Tullow in Ghana oil output boost

first_img Share Wednesday 13 April 2011 3:33 am John Dunne More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Crude oil production from Ghana is nearing 80,000 barrels per day and should reach its 120,000-bpd target by August, the operator of the country’s sole producing field said on Tuesday.“Production today stands at about 70,000 barrels per day and I expect it to reach about 75,000-80,000 barrels by next week,” Stuart Wheaton, an official at Tullow Oil’s Ghana unit, told an oil and gas conference in Accra.“Our expectation is that with further completions coming we should be getting about 120,000 barrels per day by July, August time,” he added.UK-based Tullow operates Ghana’s offshore Jubilee oil field, which began producing in December 2010.Appiah Kyei, an executive at Tullow Ghana, told the conference that Jubilee had boosted the firm’s exploration activities across the West Africa coast.Kyei said Tullow planned to carry out “high-impact exploration and drilling that could potentially unlock about 5 billion barrels of oil”.“In Ghana itself, our appraisal activities this year alone are going to take us close to 2 billion barrels of oil if our upside predictions come true,” he said, adding that exploration would be carried out in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast. center_img Show Comments ▼ 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 PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Tullow in Ghana oil output boost whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgMorning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Morning Light Co Ltd (MOLI.mu)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMorning Light Co. Limited engages in the tourism and leisure industry. Morning Light Co. Limited is headquartered in Beau Bassin, Mauritius and owns a resort hotel under the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa name. Morning Light Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

AstraZeneca share price: back to sub-£70 levels. Should I buy now?

first_imgAstraZeneca share price: back to sub-£70 levels. Should I buy now? Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 6th March, 2021 | More on: AZN Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Recently, the FTSE 100 pharmaceuticals biggie AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN) hit a low. The AstraZeneca share price fell below £70 at the end of February. It has stayed at these levels ever since. Let me put this in context. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The last time the AZN share price was at sub-£70 levels was in March last year. Even at that time, it was on an upward climb from the stock market crash which saw its share price momentarily plunge to £62.20. And by July, it had risen to an all-time-high of £93 per share. It has dropped more than 25% since. Why is the AstraZeneca share price falling?The most obvious reason for the fall in the AZN share price is a shift in investor mood. As optimism has set in, riskier stocks appear more attractive and vice versa. The trend is visible across stocks that rose in 2020. Also, there was a fair bit of confusion about the AstraZeneca-University of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine. This is partly because it was unclear if the vaccine was effective on people over 65 years, the most vulnerable population group. And partly because there are reports of it being ineffective on coronavirus variants. While neither of these will impact AZN’s earnings — it has always said that the vaccine is a not-for-profit initiative — limitations of the vaccine may still dent perceptions about the company. Also, investors took note of AZN’s Alexion acquisition at a premium in December, which could have made it less attractive.Moreover, despite the share price fall — AZN’s price is now closer to its levels during the stock market crash than its peak in 2020 — it is still not exactly a cheap UK share. Its price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is still at around 40 times. Covid-19 sufferers like aviation and hospitality stocks would look far cheaper in comparison, at levels still below their pre-crash prices.What will happen next?Even if investor interest remains firmly directed towards Covid-19 hit stocks in the near-term, I reckon it is only a matter of time before it circles back to AZN. There is much to like in the stock. It is now clear that the AZN-University of Oxford vaccine is effective for over-65s and it is being recommended in the EU. It also reported strong results recently and has a positive outlook for 2021. The Alexion acquisition also underlines its expansion plans. Further, its P/E, while still high, is not the highest among FTSE 100 stocks that did well in 2020. Some utilities are even pricier. I think that makes some case for AZN.Should I buy?There are a couple of risks I see – what if there are unknown side-effects of the vaccine? And what if the Alexion acquisition does not work out? There is little evidence to suggest either, but as an investor in the stock, I want to consider all possibilities. These risks do not change my mind though; I think now is a good time to buy the stock.  Manika Premsingh owns shares of AstraZeneca. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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Virginia’s first-ever MLK Day march in Lexington

