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ROUX BUSY EXPANDING WHITEHALL WAISTLINES

first_img Share IT’S been a busy few months for master chef Michel Roux Jr, splitting his time between fostering his burgeoning TV career and appointing a new chef for his latest venture, Roux at Parliament Square.In addition to his ongoing judge’s spot on Masterchef, Roux has also been busy filming a series set to hit our screens next year – “Michel Roux’s Service”, a BBC production where a bunch of youngsters will fight it out to be trained in the almost-forgotten skills of restaurant front of house. (Roux, of course, is used to nothing but the best, having worked with the “godfather” of London maitre d’s, Silvano Giraldin, for years and years at Le Gavroche.)Meanwhile, over at Parliament Square, The Capitalist hears he’s just installed Toby Stuart as his new chef, fresh out of his position as senior sous-chef at the Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows.Eagle-eyed spies tell me that Stuart – who originally sharpened his kitchen knives at some of the finest eateries in the world, including The Square, L’Escargot and Auberge du Lac – has been given something of a baptism of fire with the distinguished patrons frequenting the joint. Just a stone’s throw from the House of Commons, he’s already cooked for the likes of defence secretary Liam Fox, shadow chancellor Alan Johnson and chancellor George Osborne – though I’m told PM David Cameron has yet to make an appearance…PUBLICITY STUNTTodd Combs, the hedge fund manager elevated by billionaire investor Warren Buffett to oversee a significant part of his firm Berkshire Hathaway’s investment portfolio, might need to get himself a spot of media training if he’s going to become prime candidate to succeed the Sage of Omaha himself.Buffett, speaking to Fortune magazine about the appointment, described Combs as an “all-American type” who shuns publicity. That’s hardly a phrase you could use to describe Buffett himself, who has previously gone as far as to dress up in a wig and bandanna and perform as rock star Axl Rose in a television commercial to promote one of Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio companies, Geico – all in the name of publicity.top marks for effortWhere graduates once sweated over online applications in the elusive search for that first job, the students of today have become ever more enterprising.In the depths of the crisis, we had jobseekers walking around cities with billboards around their necks and one memorable candidate standing on the Fourth Plinth at Trafalgar Square advertising his skills.That trend continues – one young chap, Matthew Riley, tells The Capitalist he plans to stand outside Bank station this morning handing out 1,000 copies of his CV to commuters, in the hope of landing an internship.Apparently, the second-year student is interested in opportunities in investor relations or client management – and not so long ago tried a similar stunt at Canary Wharf, when the distribution of less than half that number of CVs landed him an interview at Shell.PARADISE FOUNDTempting stuff, this, at a time when uncertainty is rife and many jobs in the financial services sector are looking less than 100 per cent secure.Escape The City – the website set up by two former management consultants during the economic crisis, in order to help workers pursue their dream careers – has teamed up with holiday group Paradise Hunter to launch a competition to land the job of a lifetime.Said job involves being paid $60,000 (£37,900) to travel around the world for 52 weeks, presenting a TV series for Paradise Hunter – taking in the sights and culture of no fewer than 12 countries, including Belize, Costa Rica, the British Virgin Islands, New Zealand, Thailand and India, along the way.What’s more, the successful “job” applicant will be given a property worth up to $150,000 at the end of the year in their favourite “paradise” country. Are they for real?LEADING LIGHTWell-deserved kudos yesterday for Morgan Stanley’s international treasurer David Buckley, who was honoured with the Walker Award for Commitment to Diversity in Financial Services – an award established in memory of Tory peer and former chairman of Kleinwort Benson Lord Walker, a committed campaigner for greater diversity for the City, who died earlier this year.The award was set up by an organisation called The City Fellowships in Financial Services, founded to help American minority financiers living in London, which applauded Buckley’s “career-long dedication and outstanding commitment to the empowerment of women and ethnic minorities in the City”. 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Osborne axes plan to reveal bank bonuses

first_img Tags: NULL Monday 22 November 2010 8:44 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Osborne axes plan to reveal bank bonuses GEORGE Osborne has performed a remarkable U-turn over plans to force banks to reveal details of pay and bonuses, in a major coup for the City.The chancellor has repeatedly said he would press ahead with proposals to make banks publish the pay and bonuses of employees who earn more than £1m in bands, while keeping their names anonymous. But yesterday Osborne said it would be wrong to impose the new measures without some kind of international agreement, after senior banking figures argued it would make the City less competitive. “There are European rules that are being developed in this area and it might be better for Britain to promote this internationally rather than just unilaterally,” Osborne said.The volte-face followed a similar change of heart from Sir David Walker, the architect of the rules. He said the rules were designed in the hope that other countries would follow suit.Sir David also fears that greater transparency could lead to wage inflation, with lower-paid bankers demanding more once they realise they are earning less than their colleagues.Osborne’s U-turn is likely to provoke a furious response from Liberal Democrat business secretary Vince Cable, a long time campaigner for greater transparency in City pay. Yesterday he said: “Transparency is key to creating confidence in any commitment from our banks to behave more responsibly on pay and bonuses. Outrageous and irresponsible pay structures were a driver in our financial crisis.”In May, Cable told City A.M. there was a case for introducing similar reforms for all British corporations. “There is an argument for applying them across the board,” he said. Meanwhile, former City minister Lord Myners – who was instrumental in preventing the names of bankers being published – yesterday hit out at Osborne’s about turn. He said the climb-down demonstrated “the power of the banking lobby” and accused the chancellor of departing from the coalition agreement he signed up to on entering government. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemcenter_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Share whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

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