whatsapp Ikea announces profits for first time, promises to be more open Tags: NULL Share whatsapp SWEDISH furniture retailer Ikea has released full-year trading results for the first time announcing net profit increased 11.3 per cent to €2.5bn (£2.2bn) for the year to 31 August.The store said group sales for 2009 increased by 1.4 per cent to €21.8bn, equivalent to 3.1 per cent growth, despite what it called “difficult” external economic circumstances.It said while rivals suffered a sharp decline in sales it had benefited from customers searching for cheaper furniture and had opened 15 new stores. Ikea said it also planned to move into new markets, including India.Group sales so far for this year increased by 7.7 per cent to €23.1bn. Ikea said profits would be announced at a later date.The retailer’s results are contained within a new leaflet called “Welcome Inside” and it is believed they are part of reforms designed to dispel allegations of secrecy by chief executive Mikael Ohlsson, who took over from Anders Dahlvig last year. Dahlvig had been in charge of Ikea for a decade.The leaflet added net income fluctuated between 10 and 13 per cent of revenue in the past 10 years. It added figures would be published every year from now on. More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Sunday 3 October 2010 10:41 pm
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Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unilever Nigeria Plc (UNILEV.ng) 2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnilever Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of food and food ingredients as well as home and personal care products for the wholesale and retail sectors in Nigeria. Its product portfolio encompasses toothpastes, soaps, washing detergents, dish washing liquids, baby products, lotions and petroleum jelly, margarine, tea and bouillon cubes. Well-known brands include Close-up and Pepsodent toothpaste; Lux, Lifebuoy and Rexona soap; Vaseline lotions and petroleum jelly; Lipton tea, Knorr and Royco bouillon cubes and flavouring; Sunlight dishwashing liquid; Omo washing powder and Pears baby products. Founded in 1923 and formerly known as Lever Brothers (West Africa) Limited, the company changed its name to Unilever Nigeria Plc in 2001. Unilever Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Unilever Overseas Holdings BV. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Unilever Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
241 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 November 2019 | News Fundraising Everywhere, the virtual conference for fundraisers around the world is live now and for the next 11 hours. Presenters Simon Scriver and Nikki Bell have just announced that the event will return in two formats in 2020.And booking is already open for them, even before today’s event is over! 2020 will see another Fundraising Everywhere in November, and a special week-long festival in May. November’s one-day conference will, like today, focus on the ‘how’ of fundraising – giving fundraisers the tools they need to be able to do it effectively. May’s focus will be the ‘why’ – the conversations shaping the sector – ethics, diversity, mental health, sexual harassment, podcasts, video, and the future of fundraising.As well as tickets to the 2020 events there will also be a membership scheme where fundraisers can access both conferences plus bonus monthly content from the Fundraising Everywhere team and their partners.Fundraising Everywhere 2019Today’s event has attracted over 650 delegates, from Canada to New Zealand. Of these 67% of delegates are from small organisations and therefore were able to attend at no charge.Some speakers have opted to donate their fee to a charity. Eight charities have been nominated to receive a share of €2,000 from the conference.While Fundraising Everywhere has helped hundreds of fundraisers avoid the travel costs (and the impact on the environment) of a physical conference, Scriver and Bell know that the virtual conference does have an environment impact in terms of the energy required for data streaming. As a result they have donated to the Caledonian Forest to offset the event’s impact. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Fundraising Everywhere to return with two events for 2020 242 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: Fundraising Everywhere Training About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants 6/7/2013 Weekly Market Comment with Gary Wilhelmi By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 8, 2013 Seed Consultants 6/7/2013 Weekly Market Comment with Gary Wilhelmi Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Unemployment rises slightly to 7.6%, but jobs reach 175,000, while wage growth stagnates. Former Fed Chair Greenspan says to begin Fed taper now, even if economy is not ready. Following that comment, the Dow went from 68 higher to 147 points better. Tapering has been a central theme in market reaction of late. Before this rally the Dow had been down about 5% for the week. A normal correction is 10-20%, and anything greater is the beginning of a bearish trend. The dominating computer trade jumped in and bought this modest dip.Asian and European economies remained troubled. Some major trade sources suggest shorting the Japanese yen, while buying their stocks. The ECB left its rates unchanged and made no elaborate recovery claims.Crude oil is in mid range, but the pump is primed by refinery shutdowns and local gas is $4.29. Gold has been hanging around $1400, obviously not stimulated by international economic concerns for now. The dollar index has fallen to 81.50 and the dollar yen to under 100. Weakness in the greenback has not, however, sparked export trade for theU.S.November soybeans spiked to challenge resistance at $13.25 early Friday, with $13.40 the next level on the weekly chart. Soggy condition raise concerns about bean yield and quality. Corn is about 95% planted, but there are worries about replanting and usage of the prevent plant alternative. Spring wheat has had unusual moisture, at 80% done, and in reaction spring wheat was 8 cents higher early Friday. A drier period is forecast for next week in the western Corn Belt. but the east may be wetter with normal temperatures. The east is largely planted so rain is not a general concern.The USDA soybean crush estimate is thought to be light and soy meal has reached its high point at $455 with $460 the high on longer term charts. Brazilian corn estimate rose to 78.5 MT up 2.5 Mt from the USDA estimate. Tyson is said to be buying Brazilian corn due to tight US supplies of old crop. US stocks projections are 1.650,000 billion bushels of corn up from under 700 million, 296,000 m million beans from 125 and wheat 607 million or adequate with general global increases. EU wheat production is up 4% and Russia at 58-59 MT. Egypt has money problems relating to their government chaos, and is seeking financing from France.Cash cattle were not set early Friday with a $123 expected, or down $1 expectation. Choice beef has tumbled from $211 to $203. In part, stimulated by the hog virus, July futures broke out to set up a test of the $98-99 level on the charts. Beef margins are fat. Pork trade has been of light volume. Hog slaughter was lighter due to the virus factor, and reduced export interest. Static wages have hurt meat demand, which remains concentrated in the cheaper cuts. The SEC alleged insider trading in the Smithfield China deal involving a Thai trader. SHARE SHARE Previous articleRural Energy Investment Act IntroducedNext articleAnnual Purdue Extension Weed Day offers Field Trial Tours Hoosier Ag Today
