Cultural views lead to race and sex bias claim

first_img Previous Article Next Article The tribunal heard that Pratt, a mother of one, took stepsto raise the profile of women within the company and introduce internalequality policies across Europe. Pratt, who is claiming sexual discrimination against SandenInternational at an employment tribunal, claimed the remark was made bymanaging director Tony Noji to explain her lack of success in implementing anequal opportunities policy. HR manager Christine Pratt is claiming sexual discriminationagainst her former Japanese employer who said that in his country, men areconsidered more intelligent than women. She joined the firm as an administrator in 1998, but wassubsequently promoted to HR manager. Related posts:No related photos. Cultural views lead to race and sex bias claimOn 30 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Pratt, who is also claiming racial discrimination, said thebias she suffered was a result of the Japanese attitude towards women. The tribunal was adjourned and is due to be completed inJanuary. “I am saddened when I consider how very proud Sanden isof its origins, its product and of its internal ISO and quality procedures, butthen observe the little emphasis it places on people issues, such as equality,morale and the extraordinarily high labour turnover at their Europeanheadquarters in Basingstoke,” she said. She said she was made to feel sidelined when the companyappointed a male HR general manager above her. Pratt, 46, told the tribunal in Southampton that after beinggiven the managerial position her title was removed and she was undermined byher male bosses in an attempt to make her leave.last_img read more

Northerners are the heaviest drinkers

first_img Previous Article Next Article Northerners are the heaviest drinkersOn 2 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Northerners are the country’s heaviest drinkers, with about half the men anda quarter of the women drinking above medically recommended safe levels, andyoung people are following in their parents’ footsteps. The State of the Nation report by Alcohol Concern reports that 60 per centof employers said they have experienced problems with employees drinking. One person in 13 is dependent on alcohol, while twice as many are hooked onother substances, including prescription drugs. Death rates from chronic liver disease have soared since the 1970s, with aneight-fold increase among men and a seven-fold rise among women aged 35 to 44. Yet despite the regional difference, a disproportionate number of thecountry’s 507 alcohol counselling and treatment services – 28.5 per cent – werein London and the South-East. Alcohol Concern’s chief executive Eric Appleby said: “We have a historyin this country of dealing with the symptoms of alcohol misuse rather than theroot causes – and this means we have generally been on the back foot, trying torespond to problems as best we can.” www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/publications/stateofnation2002.pdfDrinking above recommended safe levels (%)Region                                                 Men     WomenMerseyside                                           46        28North West                                          45        27North East                                            44        26Yorkshire and    Humberside                42        23East Midlands                                       43        23South East                                            39        23South West                                          35        21East                                                      31        20West Midlands                                     35        19London                                                31        19 Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

… in brief

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. … in briefOn 28 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today This week’s news in briefManagers’ skills gap The UK’s four million managers receive less training than their globalcounterparts and have spent less time in education, according to a WorkFoundation report. It shows that the US, Japan, Germany and France all havemore management training and that British managers are the least qualified.  www.workfoundation.co.ukTUC appoints women For the first time in its 135-year history, two of the top three jobs at theTUC are to be taken up by women. Frances O’Grady and Kay Carberry have beenappointed as deputy general secretary and assistant general secretaryrespectively.  www.tuc.org.ukTeachers deal signed The Secretary of State for Education Charles Clarke has signed a nationalagreement with the teachers’ unions and employers as part of a drive to raisestandards and tackle teacher workload. The move will lead to more support staffin extended roles to give additional help to teachers.  www.dfes.gov.ukSocial shake-up The Government is launching a major shake-up of social work training withthe introduction of the Practice Learning Taskforce. A new degree programmewill place greater emphasis on frontline experience as part of thequalification and involve more consultation with service users.  www.doh.gov.ukFire talks on again Talks between the Fire Brigades’ Union and local government employers haveresumed in a bid to avert more industrial action. Both sides returned toarbitration body Acas following last week’s one day stoppage but two further 48hour strikes are planned for this week.   www.fbu.org.uklast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 5/9

