Disability Pride rocks Philadelphia for 8th consecutive annual parade

first_imgIn a highlight of the rally before the parade, Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Resources Independence for Everyone Thomas H. Earle led the crowd in a song. Like the Raging Grannies, who rewrite lyrics of popular songs in protest against war, racism and injustice, Earle changed Harry Belafonte’s Banana Boat lyrics to “Olmstead, Olmstead, daylight come, and I want to go home!”Olmstead v. L.C. was the most significant civil rights decision for people with disabilities. Based on the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Supreme Court in 1999 upheld Omstead’s provisions of the qualified right of people with disabilities to receive state-funded supports and services in the community rather than being forced to live in institutions or nursing homes — if there is appropriate support in the community; if the disabled person chooses to live in the community; and if such accommodation is deemed “reasonable” when considering the overall needs of the entire disability community. The Olmstead decision was based in part on a successful disability civil rights precedent in Philadelphia argued by the Disabilities Law Project in 1995. The parade featured many colorful costumes and puppets, and a festival followed the parade. Several New Yorkers travelled to Philadelphia and told everyone about the Disability Pride Parade coming up next month in New York City for the fifth consecutive year. New York’s disability community will gather in Madison Square Park July 14 at 10 a.m. Then we will roll, ride, scooter and walk from Madison Square Park down Broadway for a Disability Rights Festival from noon to 3 p.m. at Union Square Park.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Many hundreds of people with disabilities and their allies commemorated Disability Pride Week by attending Philadelphia’s 8th annual Disability Pride Parade June 15. last_img read more

More than 800 appointments at Limerick mental heatlhcare centre

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLimerick politicians accuse each other of speaking through their anatomiesNext articleAAA join the fight for ‘full equality’ in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSCllr Daniel ButlerFine GaelHunt MuseumKrystian FikertlimerickMyMindMyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Krystian Fikert, MyMind, with Cllr Daniel Butler at the Hunt Museum for the first birthday of MyMind mental health service in Limerick.(Picture: Keith Wiseman)THE MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing has provided over 800 appointments to clients since opening its doors in Limerick last year.A not-for-profit provider of accessible mental health care in the community, MyMind is based at 66 O’Connell Street. In its first year, the Limerick hub has provided fast, affordable and accessible mental health services with 808 appointments recorded to date.Equipped with a team of psychotherapists and counsellors, MyMind provides counselling, wellbeing and psychotherapy services in more than ten languages either online, face-to-face or in the workplace.Charges are based upon employment status, allowing the unemployed or full-time students to access services at vastly reduced rates. In addition, revenue generated from full fee clients is reinvested, enabling MyMind to provide affordable services to all.New clients may self-refer and appointments are usually made within 72 hours of contact.“We are delighted to be celebrating our first year of providing high quality, low cost mental health care in Limerick, and are dedicated to growing and improving this service for many years to come,” said MyMind founder Krystian Fikert.“In Ireland, someone experiencing mental health issues may be faced with long waiting lists and costly private services. MyMind is working hard to fill this gap through a mental health service that is easily within everyone’s reach.”MyMind believes that early intervention is the most effective way to prevent mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and stress from turning into severe problems. By providing fast and easy access to services in the community, MyMind enables people to access supports for mental health problems early on.MyMind has impacted on more than 20,000 lives in Ireland since being set up in 2006.“Since we opened the Limerick centre , we have seen demand for our services grow rapidly, with more and more clients referring friends and family members to our centre. This shows just how much of a need there is for MyMind’s uniquely accessible service,” said Mr Fikert.Speaking at the MyMind’s first anniversary celebrations in the Hunt Museum this week, Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler hailed the mental health service as a “great attribute” to the city. He praised the quality of its service and said that by being located in the heart of the city centre, it “challenges the stigma around mental health”.“The conversation about mental health is growing. We are getting better at talking about it. We have accumulated the language and we now need to accumulate the understanding to start bridging that gap,” Cllr Butler commented.For more details on MyMind log onto www.mymind.org.center_img NewsLocal NewsMore than 800 appointments at Limerick mental heatlhcare centreBy Alan Jacques – April 30, 2015 699 Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisementlast_img read more

