Previous Article Next Article Investmentbank Merrill Lynch has sent e-mails to all of its 65,000 staff asking them toconsider taking voluntary redundancy.Theinvestment bank, which has staff in 44 countries, has asked all employees fromsecretaries to analysts and brokers to consider the offer.TheUS company is offering 12 to 54 weeks’ salary, depending on length of service,and staff have been given a few weeks to decide.MerrillLynch’s third-quarter results revealed that its year-to-date operating earningswere $1.9bn, 35 per cent lower than the first nine months of 2000.Itemploys around 8,000 staff in the UK and the City of London is its headquartersfor Europe, the Middle East and Africa.Acompany spokesman said, “We are reviewing all areas of business to ensurethey are sized properly for the market opportunity at the moment. The marketcondition is a major factor of that.”Thecompany would not comment on how many positions it is hoping to lose. Related posts:No related photos. Merrill Lynch cuts global workforceOn 30 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.
Maida didn’t want to speculate on how the Leafs would replace McCarthy’s scoring.“To me losing Colton just gives someone else on the team the opportunity to step up and fill that spot,” Maida explained.McCarthy attended the Warriors camp.Moose Jaw management wanted McCarthy to stay, but the skillful sniper felt it was better to develop his game at the junior B level.Then in early November the Warriors put in a call to McCarthy to play for the WHL club during a three-game road trip to Medicine Hat, Calgary and Cranbrook to play the Kootenay Ice.Those three games have McCarthy confident the transition wouldn’t be that bumpy.“It was a great experience to play those games,” said McCarthy, with 20 goals and 10 assists in 25 games.“While I think it may take a couple of games to get comfortable, once I’m there I know I’ll be fine.”Leaf fans get one more chance to see their star in action Saturday when the Leafs host the Kimberley Dynamiters.One more opportunity to see the rookie weave his magic on the ice at the NDCC Arena before leaving for the bright lights of Tier I Junior A.“It was a hard decision,” McCarthy confessed.“I had to think about it a lot before I finally decided this was the right time to go to Moose Jaw.”It’s tough to leave Nelson but hopefully the guys get to the Cyclone (Taylor Cup, Junior B Hockey Championship) and do really well there.”And hopefully their teammate shows what Leaf hockey is all about in the Dub. Fans watching Colton McCarthy weave his way through the Grand Forks defence before setting up teammate Colton Schell for Nelson’s first goal during Wednesday’s 4-1 win at the NDCC Arena may want to file that image into their memory banks.Because there may not be very many more spectacular plays coming from the 16-year-old Salmon Arm rookie in a Green and White jersey after McCarthy accepted an offer to join the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League.McCarthy leaves Sunday for the prairies to begin his Tier I Junior Hockey career.“The Moose Jaw GM (Alan Millar) phoned me up Friday while I was in school and told me they’d like to call me up for the rest of the year,” McCarthy said before Thursday’s Leaf practice at the NDCC Arena.“While I’m very excited with the offer I’m sad that I’ll have to leave the boys here in Nelson. . . . I love it here.”McCarthy has been everything Leaf head coach Frank Maida could hope for in a rookie.His gifted hands have made him a threat to score whenever he’s been on the ice.The 6-foot, 170-pound center scored twice in his first game as a junior, and tallied in five of the first six games.McCarthy is second in goals scored in entire KIJHL — two behind Spencer Samuel of Revelstoke — and has scored in 14 of Nelson’s 29 games.“My first concern is this the right move for Colton, but that’s our goal as an organization, to develop players for the next level,” said Leaf coach Frank Maida, who last season saw sniper Patrick Martens leave the hockey team for the BCHL midway through the season.“We’ve always move players up to Junior A, but I don’t think we’ve seen one go to the WHL.”
