UK service sector growth slows in November

first_img 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 A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald GROWTH in UK service sector activity slipped back slightly in November, suggesting a slowdown in overall fourth-quarter economic output and no change to monetary policy anytime soon.The headline business activity index in the Markit/CIPS PMI index eased to 53.0 in November from October’s four-month high of 53.2 and bang in line with the forecast, as new business picked up at its fastest rate since June.But analysts said the figure was slightly disappointing following a run of better-than-expected manufacturing and construction growth and implied a slowdown in overall GDP growth for the final three months of the year.“It’s not disastrous but it’s definitely sub-trend,” said Ross Walker of RBS. “It’s in the services sector where the recovery is more vulnerable, and there are some sectors which are vulnerable to weaker consumer and domestic demand.“It’s mildly disappointing and is just going to reinforce the near-term policy inertia.”The new business index rose to 52.4 from 52.0 in October, the highest reading since June, and business confidence also improved. However, employment fell at a faster rate than October and firms also ran down backlogs of work, suggesting a build-up of spare capacity.The figures are therefore unlikely to alter expectations that the Bank of England will keep policy loose as it waits to see how planned government spending cuts hit demand.“(It’s) perhaps a bit disappointing after the recent run of improved news on the economy,” said Vicky Redwood of Capital Economics.“Given the sharp pick-up in the manufacturing PMI earlier this week, a composite measure of the CIPS surveys still rose in November. But, on the face of it, it points to quarterly GDP growth of just 0.3 per cent or so.”The headline services activity index has been above the 50-level which separates contraction from expansion for more than a year-and-a-half but November’s pace of growth was again below the survey average.Markit economist Paul Smith said the growth in the UK service sector activity was solid but described the rise in new work as still lacklustre as economic uncertainties undermined business and consumer spending.“With the survey’s data on backlogs and confidence pointing to sluggish expansion in the near-term, we expect the sector to make a reduced contribution to UK economic growth in Q4,” he said.“Moreover, the sector’s present growth profile suggests it is unlikely to generate any meaningful job creation and help to offset expected employment cuts in the public sector.”Employment in the sector declined at a slightly faster rate than in October as a number of respondents chose not to replace leavers or to implement redundancies.Markit said business expectations had improved since October although the degree of business confidence in the UK service sector remained historically low due to fears over government spending cuts.And inflation pressures eased last month, with firms raising prices at a slower pace than in October, in line with a slight slowdown in their own costs.Overall, Friday’s survey suggests the services sector is not expanding as quickly as the manufacturing sector, where activity picked up at its fastest pace in 16 years in November due in part to strong exports. Friday 3 December 2010 5:34 am whatsapp Share whatsapp UK service sector growth slows in November Show Comments ▼ alison.lock Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Apopka named Healthy Community Champion

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gerard Curci The Orange County communities of Apopka, Eatonville, and Orlando were among 46 that were recently named Healthy Community Champions by the Florida Department of Health.“I am pleased to recognize local communities who have shown a special commitment to improving the health of their residents,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary Dr. Celeste Philip. “Their efforts to implement policies that empower residents and visitors to improve their health are an important part of creating healthy environments throughout Florida.”“Apopka, Eatonville, and Orlando are leading the way in Orange County by creating a ‘health in all policies’ approach for their residents,” said Dr. Kevin Sherin, the Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. “By promoting healthy lifestyles and conditions for health they are adding value to the community and to Orange County. We are delighted to see them recognized by the State Surgeon General for their efforts.”Each in their own way, whether through healthy cooking classes, food nutrition education, or fitness programs, the local governments of Apopka, Eatonville, and Orlando have played an important role in improving the health of their communities.Local governments have implemented a variety of policies that have been shown to increase physical activity and improve nutrition. Between February and April 2018, local governments were invited to submit best practices to demonstrate how they met the Healthy Community Champion criteria.The Healthy Community Champions Recognition Program provides an opportunity to highlight local governments that have focused on improving the built environment. The department defines the Built Environment as the places where people live, work and play (e.g., homes, buildings, streets, open spaces and infrastructure), food environments (e.g., supermarkets, corner stores, farmer’s markets and food pantries), and other environmental influences (e.g., indoor/outdoor air and water quality, noise pollution and environmental toxins).The built environment can influence residents’ physical, nutritional, and mental health within their community through policies designed to provide adequate access to physical activity opportunities, adequate access to healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate foods, access to health care and a reduction or elimination of environmental health risks to the community. Through communities working to implement policies within the built environment, a greater level of social connectedness can be experienced. As defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, social connectedness is achieved through strong formal relationships between organizations and support services designed to help better ensure that services are delivered and promote a person’s sense of well-being. The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 COMMENT TAGSHealthy Community Champion Previous articleHurricane Florence targets CarolinasNext articleUpdating Breaking News: Apopka man dies in house fire Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Have any of these people been to the Apopka Walmart?center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! September 12, 2018 at 11:40 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply last_img read more

