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Public sector using gagging clauses and payoffs to hide failure, say MPs
Commons committee to voice 'deep concern' and accuse organisations of putting reputation before need to protect public Public sector organisations are to be rebuked on Friday by a watchdog for using gagging clauses and payoffs when getting rid of employees for poor performance or when staff leave after raising concerns about patient safety. The Commons public accounts committee (PAC) said it was ...
Scottish clubs win compromise
The compromise ends the threat of another split north of the border. Scotland’s senior clubs have won a number of concessions from the Scottish Football… via Emag.co.uk
Israel must take on Palestinian governance if talks fail - Abbas
* Abbas says could devolve powers as talks set to end * Negotiations struggle on extension compromise * Israel says Palestinians not serious about talks By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 22 (Reuters) - Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas told a group of Israeli journalists on Tuesday that if peace talks do not continue, Israel will have to take on the burden of governing Palestinian ...
Management of I.B.'s sports park divvied, costs vague
In a compromise deal after months of heated public debate, the Imperial Beach City Council on April 16 unanimously approved resolutions that turned over management of the sports park to two private organizations.
£11.8m in payouts after uni mergers
A merger between Newport and Glamorgan universities last year resulted in 261 job losses and almost £11.8m in payouts, BBC Wales has learnt.
Northug and the Future of the Norwegian National Team
This FasterSkier series will examine the growing challenge to the national team model by privately funded ski teams and independent sponsorship agreements. Will national teams be able to support themselves in the future, or will corporate teams take over cross country skiing? This first article in the series will look at Petter Northug’s record deal with Coop and the implications it has for the ...
Here’s $69,000. I’ll Take $900,000
A developer who repeatedly broke a land deal with the city came looking for a bailout—and a chance to grab a six-figure profit that might have otherwise gone to taxpayers. That “compromise” sounded good to City Hall and to a new elected official named Aaron Greenberg.