July 14, 2008 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Syrian leader alongside Sarkozy at Bastille Day parade: “A dark day for press freedom,” says Reporters Without Borders RSF_en News Organisation French President Nicolas Sarkozy invited all the foreign heads of state attending the Union for the Mediterranean launch summit to join him for today’s ceremonies for Bastille Day, the French national holiday. They included Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has been condemned by Reporters Without Borders as an enemy of press freedom. He sat beside United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, the guest of honour at the Paris parade.Shortly before the start of the parade on the Champs Elysées, a group of about 20 Reporters Without Borders activists demonstrated there to show their disapproval and handed out leaflets to about the state of press freedom in Syria. The demonstrators also tried to wave placards showing photos of journalists imprisoned in Syria, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco, but were forcibly removed from the area by the police.“The Syrian leader’s participation in the Bastille Day ceremonies is shocking,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Nicolas Sarkozy is going from concession to concession. After welcoming Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi with open arms on 10 December – Human Rights Day – and extolling the Tunisian government’s virtues, he is marking 14 July, a day that celebrates independence and freedom, alongside the leader of one of the world’s most repressive governments. How far is he prepared to go to ensure the success of his plan for a Mediterranean union? What other concessions will he make to the Libyan leader so that he agrees to support the plan?“During his presidential campaign, Sarkozy made human rights one of the core issues of his manifesto. If he were elected, he said, there would be tougher negotiations, especially about Russia and China. Today we are a very long way from those promises. This president, like others before him, is conducting a realpolitik based on economic interests to the detriment of defending the values France is supposed to embody.”In Syria, Bashar al-Assad’s Baath party rigorously stifles the slightest criticism using special laws introduced under the state of emergency that began in 1963. National media are supposed to “defend the interests of the nation.” Four journalists and writers are imprisoned in Syria for condemning government violence. They include Michel Kilo, 67, who has been held at Adra prison, Damascus, since May 2006 after being given a three-year sentence for “weakening national loyalty.” He had called for normal relations between Syria and Lebanon to be restored. Others who signed the “Damascus-Beirut, Beirut-Damascus” appeal were given severe jail sentences, such as lawyer Anwar Al-Bunni. In December 2007, a dozen members of the Damascus Declaration committee, including journalists Akram Al-Bunni, Ali Abdallah and Fayez Sara, were among those detained in a wave of arrests. They have been charged with “damaging the prestige of the state” and “publishing false information liable to weaken national morale” because they called for democratic reforms, and could face many years in prison.The Syrian government’s ruthless censorship also affects material published on the Internet. Five cyber-dissidents are imprisoned in the country, including author and poet Firas Saad who was sentenced to four years in prison in April 2008 for condemning the “defeatism” of the Syrian government in a website article.Tunisia’s President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali did not in the end make an appearance today on the VIP stand. In 20 years of authoritarian rule, he has brought all opposition forces to heel, starting with the media and the judiciary, and silenced any dissenting voices. The president and his cronies have wooed, threatened and crushed the leading news media into submission. Independent news sources are sadly lacking in Tunisia. The weekly Kalima, started in 1999, has never been granted a licence and its website is blocked in Tunisia. Journalist Slim Boukhdir has been imprisoned for more than seven months in appalling conditions. During a state visit to Tunisia in April 2008, the French president said he refused to “give lessons” and even congratulated his Tunisian counterpart on the progress the country had made regarding freedoms.President Sarkozy also invited Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, King Abdallah II of Jordan, Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian premier Mahmud Abbas to join him on the VIP stand.Reporters Without Borders has reported many violations of press freedom in those countries. In Egypt, Jordan and Morocco, journalists and cyber-dissidents are in prison for reporting facts that displeased the authorities. The organisation is also campaigning for those responsible for the death of Palestinian journalist Fadel Shanaa to be brought to trial. A cameraman for the British news agency Reuters, he was killed by Israeli shellfire in the Gaza Strip in April 2008.For more information about the state of press freedom in North Africa and the Middle East, see the Reporters Without Borders 2008 Annual Report on the organisation’s website (www.rsf.org). Help by sharing this information Some 20 Reporters Without Borders activists demonstrated on the Champs Elysées in Paris today as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was joining French President Nicolas Sarkozy and some 40 other foreign heads of state on the VIP stand for the start of the military parade for Bastille Day, the French national holiday. Eight of the Reporters Without Borders activists were arrested.