Maison Vespa / David Rockwood, Architect

first_img “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDavid Rockwood, ArchitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDa NangOn FacebookĐà NẵngVietnamPublished on April 19, 2021Cite: “Maison Vespa / David Rockwood, Architect” 19 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  70 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Maison Vespa / David Rockwood, Architect Truong Phuoc Duc Save this picture!© Nguyen Quoc Dat+ 32Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Project Team Leader:Nguyen Quoc Dat, ArchitectDevelopment Team:Tran Vo Ngoc Ha, Doan Van Quyen, Pham Thanh BinhMep Engineer:Nguyen Sy HiepCity:Đà NẵngCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nguyen Quoc DatRecommended ProductsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Glass PrintingFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewLocation. The Maison Vespa is a one-story single-family rowhouse built in a recently developed area on the southern edge of Da Nang, Viet Nam. Built Areas. The house is built on a 5m x 20m typical Da Nang lot and contains the following areas: 70 m2 (753 S.F.) interior, 53 m2 (570 S.F.) roof deck, and 18 m2 (195 S.F.) courtyards. It contains a living room, kitchen, one-bedroom, and one bathroom. Changing Social Conditions. Row houses are the predominant type in Vietnam. They provide for urban density while accommodating multi-generational living on small and affordable lots. Recent socio-economic changes have increased the demand for smaller houses and apartments. House – Machine.Save this picture!© Nguyen Quoc DatThe title given to this house is a play on Le Corbusier’s Maison Citrohan of 1920, for which it shares some affinities: (1) a simple box form, (2) designed with prefabrication in mind, (3) use of local standardized construction – reinforced concrete frame with masonry infill – given the lack of local precast availability, (4) small size and efficient space use, and (5) aimed at the “affordable” market. The Maison Vespa is smaller than the Maison Citrohan and reflects the predominant use of the motorbike (vs. the car) in Vietnam.Save this picture!© Nguyen Quoc DatClimate Response. Da Nang is hot and humid during the majority of the year and maintaining interior thermal comfort is a challenge without the use of air conditioning. Shading of openings and the house building envelope is accomplished with horizontal and vertical shading devices. Cooling breezes are able to flow horizontally around and over the central core, and vertically up the stairwell to the roof.Save this picture!© Nguyen Quoc DatSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Nguyen Quoc DatTypology. The plan configuration is a hybrid of archaic (“Megaron” volume), early modern (“Domino” frame), and late modern (“Farnsworth” core). This was the result of the search for simplicity and essentialism. The house was generated less from formal design intentions and more from a straightforward response to the functional and statutory conditions. Materials. Materials are mostly left without concealing finishes. Concrete is poured in place into coated plywood forms.Save this picture!© Nguyen Quoc DatElectrical and plumbing runs are concealed below or within slabs and within masonry cavity walls. Insulated AAC cavity walls infill the concrete frame and help mitigate heat transfer given their currently exposed condition. Tropical hardwood is used for sliding and louvered doors, furniture, and clerestory adjustable louver screens. The selection of materials was guided by a desire for a direct expression of their nature, to register the construction process, and provide durability and performance with reasonable cost.Save this picture!© Nguyen Quoc DatSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Nguyen Quoc DatPoetry, and the Standard Element. The house design alludes to Le Corbusier’s notion of the “standard element” or object trouvé. The house is positioned as a tool (a means to an end, e.g., a Vespa motorbike), though not in a purely instrumental sense. Rather, it aspires to be a tool akin to a teacup used in a tea ceremony. That is, the house is proffered as a humble vessel to allow the unfolding of a ritual of the ordinary, that of a simple life.Save this picture!© Nguyen Quoc DatProject gallerySee allShow lessBustle House / FMD ArchitectsSelected ProjectsRed Mosque / Kashef Chowdhury – URBANASelected Projects Share General contractor: CopyHouses•Đà Nẵng, Vietnam 2021 Photographs:  Nguyen Quoc Dat Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs VK House Trading and Construction Company Ltd. Architects: David Rockwood, Architect Area Area of this architecture project David Rockwood Manufacturers: Grohe, INAX, Panasonic, THP Beton, Teka Year:  Projects ArchDaily Structural engineer: Houses Maison Vespa / David Rockwood, ArchitectSave this projectSaveMaison Vespa / David Rockwood, Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Lead Architect: Vietnamlast_img read more

