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Второй крупнейшей частной охранной компанией в мире является G4S. Численность ее сотрудников достигает 657 тысяч человек. Это многонациональная фирма, которая оказывает услуги в сфере безопасности, штаб-квартира её находится в Великобритании, в городе Кроли. Представительства компании существуют ...

Второй крупнейшей частной охранной компанией в мире является G4S. Численность ее сотрудников достигает 657 тысяч человек. Это многонациональная фирма, которая оказывает услуги в сфере безопасности, штаб-квартира её находится в Великобритании, в городе Кроли.

Представительства компании существуют в 125 странах мира. G4S была основана в 2004 году после слияния датской компании «Group 4 Falck» и британской «Securicor PLC». С 2006 по 2008 годы компания была объектом критики профсоюзов, лидеры которых утверждали, что дочерние компании не соблюдают права человека и стандарты охраны труда. В 2008 году G4S начала обеспечивать безопасность на крупных музыкальных и спортивных соревнованиях. А причина такого расширения услуг стало приобретение компании «Rock Steady Group», специализирующейся на таких сферах обеспечения безопасности. Кроме того, в 2008 году была куплена и компания «RONCO Consulting Corporation», которая является одной из ведущих фирм, которые специализируются на коммерческом и гуманитарном разминировании и утилизации боеприпасов. В том же году G4S купила «Armor Group International» и завершила приобретение «Global Solutions Limited».

В 2009 году компания продолжила покупать охранные компании. В частности, были куплены лидеры британского рынка коммерческого и технического консалтинга, а также лидер в сфере предоставления поддержки базовых операций и средств управления, американский провайдер интегрированных систем безопасности и систем связи.

В компании G4S также не обошлось без скандалов. В 2009 году умер заключенный из Западной Австралии, которого перевозили сотрудники компании в машине, не оборудованной системой кондиционирования и не имеющей доступа к воде. Но тогда уголовное дело предпочли не заводить. В том же году случилось и печально известное ограбление вертолета Вестеборг. После анализа ограбления резкой критике были подвергнуты и полицейские, и сотрудники компании.

В том же году сотрудники австралийского представительства G4S объявили забастовку в связи с тем, что компания не заботилась об условиях труда персонала и не выплачивала достойную зарплату. Это привело к тому, что под угрозу была поставлена вся судебная система австралийского штата Виктория.

В 2011 году G4S купила компанию «Guidance Monitoring», специализирующуюся на разработке и производстве электронных технологий мониторинга, в том числе программного и аппаратного обеспечения, которое используется для отслеживания правонарушителей. В конце этого же года компания купила активы «Chubb», фирмы, которая специализируется на реагировании на чрезвычайные ситуации на территории Великобритании.

Основная деятельность компании сосредоточена на предоставлении охранных услуг, предоставлении услуг по безопасности денег (перевозка ценностей и денежных средств), комплектации служб безопасности. Кроме того, сотрудники компании обеспечивают содержание правонарушителей под стражей от имени полиции, предоставляют охранные услуги в аэропортах. Компания работает над введением систем безопасности, предоставляет логистические услуги банкам и обеспечивает управление денежными средствами, принимает участие в процессах консалтинга, риск-менеджмента и поддержки безопасности в районах с ограниченной инфраструктурой безопасности. Кроме того, сотрудники G4S занимаются наземным разминированием боеприпасов, обучают персонал, а также предоставляют услугу защиты доходов британских железнодорожных компаний.

Среди клиентов корпорации есть как правительства многих суверенных государств, корпорации, финансовые учреждения и коммунальные предприятия, так и аэропорты и морские порты, логистические и транспортные провайдеры и частные лица.

