ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileARDOVA PLC formerly (Forte Oil Plc) sources and markets petroleum products in Nigeria which includes fuels, production chemicals, lubricants, greases and power generation for automobiles, aircraft, machines and equipment. The Fuel division supplies white petroleum products, aviation turbine kerosene and Jet A-1 aviation fuels; the Upstream division supplies ancillary products for the exploration and production sub-sector of the oil and gas industry; retail and industrial products include lubricants and grease; organic and petro-chemicals; premium motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and fuel oils. Forte Oil Plc also has business interests in power generation through the 414MW Geregu power plant located in Kogi state. Established in 1964 and formerly known as African Petroleum Plc, the company changed its name to Forte Oil Plc in 2010. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. ARDOVA PLC is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

[GOL]KHANEH House / SHABOFFICE

first_imgArchitects: SHABOFFICE Area Area of this architecture project Projects Photographs Iran “COPY” Year:  Save this picture!© Parham Taghioff+ 38 Share Area:  798 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882209/gol-khaneh-house-shaboffice Clipboard CopyHouses•Iran “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882209/gol-khaneh-house-shaboffice Clipboard Manufacturers: Avandad, Miniatour, Venus glassProject And Construction Management:Shabnam HosseiniRepresentation And Graphics:Ava DehghaniStructural Design:Sarvin SazehMechanical Consultant:Ali GhanizadehElectrical Consultant:Ali PiltanMechanical & Electrical Contractor:Behzad PourshabLandscape Contractor:Hamid DarianManufacturer:Venus Glass, Avandad, MiniatourClient:PrivateArchitect In Charge:Shabnam HosseiniTeam:Hamish Rhodes, Somayeh Derakhshan, Sarvenaz DadgarCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Parham TaghioffRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAX[GOL]KHANEH is located on the outskirts of the city of Karaj, about 60km west of Tehran. It is designed and built as a vacation home for a family of 6.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffTwo adjacent but separate plots – each about 5000 square meters – form the site for this project. Plot A was thick with old fruit trees while Plot B, adjacent to a noisy street with a chaotic line of low-rise residential buildings, was dry and barely had any trees because of a previous fire. Therefore, Plot B was chosen as the building site and creating a buffer to maximize privacy and limit views and noise transfer from the neighbouring street to the site quickly became a priority in design.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Parham TaghioffMassing of this project is a direct response to site conditions as it aims to form a long and linear volume – similar to a thick wall – and act as a barrier against the noise and chaos of the adjacent street and to block views into the site. The volume is further deformed to embrace the swimming pool and create a private pocket around it. Insertion of the driveway and the swimming pool affect the volume on the ground level and result in shaded areas for drop-off and outdoor sitting.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Parham TaghioffThe resulting dynamic and modern form is wrapped with a brick skin – a long-standing element in Iranian architecture. Bricks are from Heydari Kiln – traditional full bricks each made by hand. The brick layering technique is “Kaleh-rasteh”, one full brick followed by a half brick. Three simple variations on this technique create the opportunity to have different textures on the façade to register level 0 and level 1 as two separate layers and have porosity at windows and balcony balustrades.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffA line of full-height windows on the ground floor opens the façade to focus all views on the swimming pool and on Level 1 a long shaded terrace connecting the bedrooms overlooks the pool and the rest of the site. Back of the building remains closed and solid.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffStructural system is concrete slab and columns with columns pushed to the sides and following the direction and form of the building.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffLandscape design remains integral to the project. Path lines are following building lines and material palette is cast-concrete and gravel. Plants are chosen from a wild and grass-type palette to create a natural and accidental feel.Save this picture!Courtesy of SHABOFFICEProject gallerySee allShow lessTanpo Solar School / Csoma’s Room FoundationSelected ProjectsArchitect’s Studio / Atelier TAO+CSelected Projects Share ArchDaily 2017 Houses [GOL]KHANEH House / SHABOFFICE Photographs:  Parham Taghioff, Ava Dehghani, Mahrad Reyhani, Hossein Marjovi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project [GOL]KHANEH House / SHABOFFICESave this projectSave[GOL]KHANEH House / SHABOFFICE CopyAbout this officeSHABOFFICEOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIranPublished on October 26, 2017Cite: “[GOL]KHANEH House / SHABOFFICE” 25 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Motor Neurone Disease Association launches VR tour in legacy drive