2021 UK Digital Benchmarks Study: first charities announced

first_imgSarah Pickersgill, Head of Marketing Services at Cancer Research UK commented:“We’re so excited to be working with Rally and M&R on this charity benchmark project. With digital experiences being so important, coming together as a group will enable us to learn from and inspire each other on what can be achieved.”There are three weeks left to join the inaugural UK Digital Benchmarks Study, and it is suitable for all charities, regardless of the scale of their digital activity, or the type of work they do. Charities can register here, with a closing date of 13 December, and more information is available on the M+R site. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Tagged with: benchmark Digital Rally and M+R have announced the first twenty charities that have signed up for the 2021 UK Digital Benchmarks Study, with three weeks left to register.Confirmed to be taking part so far are Amnesty International UK, Breast Cancer Now, British Red Cross, Brooke, Cancer Research UK, Child Poverty Action Group, Crisis, Dementia UK, Friends of the Earth UK, Greenpeace UK, International Rescue Committee, Leukaemia UK, Maggie’s, Refuge, Samaritans, Scope, Shelter, Women for Women International and World Vision UK.The study has been running in the US for 14 years, with more than 200 US charities taking part this year. This summer Rally and M+R announced that they were bringing the Digital Benchmarks Study to the UK to enable charities here to work out how their digital programmes compare to others and provide them with insight to help them plan for the future.The Study includes a wide breadth of digital fundraising and campaigning activity. Participants will receive a personalised report in which they will be able to see how they compare against others in the UK and US in the following areas:Digital advertising & fundraising transactionsEmail marketing performanceEmail list sizeMobile fundraisingSocial mediaWeb trafficPaul de Gregorio of Rally said:“We’ve been overwhelmed with the positive feedback we’ve had to this project. Launching something new in 2020 felt nerve-wracking at times. But it’s amazing to see such a broad range of charities – from Greenpeace to Dementia UK, from Cancer Research UK to Shelter, sign up and confirm they are on board. There are still a few weeks left for charities to register, the more organisations that take part, the richer and more insightful the report will be for participants and the sector at large.” Advertisement Melanie May | 20 November 2020 | Newscenter_img  286 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 2021 UK Digital Benchmarks Study: first charities announcedlast_img read more

Germany urged to free Al-Jazeera journalist held on Egyptian warrant

first_img RSF_en February 6, 2021 Find out more February 1, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Egypt Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Receive email alerts EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News News June 22, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Germany urged to free Al-Jazeera journalist held on Egyptian warrant Reporters Without Borders urges the German authorities to free well-known Al-Jazeera presenter Ahmed Mansour and wonders if they were knowingly acting as the accomplices of Egypt’s authoritarian regime when arresting him at Berlin’s Tegel airport on 20 June on an Egyptian arrest warrant. Help by sharing this information Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s government issued the international arrest warrant after a Cairo court sentenced Mansour in absentia on 11 October 2014 to 15 years in prison for the alleged torture of a lawyer in Tahrir Square during the January 2011 uprising.Mansour, who has British and Egyptian dual nationality and learned of his conviction from press reports, says he was not in Egypt at the time and dismisses the charges as “absurd.”“Al-Sisi’s autocratic and paranoid regime is not letting up in its hostile campaign against Qatar-based Al-Jazeera,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“Not content with mass death sentences on its Islamist opponents, Egypt exacts a terrible revenge on journalists that cross the regime, especially Al-Jazeera’s. Berlin should not take the Egyptian justice system’s arguments seriously. If the German justice system extradites Mansour, it will be putting itself at the service of a dictatorial regime and will dishonour itself.”Ever since Islamist President Mohamed Morsi’s overthrow in July 2013 and Gen. Al-Sisi’s takeover, the Egyptian authorities have been persecuting media outlets and journalists that do not toe the regime’s line.In 2014 alone, at least 30 journalists were arbitrarily arrested on charges of organizing or participating in anti-government demonstrations or “supporting a terrorist organization.” At least ten journalists are currently detained arbitrarily.Egypt is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Evasc Neurovascular Announces First Neuro Product Approved in French Forfait Innovation Program

