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Pearson investors threaten to vote against £7.4m pay award for CEO

Pearson investors threaten to vote against £7.4m pay award for CEO

Business
Leading investors in Pearson, the FTSE-100 educational publisher, are planning to vote against a $ 9m (£7.4m) pay award for its new chief executive amid fury that the company has forced them into an "all-or-nothing decision" over his appointment.Sky News has learnt that Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), an influential voting adviser, has recommended that Pearson shareholders vote against changes to its pay policy that would hand Andy Bird the lavish sum. City sources said on Wednesday that several institutions were minded to oppose the plans even though Pearson has told them that Mr Bird's appointment is conditional on the pay award being approved.The Times reported on Monday that Glass Lewis, another adviser, had come out against Pearson's proposals, and insiders said that with IS
Syrians vote for new parliament amid measures against virus

Syrians vote for new parliament amid measures against virus

World
Syrians are heading to polling stations in government-held parts of the war-torn country to elect a new parliament amid strict health measures to prevent the spread of coronavirusBy ALBERT AJI Associated PressJuly 19, 2020, 10:08 AM4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleDAMASCUS, Syria -- Syrians headed to polling stations in government-held parts of the war-torn country on Sunday to elect a new parliament amid strict health measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The vote is the third to take place in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011. It has killed more than 400,000, displaced half the country’s population and sent more than five million as refugees mostly into neighboring countries. The vote this year follows a new wave of U.S. sanctions that cam
Beyoncé’s BET speech: ‘Vote like our life depends on it’

Beyoncé’s BET speech: ‘Vote like our life depends on it’

Entertainment
Beyoncé urged black communities to vote in the upcoming US elections, as she accepted an honour for her humanitarian work at the BET Awards.Dedicating her award to protesters around the country, the star said: "You're proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain.""I'm encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system."We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does."Beyoncé was presented with her award by Michelle Obama, who praised the star's commitment to the black community."You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to black joy and black pain, to her activism that demands justice for black lives."And she's doing
Russians vote on Putin’s reforms to constitution

Russians vote on Putin’s reforms to constitution

World
Russia has begun voting on constitutional reforms that could allow President Vladimir Putin to serve another two terms in office.The official vote is scheduled for 1 July, but authorities said they were opening polling stations a week early to stop overcrowding amid the pandemic.Opposition activist Alexei Navalny has said the changes will allow Mr Putin to be "president for life".Mr Putin, however, has said they will ensure Russia's stability.Although the president has not publicly said he would run again in 2024 when his current term ends, he has said it is vital he has the option."Otherwise I know that in two years, instead of working normally at all levels of the state, all eyes will be on the search for potential successors,"...
NFL owners to vote on proposal to incentivize minority coach, GM hires

NFL owners to vote on proposal to incentivize minority coach, GM hires

Sports
May 15 (UPI) -- The NFL will present a pair of resolutions to league owners next week, including one that would improve draft picks for teams that hire minority candidates in head coach or general manager roles. Under the proposal, which is aimed at fixing diversity issues across the league, a team could upgrade its third-round draft selection by up to 16 picks if a minority candidate is hired. The draft pick could go up 10 spots for hiring a minority general manager or an equivalent-level position and six spots for hiring a minority candidate as head coach. If the plan is approved, teams also could move up five spots in the fourth round should a minority general manager or head coach enter the third year on the job. If a minority quarterbacks coach is retained after one season, the club...