first_imgHundreds join the first ever Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. community parade in Lexington, Virginia, Jan. 14.Rejecting white supremacy and embracing unity and solidarity, hundreds took to the streets on Jan. 14 in Lexington, Va., for the first-ever Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. community parade there.“It looks like this is something the city has been waiting for for a long time. Words cannot adequately describe how things turned out on this historic day in Lexington. I think Dr. King would be pleased,” said the Rev. Reginald Early of the Randolph Street United Methodist Church, a historically Black church where the parade began and ended.Lexington is a city of 7,000 people about two hours from Richmond, the state capital. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, Confederate leaders who fought for the continued enslavement of people of African descent and other people of color and opposed Reconstruction, are buried there. Numerous other Confederate shrines and history abound in the city.The Community Anti-Racism Education Initiative, which sponsored the parade, formed in March in response to racist Klan literature distributed in some Lexington neighborhoods. CARE organized a rally of more than 300 last spring in response to the Klan leaflets and subsequently has held events in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, a vigil for the victims at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., and other events.In the months leading up to the parade, CARE organizers courageously stood up to a variety of threats. These came from the Sons of Confederate Veterans, “Flaggers” and other white-supremacist organizations.For years, these groups have held parades on the Saturday of Virginia’s official “Lee-Jackson” weekend, with hundreds of Confederate flag-waving racists menacing the city and boycotting local small businesses. Thus the white supremacists thought they “owned” this Saturday before the Dr. King federal holiday.People powerCARE put in a permit for the Dr. King Day parade months in advance and fought every step of the way to the event on Jan. 14. In contrast to Confederate regalia, a sea of hundreds of community members took to the streets of Lexington. A massive lead banner was held aloft by a diverse array of participants, including union members and people from the faith-based, LGBTQ, student, youth, women’s and people-of-color communities.A rainbow of multinational contingents and individuals joined in, filling numerous city blocks with banners, signs, songs and chants imbued with the spirit of Dr. King’s dream and hope to build a people’s world. These included soccer teams and individual players holding such signs as “Give Racism the Red Card”; the Southwest Virginia LGBTQ History Project; 15 Now and Fight For $15 from Roanoke, Va.; Quakers; the Coalition For Justice from Blacksburg, Va.; Black Lives Matter; Peoples Power Assemblies; Workers World Party; and numerous others. A variety of slogans, including “Living Wage, Jobs Not Racism” and “Unite Against State Violence,” were on signs and banners.Participants resoundingly rejected the glorification of a history rooted in slavery and genocide, and they sent a clear message that the fight against hate and bigotry in Lexington and everywhere will continue.The emphatic verdict of parade participants — both Lexington community residents and the many that traveled from a variety of cities and states — is that the parade was direly needed, especially in this period and in order to build relationships for future events, campaigns and movements, such as the Jan. 20 Counter-Inaugural protests and the Jan. 21 women’s protests in Washington, D.C., and worldwide.“A million thanks to this community and everyone who came in solidarity from as far away as York, Pa. This is what people power looks like,” said CARE leader Robin LeBlanc.The day concluded with remarks by keynote speakers: the Rev. Michael A. Turner and Dr. Ted Delaney on the theme “Remembering MLK, His Life and Legacy” at the Randolph Street United Methodist Church.Work to do In his sermon on the morning of Jan. 15,  CARE leader and pastor Lyndon Sayers, of the Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lexington, said: “Yesterday we sang songs of love. We sang them in new ways, we did things differently than before yesterday. Yet, I also saw that so many of us are afraid, afraid of violence, afraid of speaking out, afraid of living in a broken and profoundly violent world.“It is very easy to be afraid. It is logical to be afraid in such a broken world. But rather than live in a constant state of anxiety and fear, we can choose to tap into something larger, something more hopeful than us. That doesn’t change structural oppression, and we can’t wish away the institutional violence that surrounds us. But we can find solace in this new song.”Added Sayers: “There is work to do. We here in this city, in this country have a task ahead of us, to tackle systemic oppression and brokenness, while also finding solace and hope that we can’t do this alone. We are loved, we are not alone. We can do this together.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Caltech Professor Wins Prestigious Medal