Feeling lost in London? Need to connect with other South Africans, find a job, hear about home or just wake up and smell the boerewors? Check out our comprehensive guide to South African news, services, social clubs, communities, business networks and entertainment in London. AaardvarkSoos baie van julle seker al gehoor het, het daar ‘n nuwe Afrikaanse pub oopgemaak in Surray Quays. Kom maak gerus ‘n draai. Oop elke aand vanaf 18.00.The Africa Centre The heart of Africa in the heart of London.African South Portal and forum for Saffers in the UK. AfricaUKNews, entertainment, business, networking, discussion forums, listings of African service providers and organisations in the UK. AntipodateSite for Aussies, Kiwis, Saffas, Zimbos or other southern hemisphere expats in the UK and Ireland who are looking for a friend, date, travel partner or serious relationship. Black PepperBlack Pepper provides entertainment for South Africans in the UK. The company organise concerts, parties, comedians, golf days, DJs, corporate events, outings, sporting events and coach trips. The Bok BarThe Springbok Bar has been renamed and refurbished. There are two Bok Bars in London, offering South African beers and wines, as well as plasma TV screens for sporting events. Braai ClubA free social club that organises braais for South Africans in the UK, “and shares our braaing expertise with our UK hosts”. The club offers discounts and other services to members. Community HeartCommunity Heart is a Manchester-based charity focused on health, education and reconstruction training projects in South Africa, based on the principle of self-help. Volunteers collect books for SA schoolchildren and raise funds for Rape Crisis and HIV/Aids-orphan projects, among others. GumtreeGumtree was started in London in 2000 as a community site designed to connect people who had just arrived in the city and needed help with accommodation, employment and social opportunities. It’s now London’s largest flat share and job site, and one of the city’s best local buy-and-sell forums. There are also Gumtree sites for Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Guildford, Manchester, Reading, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Dublin, as well as at home in Cape Town, Durban and Joburg. Homecoming RevolutionAn independent non-profit organisation aimed at encouraging and helping South Africans living abroad to return home. Organises numerous events and seminars. JislaaikPortal for South African expats offering news, jobs, e-mail, a dating service and more.KaeKapaKaeNews and event links, plus a gadget/CD/DVD store, for South Africans in London and the UK.Radio SA Radio station for South African expats, broadcast from London. Listen online. Rainbow NationAn advice and information portal for South Africans living and working in the UK. Links to forums, immigration advice, clubs and societies, recipes, online shops and more. SA Business ClubThe South African Business Club was launched in September 1993 as a meeting point for South African business people in the UK. The club allows South Africans and those with South African connections to network and pool resources for business development both in the UK and abroad. An online directory of members is maintained with members-only access. Saffers UniteA social club for South Africans, Australians and New Zealanders in London. Organises drinks and parties in London via an e-mail database. It’s a fun, non-commercial service so, unless otherwise stated, there is no cost. SanzaA site for Sanzas (South Africans, Kiwis and Aussies) living in the UK. Offers a range of information, news from home, a chat forum, competitions, an events diary and an online shop for goodies from home.SA PROMO Home-based South African? Make sure South Africans living in the UK don’t forget about your products and services. UK-based South African? Get quick access to world-class products and services by South Africans, for South Africans. SA ReunitedTrack down your long-lost South African school, university and army friends. Read their notes and view their photos. Includes a dating service. South African TimesThe South African Times has been the voice of South Africans in the UK since 1993 and has recently been re launched on a monthly basis. It is a free magazine available on the last Tuesday of every month, from branded bins and promotional teams at South West tube stations, as well as South African shops, bars and supermarkets in the South West. The new South African Times website offers the latest news, expat events, visa advice, discussion forums and a jobs section.SlapchipsA comprehensive directory of South African businesses and clubs in the UK and across the world.South Africa HouseThe South African High Commission to the UK, based in London. The South AfricanAnother free newspaper, read by an estimated 80,000 South Africans throughout the UK and Europe on a weekly basis. It is distributed every Wednesday and available at a range of tube stations, restaurants, pubs, travel agents and other South African hot spots in greater London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Reading, Oxford, Cambridge and Brighton. Springbok Supporters ClubThe official Springbok Supporters Club in the UK. UpnUnder ComedyBased in London, UpnUnder is the northern hemisphere’s only South African promoted comedy touring and productions agency. It brings the best international touring comedians from South Africa to audiences in the UK, South Africa, Europe and the world. VoetsekBiltong, news, opinion, flights, info, jobs e-mail, visa help, advice and many other services for South Africans in London, the UK, Ireland and Europe.WORKgateways Helps organise engineering, town planning, construction, nursing and other jobs in the UK for travellers from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.Yebo Africa Cheap phone calls from the UK to South African landlines and mobiles, and to Zimbabwean landlines. Zulus BarZulus Bars are South African themed bars, one in Leytonstone (east London), and one in Fulham (southwest London).
Arsenal defender Chambers determined to be first-choice for Emeryby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Calum Chambers is determined to be a first-choice for manager Unai Emery.The England international has begun the season impressively.He said, “I think to establish yourself here, you need to play week in, week out. It’s the same at every club you go to. When you’re playing week in, week out that’s when you really establish yourself to the team and the fans.”That’s a goal I want to push for, it’s one of my aims, so I’ve got to figure out how I can do that. I need to work on things off the pitch to help me achieve that, that’s the aim for this season.”I feel good, I’ve had a good summer, pre-season’s gone well and I’ve settled back in nicely with the lads and the new manager. I’m ready for this season ahead, I’m ready to fight and ready to give everything to this team. I’m excited for the season ahead and what we can achieve.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
It’s official – the Michigan State Spartans are going to win the NCAA title next Monday. Well, at least according to a bunch of ridiculously cute puppies. Tuesday night, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon renewed one of its more popular clips, airing a March Madness version of its “Puppies Predict” segment. Kentucky and Wisconsin each had one puppy eating from their bowl, while MSU eventually had three. Easy winner.After watching the clip, we’re not quite convinced that Fallon realizes that there’s a difference between Michigan and Michigan State, but that’s not really the point. The puppies have spoken. Head to the casino immediately.
GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (left) celebrates his second quarter touchdown with running back Jalin Marshall #7 (right) during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Ohio State just took a 35-21 lead over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl on running back Ezekiel Elliott’s fourth touchdown of the game, a 48-yard scamper.After the play, Elliott did Buckeye defense lineman Joey Bosa’s patented shrug celebration, a way of recognizing the star defensive end, who was ejected from the game in the first quarter for targeting.Bosa saw the shout-out, and acknowledged it on Twitter. See you Zeke— Joey Bosa (@jbbigbear) January 1, 2016Ohio State just intercepted a DeShone Kizer pass, and could put this game out of reach for good.
Kolkata: A middle- aged man who was on his way to his relative’s funeral got bruises on his throat from manja (kite flying thread) on Friday.According to sources, the incident took place at 6 pm and the man got stitches on his throat and fingers. Md Ghufran, a resident of Shibpur who was heading towards Alimuddin Street from Howrah Shibpur on a bike, was about to get down from the Vidyasagar Setu, when he noticed itching and a burning sensation on his throat and fingers. He then noticed blood coming out from his throat and fingers. A police case has also being registered in this connection. The incident reminds about a man whose face was slashed due to kite string on Maa flyover recently.
FREDERICTON – New Brunswickers will buy their legal marijuana at a subsidiary of the province’s liquor commission — and have sommelier-like staff to guide them.The province also announced Wednesday the stores will be more tightly controlled than liquor outlets, but home delivery will be available.“No one under the legal age will be allowed inside the premises. That will happen at the reception area, after which people will be able to enter the retail environment,” NB Liquor president Brian Harriman told a news conference.“The product will be displayed under glass cases and it will be a one-on-one shopping experience … We will ensure our retail staff are highly trained and able to educate and help people who want to learn about cannabis have that opportunity in the store environment.”Finance Minister Cathy Rogers said other jurisdictions like Colorado and Washington recommended starting with tight government oversight, and New Brunswick’s Crown-owned liquor agency is well-positioned for the job.“NB Liquor has the experience in the retail market selling a regulated substance, and we believe their knowledge and expertise will provide for a smooth transition into this new territory,” she said.The federal government is expected to legalize recreational marijuana starting in July 2018, although some provinces, territories and police agencies have lobbied for a delay. Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor has said the government is sticking to the deadline, and Rogers says that’s the date New Brunswick is preparing for.A tender was recently issued for 20 retail locations in 15 communities across the province.Harriman said the retail locations will be separate from anywhere liquor is now sold. The number of employees has not been determined, but each will require a lot of product knowledge, he said.Jamie Agnew, president of the CUPE local that represents about 500 NB Liquor employees, said staff will have to be trained much like sommeliers in liquor stores.“People need to know about the CBDs and the THCs, sativa and indica. There’s a lot of science around the marijuana now. Just as in wine and scotch, there’s a tasting wheel,” said Agnew, who currently uses medicinal marijuana himself.Last month, Ontario announced it plans to set the minimum age at 19 and sell cannabis through government-run outlets.Earlier this month, Alberta proposed to make 18 the minimum age to use cannabis, with no decision yet on whether to sell cannabis through government-run stores or through private operators. The Nova Scotia government is seeking feedback on a legal age of 19 for marijuana use, with sales through a Crown corporation like the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.Ross Wetmore, a critic for the Opposition Progressive Conservatives in New Brunswick, said his party would have preferred a private retail model, but will reserve further comment until they see all the details.The minimum age to buy recreational marijuana, pricing, the name of the new stores, and the kind of education programs have yet to be determined.Wetmore said many of those things should already be decided.“We should have been starting our education right now. We are behind on that. Law enforcement has some concerns. We have a lot of questions to ask of the minister,” Wetmore said.Harriman said online sales will also be available for pick-up at a retail store or home delivery.He said it has not been determined who will do the home delivery, but it will require the same kind of identification and age verification at the door that’s now in place for delivery of medicinal marijuana.Both Rogers and Harriman say the goal is to get recreational cannabis out of the hands of young people and criminals.Harriman said the experience in other places such as Colorado has been that the illegal market is reduced significantly once sales are controlled and legalized.Rogers said illegal dispensaries will remain illegal, and an issue for public safety officials to deal with.