first_imgMay 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 5/9 ST. GEORGE, Utah-Halle Bjerregaard earned the win in the circle as the Gunnison Bulldogs smacked Utah Military-Ogden 15-0 at the 2-A State tournament at the Canyons Softball Complex Thursday. 2-A Baseball @ Dixie State University KEARNS, Utah-Clay Hughes netted three hits and 2 RBI, while earning the win on the mound, as the Summit Academy Bears bludgeoned Manti 12-0 at Gates Field at Kearns High School Thursday in the 3-A baseball state quarterfinals. Manti will play Carbon in the one-loss bracket Friday at 1:30 pm 3-A Quarterfinals ST. GEORGE, Utah-Alec Williams tripled and the Milford Tigers edged Kanab 13-12 in the 2-A baseball state quarterfinals at Bruce Hurst Field on the campus of Dixie State University. Bryson Barnes took the win on the mound for the Tigers, who overcame an 8-0 deficit to pull out the thrilling victory. Trey Chatterley doubled in defeat for the Cowboys. Milford next plays Enterprise Friday at 1:30 pm in the state semifinals. ST. GEORGE, Utah-Makayla Lunceford doubled and Brinlee Stevens earned the win in the circle as the Millard Eagles routed Kanab 12-1 Thursday at the Canyons Softball Complex at the 2-A state tournament. Written by 2-A Quarterfinals ST. GEORGE, Utah-Lindsey Smith tripled, while Madi Robinson and Rylee Gale added doubles as the Beaver Beavers bested Duchesne 8-6 in the 2-A state softball tournament Thursday at the Canyons Complex. Kamrie Anderson earned the win in the circle for the Beavers. Sierra Lefler tripled and Jaislyn Lefler doubled in the loss for the Eagles. Beaver next faces Gunnison Valley Friday at 10:00 am in the state semifinals. 2-A state semifinals ST. GEORGE, Utah-Gracy Christenson earned the win in the circle as the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs pounded Millard 16-1 in the 2-A state softball tournament at the Canyons Complex Thursday. ST. GEORGE, Utah-Madison Tilley and Marlaina Barber each doubled as the Parowan Rams routed North Sevier 12-3 Thursday in the 2-A state softball tournament at the Canyons Complex. Madison Mathews earned the win in the circle for the Rams. Parowan faces Enterprise Friday at 10:00 am in the state semifinals. DRAPER, Utah-Charlie Retzer scored twice and the Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s Winged Lions blanked Beaver 2-0 Thursday in the 2-A state boys soccer semifinals at Juan Diego Catholic High School. Ben Kanter earned the shutout for the Winged Lions in victory. 2-A State Tournament @ The Canyons (St. George) ST. GEORGE, Utah-Kyzlee Farnsworth and Taylor Norman each doubled and the Altamont Longhorns smacked Piute 15-0 at the 2-A State tournament at the Canyons Softball Complex Thursday. Rose Potts took the win in the circle for Altamont. Haley Renegar doubled in the loss for the Thunderbirds. KEARNS, Utah-Morgan Albrecht homered, amassing six RBI and Emmitt Hafen posted eight strikeouts as the Richfield Wildcats routed Union 8-0 to advance to the 3-A state semifinals at Gates Field at Kearns High School with their Thursday victory. Richfield next faces Summit Academy Friday at 4:30 pm in the state semifinals. 3-A One-Loss Bracket 2-A 1st Round Softball ST. GEORGE, Utah-Madi Karren tripled and Jaislyn Lefler took the win in the circle and the Duchesne Eagles routed Milford 21-1 at the 2-A state tournament at the Canyons Sofball Complex Thursday. ST. GEORGE, Utah-Kamree Brunson doubled and Allie Cowley earned the win in the circle as the North Sevier Wolves decimated Panguitch 16-0 Thursday at the 2-A State tournament at the Canyons Softball Complex. ST. GEORGE, Utah-Kenzlee Carter tripled and Sydnee Gillins added a double as the Beaver Beavers gashed St. Joseph 16-1 Thursday at the 2-A State tournament at the Canyons Softball Complex. Jocelyn Robinson earned the win in the circle for the Beavers. Brad James DRAPER, Utah-Frank Dufitumukiza scored and the Layton Christian Eagles doubled up Millard 2-1 Thursday in the 2-A state boys soccer semifinals at Juan Diego Catholic High School. Jose Roman scored in the loss for the Millard Eagles. Layton Christian will play Rowland Hall for the 2-A state title Friday at 6:30 pm at Rio Tinto Stadium. Boys Soccer Tags: sports FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseball KEARNS, Utah-Damon Davidson doubled and tripled and Easton Warren took the win on the mound as the Juab Wasps pounded San Juan 15-3 Thursday in the 3-A one-loss bracket at Gates Field at Kearns High School. Trey Lund also tripled for Juab while Jakoby Kelly and Raidyn Steele added doubles in victory for the Wasps.last_img read more

Coronavirus rules revealed for viewings when market reopens – including 15 minute limit!