Make a comment Business News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy A Rose Parade ticket contest and the 2016 Tournament of Roses Queen and Royal Court will help kick off the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 32nd Annual Visitor Hotline on December 29, 2015.Rose Queen Erika Karen Winter and the Royal Court will make a special appearance at the Bureau, which is located inside the Pasadena Convention Center, from 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, they will enter the Hotline Room where they will answer phone call questions about the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. All media are welcome.To be eligible to win the Rose Parade tickets, simply follow the Visitor Hotline on Instagram at @VisitPasadena or on Facebook at /VisitPasadena. On December 29, social media postings will be sent alerting followers for a chance to win Rose Parade tickets.To assist visitors coming to the 127th Rose Parade and the 102nd Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2016, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau offers information via a toll-free Visitor Hotline (877-793-9911). Operating December 29 – January 2, Visitor Hotline is staffed by volunteers from throughout the community. These volunteers are available to answer questions about the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, pre- and post-parade and game activities, parking, accommodations, dining, directions, other holiday-related events, and more.Visitor Hotline (877-793-9911) hours of operation (PST):Tuesday, Dec. 29 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Wednesday, Dec. 30 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 31 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Friday, Jan. 1 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 2 – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau is non-profit organization dedicated to marketing Pasadena as desirable convention, meeting and leisure destination. For more information, log on to VisitPasadena.com. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News Rose Queen Set to Answer Questions and Welcome Pasadena Visitors Ticket Contest & 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court to Kick Off 32nd Annual Visitor Hotline Published on Monday, December 28, 2015 | 11:05 am Subscribe 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, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeauty
Top StoriesMutation Entries Do Not By Themselves Confer Title, Reiterates Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Jan 2021 4:56 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court reiterated that mutation entries do not by themselves confer title.The bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud observed thus while disposing an appeal filed by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike against a Karnataka High Court judgment directing it to mutate a property in the name of some parties. The contention was that, there is a title suit pending in relation to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court reiterated that mutation entries do not by themselves confer title.The bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud observed thus while disposing an appeal filed by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike against a Karnataka High Court judgment directing it to mutate a property in the name of some parties. The contention was that, there is a title suit pending in relation to the subject property and therefore the High Court ought not to have issued a direction for mutation.The Court noted that there is a clarification in the High Court judgment that the direction for mutation will be subject to the pursuit of any other remedy available under the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act 1956 and it is open to the Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike to establish its title by following due process of law.It is well settled that mutation entries do not by themselves confer title which has to be established independently in a declaratory suit, the bench also comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna observed.The court also refused to grant interim relief to the corporation observing that the same has to addressed before the competent civil court where the proceedings are pending.There are many Apex Court judgments which have held that mutation of a land in the revenue records does not create or extinguish the title over such land nor it has any presumptive value on the title. It only enables the person in whose favour mutation is ordered to pay the land revenue in question. (See Sawarni (Smt.) vs. Inder Kaur, (1996) 6 SCC 223, Balwant Singh & Anr. Vs. Daulat Singh(dead) by L.Rs. & Ors., (1997) 7 SCC 137 and Narasamma & Ors. vs. State of Karnataka & Ors., (2009) 5 SCC 591)CASE: COMMISSIONER, BRUHATH BANGALORE MAHANAGARA PALIKE vs FARAULLA KHAN [SLP (C) No.5743/2020]CORAM: Justices DY Chandrachud, indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna COUNSEL: Sr. Adv Yatindra Singh , AOR Shailesh MadiyalCITATION: LL 2021 SC 42Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
