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BNC JCR cash control

first_imgFollowing the expenditure of a £500 bust of BNC’s ex-JCR President Paul Gladwell, a motion to prevent unnecessary expenditure was put forward before the JCR.Proposed by Gavin Fourie and seconded by Richard Hoyle, it said that all expenditure over £250 must be approved at two successive JCR meetings. The motion stated, “£500 was roughly the cost of the pre-drinks before the Christmas party, so while the JCR does have some money, there are some much better uses for the community.” At present, the Brasenose JCR constitution says that “donations” over £250 must be passed twice, the constitution may be ammended to include any expenditure over £250. The JCR has agreed to pay £4,000 towards the loss of the BNC ball,  and is also deciding whether to renew a Sky Sports and ESPN package.JCR President Dan Wainwright said, “The motion was simply to clarify that it meant expenditure. The bust of Paul Gladwell was a one off expenditure, so does not have a hugely significant effect on our year on year finances. The Sky Sports/ESPN package obviously does, but we are looking into ways of lowering the cost.”The motion was not voted on last Sunday as it was submitted late. It will be considered during the next JCR meeting in 7th week.last_img read more

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Mission Foods offers musical promotion

first_imgWrap manufacturer Mission Foods has teamed up with the hit West End Musical We Will Rock You for its latest on-pack promotion.The wraps will offer consumers a guaranteed 2-for-1 ticket with every pack. This will be combined with the chance to win a number of prizes, including luxury weekend theatre packages. A digital media campaign will also be offering the chance for someone to win a walk-on part in the show.Mission Foods marketing director Ian Job said the partnership was an exciting opportunity which would resonate with consumers and “inject some fun and excitement into the category”.The manufacturer has a 43% share of the wrap market and is currently outperforming the category with growth of 28%, according to Mission Foods.last_img read more

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Diversity Insight: Set up to fail!

first_img continue reading » Fail! It is a strong word choice for a headline but, unfortunately, not far from the truth. A recent survey conducted by executive search consultancy Russell Reynolds of 234 diversity executives employed at companies on the S&P 500 found that, despite an influx of new chief diversity officer positions, few CDOs are given the resources and support they need to succeed.Four Critical Challenges CDOs FaceCredit union executives and board members should be mindful of the following four critical challenges as they consider the appropriate organizational infrastructure to support diversity and inclusion.The Chief Diversity Officer role is new. Sixty three percent of CDOs who participated in the survey were hired or promoted in the past three years. Additionally, only 47% of companies on the S&P 500 reported having a CDO or equivalent. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Bolt wary after sluggish victory in 100m heats

first_imgTHE start of sprint legend Usain Bolt’s farewell to athletics began with a less-than-impressive performance in the 100 metres.Usain Bolt admitted he has to “get this together” after failing to impress despite beginning his IAAF World Championships campaign with victory in his 100-metre heat yesterday.The Jamaican icon, an eight-time Olympic champion with 11 world titles, will hang up his spikes following the championships and clocked a time of 10.07 seconds to advance to today’s semi-finals.Bolt bowed to the fans before setting off in the sixth and final heat, but only crossed the line first – seemingly leaving plenty in the tank – after starting sluggishly.It was the eighth-fastest time of the night and the 30-year-old was clearly unimpressed, shaking his head after looking at the replay on the big screen.Bolt was critical of the starting blocks being used at London Stadium, but acknowledged he needs to produce more efficient starts.“I was very bad. I stumbled a little bit, coming out my blocks. I’m not really fond of these blocks. I think these are the worst blocks I’ve ever experienced and it was just not a smooth start,” Bolt told the BBC after the race.“I have to get this together. I have to get started because I can’t keep doing this.“It’s shaky – when I did my warm-up and pushed back it (the starting block) fell back. It’s just not what I’m used to.”Julian Forte was the fastest qualifier and the only man to dip below 10 seconds, while promising United States sprinter Christian Coleman also impressed.The 21-year-old world-leader after a 9.82secs run in Eugene in June won his heat and clocked 10.01s to advance to the semi-finals, with fellow American Justin Gatlin joining him.Yohan Blake was beaten in the second race as Abdul Hakim Sani Brown registered a personal best of 10.05s.Rio 2016 finalist Akani Simbine finished well behind the top three in his heat but still advanced as one of the six fastest losers. (Sportsmax)last_img read more