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Goldman Sachs is optimistic about the future of UK stocks

first_imgYet expectations of a Brexit deal under a newly-formed Conservative government have been pinned back by differing polls which suggest a wide range of possible outcomes for the upcoming election. Read more: Goldman Sachs misses profit forecasts Global banking giant Goldman Sachs is advising its clients to snap up a stake in British firms, taking a bullish stance on the future of UK stocks. Share Against the backdrop of its outlook for growth, Goldman expects the Bank of England to hike its interest rate by 25 basis points in late 2020, and then once per year in 2021 and 2022. Buoyed by expectations of less Brexit uncertainty and blockbuster spending promises from both the major political parties, the US investment bank has recommended a long position on UK domestic stocks. Tuesday 26 November 2019 7:50 pm Read more: Look inside Goldman Sachs’ new £1bn Wework-style HQRead more: Bank of England slaps Citi with £44m fine More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org While the pound rose sharply on Monday after one survey pointed to an 80-seat majority for the Conservatives, the latest poll showed a weaker lead for Johnson, causing sterling to fall back down by 0.3 per cent today. For 2021 the bank is expecting growth of two per cent, up from 1.6 per cent, and in 2022 it has raised its forecasts from 1.8 per cent to 2.1 per cent, providing Brexit clarity and fiscal stimulus can be delivered. Goldman economists have upgraded their growth forecasts for the next three years, predicting a rise of 2.4 per cent in the second half of 2020.center_img Goldman’s economists also expect a modest recovery in global growth in 2020, “driven by loose financial conditions and a robust consumer”. Goldman Sachs takes bullish stance on the future of domestic UK stocks Investor hopes of a bounce in UK stocks have been mounting as the 12 December election draws near, with the FTSE 250 hitting a 15-month high this week following steady recent gains. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost Funautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinition Since the Brexit referendum, UK domestic stocks have underperformed UK international stocks by 20 per cent. whatsapp whatsapp Sebastian McCarthy However, in its 2020 outlook published today Goldman has urged its clients to take advantage of the cheaper domestic shares by buying them up ahead of an expected rebound in the economy following next month’s crunch election.last_img read more

Cabinet ministers back Tory push against Sunak for lower taxes post-Covid

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactablePast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionNational Injury BureauJury Finds Roundup Responsible For Lymphoma | Bayer To Pay $10 BillionNational Injury Bureau Home secretary Priti Patel is among 46 Tory MPs to back the new Free Market Forum (Getty Images) Also Read: Cabinet ministers back Tory push against Sunak for lower taxes post-Covid whatsapp Cabinet ministers back Tory push against Sunak for lower taxes post-Covid Show Comments ▼ In a statement released yesterday, the pair said: “The last year has been an incredibly difficult one for everyone and the government has had to take decisions – particularly on spending and peoples’ liberties– that it would never have contemplated in normal times. Stealth income tax rises on low and middle-income earners were also in the Budget. Home secretary Priti Patel is among 46 Tory MPs to back the new Free Market Forum (Getty Images) Sunak’s plan to claw back the spending comes partly through increasing corporation tax from 19 per cent to 25 per cent for the UK’s largest companies in 2023. Wednesday 21 April 2021 12:01 am Stefan Boscia Some of Boris Johnson’s highest profile cabinet members are among 46 Tory MPs that today backed a new campaign group aiming to push Rishi Sunak to adopt a more low-tax agenda post-Covid. “We intend to help make the case for a return to a smaller state and lower taxes as soon as possible, as well as helping people reclaim their individual freedoms.” This led to a £355bn Budget deficit in 2020-21 – 17 per cent of national income. Home secretary Priti Patel is among 46 Tory MPs to back the new Free Market Forum (Getty Images) Also Read: Cabinet ministers back Tory push against Sunak for lower taxes post-Covid Share Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison and Buckingham MP Greg Smith will be the inaugural co-chairs of the group. The Free Market Forum, run by the Institute of Economic Affairs think tank, will look to “refocus the political debate” toward “free enterprise and social freedom” after the Covid crisis, after public spending last year reached its highest relative level since World War II. Sunak announced in last month’s Budget that much of the spending would be paid off by taxing the UK’s richest companies, with his plans set to implement the UK’s heaviest tax burden since 1968. For comparison, the Budget deficit was around 10 per cent of national income in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. The Institute of Economic Affairs said at the time that “dialling up taxes was a mistake, and our economic growth will be less impressive as a result”. whatsapp Boris Johnson’s government has been the most interventionist since the 1940s, with the Treasury stepping in to pay more than 11m people’s wages throughout the Covid crisis and spending hundreds of billions of pounds to keep the economy afloat. Home secretary Priti Patel, international trade secretary Liz Truss, business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng and work and pensions secretary Therese Coffey are among the supporters of the Free Market Forum.last_img read more