first_imgDetails of the protocols that estate agents may have to follow if the property market is to be allowed to reopen have been revealed following discussions between the sales industry and housing minister Christopher Pincher about property viewings.He is reported to have already discussed how to get the property market back on its feet with conveyancers and lenders, but is due to speak to NAEA Propertymark this week to discuss the nitty gritty of how the sales process can restart, and in particular how viewings can be completed.As The Negotiator report recently, arguments about how to interpret the current guidance is leading to some local disputes.But more precise advice is expected to be issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on how to safely conduct property viewings.These include:Vendors will have to wait outside while viewings are completed, or in different parts of a house if it’s large enough.Potential buyers will not be allowed to touch surfaces including doorknobs and agents will have to have to carry wipes and disinfectant.Those completing viewings including agents will have to wear masks and gloves and must not present any COVID-19 symptoms including a cough.Only two people will be able to attend viewings – children and other members of a family will not be able to come.Commenting on the expected relaxation of lockdown rules and a restart of the market, NAEA Propertymark Mark Hayward (left) says: “There will be a spike in property completions coming out of lockdown. This will be a difficulty because the removal people have all put all of their staff on furlough – but everyone is going to want to move on the Friday after the end of lockdown.”coronavirus Chris Pincher Mark Hayward NAEA property viewings May 5, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » Coronavirus rules revealed for viewings when market reopens – including 15 minute limit! previous nextCOVID-19 newsCoronavirus rules revealed for viewings when market reopens – including 15 minute limit!Discussions between housing minister Chris Pincher and the industry include strict rules on how vendors, buyers and agents must minimise the risk of transmission.Nigel Lewis5th May 2020028,297 Viewslast_img read more

Hong Kong students unite behind pro-democracy protesters

first_imgZixin Xiang, meanwhile, commented, “I am sad at the confrontational situation in Hong Kong, but I am glad to see the buzz of civil discourse and participation. People are starting to care more, to think more and to be more willing to make sacrifices for what they believe in.”Oxford-Hong Kong students have also been discussing what implications the current demonstrations will have on Hong Kong’s identity. In a blog for the Oxford-based Blavatnik School of Government, Public Policy graduate Alexander Chan wrote, “much of Hong Kong’s identity in the past has always been defined by ‘what we are not’, rather than ‘what we are.’”He continued, “The irony is that as the current protests continue, there has yet to be a common voice and song that we can all sing to. And this reflects another deeper paradox -that as much as we do not want to be told what to do, perhaps we also do not know what we really want.”A number of the students participated in the solidarity protest which took place in Trafalgar Square on the 1st October, but there are no plans for future protests as of yet.Chan has been writing analysis of the situation for Chinese newspapers based in Hong Kong, and is currently organising an Oxford-based discussion event comparing the student movements to take place within the next two weeks. A group of Oxford students from Hong Kong have released a video in which they sing the protest song ‘Who Has Yet to Speak’ in different locations around Oxford and in Hong Kong.The video has been made as an act of solidarity with the current pro-democracy protesters in their home city. The song, sung to the tune of ‘Do You Hear the People Sing’ from the musical Les Miserables, has been one of the most frequently used pro-democratic anthems of the recent demonstrations.The video shows the students solemnly aligned, and in some frames dressed all in black. DPhil student Bolton Chau, one of the students who took part, said, “The key messages of the Chinese lyrics is to encourage Hong Kong people – who have long been thought to have little interest in politics – to show more concern about the electoral reform and to voice out their desire of democracy. For the same reason, we have a group of Oxford students and graduates recording the song both in Oxford and Hong Kong.“We want to show our support to the ongoing peaceful and civilized protest on in Hong Kong.”The recent demonstrations began with student protests, but have expanded to include a cross-section of Hong Kong society. They come in the wake of the Chinese government’s announcement that a special electoral committee will have to approve all candidates running for the region’s 2017 election, which critics say will only allow for a pro-Beijing slate.The current political situation has been much discussed amongst the Oxford-Hong Kong students’ community, with varying opinions on different sides. Despite the image recent Hong Kong graduates and current students at Oxford, as opposed to what the Western media describe, are quite diverse.“While some polarised views are manifested in the support of civil disobedience, most of us share the common hope for practical democracy, the balance of idealism and pragmatism, and our leaders’ emphasis on social well-being amid political deadlock. I deeply appreciate the dedication and fervour of my Oxford friends who wholeheartedly step up to advocate for the core values.”last_img read more