SusanneSchulz/iStock(CHICAGO) — A man who allegedly beat his mother with a baseball bat after mistaking her for an intruder in his Illinois home is now facing murder charges.Thomas Summerwill surrendered to police and on Tuesday appeared in court, where he was charged with two felony counts of second-degree murder, according to the Office of the Kane County State’s Attorney. On the morning of March 24, Summerwill awoke to find a person presumed to be a stranger in his bedroom, prosecutors allege. The 21-year-old grabbed a baseball bat in self defense and struck the person, who turned out to be his 53-year-old mother, Mary Summerwill, multiple times in the head.She died as a result of blunt force trauma, authorities said. Several homes in the Summerwills’ neighborhood have since displayed green ribbons in honor of her life, ABC News station WLS-TV reported.Prosecutors, however, said Summerwill was not responsible for his actions due to the fact that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the beating, according to the Office of the Kane County State’s Attorney.Summerwill, who is being held in lieu of a $300,000 bond, is expected to attend his next court hearing on May 23.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Letter of the week: Advice on how to sell yourself • I refer to your article regarding interview questions which causecandidates consternation (30 November). It is a pity many employers seem towant to catch candidates out with difficult questions. I like to think ourcompany uses such questions to test how candidates respond in a difficultsituation.In our recruitment processes, I would say the HR department tends to ask theawkward, “touchy-feely” questions which aim to find out about theperson, whereas the managers are generally more keen on job-related questionsin terms of experience and knowledge and so on.Here are some favourites.How do you like to be managed? Invokes some interesting reactions as usuallytheir prospective manager is in front of them.What irritates you in other people? An excellent way to find out what getson their nerves and how they cope. Some candidates are nervous about this oneas they think it may cast a negative light on their personality.If we offered you the job on Friday, what would you do on Monday? This sortsout those people who have thought about how they would go about the job whenthey got it, and those who are attending for interview sake.What would you do if you did not agree with your manager’s decision? Thiscan often make people feel uncomfortable, especially if they are strong-minded.I would agree that candidates could be better prepared for interview andshow greater enthusiasm. The candidate who has not prepared some sort ofpresentation, supplied details of qualifications and achievements etc, or shownsome question preparation, is clearly not the person for the job. The candidate has only a short time to impress and, while they may have beenable to sell themselves on paper, they are not through the woods. Writing notes is an excellent way to train the mind, especially if someoneis nervous. I am very impressed if candidates have notes with them – it showspreparation and commitment.You refer to three areas in which it has been found that candidates fail toimpress – I agree with all of these. Inappropriate dress, I find, is more afailure of internal than external candidates – there is nothing wrong with asuit, shirt, tie and trousers, skirt and blouse or similar. Clean shoes are amust. Finally yes, monosyllabic responses are a problem with lot of people. Anysuggestions of getting more out of these people would be greatly welcomed.So, candidates, beware the killer questions. Don’t panic, take your time andif you cannot answer, be honest. Dress smartly, don’t be arrogant and answerquestions fully. Prepare for the interview, have questions ready and, mostimportantly, sell yourself – you only have one go at it.Ayshea Christian, MIPDHRofficerBanner Business SuppliesInvest to stop corporate killing • I am stunned that the offence of corporate killing (7 December) is onceagain news. Why are businesses still not managing their staffs’ work hourseffectively? As a personnel manager for a software company which provides working hourssoftware, I know that effective management of hours is neither time consumingnor expensive. If more companies invested in such a package, the horrendous incidents thehorrendous incidents of stress, neglect and long working hours in the workplacemay be eliminated.Jenny ShervellPersonnel managerSmart PeopleTimeIs that question really relevant?• I don’t have a killer question but I would suggest candidates faced withone should ask which of the selection criteria it relates to. Good interviewpractice suggests such questions are irrelevant and should be avoided. (Theycould also be discriminatory). If the interviewers really want to know if a candidate can think on theirfeet, an appropriate question should be designed to test the candidate’s skillin this area. Alternatively a well-designed group exercise relevant to the jobwould determine it.Organisations allowing poor recruitment practice should be targeted by theIPD, the EOC and so on to improve their standards rather than having theirpractice encouraged by such agencies.If I were asked an irrelevant question at interview I would challenge it andif I failed to receive a satisfactory answer I would thank the panel for itstime, say the organisation was not for me and leave.Laura Hurst, Assistant staff development manager, South Bank University Previous Article Next Article LettersOn 11 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today