U.S. appeals court tosses ex-Blackwater guard’s conviction in 2007 Baghdad massacre

first_imgCrime & Courts | Federal Government | Nation & World | National News | NPR NewsU.S. appeals court tosses ex-Blackwater guard’s conviction in 2007 Baghdad massacreAugust 5, 2017 by Scott Neuman, NPR News Share:This composite photo shows former Blackwater guards Dustin Heard (from left), Evan Liberty, Nicholas Slatten and Paul Slough. A federal appeals court has thrown out a murder conviction against Slatten and ordered resentencing of the other three men. (Photo by Associated Press)Updated at 2:15 p.m. ETA federal appeals court has thrown out the murder conviction of an ex-Blackwater security guard and ordered three others to be resentenced in connection with the 2007 massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Baghdad. The high-profile incident called into question the role played by U.S. security contractors in Iraq.A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said Friday that Nicholas Slatten, who was convicted in 2014 of first-degree murder and later sentenced to life in prison, should be allowed a new trial. The judges said that Slatten, who was the only defendant charged with murder, should have been tried separately and that a new trial would allow him to introduce evidence that he wasn’t the first to open fire.Separately, the judges also ordered the resentencing of Slatten’s former Blackwater colleagues Paul Slough, Dustin Heard and Evan Liberty, who had each been serving 30 years on manslaughter and weapons charges. In a split ruling, the judges found the length of those sentences constituted “cruel and unusual punishment.”On Sept. 16, 2007, the guards opened fire with machine guns and grenade launchers in Baghdad’s Nisour Square, killing the 14 unarmed civilians and wounding 17 others. Prosecutors have described the episode as an ambush of innocent civilians; however, defense attorneys said at trial that the killings occurred as the Blackwater guards returned fire from Iraqi insurgents, although there was no witness testimony to support that claim at trial.Slatten was convicted of murdering the driver of a white Kia that was stopped in the square. The court’s opinion states, “The government’s case against Slatten hinged on his having fired the first shots, his animosity toward the Iraqis having led him to target the white Kia unprovoked.”However, the court said that one of Slatten’s co-defendants, who is not named, had said in an earlier statement that he had been the first to “engage and hit the driver.” The judges said that if Slatten had been tried separately, the co-defendant who claims to have fired first could have been called as a witness in Slatten’s defense.The latest ruling by the appeals court adds another twist in what has become a protracted and meandering legal saga. The four were originally charged in 2008, but the case was thrown out after prosecutors relied on statements that the guards gave believing they would not be used in court. A federal appeals court revived the case in 2013, and the four men were convicted by a jury the following year.At the time of the shootings, Blackwater Worldwide was a leading contractor for the U.S. State Department in Iraq.Blackwater Worldwide — whose founder and former CEO Erik Prince is the brother of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos — has since changed its name to Xe Services and later to Academi.The Military Times reported Thursday that Prince has submitted a proposal to the Afghan government to bolster the country’s air war against the Taliban by providing it with private combat air wing.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.Share this story:last_img read more

