Ladbrokes “supportive” of pre-watershed gambling ad changes

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Ladbrokes “supportive” of pre-watershed gambling ad changes Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Ladbrokes Coral calls for “industry-wide initiative” over daytime TV ads Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Legal & compliance Email Address 17th July 2018 | By contenteditor Ladbrokes Coral said it would consider further restrictions on pre-watershed advertising regulations.Speaking to, the company’s marketing director Alexis Zamboglou admitted there needs to be “an increased focus on protecting the vulnerable”.Zamboglou was speaking after it emerged that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) had seen a spike in complaints about gambling advertising over the course of the FIFA World Cup, with many concerned about saturation. Almost one in five adverts shown during World Cup broadcasts were for gambling companies, according to a Guardian report.While current guidelines stipulate that gambling adverts are allowed during pre-watershed broadcasts of live sport events, Zamboglou said Ladbrokes Coral would be “supportive” of changes.Zamboglou told “We… feel there needs to be an increased focus on protecting the vulnerable during pre-watershed advertising and would be supportive of a move to do so, so long as this was part of an industry wide initiative.”Following the Guardian’s World Cup advertising report, GambleAware chief executive Marc Etches said there were increasing concerns about sports betting becoming “normalised” for children.Etches said in a statement: “In the absence of evidence, the concern is that this is an adult activity and young people are growing up with it being normalised.“They get exposed to it on television around sports, advertising online and gambling activities within [computer] games.“It seems to have gone too far. And for young people growing up there just seems to be a stronger and stronger affiliation between the two [gambling and sport] and I’m wary of that.”While there may be concerns from some quarters about advertising saturation during the World Cup, Zamboglou said Ladbrokes and Coral’s commercials “enhanced” coverage of the tournament for sports fans.Zamboglou told “The key KPI our TV campaigns for both Ladbrokes and Coral was to allow or brands to advertise the value of our products, services and customer experience during the noisiest four weeks of advertising for quite some time.“Sports betting is enjoyed by millions of people across the UK every year and we wanted to make sure that this great sports entertainment product enhanced sports fans’ experience of the World Cup, without diluting our strong commitment to responsible gambling.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: UK & Irelandlast_img read more

Kenya Airways Limited ( 2009 Abridged Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