Many of Ontario’s craft beer brewers refuse to sacrifice quality and lower their prices to a loonie per can despite the new Progressive Conservative buck-a-beer plan.Instead, consumers may soon be paying more for small-batch suds as brewers adjust to higher prices for cans amid a trade war with Canada’s southern neighbour.“I would argue that no one in Ontario — at least no one in the Ontario craft brewing market — can possibly afford to sell their beer at that price and make … any money,” said Matt Gibson, manager of corporate sales and marketing for Burlington, Ont.-based Nickel Brook Brewing.The brewery’s least expensive product now retails at $3.05, well above the new minimums set to take effect August 27.Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday his government would lower the minimum price of a bottle or can of beer with an alcohol volume below 5.6 per cent to $1 from $1.25. The provincial government will offer a number of non-financial incentives, like prime spots in Liquor Control Board of Ontario stores and advertising in flyers or inserts, to companies that participate.A number of the province’s craft brewers decried the policy — a highly publicized campaign promise — on social media, saying they could not afford to participate without sacrificing the quality of their product.Nickel Brook Brewing would have to skimp on ingredients, fire some employees to reduce labour costs or accept the product as a loss leader to be able to charge a loonie, said Gibson, adding all three options are non-starters.The sole brewery that will reportedly offer a $1 beer so far is Barley Days Brewery, where Ford made the announcement. It did not immediately respond to a request for comment.It’s unclear how the larger brewers will respond. Molson Coors Canada, the country’s second largest industry player according to a recent report by market-research firm IBISWorld, does not publicly comment on pricing, said spokesman Josh Stewart in an email. The other two largest companies, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Moosehead Breweries, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The government incentives for companies that can afford to participate, like prime shelf space, concern Nickel Brook Brewing and many other craft brewers.The brewery regularly pays thousands of dollars for such benefits and they tend to result in a sales uptick, he said. If Nickel Brook Brewing can’t participate in as many of these programs because they’re being given away, he said, that will inevitably impact sales.Muskoka Brewery, which operates out of Bracebridge, Ont., also can’t lower its prices while maintaining beer quality and paying their employees a living wage, said president Todd Lewin, who added there’s some shock and surprise over how the government plans to roll out the policy.“For sure, it’s a concern that the playing field isn’t level,” he said.Companies like his “invest quite heavily” in participating in those kinds of programs, Lewin said, and seeing others get that space for free “just doesn’t feel very fair.”That’s potentially problematic for an industry already grappling with recent aluminum tariffs.U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a 10 per cent fee on metal imports in early July. That decision resulted in longer wait times for can orders for breweries like Nickle Brook, said Gibson, as larger companies that need cans for their products placed much larger orders.The brewery’s lead time for orders jumped from eight weeks to 20 weeks or more, he said. The company’s been forced to use cans for less popular beers to house its better-selling brews and slap stickers on them indicating what’s inside.“We’re using whatever cans we have on hand right now to keep up with demand,” Gibson said. “If we don’t put cans out, we go out of business.”Some breweries will really struggle over the next couple of months because they’ll be unable to get any product out, he predicted.Higher prices for consumers will start to show up in stores soon, he said, as companies pass on at least part of the increased cost for cans onto beer drinkers.For now, Muskoka Brewery is eating the extra cost, said Lewin.“It’s just something that affects the bottom line,” he said, adding the company reviews its pricing quarterly and will do so again in the fall based on a multitude of factors, including the new aluminum tariff.“I think it’s still up in the air a little bit.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.
New members to the Board include Lori Ackerman, Margo Wagner, and Carol Leclerc.Ackerman will be serving as Vice-Chair, Wagner as Board Chair, and Leclerc as Director at Large.Wendy Benyk is serving as finance committee chair for a second term.CEO of Northern Development Initiative Trust, Joel McKay, says he would like to congratulate Wagner on becoming the Board’s first female chair.“I want to congratulate Chair Wagner on her election as Chair of the Trust’s Board of Directors and as the first female to sit at the head of the director’s table. I admire Chair Wagner’s commitment to the people and causes that impact the north and look forward to working together with her and the rest of our executive team.”Northern Development is an independent regional economic development corporation focused on stimulating economic growth and job creation in Central and Northern British Columbia. PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The Northern Development Initiative Trust has announced the acclimation of three new executive members to its board of directors.According to the Trust, for the first time since its inception, the board has a female chair and an all-female executive committee.These new executive members were elected at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting on April 24, 2019.