Steve Gooding named CILT (UK) President for 2021

first_imgThe Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT(UK)) has announced that Steve Gooding, Director of the RAC Foundation, will be the Institute’s President for 2021.He will succeed Paul Sainthouse, Managing Director of Dawsongroup Bus and Coach. During his one-year Presidency Mr Gooding will build on Mr Sainthouse’s work, which has included steering the Institute through the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.Mr Gooding is already involved heavily with CILT, having served as a Vice President for several years. “I have come to know the Institute well and I am honoured to be made President,” he says.“2021 looks set to be a year when the skills of CILT members will be tested to the full as we start to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis and we exit the EU. I am keen to see CILT continue to support its members by promoting best practice, providing training and awarding qualifications to deliver on the Institute’s core mission of professionalism in motion.”Mr Gooding has been RAC Foundation Director since 2015. The Foundation explores economic mobility, safety and environmental issues relating to motoring and road use.He was previously Director General at the Department for Transport, where his responsibilities were for a wide range of issues relating to travel, roads, motoring and logistics. That included management of the executive agencies that run driver and vehicle licencing and testing.Adds CILT (UK) Chief Executive Kevin Richardson: “I am delighted to welcome Steve Gooding as the President of CILT (UK). His experience and expertise will help to lead CILT into a new era as we work to develop our professions in response to the pandemic and promote their importance.”www.ciltuk.org.uklast_img read more

Pan Ocean profits double

first_imgPan Ocean posted a Q1 2015 net profit of USD105.98 million – up by 208.5 percent over the same period of 2014.  The line recorded revenues of USD352.74 million – up by 8 percent year-on-year. Pan Ocean is currently emerging from bankruptcy following its purchase by Harim. HLPFI reported on April 22 that the line intends to raise USD785 million through a new share sale, while reducing payments to its creditors, as part of a major restructuring programme. HLPFI reported on April 20, that Pan Ocean would issue 757,844 shares on April 29 as part of a debt to equity swap with its creditors.www.panocean.comlast_img read more

No more sip tests? ID card pilot to help jump the court queue

first_imgBarristers and solicitors will be given electronic ID cards to allow them to bypass onerous security measures in place at courts around the country.Both the Law Society and Bar Council have confirmed a pilot scheme is ‘very likely’ to take place next month at a select group of courts. If successful it could be rolled out nationally.Security measures have been a talking point in the legal profession for several months, with court users often taking to social media to share experiences of lengthy delays.In August last year, HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) rolled out a scheme requiring anyone entering the court, including solicitors and barristers, to take a sip from a drink they wanted to bring into a court building in order to prove its contents were harmless.It is understood that if the pilot scheme is successful solicitors and barristers would be exempt both from that scheme and general searches.It is likely that the ID card will be provided via a mobile phone but that hard copies may also be made available.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# . Christina BlacklawsLaw Society president Christina Blacklaws, said: ‘We have been speaking to HMCTS officials about the delays our members face in clearing security and we support the plans for a pilot scheme.‘It is clear that improved access for regular court users could lead to efficiency improvements and this will benefit the court service, and lawyers alike.’The Gazette understands that the Bar representative body the Bar Council has been speaking extensively to HMCTS officials about it and that they are sympathetic.Andrew Walker QC, chair of the bar, said: ’A high level of security in our courts is essential, but this should not prevent barristers and other lawyers gaining easier and speedier entry so that they can do their jobs more efficiently and with less hindrance.  They are delivering a vital public service, and few other professionals are required to waste time in lengthy queues and to pass through onerous and intrusive security checks every day simply in order to carry out their work.’Courts differ in their approach to security at the moment, and we will be looking to HMCTS to ensure there is a consistent approach both to the use of these new identity cards and their security arrangements, including what items barristers may and may not bring with them into our court buildings.’A HMCTS spokesperson said: ’We are working closely with legal bodies, including the Bar Council and Law Society, on a pilot programme relating to court entry. Further detail will follow in due course.’last_img read more

Matsuyama trails by five strokes entering last round at CIMB Classic

first_imgKUALA LUMPUR – Hideki Matsuyama shot a 3-under 69 but dropped down into a share of fourth at the CIMB Classic on Saturday, five strokes back of third-round leader Anirban Lahiri of India.Matsuyama carded five birdies and two bogeys at the par-72 TPC Kuala Lumpur for a three-round total of 14-under. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES RELATED PHOTOS Anirban Lahiri plays a shot during the third round of the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. | AFP-JIJI KEYWORDScenter_img Hideki Matsuyama, CIMB Classic, Russell Knox, Justin Thomas, Anirban Lahiri IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Lahiri scored a 65 and has a four-stroke lead over defending champion Justin Thomas of the United States and Scotland’s Russell Knox.Ryo Ishikawa carded five birdies and one bogey, to finish the third round in a tie for ninth at 11-under.Matsuyama had four birdies in his first five holes but after that could only manage one birdie and two bogeys.“It didn’t feel quite right. Birdies didn’t come my way after No. 5,” said Matsuyama. “There’s a massive gap between those times when I strike the ball well and when I don’t.“It (a five-stroke lead) is big but there’s a chance if I can erupt. I’ll aim for a (final total) 20-under.” last_img read more