first_img Subscribe Community News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy People Caltech Professor Wins Prestigious Medal By DOUGLAS SMITH Published on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 11:51 am Business News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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.center_img Photo courtesy CaltechHiroo Kanamori, Caltech’s John E. and Hazel S. Smits Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, was awarded the Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal by the American Geosciences Institute at the 2015 American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention and Exposition. The medal recognizes “scientific achievements and service to the Earth sciences having lasting, historic value.”Kanamori is perhaps best known for developing the moment-magnitude scale, which assigns a magnitude to an earthquake based on the amount of energy it releases and which has replaced the Gutenberg-Richter scale for scientific purposes. His research into the genesis and propagation of a diversity of earthquake types, including slow tsunami earthquakes, megathrust earthquakes, outer-rise earthquakes, and intraplate earthquakes, has helped develop hazard-mitigation plans and real-time early-warning methods.Kanamori earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Tokyo (BS ’59, MS ’61, PhD ’64) before coming to Caltech as a postdoctoral researcher in 1965. After stints at MIT and the University of Tokyo, he returned to Caltech as a full professor in 1972 and became the Smits Professor of Geophysics in 1989. He served as the director of Caltech’s Seismological Laboratory from 1990 until 1998 and became the Smits Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, in 2005.Kanamori is also a foreign associate of National Academy of Sciences, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of the American Geophysical Union’s Walter H. Bucher Medal and William Bowie Medal and the Inamori Foundation’s Kyoto Prize, and he has been declared a member of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star, by the government of Japan. HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyLove Astrology: 12 Types Of Boyfriends Based On Zodiac SignsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

University of Limerick shows pride of place with rainbow flag

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! TAGSCommunityLGBTLimerick City and CountyNewsPride Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook Twitter Advertisement Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNIVERSITY of Limerick has today hoisted an LGBTQ+ Pride Flag on the iconic UL flagpoles, the tallest flagpoles in the country at the entrance to the UL campus.  The flag was specially commissioned to support the Limerick Pride festival running from Friday, July 5th – Sunday 14th, 2019, with the Limerick LGBTQ Parade taking place on Saturday, July 13th, 2019. UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald said: ‘I have always felt that a University should be the natural home of diversity.  Not only should we accept diversity in all of its forms but we want to actively support and foster diversity among our community.  I am very happy to have the Pride flag now flying on the tallest flagpoles in Ireland here at University of Limerick.’Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL student and ‘Out in UL’ President Orla McDermott welcomed the flying of the Pride Flag from the iconic UL flagpoles for the first time. “It is great to see our University celebrating the diversity of students and staff by proudly flying the rainbow flag during pride week in Limerick.  This show of solidarity is particularly important on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that sparked the fight for equality.  This shows that UL is continuing to work towards all students being able to proudly be who they truly are in our University.”center_img Email Previous articleEY matching Limerick city’s ambitious growthNext articleTests underway on GAA water supply after Limerick, Wexford, and Kerry camogie players “feel ill” Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin NewsCommunityVideoUniversity of Limerick shows pride of place with rainbow flagBy Staff Reporter – July 2, 2019 321 Print WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