Alaskans may soon be able to finance energy improvements through their utility bills

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Energy & Mining | Interior | State GovernmentAlaskans may soon be able to finance energy improvements through their utility billsAugust 9, 2018 by Ravenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:In late July, Governor Walker signed HB 374 into law at the home of Karl Kassel, mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The new law will enable utilities to finance energy improvements for customers by adding line items to their utility bills. (Photo Courtesy of Representative Adam Wool’s office).Utility companies will soon be able to loan customers money for energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy systems by tacking on a charge to their monthly utility bill.It’s a form of lending called “on-bill financing” that has been used elsewhere in the country, and was made possible in Alaska by a bill signed into law by Governor Walker last month.The utility loans could cover a range of upgrades including solar panels, higher efficiency appliances and switches in heating fuel systems.“We think it’s a good tool to have and we certainly will look at using it,” said Cory Borgeson, President and CEO of the Golden Valley Electric Association in Fairbanks.Borgeson testified before the state legislature in favor of the bill. While he says Golden Valley doesn’t currently have plans to implement a loan program right away, they will consider it in the future.“It kind of requires Golden Valley to set up a banking business,” he said. “We have to make loans, we have to charge interest rates, we have to process payments, what happens when someone doesn’t pay?”The bill gives utility companies the power to suspend service to a customer if they fail to pay back their loan.Representative Adam Wool, a democrat from Fairbanks, is one of the bill’s sponsors. He said in a press release that the new legislation is “vitally important for the Interior Energy Project.”The goal of that project is to expand access to natural gas in the Interior. Wool said it could be used to help Fairbanks area homeowners convert from heating oil to natural gas, which will be a key component to the project’s success.The Interior Gas Utility, which would provide that natural gas, says it is evaluating all options to help residents with conversion, including a possible loan program.Share this story:last_img read more

See This Now: Beauty is Embarrassing

first_imgUncategorizedSee This Now: Beauty is EmbarrassingBy Elina Shatkin – September 7, 2012843ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIf you’ve consumed a modicum of pop culture in the last three decades, you’ve probably seen the work of Wayne White — whether or not you know it. White’s intense creativity filters through so many mediums, it’s hard to describe all the things he does. To older fans, he’s revered for the puppets he created (and voiced) on the not-just-for-kids kids’ show Pee-wee’s Playhouse. In the art world, he’s best known for his “word paintings,” in which he adds irreverent jokes and phrases to already painted thrift store canvases. A (slightly) younger generation of fans might know him from the figurines and paintings he created for the Smashing Pumpkins’ award-winning “Tonight, Tonight” video (directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris). White proves it: Art can be fun.Born and raised in Tennessee, White lives in Los Feliz with his wife, Mimi Pond (also an artist) and their two children. Over his three-decade career, the zany multi-hyphenate artist has experienced success, rejection, indifference, adoration, and a near breakdown, all of which is chronicled in a terrific documentary, Beauty is Embarrassing. Directed by Neil Berkely, the movie is every bit as clever, playful, and inspiring as White himself. At the end, when White explains the film’s title, it’s also surprisingly emotional. This movie ought to be required viewing, not just for Oscar voters but for every aspiring artist wondering how to build a life doing what they love. Beauty is Embarrassing isn’t simply a testament to the talents of Wayne White; it’s a snapshot of the ways in which creativity and the business of daily living can be inseparably fused.The film opens tonight, Sep. 7, at Sundance Cinemas and moves to Laemmle’s in Pasadena on Sep 14. TAGSL.A. Culture2012September 2012Previous articleWeekend Top 5: Passion Pit, Pies, Paper NautilusNext articleAerosmith’s Russ Irwin Debuts New VideoElina Shatkin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

