Finance firm chief barred for ‘serious incompetence’

The Royal Court In what has been described as a ‘landmark case’ for the financial regulator and the industry, the Royal Court rejected David Jonathan Francis’s appeal against the decision of the Jersey Financial Services Commission to publicly criticise his business activities and to bar him from practice. Mr Francis was the subject of a JFSC public statement issued in 2013, which heavily criticised his actions while he was the chief executive and a major shareholder of Horizon Trustees (Jersey) Limited. A judgment made by the Royal Court on 4…

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R.I. education chief emphasizes return to teaching, not testing

This fall, 20 principals will partner with Hasbro and the National Institute for School Leadership to deepen their leadership abilities. Later, Rhode Island superintendents will engage in a similar training program with CVS and the state Department of Education. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As Rhode Island Education Commissioner Ken Wagner enters his third year he discussed some of his priorities for the coming school year. Shared leadership Wagner said his predecessor, Deborah A. Gist, had done a lot of great work around setting high academic standards and creating tests to measure…

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Oculus chief brand new social media hack victim

The leader executive of Facebook-owned virtual reality organization Oculus, Brendan Iribe, has become the modern-day in a string of organization bosses to have their social media accounts hacked. The Oculus boss had his Twitter account compromised, however it is now restored. Google’s Sundar Pichai, Facebook‘s Mark Zuckerberg, Uber’s Travis Kalanick and Twitter’s Dick Costolo have all fallen sufferer to similar hacks. Hacking institution OurMine has claimed obligation for many of those hacks. It does no longer appear like in the back of the hacking of Mr Iribe’s Twitter page even…

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Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw calls for twenty-something recruits to be fast-tracked into headships

Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of education standards watchdog Ofsted Susannah Ireland Weak headeachers are responsible for too many of the country’s brightest teachers quitting the classroom, the chief schools inspector has warned, as the Government called for precocious twenty-something recruits to be fast-tracked into headships. Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of the education standards watchdog Ofsted, called for more “battlers, bruisers and battle-axes“ to be appointed to run state secondary schools “to fight for better standards”. Too many secondary school heads are putting up with pupils whose uniforms were “all over…

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FAA Chief: Drone Registration Soars Past That of Regular Planes

The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drones in the U.S. than there are registered piloted aircraft. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a legal forum on Monday that the agency passed the milestone last week when it topped 325,000 registered drone owners. The number of small unmanned aircraft is even larger because drone operators often own more than one drone, he said. There are 320,000 registered manned aircraft, including private planes and airliners, according to the FAA. Dutch police train eagles to take out rogue drones 0:21…

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ITBP chief asks students to think of the poor

NEW DELHI: As children become more and more individualistic in a consumption-driven economy, ITBP chief Subhash Goswami on Monday exhorted young students to understand the value of economic equity in the society and asked teachers to usher them on the right path. Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of an ITBP school in Dwarka, Goswami narrated a French short story that spoke of a well-to-do family sitting in an upmarket restaurant frowning upon a hungry and poor family outside. The rich family also asked for the poor family’s immediate removal…

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