Trump looks to reassert himself after impeachment acquittal

first_img Trump looks to reassert himself after impeachment acquittal TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 15, 2021 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump took in the win at Mar-a-Lago, surrounded by friends and family. His lawyers celebrated with hugs and smiles. One joked, “We’re going to Disney World!” Now acquitted in his second Senate impeachment trial, Trump is preparing for the next phase of his post-presidency life. Feeling emboldened by the trial’s outcome, he is expected to reemerge from a self-imposed hibernation at his club in Palm Beach, Florida, and is eyeing ways to reassert his power. But after being barred from Twitter, the former president lacks the social media bullhorn that fueled his political rise. And he’s confronting a Republican Party deeply divided over the legacy of his jarring final days in office, culminating in the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol. Searing video images of the day played on loop during his impeachment trial, which ended Saturday. Trump remains popular among the GOP base, but many Republicans in Washington have cooled to him. Never before have so many members of a president’s party — seven GOP senators, in his case — voted for his removal in a Senate trial. Some may work to counter efforts by Trump to support extreme candidates in next year’s congressional primaries. Undeterred, friends and allies expect Trump to resume friendly media interviews after weeks of silence. He has met with political aides to discuss efforts to help Republicans try to take control of the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms elections. He remains fixated on exacting revenge on Republicans who supported his impeachment or resisted his efforts to overturn the results of the November election won by Democrat Joe Biden. “I imagine you’ll probably be hearing a lot more from him in the coming days,” senior adviser Jason Miller said. In a statement after the vote, Trump offered few clues, but was defiant as he told supporters their movement “has only just begun.” “In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people,” he said. Sen. Lindsey Graham, who spoke with Trump on Saturday night, acknowledged that Trump is “mad at some folks,” but also “ready to move on and rebuild the Republican Party” and “excited about 2022.” In their conversations, Graham has stressed to Trump, who has threatened to start his own party to punish disloyal Republicans, that the GOP needs him to win. “I said, ‘Mr. President, this MAGA movement needs to continue. We need to unite the party. Trump-plus is the way back in 2022,’” Graham, R-S.C., told “Fox News Sunday.” “My goal is to win in 2022 to stop the most radical agenda I’ve seen coming out of the Democratic presidency of Joe Biden. We can’t do that without Donald Trump, so he’s ready to hit the trail and I’m ready to work with him,” Graham said. Graham said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who voted to acquit but then delivered a scalding denunciation of Trump, “got a load off a chest, obviously.” Graham said later in the interview: “If you want to get something off your chest, fine, but I’m into winning.” At his Palm Beach club on Saturday night, Trump was in a joyous mood as he enjoyed dinner on a patio packed with people. After a mellow last several weeks, one member described a party atmosphere not felt since before the election. Still, Trump isn’t in the clear yet. No longer protected by a Justice Department opinion against the prosecution of sitting presidents, he now faces multiple ongoing criminal investigations. In Georgia, the Fulton County district attorney has opened a criminal investigation into “attempts to influence” the election, including Trump’s call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger demanding that the official find enough votes to overturn Biden’s victory. In New York, Attorney General Letitia James is investigating whether Trump and his company improperly inflated the value of his assets on annual financial statements in order to secure loans and obtain tax benefits. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. continues his own investigation, which has included grand jury testimony. “He didn’t get away with anything — yet,” McConnell, R-Ky., after the vote. “We have a criminal justice system in this country. We have civil litigation. And former presidents are not immune from being accountable by either one.” McConnell voted to acquit Trump on the grounds the trial was unconstitutional because he is no longer in office, but insisted, “There’s no question — none — that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.” That sharp rebuke from his once-loyal defender underscores how dramatically Trump’s stock has fallen in Washington since his first impeachment trial just over a year ago. But the desire to be rid of Trump is not shared across the country, where Republicans who have dared to admonish him have faced swift rebuke. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., was forced to defend her third-in-line leadership position after she voted in favor of impeachment. On Saturday, Louisiana’s Republican Party quickly censured Sen. Bill Cassidy, one of the seven Republicans senators who voted for Trump’s conviction. In an interview Sunday with ABC’s “This Week,” Cassidy seemed at peace with his decision. “I think his force wanes,” he said of Trump. “The Republican Party is more than just one person. The Republican Party is about ideas.” But how long Trump retains his grip remains an open question, especially with a slew of likely 2024 candidates now trying to take the mantle. Some, like Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, are advocating a clean break from Trump, who ended his presidency with a record low 34% approval rating according to Gallup polling. Others have stressed the need to keep his voters engaged, perhaps with candidates who trumpet the policies Trump championed, but with a less caustic style that might win back suburban voters. In a sign of his enduring power, the Republican National Committee and other groups spent the trial sending fundraising appeals urging their followers to “Stand with Trump” and “SAVE President Trump’s Legacy,” in the words of the National Republican Congressional Committee. “Oh, time is going to take care of that some way or another,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters Saturday. “But remember, in order to be a leader you got to have followers. So we’re gonna find out, whoever leads. But everybody’s going to be involved. We’re a big tent.” While the Senate failed to bar Trump from running again for office, many believe he has done too much damage to be a credible candidate himself in 2024. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, who is retiring, said Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the election had “very badly damaged his reputation,” eclipsing his accomplishments in office. “Instead,” Toomey said, “he’ll be remembered throughout history as the president who resorted to nonlegal steps to try to hold on to power.”center_img Pinterest Facebook Local NewsUS News Previous articleThe Latest: Ruud retires, Rublev into quarters in AustraliaNext articleWilliams’ 30 points leads Clippers in 128-111 rout of Cavs Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Single-Family Rental Market Stabilizes

