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Revelation of Tesco accounting error may have done new board a favour

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There is a long history of companies misstating their financial position and performance, and on Monday Tesco plc became the latest with its announcement that it had overstated its half-year profit forecast by £250 million. This revelation, arising from information provided by an internal whistle-blower, resulted in an 11 per cent reduction in the supermarket giant's share price, putting the share value at an 11-year low. How can an error this large have occurred?
Date:
25/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

MPs launch sustainability commission in parliament

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On Tuesday 9 September launched the Sustainability Commission with Professor Brammer providing an overview of what the Commissioners are looking to achieve; and Adam Elman, Global Head of Delivery: Plan A at Marks & Spencer, speaking about Marks & Spencer's approach to sustainability envisaged through its Plan A 2020 commitments.
Date:
17/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Event: Varieties of religious superdiversity

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All are invited to attend a workshop exploring current research on religious diversity in the UK.
Date:
20/10/2014

Is Labour's cancer test the right priority?

Is Labour's cancer test the right priority?
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No one will be surprised to see that Labour has put health care at the front, the back and the middle of its election strategy. Given the prominence of the NHS in the national psyche and Labour's status as its natural protector, they would arguably be foolish to do anything else.
Date:
20/10/2014
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Paul Warmington invited to speak at Martin Luther King's alma mater

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Paul Warmington to deliver a keynote speech at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia - alma mater of Dr Martin Luther King.
Date:
24/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Celebrating world gratitude day

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The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues cerebrated World Gratitude Day with an event designed to get children and adults to think about the concept of gratitude and who or what in their lives they may be grateful to or for.
Date:
23/09/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Podcast: "The Responsibility to Protect" and the Unreasonable Veto

Podcast: "The Responsibility to Protect" and the Unreasonable Veto
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The roots of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) are to be found in the international community's attempts to navigate a route through UN Security Council (UNSC) inaction in the face of mass human rights atrocities. The likelihood of such inaction is exacerbated by the ability of UNSC Permanent members to veto actions which they oppose, but given the level of human suffering which characterises such crises, should this right of veto, unfettered by the UN Charter, be subject to some degree of constraint? Issues relating to this question are considered in 'The Responsibility to Protect and the "Unreasonable" Veto'.
Date:
14/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham Sociologist Invited to Keynote Lecture at the Ikon Gallery

Birmingham Sociologist Invited to Keynote Lecture at the Ikon Gallery
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Dr Will Leggett, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, has been invited to deliver a public lecture at the new Library of Birmingham as part of the Ikon Gallery's 'Those were the decades' 50th anniversary events.
Date:
10/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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