first_imgMotor Neurone Disease Association launches VR tour in legacy drive Tagged with: legacy fundraising virtual reality Advertisement  434 total views,  2 views today  435 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1CSu-i54dw[/youtube] Melanie May | 13 May 2019 | News The Motor Neurone Disease Association is using a virtual reality tour of a laboratory to demonstrate the impact that gifts in Wills have on funding research into motor neurone disease.The charity created the 360-degree film to give people a fully immersive experience as it follows a donated skin sample from arrival at the lab to drug screening for potential new treatments.The charity collaborated with creative agency Flix Films to produce the eight-minute video which was unveiled at an MND Association legacy event. Filming took place at the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), one of the world’s leading centres for research into MND and home to seven MND Association funded research projects. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Previously the Association has hosted events at the Institute giving donors a behind the scenes glimpse into MND research. The film, introduced by Professor Dame Pam Shaw, director of SITraN, and narrated by researchers, scientists and MND Association staff, will replicate the experience for others further afield.When watched through a virtual reality headset the film gives viewers a full guided tour of the lab, including ‘through the microsope’ images and close ups of the researchers at work.Legacy marketing manager at the charity, Emma Fellows said:“We are delighted that we can bring more people closer to our work with this virtual lab tour. Our legacy events help demonstrate the importance of gifts in wills to MND research but with only a few labs we can visit we are limited on the number of supporters we can invite. Now we can take MND research to more of our supporters around the country and raise awareness of legacies and how they could give future generations hope of a world free from MND.” 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 www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Spring Football Roster has new pep in its step

first_imgSGA elections: A guide to candidate platforms World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Kat Matthewshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kat-matthews/ Facebook Facebook printTwo former cheerleaders exchanged their megaphones for footballs this semester.Sophomore Jack Feltgen and Junior Christian Darter left behind their days with TCU Cheer to play college football.Both Feltgen and Darter said the prestige of TCU’s football program was a factor in their decision to try out.“We have a great tradition and a great program,” Feltgen said.  “Why couldn’t I be a part of something like this and give it a shot before I graduate?”Both men finished the two-week tryout period and are now going through spring training.  If Feltgen and Darter earn their keep, the coaches will invite them to summer training as part of the team.Darter said about 105 players total are invited to summer camp, including new high school recruits and past TCU players.“There’s quite a few people competing for 105 spots,” Darter said.A key to the summer camp invitation is making a lasting impression on the coaches.  Feltgen said everyone has been working as hard as possible to prove themselves.“I’ve been busting my butt the best I can, haven’t we all?” said Feltgen. “But all of us are trying to make the best impression we can.”Both Feltgen and Darter said the strength and conditioning needed for cheerleading helped to prepare them for football tryouts.A few TCU Cheerleaders demonstrated that strength and conditioning while performing different cheer tricks at the cheer gym:However, both men agreed they still need to improve their skills before they feel football ready.“It’s definitely a different skill set and a lot of different types of conditioning,” Darter said.Feltgen said the team will soon move into full pads, eventually practicing as a team.Playing collegiate football is a dream for both former cheerleaders.Darter said trying out for the team was always in the back of his mind. This semester was Darter’s last opportunity to try out for the team before he graduated.“I have one year left so I figured I might as well follow my passion, give it a shot and see what happens,” Darter said.Feltgen said between training five days a week and doing additional conditioning with a trainer on the weekends, he is doing as much as he can to stick around.“I haven’t thought about what happens if it doesn’t go my way,” said Feltgen. Linkedin Youngest TCU Graduate to date TCU’s EIF plays with real money on Wall Street ReddIt Kat Matthewshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kat-matthews/ Linkedin Kat Matthewshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kat-matthews/ Kat Matthews is a managing editor for TCU360. She is an active coffee enthusiast and spends more time playing with her dog than she should. Kat also lives in the TCU Convergence Center, so if someone wanted to make her day, that someone should send a large pizza her way. Previous articleMusic education students network at national conventionNext articleTCU VGP (Ep. 17 – Valentine’s Updates, Overwatch and more) Kat Matthews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Kat Matthewshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kat-matthews/ Kat Matthews Seniors Speak Up about life lessons Twitter ReddIt Website| + posts Christian (left) and Jack (right) before running drills. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitterlast_img read more

