Press release: Garage bosses allowed disqualified director to run company

first_imgJanice Rogers (61) and Elizabeth Dagg (70), both from Northumberland, were directors of Auto Testing Limited (ATL). Incorporated in February 2007, ATL operated as a car mechanics, fuel station and convenience store.There was also a third boss, Stewart Rogers. But the 72-year-old from Northumberland had been previously disqualified for five years in January 2011 in relation to his conduct as director of a separate company, Northern 4 x 4 Centre LTD, and should not have been managing the business.The company entered voluntary liquidation in October 2016 and the Insolvency Service were tipped off to Stewart Rogers’ involvement.Investigators were able to gather evidence which showed that Stewart Rogers had been running ATL and Janice Rogers, Stewart’s current wife, and Elizabeth Dagg, his ex-wife, had been aware of his disqualification.On 17 October 2018, the Secretary of State accepted a disqualification undertaking from Stewart Rogers, after he admitted acting as director whilst disqualified. His ban is effective from 7 November 2018 and lasts for 11 years.On the same day, the Secretary of State accepted disqualification undertakings from Janice Rogers and Elizabeth Dagg, after both admitted allowing Stewart Rogers to act as director whilst disqualified. Both bans are effective from 7 November 2018 and last for 5 years.Robert Clarke, Chief Investigator for the Insolvency Service, said: You can also follow the Insolvency Service on: Notes to editorsStewart Rogers is of Morpeth, Northumberland, and his date of birth is October 1946.Janice Rogers is of Morpeth, Northumberland, and her date of birth is June 1957.Elizabeth Dagg is of Morpeth, Northumberland, and her date of birth is April 1948A disqualification order has the effect that without specific permission of a court, a person with a disqualification cannot: Office currently closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Email [email protected] Disqualification undertakings are the administrative equivalent of a disqualification order but do not involve court proceedings.Persons subject to a disqualification order are bound by a range of other restrictions.The Insolvency Service administers the insolvency regime, investigating all compulsory liquidations and individual insolvencies (bankruptcies) through the Official Receiver to establish why they became insolvent. It may also use powers under the Companies Act 1985 to conduct confidential fact-finding investigations into the activities of live limited companies in the UK. In addition, the agency deals with disqualification of directors in corporate failures, assesses and pays statutory entitlement to redundancy payments when an employer cannot or will not pay employees, provides banking and investment services for bankruptcy and liquidation estate funds and advises ministers and other government departments on insolvency law and practice.Further information about the work of the Insolvency Service, and how to complain about financial misconduct, is available.Contact Press OfficeMedia enquiries for this press release – 020 7637 6498 Press Office Media Manager 0303 003 1743 Our investigation showed that Stewart Rogers was acting as a director of Auto Testing Limited in direct breach of the earlier disqualification undertaking he had given, and that Janice Rogers and Elizabeth Dagg had allowed him to do so. act as a director of a company take part, directly or indirectly, in the promotion, formation or management of a company or limited liability partnership be a receiver of a company’s property The Insolvency Service will vigorously pursue directors who ignore disqualification restrictions against them, as well as those that allow such directors to act. The length of the undertakings in this case sends a clear message that such behaviour will not be tolerated. This service is for journalists only. For any other queries, please contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line.For all media enquiries outside normal working hours, please contact the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Press Office on 020 7215 1000. Twitter LinkedIn YouTubelast_img read more