В 2011 году руководство компании подписало «Глобальный договор ООН», который является международным стандартом содействия бизнес-поведению, включая охрану труда, права человека, борьбу с коррупцией и охрану окружающей среды. Война на продажу. Ведущие частные военные компании мира

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21 ноября, 18:24

G4S youth jail beset by violence, vandalism and weapons, report finds

Report by prison inspectors, Ofsted and CQC into Oakhill secure centre near Milton Keynes records 330 assaults in six monthsSurging levels of violence at an “unsafe” G4S-run youth jail have put staff in hospital and caused inmates to carry improvised weapons for their safety, inspectors have revealed.The damning inspection report into Oakhill secure training centre, near Milton Keynes, was published on Tuesday as MPs heard that ministers had ordered G4S to set up an external inquiry into abuse allegations at Brook House, the immigration removal centre at Gatwick, which is also run by the private security firm. Continue reading...

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21 ноября, 11:50

G4S orders independent review into scandal-hit immigration centre

‘Attitude and behaviour’ of Brook House staff to be examined after Panorama claimed detainees were being abusedG4S has ordered an independent review into its running of an immigration removal centre amid allegations of abuse of detainees by staff working there.The company has commissioned an investigation into the “attitude and behaviour” of its staff at Brook House, where an undercover investigation by the Panorama programme found evidence of a culture of “chaos, incompetence and abuse”, it has told MPs. Continue reading...

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16 ноября, 14:20

Which tablet should I buy with a £350 budget?

Dave and his partner need a new 10in tablet now that their old Samsung Tab 2 10.1 is slow. What is the best Android option – or should they try an iPad?We want a new tablet to replace our old Samsung Tab 2 10.1, which has become very slow when we are browsing the shopping sites that my other half uses. We want a 10in screen and good enough performance that it will last several years.We both have Moto G4 smartphones, and going away from Android seems to me to make life more complex. We’re not likely to pay for iPhones with a decent screen size at any point in the future. But she is being persuaded by friends that Apple is wonderful and an iPad will work for longer than an Android tablet.I prefer to buy technology from real shops as you can get better after sales service, but are we likely to get any bargains on Black Friday? DaveI generally recommend people stick with what they know. That makes the best use of their hard-earned experience and “motor memory”. It also makes sense to buy an Android tablet to go with your Android phones. Of course, that shouldn’t stop you from buying something different if there are clear benefits. Continue reading...

10 ноября, 16:26

Inogen Claims Top Position in Deloitte List on Solid Growth

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Inogen's (INGN) unique direct-to-customer business model has lent it a leading position in the United States.

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07 ноября, 12:16

G4S leads FTSE 100 lower as growth outlook cut

Shares in the world's largest security group drop 5% after it downgrades its revenue growth forecast.

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07 ноября, 11:14

G4S shares down 4.4% after trading update

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03 ноября, 21:00

Important Technical Notice for Users of the OFAC Website

The Treasury Department will be updating the HTTPS certificate it uses for the Treasury.gov domain on Friday, November 3, 2017, during an evening maintenance window. Users may have to reinstall the root certificate for the site if they experience connection problems. The full certification path for this new certificate is Symantec Class 3 Secure Server CA - G4- www.treasury.gov. Users can download this certificate by visiting any secure download path on the Treasury website and using their browser's certificate management controls to install this new certificate. For general instructions on downloading the new certificate (using a chrome browser) please view this pdf. Please contact OFAC technical support at 1-800-540-6322 Option #8 or [email protected] with any questions that you may have about this change.

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03 ноября, 09:00

Ross Kemp Behind Bars: Inside Barlinnie review – Ross gets the inmate experience, minus the strip-search

Despite a few misguided stunts, the TV hard man provides a thorough look at our struggling penal system with a journey into the notorious Scottish prison. Plus: moving migration stories in Exodus: Our Journey Continues‘I’m Ross Kemp and I’m going to prison” says Ross Kemp, as he’s cuffed and led into the back of a G4S van. Ha! Best place for him, some might say, and about time. What for, though? For having once been Grant Mitchell? Or having been married to Rebekah Brooks? Is this violence-related or something to do with hacking? No, it’s just his latest hardnut doc, Ross Kemp Behind Bars: Inside Barlinnie (ITV). As in the notorious HMP Barlinnie in Glasgow, AKA Bar-L and The Big Hoose, once home to Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, gangster-turned-artist-and-writer Jimmy Boyle, and (briefly) Duncans Ferguson and Bannatyne, footballer and Dragon respectively.To understand what prisoners go through, Ross is going to be admitted like any other inmate, and that means a strip-search. Seems a bit harsh on the staff, no? Not only do they have dangerous, underpaid, unappreciated jobs in an institution that’s stretched to breaking point, but now they have to poke around inside a television personality from London. Oh, actually he’s not getting the full “cavity search”. Maybe they were worried he was so up himself they might find another Ross Kemp in there. Imagine that, two Ross Kemps Behind Bars! Plus they’ve got a special machine, scanning chairs and metal detectors that can find sim cards, weapons etc. It’s quite an eye-opener to see what gets “banked” – phones, spikes, knives, youch! Continue reading...