The Skiff: February 22, 2018

first_imgThe Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ ReddIt Twitter Previous articleNew details emerge in lawsuit against TCU, Gary PattersonNext article‘More Than a Word’ screening addresses Native American based mascots The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025 The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] The Skiff The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 Twitter + posts The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019center_img ReddIt A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 Facebook Linkedin Life in Fort Worth Facebook Linkedin printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 116, Issue 20: Baseball is backAlso: “Black Panther” reviews, sororities outperform fraternities in GPA and more. The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019last_img read more

What can be expected from retrial of those accused in Politkovskaya murder?

first_imgNews to go further RussiaEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Russia The retrial of three men who allegedly helped murder Novaya Gazeta reporter Anna Politkovskaya opens before a military court tomorrow in Moscow. They are former Moscow police officer Sergei Khadzhikurbanov, who is accused of helping to organise the contract-style killing, and two Chechen brothers, Dzhabrail and Ibragim Makhmudov, who are accused of being accessories.They are being retried because prosecutors appealed successfully against their acquittal by a jury last February. The fourth person acquitted last February, former KGB officer Pavel Ryaguzov, is to be tried for extortion in a related case in which Khadzhikurbanov is also implicated.The possibility of new information emerging in the trial centres on the relationship between Khadzhikurbanov and a witness in the original trial, identified in a report in yesterday’s issue Moskovskiy Komsomolets solely by the name of Pavlyuchenko.According to the newspaper, Khadzhikurbanov was rearrested shortly after his acquittal in February as a result of a complaint by Pavlyuchenko accusing him of blackmail. Pavlyuchenko, who supposedly carried out jobs for the secret services, claims that, shortly before Politkovskaya’s murder in October 2006, Khadzhikurbanov proposed to him that they should “work on the press.”Khadzhikurbanov denies that he was referring to Politkovskaya and claims that Pavlyuchenko is trying to implicate him because he owes Khadzhikurbanov a lot of money. Reporters Without Borders thinks it is essential that the authorities clarify the facts of this case and combine it with the other one.It is also important not to forget that the main protagonists of Politkovskaya’s murder will not be in court tomorrow. They are the alleged the trigger-man, Rustam Makhmudov (the brother of Dzhabrail and Ibragim), who is on the run and believed to be abroad, and those who contracted the killing, whose identity is still unknown. It is also not known what story prompted her murder.The Russian justice system’s inability to punish those who use murder to silence critics and protect their interests just feeds the cycle of violence and serves as licence for the killers to continue killing. One of the latest victims was human rights activist Natalia Estemirova, who was kidnapped in Chechnya on 15 July and was found shot dead in neighbouring Ingushetia a few hours later. She had been denouncing human rights abuses in Chechnya for more than 10 years and worked closely with Politkovskaya. Like Politkovskaya, she refused to be silenced by threats.At the demonstrations in homage to Estemirova after her death, human rights activists asked, “Who will be next?” We may have to keep asking that question if impunity continues to prevail Russia. Receive email alerts Read in russian/Читать на русском Related documents Anna_Politkovskaiadoc.pdfPDF – 197.99 KB Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing RSF_en August 4, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 What can be expected from retrial of those accused in Politkovskaya murder? News Organisation Help by sharing this information Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 21, 2021 Find out more Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Listen to Anna Politkovskaya’s interviews with the BBC News RussiaEurope – Central Asia News June 2, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The Allendale Branch Library Presents The Loved One (1965)