TOWIE star promotes the health benefits of bread

first_imgThe Federation of Bakers has teamed up with TOWIE star Georgia Kousoulou to launch a sportswear range inspired by bread. Featuring slogans including ‘I Run on Bread’, and ‘Eat, Sleep, Toast, Tone’, the limited-edition collection of leggings and vests aims to promote the humble loaf as the “perfect workout partner” and a healthy source of carbohydrate.The collaboration comes on the back of research which revealed that young women were unnecessarily shunning carbs from their diet.The poll of 2,000 females aged 18-35, conducted by research firm Opiniun, found that as many as 59% disregarded bread as a healthy source of carbohydrate, while more than a third (37%) believed that avoiding carbs entirely was an effective way to shape up.In addition, only 22% would consider eating bread as a means of boosting energy levels before exercise, the survey showed.  Sports nutritionist Anita Bean welcomed the pro-carb message and insisted bread had endured a “rough time” over the past few years due to the low-carb, gluten-free and fad diet trends.“There is no need for the 99% of the population who do not have coeliac disease to avoid bread,” she said. “Bread is good for you and is a healthy choice as part of a balanced diet. It is an important source of carbohydrate, which fuels the brain, nervous system and heart, as well as all your daily activities and exercise. It’s low fat, low in sugar, and wholegrain, wholemeal and brown bread is high in fibre, so If you’re serious about getting into shape, then bread can help you achieve this.”Kousoulou added: “As much as we can all get carried away with the latest expensive fad health trend, bread is an important part of eating healthily and is the perfect fuel for my workouts.”last_img read more

Club brings Hawaii to Notre Dame

first_imgStepan Center heated up Saturday night with Hawaii Club’s annual Lu’au celebration of Hawaiian culture. The event featured Hawaiian food, music and hula dancing amidst an extensively decorated arena, freshman club member and Hawaiian nativeMatt Matasci said. “Parents back home pick flowers and have them sent [for decorations],” he said. Parents of natives also sent Hawaiian shirts and necklaces for the Lu’au’s merchandise table, Matasci said. The efforts of the club members and their parents did not go unnoticed at the Lu’au. “It’s a great atmosphere,” junior attendee Tony Lefeld said. “Stepan Center is surprisingly well decorated.” Sophomore Camille Muth, secretary of the club, said the key function of Hawaii Club is to provide a supportive community for Hawaiian students making the tough transition from tropical sunshine to blustery permacloud. “This is one of those groups that really makes me feel at home here,” Muth said. The club forms its close bonds by recruiting members early, she said. The club holds meetings for incoming freshman the summer before they begin at Notre Dame to welcome them to the club and the University. These extensive efforts have translated into strong membership. “Most people from Hawaii tend to join the club,” Matasci said. “There are some things that you can’t understand unless you’re from Hawaii. It’s nice to have people from Hawaii to relate to.” Although the Lu’au is the club’s largest event, Muth said the Hawaii Club will continue to be a fun outlet for Hawaiian students on campus. “We all just get along really well, and have fun no matter what we’re doing,” she said.last_img read more