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27 октября, 15:00

UK asylum seekers living in 'squalid, unsafe slum conditions'

Charities issue urgent call for reform of housing arrangements as £600m government contract goes to tenderAsylum seekers arriving in the UK are forced to live in “squalid, unsafe, slum housing conditions” and the public is largely unaware of the conditions into which “traumatised people are routinely dumped”, charities have said.The £600m government contract to provide shelter for those seeking sanctuary in the UK goes up for tender next month as calls mount for for urgent reforms. Continue reading...

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10 октября, 07:04

Vacheron Constantin выпустил часы без стрелок с собакой на циферблате

Швейцарская часовая мануфактура Vacheron Constantin пополнила коллекцию Métiers d’Art «Легенды китайского зодиака» моделью с изображением собаки (символа будущего года по китайскому календарю) на циферблате. Часы без стрелок, с четырьмя апертурами для индикации времени, оснащены механизмом 2460 G4.

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10 октября, 02:25

Diageo tops list of best governed UK businesses

Worst performing companies include GSK, Carnival, G4S, Anglo American and Asos

06 октября, 23:44

THIS IS A SOMEWHAT MISLEADING HEADLINE: Explosive possessed by Stephen Paddock may have been used in…

THIS IS A SOMEWHAT MISLEADING HEADLINE: Explosive possessed by Stephen Paddock may have been used in NYC bombing. The lede makes a bit more sense: An explosive compound like the one found in Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock’s car and home is believed to have been used last year in an alleged terrorist bombing […]

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02 октября, 20:36

Birmingham prison riot cost taxpayer and G4S more than £6m, court told

Scale of damage revealed as five men receive sentences of up to nine years for their parts in mutiny at privately run jailA 15-hour riot at a prison cost the taxpayer and jail operator more than £6m, the sentencing hearing of five “instigators” has been told.Luke Mansell, 24, and John Burton, 39, were last week found guilty of a mutiny at HMP Birmingham on 16 December last year during which more than 500 prisoners were let out of their cells after inmates seized keys. Continue reading...

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29 сентября, 19:48

G4S employee given two-year sentence for bomb threat

Daniel Garland jailed for blackmail after sending letter threatening to blow up G4S vans and demanding £1mA G4S employee who sent an anonymous letter threatening to blow up vans and demanding £1m from the firm apologised to colleagues from court before being detained for two years for blackmail.Daniel Garland, 20, caused work to halt at a cash-handling depot in Thornaby, Teesside, when he posted the note in January saying he had planted remotely controlled “mini-bombs” on vehicles. Continue reading...

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22 сентября, 22:51

Head of G4S immigration unit at center of abuse scandal quits

(Reuters) - The head of a G4S-run immigration unit in Britain at the center of allegations of bullying and abuse, has resigned, the outsourcing company said on Friday.

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22 сентября, 20:21

Head of G4S detention centre quits after abuse allegations

Ben Saunders quits Brook House immigration centre after BBC screened footage showing apparent ill treatmentThe head of a G4S-run immigration removal centre, which was the subject of an undercover BBC Panorama investigation over allegations of bullying and abuse, has resigned with immediate effect.Ben Saunders, the director of Brook House immigration removal centre (IRC) near Gatwick airport, was placed on administrative leave earlier this month. Continue reading...