When to post on Facebook to get the most likes

first_img When to post on Facebook to get the most likes Share Tags: Facebook Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Jessica Morris center_img Friday 3 July 2015 10:52 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorEliteSinglesThe Dating Site for Highly-Educated Singles in ScottsdaleEliteSingles If you’ve spent ages crafting a perfectly worded Facebook post to entertain and enlighten your online “friends” – when is the best time to push it out onto the network? The so-called “when-to-post problem” is a surprisingly mammoth one thanks to factors like audiences daily and weekly behaviour patterns, locations or timezones and the other messages competing for their attention. It’s further complicated by the fact you’re trying to reach entire audiences, rather than vying for just one person’s attention.Read more: Etiquette of email: Inbox blunders that are easily avoidedNow Klout  – a website that measures user impact on social media – has crunched more than 25m Facebook posts and 104m reactions.It found our social media utterances will be liked and seen by more people depending on what time they’re posted, and which day of the week.(Source: Klout)”Observing the Facebook reactions … we notice that the US cities of San Francisco and New York exhibit similar shapes, where reactions peak at the beginning of work hours,” the report said.”For Paris, the reactions peak in the second half of working hours, while for London most reactions are expected towards the end of working hours.””Finally, the pattern for Tokyo is quite different from the rest with two peaks, both occurring off working hours.” More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapplast_img read more

As Zac Goldsmith is chosen as the Tories’ mayoral candidate, bookies put Labour’s Sadiq Khan ahead

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTheFashionBallAlica Schmidt Is The Most Beautiful Athlete To ExistTheFashionBallLoan Insurance WealthGrab A Tissue Before You See Richard Simmons At 72Loan Insurance Wealth As Zac Goldsmith is chosen as the Tories’ mayoral candidate, bookies put Labour’s Sadiq Khan ahead whatsapp Share Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap whatsapp Zac Goldsmith may have crossed one hurdle when he was selected as the Tories’ candidate for next year’s mayoral election – but he still has some way to go if he wants to win, if bookies are anything to go by.Ladbrokes has put Goldsmith’s odds of winning in next May’s vote at 11/10, just behind Sadiq Khan, with odds of 8/11.  Meanwhile, outspoken former Respect MP George Galloway comes third, with odds of 50/1, while the Liberal Democrats’ Caroline Pidgeon, Ukip’s Peter Whittle and the Green Party’s Sian Berry are all way behind, with odds of 100/1. Having a flutter on London’s next leader may seem like a bit of fun – but lest we forget, the bookies were significantly better at predicting the outcome of the General Election than pollsters, who expected an even divide between Labour and the Conservatives in May. Bookmakers were putting the Tories as the winners as far back as February.  Emma Haslett Show Comments ▼ Friday 2 October 2015 11:49 amlast_img read more

Steps 4 Sandy Lane – Fundraiser launched for new IT equipment in Laois school

first_img Previous articleGardai investigating following attempted armed robbery in Laois filling stationNext articleCoronavirus: Six further deaths and 411 new cases – as the sale of children’s shoes to recommence Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Alan Hartnett – 31st March 2021 Facebook Pinterest SEE ALSO – ‘Things are hard enough without this’ – Laois woman hits out at NCT as Covid isolation leads to extra charge WhatsApp So to help the school, the Parents Council are running Steps 4 Sandy Lane – a month long walking challenge which will take place during April.Natasha Whelehan of the Parents Council explained: “At the end, we hope to have raised enough money to replace some of our existing student laptops with new devices.“This is a significant investment but an important one that will really benefit the children.“Our fundraising target is €5,000. It is a big one and we really need your help to hit it.“The student body will aim to walk a minimum of 2000km over the month and many of their parents are also getting involved. Twitter TAGSITPortarlingtonSandy Lane National School “Parents who take part can set themselves a challenge of walking 50lm, 75km or 100 km over the month.“We have a Facebook page and will use it to post updates on how we are getting on, photos of people out walking and issue thank yous to businesses who choose to support us.”For anyone wishing to get involved, Natasha explained how you can take part.She said: “Simply email us at [email protected] and we’ll send you the link to the registration form.“Once you are registered you’ll get a Welcome Pack, a link for online fundraising, plus a Distance Tracker and Sponsorship Form (for fundraising offline)“We want to make this a fun event, as well as a fundraiser, something everyone in the community can enjoy.“It has been a challenging year for the children and our hope is that this event will give them something positive to focus on as well as raising funds for their school“Children will take part in class walks. We’ll have weekly updates on how everyone is getting on and how close we are to our target. There will be spot prizes as well along the way.”Anyone wishing to donate can do so on the GoFundMe Page below: Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Electric Picnic center_img Steps 4 Sandy Lane – Fundraiser launched for new IT equipment in Laois school Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months WhatsApp Facebook Alex (1st class, age 7) and Abi (Junior Infants age 5) Whelehan of Sandy Lane One of Laois’s smallest primary school is set to embark on a big fundraiser throughout the month of April.Sandylane NS is a small primary school of around 100 students, located in Portarlington.Government funding is limited and unfortunately not enough to enable the school to make the investment in IT resources that they would like to. Home News Community Steps 4 Sandy Lane – Fundraiser launched for new IT equipment in… NewsCommunity Electric Picnic Pinterest Council Twitterlast_img read more