RIP: Marge Christie, 13-time deputy who was ‘keen for justice,…

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 15, 2019 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Rector Tampa, FL Christie’s ministry of advocacy for inclusion reached beyond her attention to women’s voices. She was a founding member of The Oasis (the Diocese of Newark’s LGBTQ ministry) as well as the diocese’s Dismantling Racism Commission. In 1998, she co-chaired the diocese’s nominating committee searching for a successor to Spong and supported the inclusion of Gene Robinson, then canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of New Hampshire, on the list of nominees. He was the first openly gay priest to be nominated for the episcopate. He would become the first openly gay and partnered bishop in the Anglican Communion in 2003 when ordained and consecrated bishop of New Hampshire.Christie was also concerned about how the church invested its money and in 1977 was appointed to the Committee on Social Responsibility in Investments. That was one of her many terms on a number of Episcopal Church committees and commissions over the years. The Diocese of Newark posted what it calls an “incomplete list” of Christie’s involvement in the diocese and The Episcopal Church here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. Christie’s involvement at the churchwide level began in the 1960s, when she was elected to the Department of Missions, formerly an all-male group. The Department of Missions was part of the church’s National Council, the precursor to the Executive Council.She was one of the first women to sit on Executive Council, as a representative of Province II. An early member of the Episcopal Women’s Caucus, formed to promote the ordination of women, Christie attended the groundbreaking 1974 ordination service of 11 women in Philadelphia.In 1976, her first year in the House of Deputies, she cast her vote in favor of women’s ordination. She was also present at the ordination and consecration of the Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris as the first female bishop of The Episcopal Church. (An interactive timeline of women’s ordination in The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion is here.)As a founding member of Anglican Women’s Empowerment, Christie worked with Anglicans around the world for greater inclusion and opportunities for women everywhere. In 2012, Christie spoke with Episcopal News Service about her advocacy for women.“I do think that women bring somewhat of a different perspective to things,” Christie said. “They tend to be more ready to make partnerships. They are deeply concerned about the outcasts and children. That’s not to say men aren’t, but I think women are more active in that, in living out how they feel about those issues … doing whatever needs to be done in order to assure that women are welcome everywhere and that their perspectives are heard and listened to.”The ENS article profiled Christie as she prepared to head to what would be her 13th convention as a deputy. Her 2012 status began in dramatic fashion when the Diocese of Newark’s 2011 convention elected its deputies to the coming meeting of General Convention in Indianapolis. The voting came down to the final position with only Christie and her granddaughter, Caroline Christie, then 17, left on the ballot.At that point, the grandmother withdrew in favor of her granddaughter and was later elected as the first lay alternate deputy. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME RIP: Marge Christie, 13-time deputy who was ‘keen for justice, quick with mercy’ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Diocese of Fort Worth Deputy Katie Sherrod called Christie a mentor who was “a warrior woman, keen for justice, quick with mercy, and beloved of her God.” Christie was “fierce and funny and one of the smartest people I ever met. I’d say rest in peace, but good luck with that. Say a prayer for God.” Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Marge Christie, longtime Diocese of Newark General Convention deputy. Photo: Nina Nicholson[Episcopal News Service] Marjorie “Marge” Christie, a lay General Convention deputy from the Diocese of Newark who worked for the full inclusion of women and other excluded people at all levels of The Episcopal Church, died April 14.The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, House of Deputies president, called Christie, who was 90, “a tireless champion for women in the House of Deputies and The Episcopal Church.”“She witnessed the first women being seated as deputies in 1970 and went on to serve at 13 General Conventions as a deputy or alternate deputy. My ministry and that of so many other women, lay and ordained, was formed and fostered by Marge’s powerful witness and fierce insistence on women’s leadership,” Jennings said. “She could work the floor of the House of Deputies like no one I have ever seen. At last year’s General Convention, for the first time, the majority of deputies were women. Marge’s ministry made that milestone and so many others possible, and I will be forever grateful to her.”Christie was a delegate to the Episcopal Church Women’s triennial meetings in 1970 and 1973, which run concurrently with General Convention, and she then became a deputy in 1976.The Diocese of Newark said Christie was “a giant of the church.”Christie’s family plans a public memorial service in May or early June.Christie became an Episcopalian in the 1950s after marrying her husband, George, and taking an inquirers’ class in their local congregation. Soon, she joined the women’s group at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Paramus, New Jersey. Those two decisions set her on a journey of service and advocacy based in The Episcopal Church that focused on women and other excluded people.She began her ministry before women could be General Convention deputies. In 2006, Christie introduced the resolution for the House of Deputies to confirm the election of Katharine Jefferts Schori as the church’s first female presiding bishop and thus the first female leader of an Anglican Communion province. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA center_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York When the Diocese of Newark established the Marge Christie Congregational Growth and Vitality Fund in 2009, Jefferts Schori said Christie was an iconic example of the activity of a minister of the good news. The 26th presiding bishop said Christie was “passionate about empowering women and others without traditional access to power” and had “the ability to lead others in change.”In announcing the formation of the fund, now-retired Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith said Christie had “the ability to agitate, and agitate graciously and tenaciously, for the rights of all people” and was “THE model of what it means to put faith into action.”Bishop John Spong, Newark’s bishop from 1979 to 2000, also said at that time that Christie “was a force to be recognized. She had more energy than 10 normal people.”Tributes and memories began to appear April 14 on Facebook as word of her death spread.The Rev. Elizabeth Kaeton, a longtime advocate for the full inclusion of women and LGBTQ people in the church, recalled that Christie “worked tirelessly for the ordination of women who, themselves, were not called to ordination but, rather to an empowered ministry of the laity.”Kaeton wrote that those “who were privileged to stand on her shoulders will be forever and eternally grateful that she helped us reach for the stars and dare to bring glimpses of the Realm of God into the church.” Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing General Convention, Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Women’s Ministry Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab last_img read more