Fletcher Allen Health Care Names New President

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Fletcher Allen Health Care Board of Trustees has named Melinda L. Estes, M.D., as president and chief executive officer of Vermont’s academic medical center following a national search. Dr. Estes, 50, is a neurologist and neuropathologist who also has a master’s degree in Business Administration. She has spent most of the last two decades in The Cleveland Clinic health care system, holding a variety of positions of progressive responsibility. Since 2001, she has served as chief executive officer and chair of the board of governors of Cleveland Clinic Florida where she oversees both Cleveland Clinic Naples and Cleveland Clinic Weston.”The Board of Trustees, in consultation with the search committee and with input from a variety of stakeholders both inside the organization and in the community, is excited to announce that Dr. Melinda Estes has accepted our offer to be the next chief executive officer of Fletcher Allen,” said Louise McCarren, chair of the Fletcher Allen Board of Trustees and chair of the CEO search committee.”Dr. Estes impressed us with her in-depth knowledge and understanding of the challenges that face academic medical centers and her track record for successfully addressing these challenges through a collaborative management style,” McCarren said. “Her administrative health care experience, combined with her passion for academic medicine and her boundless energy, made her the unanimous choice to lead Fletcher Allen at this point in its history.””It is a great honor for me to have been selected to be the next CEO of Fletcher Allen,” Dr. Estes said. “Through my interactions with employees, trustees and community leaders, it quickly became clear that Fletcher Allen has a high degree of commitment both to the community and its academic mission. I look forward to applying all of my background and experience to help the health system, its employees and the academic enterprise to achieve their full potential.”Dr. Estes will succeed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Edwin I. Colodny who has served in that role since October 7, 2002.Prior to becoming CEO of Cleveland Clinic Florida, Dr. Estes was appointed executive director of business development at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio in October, 2000. She also served as chief medical officer of Cleveland Clinic Florida.Prior to rejoining The Cleveland Clinic in 2000, Dr. Estes served as executive vice president and chief of staff for the MetroHealth System (MHS) in Cleveland from 1997-2000. In that role, she was responsible for all operational and financial management, strategic planning and hospital management of MHS, a 700+ bed academic medical center with an employee base of 5,000.Previous to joining MetroHealth, Dr. Estes was associate chief of staff of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 1990-1997. In that role, she managed human resource issues for more than 700 group-practice physicians and was directly responsible for career development, performance evaluation and compensation.In 1990, Dr. Estes became the first woman to be elected to The Cleveland Clinic’s Board of Governors, the nine-member executive management group of the Clinic responsible for establishing the future direction of the Clinic through strategic planning, recruitment and fiscal management.Dr. Estes also has served as head of neuropathology at the Clinic, is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, and her research has resulted in more than 100 scientific papers published.She received her medical degree from the University of Texas, Galveston in 1978, and completed a neurology residency at the University of Texas, Galveston in 1982. She also was a neuropathology fellow at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 1982-1984 and completed special training in pediatric neuropathology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 1984.Dr. Estes earned her bachelor of science degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and earned an MBA from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management in 1995.Dr. Estes is married to Dr. Harold (Holly) Hollingsworth Morris III, a neurologist at The Cleveland Clinic. She and her husband enjoy hiking, canoeing and biking and have two daughters, one high school age and one in college. Dr. Estes is an avid runner and a musician.a musician.last_img read more

Does the Mainstream Corrupt?

first_imgAs a competitive kayaker, I have always laughed at the word “pro” when it is accompanied with my sport.  Due to the small numbers in the whitewater industry, there are very few, if any, athletes who can eke a living solely out of being an athlete.  The people who are passionate and dedicated enough to try to make their living in the industry end up doing a number of different things to make ends meet… design product, produce videos, take pictures, etc.I have sometime dreamt of what it would feel like to sign the multi-million dollar contracts that exist in some larger sports.  There couldn’t be anything cooler than doing what you love to do, and being compensated well enough to support your family once you have cashed in your athletic shelf life.As far as kayaking goes however… there is no doubt about the fact that our sport is continuing its movement towards the mainstream.  I just watched this video of whitewater legend Steve Fisher dropping Jackass personality Bam Margera off of 82 foot Metlako Falls in Oregon:With Margera and motorsports icon Travis Pastrana giving kayaking some legitimate press, things seem to be accelerating towards the world of energy drinks and other commercial involvement in our sport.  While athletes are obviously going to be psyched about the increased revenue injection into the pie, my question to you is this…Is exposure, money, and the movement to the mainstream a good thing?There is something to be said for the grassroots nature of a bunch of people doing something that they love simply because they love it, and with no ulterior motives.  The river is a place of solitude and meditation that doesn’t lend itself well to spectators, grandstands, and booming commentators.  We risk losing something essential about our sport if that is the way things develop…On the other side of the coin, it is impossible to get on the river without being affected by its power, and realizing what is really important out there.  The same people who are currently leading the mainstream development of our sport are also those who have the deepest respect for the river.I competed in a spectacular event this past weekend by the name of the North Fork Championships.  This race was an unbelievable one to be a part of… 30 invited athletes, five wildcards, a massive class V rapid, remote control camera helicopters, a Red Bull ramp… you get the idea.  Regardless of the high profile nature of it, and the huge cash purse that was up for grabs, the competitors banded together like no event that I have ever seen.  Lines and strategies were shared freely, and everyone had each other’s backs at all times.  A great river was done justice through a great event and great paddlers.  And there was not a spec of garbage to be seen afterwards… the rapid roared on as it always had.Ultimately, there will be people on both sides of the argument here.  I am excited about the development of our sport, but I just hope that we can all keep those roots in mind.  Let’s channel that development to increase advocacy for clean water, river access, and protection of the wild places on the planet.  I think that we can have it all if we do it right.What do you think?last_img read more

