive third quarter and seven Miami players scored in double figures in a win over Indiana.Bam Adebayo and Derrick Jones each scored 18 points, Goran Dragic and Kendrick Nunn added 15 each and Jimmy Butler pitched in 14 for Miami.The Pacers (23-15) were led by Domantas Sabonis, who finished with 27 points and 14 rebounds for his 30th double-double of the season. Jazz 128, Knicks 104Salt Lake City (AP) — Emmanuel Mudiay scored a season-high 20 points against his former team, and Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 16 rebounds to power Utah past short-handed New York.Mudiay, who played for the Knicks last season before signing with the Jazz in the summer, made 8 of 12 shots and added four assists.Bojan Bogdanovic also scored 20 points and Donovan Mitchell had 16 in limited minutes for Utah, which has won seven straight and 12 of 13.Frank Ntilikina had 16 points in 19 minutes and Bobby Portis added 13 points and 13 rebounds for New York. Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots as Atlanta Hawks center Alex Len defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. Houston won 122-115. (AP Photo/John Amis)Atlanta (AP) — James Harden scored 41 points, including 22 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets over Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks 122-115 on Wednesday night. Nuggets 107, Mavericks 106Dallas (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 26 of his 33 points in the second half, including the winning basket with 7.9 seconds left, and Denver pulled out a win over Dallas.Jokic backed down Dorian Finney-Smith on the right side of the lane and got a favorable bounce on his left-handed layup.On the Mavericks’ final possession, Finney-Smith’s pass from the baseline to Tim Hardaway Jr. was off the mark.Luka Doncic led Dallas with 27 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. The Mavericks played their fifth straight game without Kristaps Porzingis (right knee soreness).The Nuggets were missing two starters. Will Barton, second on the team in rebounding, missed the game for personal reasons. Paul Millsap sat out with a bruised left knee.center_img Young had 42 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. He and Harden are the first players to post 40-point triple-doubles in the same game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.The Hawks pulled within three late in the fourth quarter, the last time at 118-115 on two free throws by Alex Len. Harden sank four free throws in the final 10.4 seconds.Clint Capela had 22 points and 22 rebounds, and Ben McLemore had 18 points in Houston’s third straight win. Harden had 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second straight triple-double. Magic 123, Wizards 89Orlando, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic scored 29 points, Evan Fournier added 19, and Orlando beat Washington.Admiral Schofield scored 18 points, and Troy Brown, Jr. had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards.Orlando took control with a 23-5 run to close the second quarter for a 69-52 lead. The advantage ballooned to 29 points in the early stages of the third quarter.A rash of injuries left the Wizards with only nine players available. Pelicans 123, Bulls 108New Orleans (AP) — Brandon Ingram had 29 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, and New Orleans dealt Chicago its fifth straight loss.JJ Redick hit six 3-pointers on his way to 24 points, while rookie Jaxson Hayes had 14 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks to help the Pelicans win for the seventh time in 10 games.Zach LaVine scored 32 for the Bulls, who are in the midst of their longest losing streak this season. Thaddeus Young scored 18 in his return to the city where he was born. Raptors 112, Hornets 110, OTCharlotte, N.C. (AP) — Serge Ibaka made two free throws with 5.1 seconds left in overtime and finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds as banged-up Toronto edged Charlotte.Terence Davis also had 23 points and 11 boards, OG Anunoby added 19 points and Kyle Lowry had 15 points and nine assists while having to play 43 minutes due to injuries. Patrick McCaw added 13 points and 11 assists as the Raptors avoided taking losses on back-to-back nights for the first time since Dec. 26-27, 2017.Terry Rozier led the Hornets with 27 points, but his 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime fell short. Miles Bridges added 26 points and nine rebounds and P.J. Washington had 12 points and 12 rebounds.last_img read more

Judge denies request to block football suspension for teen making White Power sign