Spinal Injuries Scotland rewards its key supporters

first_img Wednesday 21st May – To mark Spinal Injuries Awareness Day, the national voluntary organisation concerned with new and long term spinal cord injured people, Spinal Injuries Scotland announced the winners of its inaugural Awards at a lunch in the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh on Friday 16th May.In an effort to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries as well as those who have made a major contribution to the charity, three Awards were presented. The Volunteer of the Year Award went to Peter Joyce for being involved in a broad range of disability issues as well as helping those newly affected by a spinal cord injury. The Fundraiser of the Year Award went to Gordon’s School of Huntly for its efforts in raising £6,700 for the charity, and the Lifetime Achievement Award went to Mr Francis McCrossin for serving over forty years with Spinal Injuries Scotland in a variety of roles, but latterly as Honorary Treasurer / Secretary.Chairman of Spinal Injuries Scotland Adrian O’Donnell said: “As part of the awareness day this inaugural Awards goes some way to thank just some of the exceptional people who deserve recognition for their efforts in helping those who have suffered spinal cord injury. We do achieve great fundraising success at our Winter Dinner Dance in November and the Aberdeen Oil and Gas event in April which, in the last year, have helped raise £96,000 of vital funds, but due to the nature of the injury we need to raise much, much more.”Digby Brown Solicitors sponsored the lunch and Robert Swanney, Senior Partner and presenter of the Fundraiser of the Year Award said: “I see at first hand the vital work and key role that Spinal Injuries Scotland plays in helping people with acquired spinal cord injuries. Our firm’s support of this event will hopefully further raise awareness of the charity and assist their continued efforts.”The primary function of Spinal Injuries Scotland is to assist those who have sustained a spinal cord injury back to as active and independent a lifestyle as their injury will allow. For further information please visit the website: to editorsColour photography of both the individual Award winners and the Group are available from Wilma Littlejohn at Lacuna Communications on 0131 440 9010 or email [email protected] further information, please contactAdrian O’Donnell, ChairmanSpinal Injuries ScotlandEmail: [email protected]: 07785 230401 Howard Lake | 21 May 2008 | News Tagged with: Awards Volunteering  36 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Spinal Injuries Scotland rewards its key supporters About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

New crackdown on women journalists

first_img Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News RSF_en Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information to go further April 16, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New crackdown on women journalists Receive email alerts Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa center_img News June 9, 2021 Find out more News June 11, 2021 Find out more News Organisation There has been a new crackdown on women journalists since the start of the month, with two being arrested and held for nearly two weeks, five being summoned before the Tehran revolutionary court and one, who works for the US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), being barred from leaving the country.“The regime is taking a tougher line with women journalists,” the press freedom organisation said. “These measures are illegal and contrary to national and international legal standards. We call on the Iranian authorities to put a stop to the political and legal harassment of the media.”Mahboubeh Hosseinzadeh, a journalist and blogger ( and Nahid Keshavarz, a journalist who writes for the we4change and zanestan websites, were arrested in Tehran on 2 April while covering a demonstration by supporters of the “million signatures” campaign for the repeal of laws that discriminate against women. After being held in Evin prison in north Tehran, they were finally freed on 14 April on payment of 20 million toumen (16,000 euros) in bail.Five other journalists and women’s rights activists – Asieh Amini, who writes a blog ( ), Jila Bani Yaghoub, who writes for the daily Sarmayeh and the irwomen website, Jelveh Javaheri, who writes for we4change, Noushine Ahmadi Khorasani, and Sussan Tahmassebi, who edits we4change’s English-language pages – were summoned to the Tehran revolutionary court between 14 and 16 April and were charged with “attacking national security,” “publicity against the Islamic Republic,” and “participating in an unauthorised demonstration.”They had been arrested on 4 March for taking part in a peaceful demonstration outside this court, and some of them were held for more than 10 days. After leaving prison, they all wrote articles for their respective media criticising their arrests and the Islamic Republic’s abusive treatment of women’s rights campaigners.In an interview for the daily Etemad on 14 April, intelligence minister Mohseni Ejehi described these movements as “subversive” and said they were “in the pay of foreigners.”Parnaz Azima, a journalist with Radio Farda, the Farsi-language affiliate of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty, meanwhile reported that the authorities are still refusing to return the passport that was confiscated from her on her arrival at Tehran airport on 25 January. Azima, who has Iranian and US nationality, said she had turned down a suggestion that she should work with the intelligence services. This is the second time her ability to travel has been restricted. The intelligence services prevented her from leaving the country for three weeks last year. Follow the news on Iran March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Public expenditure committee to hear from Financial Services Ombudsman