first_img Subscribe 28 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Events Previews The Allendale Branch Library Presents The Loved One (1965) Film Screening, Discussion & Refreshments STAFF REPORT Published on Sunday, March 8, 2020 | 6:51 pm Business News Top of the News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Rod Steiger and Anjanette Comer. Photo courtesy Pasadena Public Library“Comedies about death are few and far between, and they usually explore the comedic elements inherent in the awareness of our own mortality. ‘The Loved One’ is the only comedy I can think of that’s about the process of dying and the industry of death. It’s a satire poking fun at what remains our most taboo and forbidden and sacred subject, and about how, only in America, death becomes yet another capitalistic pursuit. At the time, American movie audiences were growing more sophisticated and demanding, but they weren’t ready yet for ‘The Loved One.’ It flopped at the box office, and initial critical reaction was mixed, at best, with many of the leading critics of the time expressing shock and outrage. The film has grown in critical stature since, but it’s still difficult to find many people who’ve seen it. Maybe people still aren’t ready to laugh at how we process the dead. Maybe they never will be.” – Dave GourdouxIn conjunction with its ongoing “Allendale at the Movies” series, the Allendale Branch Library presents a screening and discussion of “The Loved One,” described as “the motion picture with something to offend everyone,” on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., at 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, California. Light refreshments will be served.The funeral business and the American way of death are targeted in this wickedly wacky, resplendently ridiculous 1965 farce based on British author Evelyn Waugh’s 1948 macabre comic masterpiece. Directed by Tony Richardson with a screenplay by Terry Southern and Christopher Isherwood, “The Loved One” stars Robert Morse as a bemused would-be poet who gets entangled with an unctuous cemetery entrepreneur (Jonathan Winters), a mom-obsessed mortician (Rod Steiger), and other bizarre characters played by such adept farceurs as John Gielgud, Robert Morley, Anjanette Comer, Roddy McDowall, Tab Hunter, Milton Berle, James Coburn, and Liberace.The film is presented in conjunction with “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” the Allendale Branch Library’s month-long display (March 2020) featuring both juvenile and adult titles examining the cultural and societal aspects of death, including the birth of the modern-day funeral industry as well as the bereavement process.Allendale Branch Library is located at 1130 S. Marengo Ave., in Pasadena.Please note that the film is not rated, but features adult content. For further information, contact the Allendale Branch Library by phone at (626) 744-7260 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Daily 4 Morning’ game

first_imgLocal NewsState TAGS  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday morning’s drawing of the Texas Lottery’s “Daily 4 Morning” game were: 3-1-8-0, FIREBALL: 3 (three, one, eight, zero; FIREBALL: three) Previous articleWilliams lifts No. 6 Stanford over No. 13 Oregon 63-61Next articleOsaka advances to Australian Open semis after beating Hsieh Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Twitter Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 15, 2021 Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Winning numbers drawn in ‘Daily 4 Morning’ gamelast_img read more

Property Preservation: Gaining Proactivity

first_img  Print This Post Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles December 4, 2017 1,788 Views DS News sits down with Julie Lindley from REO Management Solutions, LLC to discuss the latest challenges regarding property preservation. Lindley provides her insight on how to make properties great again, and how to be proactive while remaining compassionate in markets that have been impacted by disasters. Lindley says when it comes to finding resolutions, “The dollars aren’t always the bottom line.” Tagged with: HOUSING mortgage Property Preservation REO Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Nicole Casperson Home / Daily Dose / Property Preservation: Gaining Proactivity Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago HOUSING mortgage Property Preservation REO 2017-12-04 Nicole Caspersoncenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: FHFA: House Prices Remain on the Rise Next: Senate Banking Committee Approves Jerome Powell as Fed Chair Property Preservation: Gaining Proactivity The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Creative thinking pays dividends