first_img Tagged with: CoreLogic Prices Rental Sales May 21, 2019 1,913 Views Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn Share Save  Print This Post CoreLogic Prices Rental Sales 2019-05-21 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Single-Family Rental Market Stabilizescenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: A Look at the Housing Market’s Potential Next: A Data-Driven Approach to Neighborhood Stabilization The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago According to the latest data from CoreLogic’s Single-Family Rental Index, single-family rents increased 2.9% year-over-year in March 2019, up from a 2.7% increase in March 2018. CoreLogic reports that the steady rent growth that began in 2010 has begun to stabilize, fluctuating between 2.7% and 3.1% for the past 12 months. March’s growth was propped up mainly by low-end rentals, defined as properties with rents 75% or less of a region’s median rent. Rents on lower-priced rental homes increased 3.5% year-over-year and rents for higher-priced homes, defined as properties with rents more than 125% of the regional median rent, increased 2.4% year-over-year.CoreLogic notes that, by metro area, Phoenix had the highest year-over-year rent growth this March, with an increase of 7.4%. It was followed by Las Vegas (6.9%) and Tucson, Arizona (6.3%). Meanwhile, Miami had the lowest rent growth in March, increasing by just 0.4% from the prior year, and Houston and Miami had the largest deceleration in rent growth in March. Data from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and the Census Bureau revealed that new single-family rent construction slipped in March. The Census Bureau’s Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design report indicates that there were 5,000 single-family built-for-rent starts for Q1 2019, below the 6,000 estimated for the start of 2018. Over the last four quarters, 42,000 such homes began construction.The NAHB notes that these quarter-to-quarter fluctuations were not statistically significant. The current four-quarter moving average of market share (4.8%) remains higher than the recent historical average of 2.7% (1992-2012) but is down from the 5.8% reading registered at the start of 2013.The market for single-family rental (SFR) securitizations, meanwhile, continued to grow month-over-month in March. During that month, it increased to 4.7% from 4.2%, according to a recent Morningstar Credit Ratings report. Home / Daily Dose / Single-Family Rental Market Stabilizes Related Articleslast_img read more