Man Killed in Greenlawn Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating a crash that killed a man in Greenlawn early Wednesday morning. The victim, whose identity is being withheld pending family notification, was driving a 2009 Volkswagen westbound on Little Plains Road at 12:30 a.m. when the car left the roadway, struck a tree and a fence, crashed into two parked cars and then overturned, police said. The man was transported to Huntington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time after arrival, police said. The Volkswagen was impounded for a safety check, police said. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

3 ways successful people start their week off right

first_img 162SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details Weekends are fantastic, and hopefully your job is as well. But even if your job is great, it can be hard to switch gears when the weekend comes to a close. Here are a few ways you can start your work week off right and keep it on the path to awesomeness.Get in a routine: If you don’t follow a work routine, Monday morning is the perfect time to start one. When your wake-up, breakfast, and commute are all on a schedule, you’ll have a productive and energetic start to your day. Your snooze button might be extra attractive after a busy weekend, but being rushed will only lead to being unprepared. Starting your morning off on the wrong foot is the perfect way to ruin your day.Get your blood flowing: We’ve talked before about the benefits of exercise, so hit the gym in the morning if you can. A good workout can improve brain function and give you more energy, not to mention improve the quality of your sleep. Starting your week by providing your body these benefits can catapult you down a road to personal and professional success. Don’t deny yourself this opportunity.Get in early: As easy as it sounds, an extra half hour on Monday morning is a great way for you to get your bearings and asses your to-do list before your life is invaded by emails and requests from co-workers or customers. Think of it as a race. If a race starts at 8 am, you’re not showing up at 7:58, slapping a number on your chest, and taking off for the finish line. You’d be much better off if you leave yourself enough time to stretch and mentally focus. Being early to work allows you to prepare for the week ahead so you’re not playing catch-up all day.last_img read more

Bird slaughter in Russia attempts to contain avian flu

first_imgAug 2, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Mass culling of domestic poultry in 13 villages in the Novosibirsk province of Russia is reportedly being carried out today. In addition, thousands of area families are being checked daily for illness, and farmers have been ordered to wear protective garments in an effort to contain the avian influenza outbreak there.Valery Mikheyev, chief public health officer in the province, announced today’s plans, following up by saying that there was “no cause for alarm” and that “up to 6,000 people are being checked per day,” according to Russian news agency Itar-Tass.Novosibirsk officials met yesterday with Governor Viktor Tolokonsky to determine actions to take to contain the outbreak, says a story in the Moscow Times. That report says poultry farm workers there were told to wear protective clothing and undergo disinfection procedures.Local government officials in Novobirsk have said that the farmers affected will be reimbursed for their animals; the equivalent of $315,000 has been set aside for that purpose.Other nearby regions have been affected as well. Varous news services have reported in the past day that more than 300 domestic poultry have died in Altai and that the veterinary service confirmed H5N1 avian flu as the cause.In the Omsk region, more than 450 poultry have died, but the cause remains to be determined, according to the Moscow Times story.The Pavlodar province of neighboring Kazakhstan reported today to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) that 2,350 geese and 450 ducks had been destroyed after the death of 400 poultry there.The H5N1 virus in these parts of Siberia is presumed to have brought by birds migrating from areas of Southeast Asia. No human cases of H5N1 flu have been reported in Russia or Kazakhstan, but the situation is being watched carefully by international health groups. The disease has officially caused 109 human cases, including 55 deaths, in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia.last_img read more