first_img Facebook Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Previous articleRobertson lifts Mercer past Chattanooga 81-77 in OTNext articleMarlins killer Adam Duvall is now on their side and in RF Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApp Twitter The eCLIPs device is the first neuro device that has gained Forfait Innovation approval and fundingcenter_img Evasc Neurovascular Announces First Neuro Product Approved in French Forfait Innovation Program TAGS  Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Supreme Court Issues Notice On Plea For Appointment Of Full-Time Chairman, VC, Members Of National Commissions For SC, ST

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Issues Notice On Plea For Appointment Of Full-Time Chairman, VC, Members Of National Commissions For SC, ST Mehal Jain8 Jan 2021 4:15 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday issued notice on a plea seeking appointment of full-term Chairman, Vice-Chairman and other members of the National Commissions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes under Article 338 of the Constitution.The PIL was filed by an NGO named People’s Charioteer Organization through advocates Rajesh Inamdar, Shashwat Anand and Amit Pai.The bench headed by…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 Supreme Court on Friday issued notice on a plea seeking appointment of full-term Chairman, Vice-Chairman and other members of the National Commissions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes under Article 338 of the Constitution.The PIL was filed by an NGO named People’s Charioteer Organization through advocates Rajesh Inamdar, Shashwat Anand and Amit Pai.The bench headed by Chief Justice S. A. Bobde issued notice on a petition by the Peoples Charioteer Organisation, submitting that in the instant case the office of the Chairmen/Chairpersons, Vice-Chairpersons and also that of the members are vacant and in such situation the absence of crucial office-bearers, means that these Commissions are being run by the bureaucracy, which makes them toothless, ineffective and renders several victims of the atrocities remediless. This makes these Commissions redundant and ephemeral, and thus, failing the very constitutional objectives and mandate for which they have been established.Advocate Rajesh Inamdar for the petitioner-organisation advanced, “Posts in the National Commission, including that of Chairman, Vice Chairman, members lying vacant for past ten months. Atrocities against SC/ST are rising. In UP, posts vacant since 2019″It is submitted, that in case the office of the Chairperson becomes vacant the duties of the Chairperson will be discharged by the Vice-Chairperson; similarly, if the office of the Vice Chairperson falls vacant the members can discharge such functions. In the present case, there is neither the Chairperson/Chairman and the Vice-Chairperson, nor the members in both the NCSC and the NCST.”In order to protect and safeguard the rights of the weakest sections of our society, the Constitution envisages the Article 338 and Article 338A, providing for the establishment of NCSC and NCST, respectively, providing duties under the sub-clauses (5) of the said Articles”, it is averred.The plea urges that owing to the glaring vacancies/non-appointment of the Chairmen/Chairpersons and key high-officers, these Commissions have failed to provide any relief in matters relating to the SCs and STs of India. Also, they have miserably failed in their duty of publishing their Annual Reports on the developments and working of the safeguards put in place, as to the SCs and STs of India.”Such acts/omissions on their part shows the total lack of empathy and seriousness, as regards the rights of the SCs and STs and the redressal of the encroachment and transgressions of their rights, the result of which has proved catastrophic to the whole community which is extremely vulnerable and is now bearing the brunt of being targeted systematically by the anti-social elements”, it is urged.The plea asserts that the role of the Commissions as Constitutional bodies is pivotal in nature, as they take into account the issues related to SC and ST atrocities and action thereon is taken based on the complaints received. They can also, like the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), approach the appropriate Court for injunction or mandamus to protect the interests of the SCs and STs.”In addition to the same, little or no interest is being shown by the Commissions in publishing their Annual Reports, as more than 3 years have passed since the NCSC published its last Annual Report and the NCST is publishing reports of 2017-18 in the year 2020 which haven’t been laid in the Parliament as of yet. The Twelfth Annual Report of the NCST for the year 2016- 17, also hasn’t been laid in the Parliament as of yet”, it is stressed.Finally, it is pressed that it is picturesque, that it is utmost necessary and imperative, that the Court may direct the Central to make appointments of the respective Chairmen/Chairpersons in the concerned Commissions, as aforesaid, and further to direct the Central Government and thesaid Commissions to publish the Annual Reports, within a reasonable time, forthwith.Next Storylast_img read more