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleShot fired during armed robbery at Limerick off licenceNext article€2.5m worth of mobile phones stolen in Ireland during 2016 Staff Reporter NewsPublic expenditure committee to hear from Financial Services OmbudsmanBy Staff Reporter – March 1, 2017 686 Print Email Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Senator encourges public to attend meeting in Castletroy WhatsApp Green Party take the final seat in Limerick City center_img Ger DeeringTHE tracker mortgages debacle with financial institutions will be renewed as the focus of the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, when they along with Limerick Senator Kieran O’Donnell and the Taoiseach hear from Ger Deering, Financial Services Ombudsman.Committee Chairman, John McGuinness TD, said, “The Financial Services Ombudsman has reviewed many complaints made by people whose banks refused to restore them to tracker mortgages when their fixed-rate mortgage periods ended.The Ombudsman will brief us on the recent review which encompasses cases stretching back to 2009. Committee members will be keen to discuss this and other issues around banks removing customers’ attractive tracker rates.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “As part of the meeting, we will also discuss the Financial Services Ombudsman’s Bureau’s Strategic Plan for 2017, a document which forms the pillar of the Bureau’s strategies for increasing the efficiency of its engagement with complaints,” Mr McGuinness said.Mr Deering’s appearance before the committee can be viewed here. TAGSGer DeeringKieran O’Donnelltracker mortgages. Public expenditure committee Linkedin Policing issues raised with Commissioner Easing of public health restrictions will give Limerick people some return to normality – O’Donnell Community & Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises in Limerick urged to apply for €35 million COVID-19 Stability Fund Twitter Senator Kieran O’Donnell launches SciFestlast_img read more

Shivalik Elephant Reserve: Uttarakhand High Court Stays Denotification Of The Only Elephant Reserve Of State

first_imgNews UpdatesShivalik Elephant Reserve: Uttarakhand High Court Stays Denotification Of The Only Elephant Reserve Of State Sparsh Upadhyay10 Jan 2021 11:16 PMShare This – xState’s Forest minister Harak Singh Rawat has said that the Government would be challenging the stay order in the Apex Court.The Uttarakhand High Court on Friday (08th January) stayed the denotification of the Shivalik Elephant Reserve, the only elephant reserve in the State. The Bench of Chief Justice R.S. Chauhan and Justice Lokpal Singh said, “The recommendation dated 24.11.2020 of the State Wildlife Board, which provides for de-notification of the Shiwalik Elephant Reserve, is hereby stayed till the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Uttarakhand High Court on Friday (08th January) stayed the denotification of the Shivalik Elephant Reserve, the only elephant reserve in the State. The Bench of Chief Justice R.S. Chauhan and Justice Lokpal Singh said, “The recommendation dated 24.11.2020 of the State Wildlife Board, which provides for de-notification of the Shiwalik Elephant Reserve, is hereby stayed till the next date of listing.” As per the report of The Times of India, State’s Forest minister Harak Singh Rawat said that the State Government would be challenging the stay order in the Apex Court. “We will fight against the stay and respond to the suo motu notice taken by the high court earlier. Elephant reserve is not a legal entity and therefore, there should be no legalities around it,” said Rawat. The matter has now been listed for further hearing after four weeks. It is important to note that the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday (04th January) took suo motu cognizance of denotification of the Shivalik Elephant Reserve. A Division Bench comprising of Acting Chief Justice Ravi Malimath and Justice Alok Kumar Verma issued notices to the Central and the State Government, and fixed the matter for hearing on 22nd February, 2021. The development came after several Delhi-based lawyers wrote to the Chief Justice, urging him to take appropriate action in the interest of natural environment and conservation of wildlife. “Any attempt to further destroy the already extremely deteriorated natural environment in the fragile ecosystem of the beautiful State of Uttarakhand can be prevented by timely intervention of the aware citizenry,” the letter read. Terming this decision of the Uttarakhand State Wildlife Board to be ‘reckless’, the Advocates wrote, “The decision prima facie appears to be hasty and short sighted and taken without due consideration for the natural environment and wildlife conservation, despite the ongoing reality of Climate Change and rapidly rising pollution. xxx We sincerely request you to take suo moto cognizance of the entire situation in interest of the natural environment and conservation of wildlife and further quash the thoughtless decision of the Uttarakhand State Wildlife Board dated 24.11.2020 of denotifying the Shivalik Elephant Reserve and restore the protection granted to the habitat and corridors of the wild Indian Elephants in the state of Uttarakhand.” Background Spread over 5,000 sq km in 14 state forest divisions, the Shivalik Elephant Reserve was notified in the year 2002 under the ‘Project Elephant’, which was launched by the Government of India in the year 1992 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. The state wildlife board had, in November 2020, decided to denotify the reserve, arguing that the move will pave the way for development work in an area spanning over 4,500 sq km, including expansion of Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport. Interestingly, as per the report of The Times of India, the Uttarakhand government has claimed that the section of Shivalik Elephant Reserve, which it plans to denotify for the expansion of Dehradun Airport, is “not of high conservation value”. However, this claim is not in consonance with the Centre’s observation that the 87 hectares of forest comprising a river and over 10,000 trees is of “high conservation value”. Significantly, in its reply to the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC), the Uttarakhand Forest Department claimed said that the part of the reserve that is being spared for the expansion of Dehradun airport is “not of high conservation” value as the area has very “scanty undergrowth such as grasses, herbs and shrubs” and the “Jakhan river nearby is also seasonal in which water is available only during the rainy season”. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Female HR staff victims of salary bias