22 сентября, 00:10

Feldstein's Insight on Standards of Living, by David Henderson

In a recent op/ed in the Wall Street Journal, my former boss at the Council of Economic Advisers and Harvard economist Martin Feldstein points out that the data on real incomes in the United States systematically understate its growth. The article is titled "We're Richer Than We Realize," WSJ, September 8 (September 9-10 in the print edition.) An excerpt: Consider how the government handles manufactured products when their quality improves. Statisticians track a large number of products. For each, they ask the manufacturer two questions: Has the product changed since last year? If so, how much more does it cost to make this year's model than it would now cost to make last year's model? If there is no increase in the cost of production, the government concludes that there has been no increase in quality. And if the manufacturer reports an increase in the cost of production, the government assumes that the value of the product to consumers has increased in the same proportion. That's amazing! I knew, and have written about, the fact that the government understates improvements in quality. I had not known how naively the government did that. It reminds me of something I did know and reported on in "The Digital Economic Revolution," Red Herring, September 1, 1997. I wrote: Which brings us back to the government data. To compute labor productivity in an industry, the federal government's Bureau of Economic Analysis divides the output of an industry by the number of people employed. Not bad for, say, copper mining, where tons of copper mined is a pretty decent measure of output. But how do you think the federal government, with all its high-powered analysts and its multimillion-dollar budgets for gathering data, measures productivity in the banking industry? The number of transactions per employee? Or maybe the per-employee value of deposits and loans, adjusted for inflation? Neither. The Commerce Department's august Bureau of Economic Analysis measures output of banking by the number of people employed in banking. This means that if the number of banking employees rises by 10 percent, then the government's data crunchers simply assume that output rises by 10 percent. Therefore, the banking industry's productivity growth is zero, not by observation, but by definition. Of course, productivity in banking is growing. According to surveys by the Bank Administration Institute, the number of checks processed per hour, a measure of bank workers' productivity, rose from 265 items in 1971 to 825 in 1986, a rate of increase of 7.6 percent annually. Presumably computers were a factor in this productivity growth. And as noted by Martin Baily, an economist at the Brookings Institution, and Robert J. Gordon, an economist at Northwestern University, the per-check processing costs for electronic funds transfers (EFTs), which were made possible by the information technology revolution, are a fraction of the cost of conventional check processing. EFTs still constitute only a small percentage of transactions, but as this segment grows, productivity will increase. Marty points out another factor that understates growth: There are other problems that cause the official statistics to underestimate the true growth of real income. A basic government rule of GDP measurement is to count only goods and services that are sold in the market. Services like Google and Facebook are therefore excluded from GDP even though they are of substantial value to households. The increasing importance of such free services implies a further understatement of real income growth. Sadly, a number of commenters on the Journal's site failed to get his point. I'll quote three and, rather than tell you what's wrong with the commenters' statements, leave that as an exercise for the reader. Remember that these statements are made by people who, it is clear from tone, think they're challenging Marty's argument. matthew kimball writes: Another example is food has gone up and quality hasn't, gas has gone up, home price have gone up, clothing has gone up. All the essentials have gone up. Gregory Weinman writes: Telling me the LG G6 I bought to replace my LG G4 is far better is immaterial because both cost the same. John Callahan writes: Mr. Feldstein sounds much like New York Fed President William Dudley did half a decade ago--out of touch with the average American. Mr. Dudley was in Queens touting improvements in technology in regards to the cost of living- "Today you can buy an iPad 2 that costs the same as an iPad 1 that is twice as powerful.... You have to look at the prices of all things." The residents of Queens were far more concerned about rapidly rising grocery and gasoline prices and rightfully so. As one resident noted, "You can't eat an iPad." [email protected] Francois Melese. (15 COMMENTS)

17 сентября, 03:03

Северное сияние в Москве 2017 когда будет где можно увидеть последние новости. Свежий материал на 17.09.2017 г.

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15 сентября, 11:34

Северное сияние в Москве 2017 когда будет где можно увидеть последние новости. Все последние сведения на 15.09.2017 г.

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