first_imgA special thank you to the Simpson Baber Foundation for their donation of $5,000 to the Division of Recreation Special Needs Sports Program and Buddy Baseball League! The Simpson Baber Foundation has been a tremendous supporter to the Division of Recreation Special Needs Programs. Their donation will go towards equipment and uniforms for all participants. From left to right are Dr. Patricia L. McGeehan, Vice President of the Simpson Baber Foundation, Gary L. LaPelusa, 3rd Ward Councilman, Pete Amadeo, Supervisor of Recreation, Peggy Baber, Chairman of the Simpson Baber Foundation, Mary Dunlap-Beales, Stephen Baber, and Mark Steinman, Assistant Director of Special Services. For information and to register for special needs sports, contact Pete Amadeo at (201) 858-6129 or email [email protected] ×last_img read more

Hannaford to build 35,000-square-foot supermarket in Hinesburg

first_imgHannaford Food & Drug South Burlington,Hannaford Supermarkets announced today that it plans to build a new Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy in Hinesburg. Hannaford will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for this facility.Hannaford has submitted plans and application materials to the Town of Hinesburg and is looking forward to working with local and state officials to secure approval. The proposed new supermarket will feature a butcher shop, produce and seafood departments, a bakery and a deli, and a full-service, drive-through pharmacy. The store will also sell locally grown and produced items through the Hannaford Close to Home program.‘We look forward to providing the residents of Hinesburg and the surrounding communities with a convenient, first-class shopping experience,’ said Matt Paul, Hannaford spokesperson. ‘Our plan to build a LEED-certified supermarket that features our everyday low prices and the nation’s first nutrition navigation system ‘ Guiding Stars ‘ shows that we are committed to our customers, the environment and the community.’The 35,000-square-foot store, proposed to be built in the remaining lot of the Giroux Commercial Subdivision with an entrance off Commerce Street, will employ about 100 associates.Hannaford has a history of environmental stewardship and forward-thinking design. In July 2009, the company opened the world’s most environmentally advanced supermarket in Augusta, Maine. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded the store Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, the USGBC’s highest standard. The company also opened a Gold LEED store in Duanesburg, N.Y., in June 2010.Hannaford will apply many of those principles at the Hinesburg store, such as the use of energy-efficient lighting and refrigeration systems.‘We’ll also emphasize recycling cardboard, plastic and other materials in our daily operations ‘ as we do in every Hannaford location ‘ to increase efficiency and reduce environmental impact,’ Paul said.Last year, Hannaford was named one of America’s 10 healthiest supermarkets by Health magazine. Its stores offer a large selection of natural and organic products, many of them supplied by local farms through the company’s Close to Home program. All Hannaford stores use Guiding Stars, an at-a-glance system that guides customers to foods with good, better and best nutritional value.‘We’ve found that programs such as Close to Home and Guiding Stars, combined with everyday low prices, earn strong approval from customers,’ Paul said.About Hannaford SupermarketsHannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 176 stores and employs more than 27,000 associates in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Most Hannaford locations have full-service pharmacies and all stores feature Guiding Stars, the nation’s first storewide nutrition navigation system.Source: Hannaford. 11.12.2010 is external).# # #last_img read more

Is your CFO your next CEO?

first_imgIf your chief leaves unexpectedly, the top finance person is often the natural interim leader. What can you do to be ready for the job?by: Bill Goedken, CPA, CMA, CGMAI have been working in and with financial institutions for four decades. During that time, I have attended literally thousands of board, supervisory committee, compliance and ALCO meetings. In addition, I have personally moderated or participated in over 600 strategic planning sessions. The intent is not to impress you with the numbers, but rather to lend statistical validity to the observations below.At many of these meetings, I meet privately with the board and also the CEO. Many subjects are discussed, including business continuity. As part of the discussion, I usually ask the question: “If the CEO unexpectedly left the credit union, who would take his/her place, at least in the interim, until a full CEO search can be completed?” It is a fair question – and one proper credit union governance should be prepared to address.The answer I hear over 50 percent of the time is: “the CFO.”The Interim CEOWhen the CEO departs suddenly, the credit union is placed in a unique – and delicate – situation. The employees, members, and community are looking for stability and leadership. Many times the chief financial officer will be asked to step up to become the interim CEO. Whether this arrangement becomes permanent depends on many factors, but at least in the interim, the CFO is the person. Why? The reasons are simple: continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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