first_imgCreative thinking pays dividendsOn 9 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. As the judges for this year’s RAD Awards draw up their shortlist of winners, Richard Staines reports on the judging process and what the judges thought of the general standard of entriesEmployers will have to become increasingly creative to lure people into their companies in today’s hugely competitive recruitment market – that was the final verdict of judges at this year’s Recruitment Advertising Awards.Some companies used multi-pronged advertising campaigns involving the Internet, mailshots and traditional press advertising, making them eligible for several categories.Companies invested heavily in web sites, which reinforced company branding and values, rather than using single job adverts.But some judges claimed corporate vanity is preventing companies realising their true recruitment potential. Tracey Yates, head of recruitment at One to One, said, “I think having creativity in recruitment adverts is critical, given the conditions in the industry.“But sometimes this has been choked by corporate messages, which is a shame because more creativity would give them a better chance of winning an award – and, of course, recruiting more staff.”This year there were 20 categories and more than 700 entries. The judges were particularly impressed by the Sales and Creative Marketing categories and the Professional Services category. The category for Best Campaign also proved to be a source of fresh and vibrant ideas.But judges said they found many categories contained entries that were easily superior to those around them. Maxine Packer, graduate recruitment manager for Logica, said, “In many categories there were entries that stood out from the others by a very clear margin.“There has been a great deal of creativity but it has been hard to differentiate between most adverts with only a few standing out as being really good.”Packer said the intensity of the recruitment market has caused companies in the IT sector to become disenchanted with traditional single job adverts. The favoured approach is to use a web site to attract people with expertise in the field to contact the company directly, rather than through the traditional CV application process.She said, “As we all know, the industry is facing a very severe skills shortage and is using more innovative techniques to find staff. “Also, IT adverts don’t tend to quote salaries, and it seems much more common to sell the job rather than the pay package. You don’t see that so much in the sales category, where it is much more in your face, with single job adverts quoting salaries and benefits.”Emma McCarthy, business partner at the Royal Bank of Scotland, said the standard has been patchy in places. “The standard has varied between categories. There have been some stars which have risen above the rest,” she said.“What we have seen is a huge range of innovative schemes to recruit people. Companies are not just relying on traditional adverts – they are using post cards and delivering leaflets to try to recruit people.”McCarthy urged companies to choose carefully if they decide not to have their recruitment process in-house.She said, “It is important that, if you choose to use someone outside the organisation to do your recruiting, you choose an agency which is interested in results. It must take responsibility for its actions in getting people into the company.”Simon Minty was judging adverts according to their portrayal of disabled people, and was slightly disappointed by some of the results. He said he found the representation of disabled people by a major car maker in its Internet campaign to be “patronising”.He said, “I am looking for positives rather than negatives and I think that a lot of what I have seen is very good. There are a lot of companies who now take diversity very seriously but there is still work to be done.”Carol Brown, resourcing manager at Connex Trains, said companies in the rail industry have borne the brunt of the skills shortage.She said, “It is very difficult to recruit train drivers because there are only a few people who have the skills necessary to do the job. We are also having to put a lot of effort into looking at new ways of recruiting people.“But we have managed to recruit more train drivers in the country, partly because of our training scheme and partly by raising the profile of the profession using adverts.”Connex has used a series of adverts comparing the job of train driver to that of pilots to attract prospective candidates.Sarah Jordan, recruitment services consultant for Virgin Atlantic, said the Internet has provided companies with new opportunities for creative advertising. “We have seen a huge increase in the number of companies using the Web to attract recruits and there has been a lot of innovation in this area,” she said.The Judges Chairman Pauline Edgar, Chairman, Scott Edgar GroupColin Gilby, Client services director, TMP Worldwide Sara Hornby, Director, Lawton Ware Advertising Emma McCarthy, Business partner, The Royal Bank of Scotland Maxine Packer, Graduate recruitment manager, Logica Francesca Okosi, Director of human resources, London Borough of Brent Gavin Anderson, Creative director, Thirty Three Limited Mark Rice, Creative partner, And Advertising Tracey Yates, Head of recruitment, One 2 One Simon Minty, Diversity trainer and consultantBronwen Jones, Regional director, Barkers Lesley Chalbot, Graphic designer, Computer FuturesSimon David, Design manager, Reed Creative Neil Wiseman, Group account director, Stafford Long & PartnersSarah Jordan, Recruitment services consultant, Virgin AtlanticCarol Brown, Resourcing manager, Connex.last_img read more