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. There is a yawning chasm in gender pay at the highest levels of the HRprofession, acc-ording to research released last week. It shows the HR leaders, who Denise Kingsmill is calling on to tackle the 18per cent gender bias in salaries, are suffering from a bigger pay gapthemselves. The Salary Survey of HR Staff 2001 reveals a female HR director cantypically expect to earn 25 per cent less than a male counterpart. Research by Remuneration Economics, which includes over 4,000 HR salariesfrom 152 companies, also shows that average earnings for men in HR are higherthan women at all levels, except personnel assistants. Madeleine Allen, HR director of Applied Impact Technology, said, “HRmust set the standards before it goes about changing the organisation. “HR professionals are predominately women, so the issue is a realproblem if our pay is lagging behind male counterparts. Companies should paypeople on their value to the company and not by gender.” Female HR staff victims of salary biasOn 11 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Analysing the timing of peak warming and minimum winter sea-ice extent in the Southern Ocean during MIS 5e

first_imgThe peak of the Last Interglacial, Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 5e (130–116 ka), provides a valuable ‘process analogue’ for validating the climatic feedbacks and forcings likely active under future anthropogenic warming. Reconstructing exact timings of MIS 5e peak warming and minimum winter sea-ice extent (WSIE) throughout the Southern Ocean (SO) will help to identify the interactions and feedbacks within the ice-ocean system. Here we present a new MIS 5e marine sediment record from the SW Atlantic sector together with 28 published core records (chronologies standardised to the LR04 δ18O benthic stack; Lisiecki and Raymo, 2005) to investigate the timing and sequence of minimum WSIE and peak warming across the SO. Sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) peaked earliest in the Indian (20oE–150oE) and Atlantic (70oW–20oE) sectors, at 128.7 ± 0.8 ka and 127.4 ± 1.1 ka respectively, followed by the Pacific sector (150oE–70oW) at 124.9 ± 3.6 ka. The interval of minimum WSIE for all three sectors occurred within the period from 129–125 ka, consistent with the ∼128 ka sea salt flux minimum in Antarctic ice cores. Minimum WSIE appears to have coincided with peak July insolation at 55 oS, suggesting it could be linked with the mildest winters. The reduced WSIE during MIS 5e would have likely reduced the production of deep- and bottom water masses, inhibiting storage of CO2 in the abyssal ocean and lowering nutrient availability in SO surface waters. Examining a wide spatial range of proxy records for MIS 5e is a critical step forward in understanding climatic interactions and processes that will be active under warmer global temperatures.last_img read more

Kafka’s Dick

first_imgThis production of Kafka’s Dick, directed by Sophie Buchan and Sara Carroll, is an excellent interpretation of Bennett’s absurdist comedy. It focusses on the relationship between Kafka (Simon Motz) and Brod (Thomas Eyre-Maunsell), both of whom give energetic and vivid performances. The production examines the relationship between these two characters, and brings out too the lighter, more farcical side of the play to create some truly funny moments. The scene in which Brod tries to hide from Kafka the fact that he did not burn his books brings out the best of Eyre-Maunsell’s acting talents. Kieran Wanduragala’s Sydney is a banal man, and his contemptuous dismissal of Juliet Lough’s Linda is effective and in sharp contrast with Kafka’s encouragement of her more thoughtful side. The play works in pairs, and the dialogue between Kafka and Linda is especially effective. The directors have chosen to emphasise the literary allusions in the play, in order to highlight its subtext, and to make its satire as accessible as posible. This allows both those familiar with Kafka, and newcomers to his works, to appreciate the play. The production is ideally suited to the BT, as the intimacy highlights the absurdity of Bennett’s world, as well as emphasising the interplay between the characters. The themes which run through the comedy are excellently drawn out in a production which is both thoughtprovoking and entertaining.ARCHIVE: 1st week TT 2004last_img read more