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by Roger Lancaster
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 59
Views: 8933

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

Quillan Passing judgement at the Manchester High Court on September 18, District Judge Obodai found the directors had misled investors and deliberately caused the companies to obscure the relationship they had with each other, calling the scheme a “house of cards”. Kirkwood was handed a 10-year ban...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 59
Views: 8933

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

"You still don't want to get an old Wimbledon FC fan started on MK Dons. " True - at one point, owners of Leeds United were thinking of relocating to Kent on the basis that they would get bigger crowds, especially as there weren't any proper teams in Kent. Fans and enemies were united in their fury...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Women's Recruitment Officer
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: Women's Recruitment Officer

Yes, I think that's a fair answer to the WRO recruitment question and I'm obliged to Tim for the timely response. I have absolutely no idea how well, or otherwise, he and Carl will relate to one another and so don't propose to comment on that part of Tim's post. Instead, I'll just wish them both wel...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Women's Recruitment Officer
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: Women's Recruitment Officer

Tim, congratulations on your appointment. Dare I ask, will you also be working with Carl Portman, the new Development Officer, to help the federation achieve its goal of increasing female membership to 15% of the total? Edit: When I posted I also considered making the point that another male has be...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer appointment
Replies: 32
Views: 2409

Re: Development Officer appointment

I don't intend to get involved in the personal stuff but agree that it seems a reasonable question, to which there may or may not be a reasonable answer, to enquire why the acceptance letter apparently pre-dated the appointment. That question doesn't seem to have been answered.
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 92
Views: 4048

Re: Council Papers are out

If elected I would look forward to working closely with the Board, in particular the Finance Director, building on what I believe is already the good relationship I have with them The role requires a commitment to independent scrutiny. It's not a frigging chumocracy! Having a good relationship with...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12322

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Radjabov 2-0 in 5+3 games
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12322

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

First two rapidplay games drawn - Ding looked to have acquired a significant advantage in the first but it vanished as both players found themselves short of time. Instant reactions are always risky but the second game looked less dramatic.
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12322

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Game drawn, 2-2
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 38
Views: 2574

Re: End of an era

John Upham wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:32 am

Thomas Farriner saw an end to that : he chose a fiery demise to many plagiarists but Robert Hubert got the blame, he was hanged and then torn apart by enraged members of the EC Forum.
LOL, initially misread that as "Robert Hubner" and was momentarily concerned for the GM's welfare.
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 38
Views: 2574

Re: End of an era

Frankly, I'm not too sure that the wider world cares too much about plagiarism. I can say for sure that the academic community most certainly does. Maybe persons who care little about much in general are not worried about plagiarism assuming they knew what the word meant. Agreed, most academics can...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 38
Views: 2574

Re: End of an era

I think theft is more serious than laziness and incompetence, but given that in this instance the former grew out of the latter, I guess it's not so important where you place each of them on the podium. Let's try this question. If someone authors a chess publication of one form or another, whether ...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 38
Views: 2574

Re: End of an era

It's not however a context that fits this particular practice. (Also, of course, it's about much more than plagiarism - it's about all kinds of lazy, sloppy and tenth-rate journalism, of which the plagiarism, extensive though it was, was only the most serious manifestation.) There's no greater reas...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 38
Views: 2574

Re: End of an era

Frankly, I'm not too sure that the wider world cares too much about plagiarism. Obviously the original authors do, because it's annoying to see others taking credit for and/or making money from their work, but otherwise plagiarism passes unnoticed except for the minority of committed readers who act...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12322

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Radjabov draws level, 1.5-1.5