first_imgBlair Van Staalduine, right, is pictured next to his parents Jerry and Cathy Van Staalduine prior to a court hearing at the Marshall County Courthouse Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. The family is seeking a temporary injunction for a football suspension the student received from Marshalltown High School for what was perceived as a “White Power” gesture with his hands. (AP Photo/The Times-Republican, Andrew Potter)MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) – A judge has denied a Marshalltown teenager’s request to temporarily block a three-game football suspension that was imposed as punishment for the display of what administrators called a white power sign.District Court Judge Steven Oeth on Tuesday denied the temporary injunction request by 17-year-old Blair Van Staalduine, The Marshalltown Times-Republican reported (http://bit.ly/1sf3dbv ).Administrators at Marshalltown High School suspended Van Staalduine after discovering a photo of him making a “W” sign with his hands. The teen argued the sign only reflected his white clothing, but Activity Director Craig Huegel testified Van Staalduine and other students involved acknowledged it signified white power.Van Staalduine denied he made that admission to Huegel, but in his decision Oeth wrote, “The athletic director’s testimony is more credible on this issue.”Oeth stated in his ruling that administrators control what is appropriate speech in schools. “The speech involved in this matter is not immunized by constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech and schools have the authority to determine appropriate speech in the particular school environment.”Van Staalduine’s father, Jerry Van Staalduine, had testified that missing three games could hurt his son’s chance of getting a college scholarship.Oeth stated that players often miss games and still receive scholarships.Marshalltown school Superintendent Marvin Wade testified that after a racially charged fight in 2011, the school developed a culture where racist signs weren’t tolerated.___Information from: Times-Republican, http://www.timesrepublican.comlast_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2016)–Idle since Dec. 26, Lord Nelson came back running on Friday at Santa Anita, taking the track’s $65,000 allowance feature by 3 ½ lengths while negotiating six furlongs in a rapid 1:07.94 under Rafael Bejarano. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 4-year-old colt by Pulpit was third to Eclipse Champion Sprinter Runhappy in the Grade I, seven furlong Malibu here on Dec. 26, and was subsequently purchased privately by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, LLC.“He’s filled out, he’s gotten stronger,” said Baffert. “We’ve got to figure everything out before we decide what’s next. This was a tough race. These allowance races here have been so salty…I knew he was ready today. He’s pretty fit and he’s been training well so I wasn’t too worried about the 44 half and he really kicked it into another gear turning for home.”Breaking from post position three in a field of six 3-year-olds and up, Lord Nelson was part of a four-way tussle for the early lead and was a close third, just to the outside of Kafister and Raised a Secret going into the far turn.“He broke really good and I just decided to keep my position going into the turn,” said Bejarano. “In the stretch, he opened up really good and he finished really strong.”The 3-2 favorite, Lord Nelson paid $5.00, $3.40 and $2.80. A winner of Santa Anita’s Grade II, seven furlong San Vicente in February, 2015, Lord Nelson got his fourth win from 10 starts. With the winner’s share of $39,000, he increased his earnings to $418,271.Last into the far turn, Mike Smith guided Ocho Ocho Ocho to the rail and with scintillating splits of 21.55, 44.00 and 55.82 to exploit, “Ocho” appeared poised for a huge effort turning for home, but was second best behind the runaway winner.Off at 9-2, Ocho Ocho Ocho finished 3 ¼ lengths in front of Raised a Secret and paid $5.40 and $3.40.Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Raised a Secret was dispatched at 9-1 and paid $3.80 to show.Racing resumes with an 11-race program on Saturday at Santa Anita. The Grade I Shoemaker Mile (turf) and the Grade I Vanity Mile headline the program. Eastern invader Heart to Heart is the 9-5 morning line favorite in the Shoe Mile, while three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder is the 1-5 choice in the Vanity.First post time on Saturday is at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

Half-time: Chelsea 1 Reading 2

first_imgA terrible mistake by Petr Cech left Chelsea trailing at the interval against promoted Reading.Frank Lampard put the European champions ahead with a 17th-minute penalty after Eden Hazard had been brought down by Chris Gunter.But former Fulham man Pavel Pogrebnyak equalised with a brilliant header into the far corner from Garath McLeary’s right-wing cross.And the Royals went ahead when Danny Guthrie’s tamely-struck free-kick, which was hit straight at Cech, ended up in the net after being woefully fumbled by the Chelsea keeper.Chelsea’s opener was richly deserved as they had dominated the early stages, with Hazard dragging a shot wide after being put through by Juan Mata, and Ramires having an effort saved by Royals keeper Adam Federici after racing on to Branislav Ivanovic’s pass.Reading initially continued to look vulnerable after going behind – not least when Fernando Torres nutmegged Gunter and skipped away from Kaspars Gorkss before being stopped by Alex Pearce’s last-ditch challenge.However. two goals in the space of five minutes left Stamford Bridge stunned – and Chelsea with work to do in the second half.See also:The Chelsea v Reading quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ambassador Marks Launches Jamaica Roots Competition

first_img Ambassador to the United States (US), Her Excellency Audrey Marks, has announced the launch of a competition called Jamaica Roots aimed at nationals in the US who have lost connection with their homeland. Story Highlights Ambassador to the United States (US), Her Excellency Audrey Marks, has announced the launch of a competition called Jamaica Roots aimed at nationals in the US who have lost connection with their homeland.The competition, which will run from November 5, 2017 to February 4, 2018, provides the opportunity for Jamaican-Americans to win a trip to the island. Monthly draws will be broadcast on Facebook Live.Ambassador Marks pointed out that Jamaica Roots, as the name suggests, is about reconnecting Jamaicans to their heritage and culture.It is a chance for persons to re-establish links and to learn more about the country from which their family originated.She said the ultimate objective is to encourage members of the diaspora to invest their time, talents and resources for Jamaica’s development.Ambassador Marks explained that under the pilot programme, winners will receive a one-week free accommodation at a hotel, or stay with a family member; travel the island on guided tours; learn about their family history; and experience life in the community of their roots.She pointed out that to be eligible, each applicant must be at least 21 years old at the time of travel; have Jamaican roots (able to prove themselves a citizen, or the child, grandchild, great-grandchild, great-great-grandchild of a citizen); have a valid passport; and have lived outside of Jamaica for at least 10 years.Entries can be submitted at http://s.heyo.com/c9ca7e. All rules and requirements can also be found on Facebook @AmbassadorMarks. The competition, which will run from November 5, 2017 to February 4, 2018, provides the opportunity for Jamaican-Americans to win a trip to the island. Monthly draws will be broadcast on Facebook Live. She pointed out that to be eligible, each applicant must be at least 21 years old at the time of travel; have Jamaican roots (able to prove themselves a citizen, or the child, grandchild, great-grandchild, great-great-grandchild of a citizen); have a valid passport; and have lived outside of Jamaica for at least 10 years.last_img read more