The Industry Pulse: New Hires Across the Industry

first_img Previous: Wells Fargo Names New Chief Economist Next: 30% of Americans Missed June Housing Payments  Print This Post The Industry Pulse: New Hires Across the Industry Sign up for DS News Daily June 9, 2020 895 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago industry pulse 2020-06-09 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB), a division of Wells Fargo & Company has announced Jay Bryson has been named Chief Economist for its division, effective immediately.“Under Jay’s leadership, our economics group has made a significant impact across the enterprise and to clients by offering insightful analysis and invaluable information,” said Walter Dolhare, head of Markets for Wells Fargo Corporate and Investment Banking and President of Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. “Jay is an exceptional economist and a highly talented leader, and I am confident our economics group will continue to develop pioneering analysis that is critical to our clients under his strong leadership.”In this role, Bryson leads the economists and analysts who form the Wells Fargo CIB Economics Group. He and his team provide analysis on economic and financial developments in the U.S. and major foreign economies that can assist clients in their business decisions. The group also makes forecasts of major macroeconomic variables in these economies. Bryson and the other economists on the team are frequently featured as public speakers and widely quoted in the media. Bryson reports to Dolhare._____Richard LombardiBlack Knight, Inc. announced that industry veterans Richard Lombardi and Kevin Hughes have joined the company’s Data & Analytics organization. Lombardi will serve as senior vice president for Data Strategy & Innovation, and Hughes will be senior vice president of Sales and Business Development for Black Knight’s Multiple Listing Services (MLS) technology business. Each industry veteran brings decades of knowledge to the Black Knight team.Kevin Hughes“This gives Black Knight a tremendous opportunity to benefit from the talent and in-depth industry knowledge that Richard and Kevin bring to the team,” said Ben Graboske, president of Black Knight Data & Analytics. “They are both consummate professionals with deep experience who bring great skill and insight to our organization, and will fit in well with Black Knight’s spirit of innovation and acting with urgency to support clients’ needs.”Prior to joining Black Knight, Lombardi served as chief operating officer of ATTOM Data Solutions, responsible for oversight of operations, sales, customer success and contracts. Before that, he was vice president of Data Solutions and Licensing at CoreLogic, responsible for overall sales strategy and field engagement within the National Licensing division._____McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC is has announced that Elizabeth DeSilva has officially joined the firm, effective May 18. DeSilva will be based in the firm’s Dallas, TX office.DeSilva has been practicing law for 25 years. During that time she has established herself as a respected leader in the mortgage servicing industry. Her resume includes previous stints as being counsel for AllyGMAC Financial, Ocwen Financial Corporation and most recently as VP, Chief Servicing Counsel for Ditech Financial, LLC. DeSilva has become a key speaker and valued mortgage industry proponent for servicing, service providers, and borrowers in her career.DeSilva said, “I am very excited to be joining the MRLP team. I am looking forward to beginning the next chapter of my career by partnering with my new colleagues in helping out clients in innovative ways to achieve our common goals.” About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News Tagged with: industry pulse Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse: New Hires Across the Industry The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribelast_img read more