Intel in talks to buy Israel’s Moovit public transit app for $1 billion: Media

first_imgChipmaker Intel Corp is in advanced talks to acquire Israeli public transit app developer Moovit for US$1 billion, financial news website Calcalist reported on Sunday.Moovit has raised $133 million from investors including Intel, BMW iVentures and Sequoia Capital.Officials at Intel Israel and Moovit declined to comment on the report. Calcalist reported that people with knowledge of the talks, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the deal is very close to being signed.Moovit’s free mobile navigation app provides transit information to more than 750 million users in 100 countries.Last month it launched an emergency mobilization service, which was created for transit agencies and enterprises during the COVID-19 pandemic. The technology transforms vehicle fleets into an on-demand service to get essential employees safely to work and has been implemented in a number of cities by large corporations.Intel has made significant investments already in Israel, having acquired autonomous vehicle technology provider Mobileye for $15.3 billion in 2017. In December it bought Israeli artificial intelligence firm Habana Labs for $2 billion.Topics :last_img read more

TOBAM joins smart beta bonds fray

first_imgOne of the pioneers of equity smart beta, Paris-based TOBAM, has joined the handful of competitors, including Pimco, Research Affiliates, Quoniam and Ossiam, in launching a strategy in fixed income.TOBAM’s US credit strategy has been seeded with €30m from an existing investor and will be the first sub-fund in the firm’s new Luxembourg SICAV, Most Diversified Portfolio.It is the first to transfer the maximum diversification methodology from equities to bonds, applying the Merrill Lynch US Corporate Bond index as reference. Maximum diversification aims to construct portfolios that maximise the ratio of their constituents’ weighted average volatility to the portfolios’ overall volatility.TOBAM’s president and CIO Yves Choueifaty said: “We have exported the concept to most equity markets now, and the market closest to equity is credit.” “We will look at other markets after starting in the US as the most liquid and efficient,” he added. “Expansion into other markets will be driven by client appetite, as always, and for now we are dedicated to making this strategy successful, but we have proven the portability of the concept.”Choueifaty claims that on average maximum diversification will add 120 basis points of annual return over the benchmark, with 15-20% less volatility.While Choueifaty acknowledges the potential for credit markets to exhibit high correlations, he argues that much of this comes from duration. The TOBAM strategy will maintain the same duration as the Merrill Lynch universe.For similar reasons, he told IPE that the only market to which he would be reluctant to apply maximum diversification is government bonds – despite this being the focus of the first fixed income smart beta products.“The concept depends on an understanding that market participants are rational actors, and in government bonds we have a completely irrational actor in the form of central banks,” he said.Nonetheless, implementation in corporate bonds is not as straightforward as in equity markets. Liquidity is tighter, documentation and covenants vary from one security to another, and individual issuers often have many more than one bond, at different maturities, outstanding at any one time. Security selection is important, and TOBAM hired a fixed income expert from Société Générale in January to help in this area, once the basic applicability of the concept had been assessed.“While selection will not diverge very much from the theoretical portfolio, this strategy cannot simply rely on the mathematics,” said Choueifaty. “Maximum diversification in equities is like flying an Airbus, whereas in fixed income it is more like flying a Cessna.”TOBAM, which is owned by its employees, Amundi and US pensions giant CalPERS, enjoyed a successful 2013, doubling it’s assets under management. It now manages $6bn (€4.3bn). Pension funds represent more than 80% of those assets, with most coming from Switzerland, North America, the Netherlands and the UK. The firm aims to raise its North American assets from 21% to 50%, and as part of that effort it recently announced an agreement with The Dreyfus Corporation, a BNY Mellon company, to launch the Dreyfus TOBAM Emerging Markets fund.last_img read more