Wesson, who is running for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, is also facing questions about his chief of staff, Deron Williams, who is named on the FBI search warrant. Asked Monday if he worried the FBI probe could become a distraction during his campaign, Wesson replied, “My concern is about the city of Los Angeles, not me personally.” … [Read more...] about FBI corruption inquiry could bring political fallout for Eric Garcetti and other L.A. leaders
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0 Have your say EVEN though Paddy Ashdown never spoke from the despatch box in the House of Commons, he was a far more significant figure than many of those politicians who have spoken – and still speak – from this privileged position. After becoming leader of the Liberal Democrats in 1988, the party’s support didn’t even register with opinion polls. When he stood down 11 years later, it had become a major national force with 46 MPs.A redoubtable grassroots campaigner, he made liberalism more relevant for contemporary society at a time when both the Tories and Labour were still rooted in the political centre in contrast to today.It is significant that the most heartfelt tributes came from John Major and Tony Blair. Opponents in the turbulent 1990s, any political acrimony – and there was much – never stood in the way of their personal respect, and appreciation, of Lord Ashdown whose formative years in the Royal Marines and … [Read more...] about The Yorkshire Post says: Paddy Ashdown and his legacy – the leader who saved the Lib Dems
Leadership takes different forms in different situations. The leader you come face to face with during a crisis, or in the middle of a playing field, may behave quite differently to the person receiving accolades at the agm. Underpinning these different behaviours, however, should be something consistent: leaders are there to take ownership of the journey the organisation is on. Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Subscribe Login Independent journalism every day With digital access you can read The Business Post whenever, wherever, and however you want. Unlimited access to all sections of The Business Post on desktop, tablet and mobile. Breaking news, comment and analysis from the best Business Post writers seven days a week. Live blogs of major news events Videos and podcasts from some of the industry's most respected journalists such as Tom Lyons, Susan Mitchell and Ian Guider Access to The Business Post's extensive … [Read more...] about Follow The Leader
TOURISTS have been scrambling to leave Bali, Lombok and the Gili archipelago after a series of earthquakes left more than 340 dead. After another quake struck today, here's what you need to know including the latest travel advice. What happened in Lombok? A series of earthquakes have rocked the islands of Lombok and Bali in Indonesia. On July 29 Lombok was hit by a 6.4 magnitude quake close to the surface, killing 16 people. A week later on August 5 a bigger earthquake measuring 6.9 brought devastation to the same area. Worst hit were the Gili Islands off the North-West of Lombok. Buildings were flattened and scores of people killed. Residents and tourists were left scrambling for space on evacuation boats in Dunkirk-style scenes on the beaches. Officials said more than 2,000 people had been evacuated from the three Gili islands as fears spread of a tsunami. The Foreign Office said staff were sent to Lombok to assist stranded British tourists, with extra flights added to help … [Read more...] about Is it safe to travel to Bali and Lombok following the recent earthquakes?
SIMON Cowell is known for his sharp tongue, wit and withering put-downs - as well as being the king of TV talent shows such as Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor. He's returned for 2018 series of BGT - here's what we know about the music mogul... How did Simon Cowell become famous? He was already well known within the music industry as a successful producer, but Simon, 58, rose to wider fame when Pop Idol launched in 2001, with him as judge. He became known for his harsh verdicts on talent show acts and his clashes with 2001 Pop Idol winner Will Young, who he famously hated and found “arrogant”. He was then asked to judge American Idol from 2002, staying in the role until 2010 and becoming famous for his controversially harsh comments. In the UK, Simon’s fame became truly meteoric with the launch of The X Factor in 2004. The first series was watched by 7.4 million people per episode on average, but at the show’s peak in 2010, the series that discovered One … [Read more...] about What is Simon Cowell’s net worth, when was his son Eric born and who is the BGT and X Factor judge’s partner Lauren Silverman?