Hovis chief executive to leave business

first_imgChief executive of Hovis Bob Spooner has resigned his post to take up an opportunity abroad. Nick Kankiwala will remain executive chairman, but a replacement for Spooner, who will leave Hovis at the end of January 2015, has not yet been found. Spooner joined Premier Foods in 2007 as group supply chain director and subsequently became managing director of the bread business. He has held the position of chief executive since April this year following the completion of a joint venture transaction with The Gores Group, which saw the firm acquire a 51% stake in Hovis, with the remainder held by Premier Foods.Kankiwala said: “On behalf of the board I’d like to thank Bob for his outstanding contribution to Hovis and to wish him well for the future. He leaves the business in great shape, with Hovis achieving a significant year-on-year increase in profits as the only UK bread brand that is growing.”We now have the structure, investment and leadership team in place to build on this momentum and ensure the business goes from strength to strength.”Spooner added: “This decision is for entirely personal reasons and has been particularly difficult for me. The Hovis business has made amazing progress over the past two-and-a-half years and I’ve loved being part of that journey. I wish everyone at Hovis all the very best for the future.”Fernando Goni, managing director at The Gores Group, said the business continued to progress “both operationally and commercially”.last_img read more

Winter storm update: Adjusted staffing plans

first_imgIn response to the winter storm moving through the area late Wednesday and early Thursday, the University has adjusted its normal staffing plans. For further details, see the Harvard University Emergency Page.last_img

Watch Sierra Boggess Sing The Phantom of the Opera in French

first_img View Comments Sierra Boggess The Phantom of the Opera Sierra Boggess has made The Phantom of the Opera’s Christine Daaé a signature role, having sung for the Angel of Music in Vegas, on Broadway and in London. Now, she’s heading to Paris to headline France’s first production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical in French. Take a look at a recent press preview, with the three-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner and Bastien Jacquemart singing “Mon unique souhait” (a.k.a. “All I Ask of You”), plus a taste of “Mascarade.” Then, check out Boggess discussing her rich history with the role and taking it on en français. Performances begin at the Théâtre Mogador on October 13.center_img Related Shows from $29.00last_img read more

JPD on the MST: Recognizing a Husband’s Sacrifice

first_imgHiking the Mountains to Sea trail has been a gift. I am out here every day living a dream. I say that because hiking a 1,175 mile trail with two kids under the age of five who are tagging along seems more like a fantasy or delusion than an executable plan. Yet I am able to make this hike a reality as a result of my husband’s support.  While I am out walking Brew has the difficult job of watching our kids without a home base, managing the logistics for our hike, and working hard to keep additional work at bay. I have spent my days climbing mountains, passing farmland, and enjoying the serenity that comes with hiking long trails. Brew, meanwhile, has been busy changing diapers, searching for lost pacifiers, and trying to keep mold from overtaking Gus’ sippy cup. He has done an outstanding job of making this trip educational and social for our four-year-old daughter. And as a result he has become an expert on museums, nature centers, and libraries across the state. He has also kept our baby-turned-toddler from destroying himself and everything in his wake. (When we passed through Durham, we stayed with a friend who is a pediatric surgeon and she aptly described caring for a one-year-old as “suicide watch.”)The only problem is that Brew hasn’t enjoyed it. I wanted us ALL to have a great experience going across the state. Or I at least wanted everyone to pretend they were having a good time. It has been hard on me to see the toll that this trip has taken on my husband. At times it has made it difficult for me to fully appreciate my experiences. But despite his discomfort and complaints, Brew has never once wanted to quit. When we started talking about this hike two years ago, he willingly signed on. And even after a rough start that included a trip to the emergency room, Brew has been unwavering in his commitment to his family and this trail. I have asked him a few times throughout the hike if we need to take a break or abort our efforts and his response has stayed resolute: “We are going to finish this trail.”Brew will be the first to tell you that he has had moments of fun this fall. He was thrilled to connect with old friends along the way and there have been concerts and craft breweries that have made the trip better. (He still hasn’t found the best North Carolina barbecue, but he’s committed to keep trying.) It’s true that I wanted my husband to have more fun on this hike, but recently it struck me that the gift he is giving us might not be as valuable or meaningful if it were easy. Sacrifice trumps flowers and chocolate any day.Brew is committed to being out here because he loves me and he realizes the significance of the Mountains to Sea Trail for recreation, conservation, and unity within our state. He wants to be a part of this effort even when it’s hard because it is work worth doing. This week we reached the ocean. I still have over 200 miles to hike to reach the finish, but at this point I have a strong feel for the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and a good idea of what has to happen to help the path reach it’s potential and become a continuous and protected trail. It’s going to take effort, money, and sacrifice but it is work worth doing. We are going to finish this trail.last_img read more