Best practice

first_img Comments are closed. Best practiceOn 25 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Personnel Today’s monthly series reveals how managers tackle business problems and enhance performance. In this issue strategic consultant Tina Mason, former business manager of Dutton Engineering, explains the benefits of self-managed teamsDutton Engineering is a subcontract manufacturing company based in Sandy, Bedfordshire. Its 40 staff specialise in the design and manufacture of components and enclosures in steel and aluminium, mainly for the electronics and food packaging industries.When I joined Dutton, it was typical of its industry sector, with responsibility for quality firmly in the hands of an inspection department. We’d achieved the BS 5750 standard relatively early for a “metal basher” and hung the certificate proudly in reception. It had brought us status, but not business. To really progress, we needed to mobilise the talents of all our employees. We had to try and move from a heavily supervised, task-focused environment to a team culture centred on the external customer.Rethinking qualityIt was a radical shift. To demonstrate this, the company took everyone to a local conference facility for a day and emphasised the need for change. Everyone was encouraged to look at what they did for internal customers and to consider the value of working together as a team. Following the launch, self-measurement was promoted throughout the business.Instead of introducing a tired suggestion scheme, we opted for a more radical approach to employee input, inspired by the “Kaizen” business philosophy.Kaizen stresses continuous change on a step-by-step basis, and locates responsibility for change firmly with team leaders and members instead of senior management. Everyone was encouraged to look around their own work area and say “Why don’t I…?”. Many employees had worked in environments (including ours) where they had never been allowed to do anything creative, and they needed special encouragement to have the confidence to put ideas forward. The role of team leaders was therefore vital.Changing structuresAs the culture of partnership with colleagues, customers and suppliers slowly developed, it seemed appropriate to review the actual company structure.Our manufacturing operation had comprised of skill centres, such as the welding shop. The employees within that skill centre were highly specialised and restricted to a narrow range of activities, with a limited understanding of the rest of the operation.We gradually moved away from this, towards multi-functional teams organised around specific customers or products. Each team had a leader, whose role was quite different from that of traditional supervisor. Their role was to coach, lead and facilitate.It now became much easier to develop strong customer partnerships, as each customer was only dealing with a relatively small number of people. Training opportunities also improved, with team members exchanging skills and knowledge freely.Ownership of quality now rested with the producers themselves. Formal inspection was disbanded, and teams were given the task of self-inspection – a very important step towards empowerment. There was an economic motive, too: dealing with defective products after manufacture is expensive, so quality needed to be built-in from an early stage.The next step Teams were still scattered across the factory – the logical solution was to make each team a manufacturing cell. It was a major task: to take a factory based on work centres (polishing bay, machine shop etc), and transform it into one containing production cells, each with enough resources to fulfil customers’ requirements. Teams would have to share some resources – all the ramifications of goods delivery, storage and despatch had to be taken into consideration.The entire transformation was planned, budgeted, and undertaken by the teams themselves, with support and guidance from management. Surprisingly, teams brought in very few specialists, preferring to do things themselves and conserve cash to buy extra tools or equipment. The majority of the move was accomplished within one month – and made a dramatic change to day-to-day working. Materials and people were travelling much smaller distances, and efficiency was vastly improved.Teams had a much clearer idea of the “big picture”. They started to take on more responsibility, with the primary focus always on customer care. Quality work and quality timeThe results? Today, a far smaller proportion of our staff are engaged in administration and, since 1989, the volume of business has doubled. Work in progress and stocks have been radically reduced. And lead times have been slashed by 75 per cent. Teamwork has certainly made a difference to the customer: each team is driven by a service ethic, and they get involved in re-engineering and cost reduction projects jointly with customers in order to stay competitive. There is no magic formula for teamworking, however – you cannot put 10 people together and tell them they are a team. People need time: time to develop, time to learn. The one thing a team needs is a goal – preferably one it believes in, has ownership of, and can realistically impact on. In our case, a system of annualised hours was introduced. The flexibility of this system meant that if a team worked smart and finished its work, its members could go home and enjoy extra leisure time. Time, in our stressful lives, is probably one of the most precious commodities – if nothing else, teamworking has given our people back some time for themselves. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Controls Assurance in the NHS

