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Wiserlinks Knowledge

  • The world is changing incredibly quickly, business is speeding up, new competitors emerge from other markets. Life is more complex and inter-connected than ever. Leaders have to partner with their peers in order to make these new challenges a success.
  • This blog presents ideas for action.
 

Jean-Bernard Girault

Survey reveals 79% of employees don’t know where to log a Health and Safety concern

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Exceeding two million man-hours on the Replacement Naval Hospital Project while maintaining a zero lost time accident record was the theme at the monthly safety meeting Mar. 12 held at the hospital site. “Now after two and half years, I think it’s absolutely possible to finish the entire job with zero lost time injuries,” said Carlos Gonzalez, P.E., Project Director, Clark / McCarthy, A Joint Venture. “Working safety shouldn’t be the first thing you do it should be part of who you are as a professional trades men.”Recently, the Replacement Naval Hospital Project was awarded the Activity Star Award for the meritorious service, superior leadership and exceptional support of the command’s safety program and objectives. The Star Award is a testament to the entire Replacement Naval Hospital Project team’s that continues towards another million man-hours of zero safety incidents. The hospital is currently 73 percent work in place, ahead of schedule; more than $330 million invoiced for construction, has maintained state-of-the-art level of quality, and spent less than 1 percent of the project cost on unforeseen changes. Since January 2012, the CMJV construction team has installed an average of $1 million of construction every day. The hospital is scheduled for completion in Winter 2013/2014 and should be fully operational in Spring 2014.

Staffmotivationmatters | 29/09/2016

Staffmotivationmatters P&MM has conducted a survey across 52 organisations between October and November 2015 into Health and Safety at Work that suggests there is a significant gap between workplace policies and procedures and what staff actually know. Participants were asked ‘Do you know where to log a Health and Safety concern at work?’ Worryingly the […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Unilever Buying Seventh Generation

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Fortune | 29/09/2016

Fortune Unilever has agreed to acquire Seventh Generation, a Vermont-based maker of “green” household products like laundry detergent and diapers. No financial terms are being disclosed, but a source familiar with the deal says that Unilever is paying between $600 million and $700 million in cash.   Click here to read full article   About […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Abbott to sell its eye care business to J&J for about $4.33 billion

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Reuters | 29/09/2016

Reuters Abbott Laboratories said it would sell its eye care business to Johnson & Johnson for about $4.33 billion in cash to focus on cardiovascular devices and diagnostics business. The company expanded its medical device and diagnostics businesses this year with a $25 billion deal for St. Jude Medical Inc and a $5.8 billion deal for Alere Inc. Abbott Medical […]

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SABMiller investors cheer $100 billion-plus AB InBev takeover

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Reuters | 29/09/2016

Reuters SABMiller (SAB.L) shareholders overwhelmingly backed the brewer’s $100 billion-plus takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR), clearing the last big hurdle for one of the largest corporate mergers in history. The combined group will sell more than a quarter of all beers sold worldwide and be the fifth largest consumer goods company. For the maker of […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Total Shortlist for Atotech Bidders Said to Include Carlyle, CVC

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Bloomberg | 16/09/2016

Bloomberg Total SA has drawn up a shortlist of bidders for its electronic-materials business Atotech, and may choose a winner by the end of the month, according to people with knowledge of the situation. CVC Capital Partners is competing against Carlyle Group LP and a joint bid from Cinven Ltd. and BC Partners, said the […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Two buyers eye struggling French shipyard STX

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Maritime Executive | 16/09/2016

Maritime Executive Two potential buyers have emerged for STX France, a shipyard subsidiary of the struggling South Korean group STX Corp, according to a French finance ministry source. The French state holds a 33 percent minority stake in STX France, which runs a naval shipyard in Saint Nazaire on the west coast. Lossmaking STX Corp […]

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Google will acquire Apigee for $625 million

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Techcrunch | 16/09/2016

Techcrunch Google announced today that it intends to purchase Apigee, an API management platform that went public last year, for $625 million or $17.40 a share. The company, which helps customers build digital products with open APIs, has an impressive customer list including Walgreens, AT&T, Bechtel, Burberry, First Data and Live Nation.   Click here to read […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

HP Buys Samsung’s Printer Business to Expand Beyond Core Businesses

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| 16/09/2016

The Middle Market HP Inc. sees its future in copiers and printers. The personal-computer maker has agreed to buy Samsung Electronics Co.’s printer business for $1.05 billion, betting that it can grab share and generate income, even in a shrinking global market.   Click here to read full article About Wiserlinks

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Sanofi, Google parent form $500 million diabetes joint venture

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Reuters | 16/09/2016

Reuters French drugmaker Sanofi and Verily, the life sciences unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc, on Monday said they would invest about $500 million in a joint venture combining devices with services to improve diabetes care, an example of growing ties between the pharma and tech sectors. Sanofi said last year it was working on a […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Linde, Praxair end $60 billion merger talks

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Reuters | 16/09/2016

Reuters German industrial gases group Linde and U.S. rival Praxair have ended talks to create a $60-billion-plus market leader, they said on Monday, after failing to agree where to locate key activities and who would run the business. Although the logic of the deal was clear, the talks foundered on where the combined firm would […]

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