How A Politician Procured 10,000 Vials Of Remdesivir From Delhi When Capital Is In Crisis? Bombay High Court Asks

first_imgNews UpdatesHow A Politician Procured 10,000 Vials Of Remdesivir From Delhi When Capital Is In Crisis? Bombay High Court Asks Sharmeen Hakim27 April 2021 2:51 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday questioned the Centre about private individuals procuring anti-viral drug, Remdesivir, directly from the manufacturer and distributing it, when companies are expected to provide stocks directly to the Centre. The division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni was referring to the petition filed by four agriculturists before the Aurangabad Bench seeking an FIR against Dr. Sujay Vikhe Patil, BJP Member of Parliament from the Ahmednagar Constituency for the alleged unauthorized procurement and distribution of 10, 000 Remdesivir injections. “There is a news report that a politician bought and distributed 10,000 vials to Ahmednagar from Delhi by a chartered plane? How is this possible? Delhi itself is in crisis. Doesn’t this amount to private distribution by the person?” the observed, adding, that there is a need to increase surveillance. When the Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh tried to say that it was merely a news report, the bench remarked that it was not just media reports, the politician himself had posted about the procurement on social media. The court said it was aware that the Aurangabad bench was already seized of the but sought a response from the ASG, observing that they would be forced to take action if more manufacturers are found providing drugs to private individuals. “If we find other instances where private manufacturers are giving Remdisivir directly to individuals we may pass an injunction order against such manufacturers.” The bench orally sought details of the incident. The Court was hearing two PILs, on the improper management of the covid-19 crisis in Maharashtra. The first petition is filed by advocate Sneha Marjari, represented by advocates Simil Purohit and Arshil Shah, and the second by Nilesh Navlakha, represented by advocate Rajesh Inamdar. During the last hearing, the bench had passed several directions regarding the availability of Remdesivir injection, oxygen, and bed availability and asked the State and Centre to file their responses by May 4. However, the bench took up the matter, on Tuesday, to assess if these directions had been complied with. On Tuesday, the bench asked the State if a nodal officer was appointed for the distribution of Remdesivir. When the State responded that it was yet to be done, the court observed. “Order was passed on April 27, we work beyond midnight to get it uploaded. How long does it take to provide a nodal agent and a 24/7 number?” Crematoriums When the court was informed that several gas crematoriums were not functional, they asked the State Government to order all district collectors to ensure effective dead-body management and give details about the steps taken to improve the condition of crematoriums. “Why don’t you take steps to make all gas crematoriums operational? “- J Kulkarni said, he added that the crematorium in Walkeshwar was not working. It can’t be that people are kept waiting for cremation, for this you will also have to seek the position of the mortuaries, the bench further observed. Call 1916 To check if ICU beds were available, the Court asked Advocate Purohit to call the BMC’s helpline number and check. Purohit called the number and was directed to contact the war room, which sought further details of the patient to be admitted. Advocate Arshil Shah then pointed out a social media tweet to highlight the lack of availability of ICU beds. The bench will now hear the matter on Thursday. TagsBombay High Court Remdesivir Central Government Chief Justice Dipankar Datta Justice GS Kulkarni Next Storylast_img read more

2 cheetah cubs born via IVF for 1st time at Columbus Zoo

first_imgtracielouise/iStock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Two cheetah cubs have been born via in vitro fertilization to a surrogate mother for the first time ever at the Columbus Zoo.The cubs, one male and one female, and their surrogate mother, Izzy, are doing well after the birth on Feb. 19, the zoo’s vice president of animal health, Dr. Randy Junge, and president and CEO, Tom Stalf, told ABC News.Izzy, a first-time mother, is providing “great care” to the cubs, according to the zoo. They are being monitored closely through a remote camera 24 hours a day, Stalf said.While the cubs’ biological mother is 9-year-old Kibibi, they were born via surrogate because cheetahs’ ability to reproduce after the age of 8 declines significantly.“The assumption was, as an older female, she would be less likely to carry a pregnancy to completion,” Junge said.Kibibi was chosen as their biological mother because her bloodline is “already well represented in the genetic registry, according to the zoo.”The cubs are “doing great” and continuing to gain weight, Stalf said.Currently, the male cub weighs 480 grams, roughly 1 pound, and the female weighs 350 grams, according to the zoo. They have not yet been named.Their eyes, ears, mouth and heartbeat were checked during a brief exam on Monday, Junge said, adding that “everything looks good.”It will be a few months before they will be displayed at the zoo’s cheetah exhibit.The cubs’ birth was a result of careful planning between the Columbus Zoo, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas.The IVF procedure began in November when Kibibi and her sister, Bella, first began receiving hormone injections to stimulate follicle development. Once the eggs were extracted, they were fertilized using thawed semen from the cubs’ father, a 3-year-old named Slash from Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and an ultrasound in December revealed that Izzy was pregnant with two fetuses.The procedure had been attempted twice before but was not successful until the third try, Junge said.Izzy and Kibibi are two of the zoo’s “ambassador cheetahs” and have formed “extremely close bonds” with their caretakers, allowing them to perform ultrasounds, x-rays and other medical procedures when needed, according to the zoo.Cheetahs are listed as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species. There are only about 7,000 cheetahs left in the world.Jason Ahistus, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Carnivore Curator, described the accomplishment as a “big win for the cheetah.”“It really opens the door to many new opportunities that can help the global cheetah population,” Ahistus said in a statement. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