Taylor Hall Hosts PM on UWI Mona Campus, Tuesday

first_imgRelatedTaylor Hall Hosts PM on UWI Mona Campus, Tuesday FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding’s Town Hall meetings will take a new twist on Tuesday, October 6, when there will be a special session for the Mona community of the University of the West Indies (UWI).The meeting is expected to reach a wide cross section of Jamaicans, including those with academic and business interests as well as bright, qualified young people about to enter the job market.Starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Assembly Hall, the meeting will be hosted by Taylor Hall and is a part of the Hall’s anniversary celebrations.With the Prime Minister will be the Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness, who will make an address, and Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz.This special Town Hall meeting is the eighth in the series aimed at giving the public direct access to the Prime Minister to discuss matters of national importance. RelatedTaylor Hall Hosts PM on UWI Mona Campus, Tuesday RelatedTaylor Hall Hosts PM on UWI Mona Campus, Tuesdaycenter_img Advertisements Taylor Hall Hosts PM on UWI Mona Campus, Tuesday EducationOctober 3, 2009last_img read more

Heather Baily appointed as Chair of SIA

first_imgHeather Baily appointed as Chair of SIA A senior public sector leader with extensive experience in leadership roles across criminal justice and health sectors has been appointed as Chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).Heather Baily will take up her role today (June 7), taking over from David Horncastle who has occupied the role on an interim basis since January 2021.The Chair’s responsibilities include:providing effective strategic leadership for the operation of the SIAplaying a significant role in ensuring that the SIA and its staff maintain the capability to deliver the SIA’s statutory responsibilities and objectivestaking into account government’s safeguarding objectives and prioritieschair all meetings of the board and ensure that meetings are conducted efficiently and effectivelyundertake annual performance appraisals of the Non-Executive Board members and the Chief Executive in line with agreed procedures and timescalesHeather said:I am delighted to be appointed as the Chair of the Security Industry Authority.This is an important time for the organisation, as the SIA continues with its plans, having in the past year to respond quickly to the impact of the pandemic. I look forward to working with the dedicated staff there and with our partners as we shape the organisation to ensure that the SIA is as effective, productive and consistently reliable and operates to the principles of the Regulators’ code.Heather has worked as Deputy Chief Constable for Hertfordshire Constabulary and was Deputy Chief Inspector for Garda Inspectorate, Dublin. She was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for services to policing in 2011.In addition to her policing experience, Heather has served as a Non-Executive Board Member for the Department of Justice, Northern Ireland and currently serves as a Non-Executive Board Member for Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust where she is also Deputy Chair. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Criminal, criminal justice, Department of Justice, Dublin., Government, healthcare, Impact, industry, Ireland, justice, leadership, operation, pandemic, police, Queen, security, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more