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Controls Assurance in the NHSOn 1 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today In the world of occupational safety and health, it is unfortunate thathealth is often perceived as the poor relation of safety. With the introductionof Controls Assurance, however, the NHS now has in place a system to manage allaspects of safety and health and to comply with corporate governancerequirements. Controls Assurance is a key element of the Government’smodernisation programme for the NHS. Developed as a response to the Turnbull report, it is designed to provideevidence that NHS organisations are doing their reasonable best to meet theirobjectives and to protect patients, staff, visitors and other stakeholdersagainst risks. It requires NHS directors to review the effectiveness of theirsystems of internal control and to state they have done so in the trust’sannual report. The Healthcare Specialist Group at Iosh recently organised two seminarsdedicated to Controls Assurance. Led by Stuart Emslie, head of the ControlsAssurance team at the NHS executive, these events outlined the project andexamined, through the risk management system and health and safety managementstandards, the role of safety and risk professionals in the Controls Assuranceprocess. Is health and safety part of risk management? Should the risks associatedwith the care of patients be managed separately from the risks that face staffin the workplace? These are two recurring questions that were asked during theseminars. A recent survey of 420 NHS organisations, showed 48 per cent of them haveeither a fully integrated approach to the management of patient care-relatedrisks and non-patient care-related risks, including health and safety, or areactively working on such an approach. The Controls Assurance agenda aims toempower NHS staff to manage risk in their workplace and it is part of the NHS’sbroader agenda for the 21st century. This is essential as there are significant issues facing the NHS andControls Assurance over the next few years, including the Human Rights Act,infection control, patient food, the Disability Discrimination Act, themanagement of patient information, emergency planning and transport. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health represents 25,000safety and health professionals in industry, commerce and the public sector.Tel: 0116-257 3100; www.iosh.co.uk last_img read more

New trainers network set up in South West

first_imgA new interest group for training and development professionals in the SouthWest is being launched next month at a special event. The Learning that Sticks event will enable trainers to develop presentationskills and accelerated learning techniques. Nicky Taylor, training and communications manager at Cornish snack firmGinsters, arranged the event, in collaboration with the CIPD, to develop bestpractice among trainers in the region. “It is new for Devon and Cornwall and is establishing a network oftrainers,” she explained. The event takes place at St Mellion Golf and Country Club on 10 October withtickets priced at £35 for CIPD members and £40 for others. Contact 01579 386412. New trainers network set up in South WestOn 11 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Code will achieve the opposite of its purpose

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Code will achieve the opposite of its purposeOn 21 May 2002 in Personnel Today In the past, Personnel Today has campaigned for the Government to act toimprove the consultation process for introducing new legislation and thequality of employment regulations. When the Better Regulation Task Force was set up, we, along with manyemployers, hoped that the issue would finally be addressed. Last week, it wasencouraging to see the taskforce complain to the Information Commission aboutits notorious draft code of practice on the Data Protection Act. So far, so good. Unfortunately, the commission has chosen to ignore theletter from the taskforce, together with those from the CIPD and the CBI which promptedthem. It has told Personnel Today there will be no changes to the code (News,page 1). Up until now, the commission might have got away with dismissing employers’concerns with the retort: ‘Well, they would say that, wouldn’t they?’. However,ignoring a letter from the chairman of the Better Regulation Task Forceindicates the commission has become a law unto itself. The commission’s rationale for producing the code is nonsense and a recipefor red tape and confusion. It justifies the length of the code by arguing itis a comprehensive reference document for employers. If this was really its purpose, the commission should have made every effortto make it easy for managers to find specific requirements within the code, andit should have been crystal clear what parts required compliance and what wereincluded as examples of good practice. The purpose of the code is to stop people from breaking data protection lawbut the way it has been written will achieve the opposite – managers will beput off by its length and lack of clarity and will actually be more likely tobreak the law as a result. As it stands, the whole episode has been a waste of time and the real scopeof the legislation will have to be decided in the courts. By Noel O’Reillylast_img read more