People skills lessons can be learnt from BA

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article People skills lessons can be learnt from BAOn 23 May 2000 in Personnel Today The experience of British Airways demonstrates the need for chief executives to get people management issue right, delegates heard.Christopher Darke, general secretary of the British Airline Pilots Association, said personal hostility towards former chief executive Bob Ayling fuelled disputes with staff during the 1990s.“There has always been a fear among flight crew that he was trying to create more of a virtual airline and that they would no longer work for the core but be spun off into a myriad of other companies.”He added, “Flight crew just did not like the man and that was a very real problem. That is not to say that the strategy and some of the things he did were incorrect. They were not. But a series of things did not go well [including] people management.”Bob Carton, general manager of development flight operations, believes Ayling was made a scapegoat by staff. “The misfortunes of Bob Ayling were caused by the continual slide in our share price.”Darke and Carton said the relationship between union and management deteriorated in 1996 to the extent that neither side spoke to the other for three months.The relationship was only rebuilt after the union hired consultant People in Business.Darke is optimistic about establishing a dialogue with Ayling’s replacement.last_img read more

New sex bias rules could put firms in the bunker

first_img Previous Article Next Article The age-old commercial tradition of schmoozing clients on the golf coursecould land companies in trouble following amendments to discrimination laws,warns a leading employment adviser. The Sex Discrimination (Indirect Discrimination and Burden of Proof)Regulations 2001, which came into effect on 12 October, have widened the scopeof indirect discrimination under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 to include notjust strict terms and conditions of employment but also employers’”provisions, criteria and practices”. The wider definition could outlaw any apparently neutral practices thatfavour men, such as wooing clients over a game of golf, said Joanna Blackburnof law firm Mishcon de Reya. “This is not a frivolous proposition. Statistically, less women thanmen play golf. If these types of marketing activities give employees a chanceto meet clients and win business, which leads to them being perceived as morevaluable, the possible discriminatory consequences are clear. “The woman could find her pay or promotion chances are suppressed. Itcould end in her losing her job in circumstances where the employer is requiredto make redundancies,” Blackburn said. She also urges HR professionals to plan awareness training for managers. “Where many companies still fall down in tribunals is in being unableto show they have put otherwise good equal opportunities policies intopractice,” she said. “A tribunal is less likely to be impressed by a manager with no realunderstanding of discrimination laws than one who has been properlytrained.” New sex bias rules could put firms in the bunkerOn 16 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

National Coffee with a Cop Day is Today

first_imgNational Coffee with a Cop Day is Friday, October 7th from 7:00A – 9:00A Evansville Donut Bank locations 1950 Washington Avenue1200 Lincoln Avenue 210 N. St. Joseph Avenue5 N. Green River Road 2128 N. First Avenue 1031 E. Diamond AvenueStop by for coffee and conversation.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img