€1.6 million funding for Limerick sports clubs

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Athlunkard Boat Club is one of Limerick clubs to benefit from the latest round of sports fundingLIMERICK is to receive €1.6 million under the Sports Capital Programme to invest in local clubs and organisations, boosting sport and construction jobs.Among the clubs that will receive funding are Abbeyfeale Rugby Football Club, allocated €33,500 for a new grass pitch development; Athlunkard Boat Club will receive €27,000 for a dressing room refurbishment and boat purchase and Rathkeale Boxing Club have been allocated €2,000 for rubber inter-locking matting to cover floor space.“Local sports organisations are constantly trying to improve their facilities and I know the difficulties that they encounter in trying to raise money,” said Limerick Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is particularly difficult in smaller communities with small populations, so being able to deliver this money to the constituency as a Minister is important for me,” he explained.Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne said that 89 clubs and organisations throughout Limerick and Clare are to receive approximately €2.5 million of the €30 million available in Sports Capital Grants.“I would also like to commend Minister O’Donovan for simplifying the application process for clubs and organisations. It is crucial we invest in sport and the health of our population, particularly with obesity is on the rise. Investing in sport is good for the health of the nation,” she said.Senator Kieran O’Donnell said, “I am delighted to see this much needed funding going to the places it will really make a big difference, our local sports clubs. Active engagement in sports not only helps keep young people healthy, but also builds confidence, independence and promotes team building.”More community news here Previous articleMolly Martens faces prospect of further three years in jailNext articleLimerick rents rise fastest in the country Editor NewsCommunity€1.6 million funding for Limerick sports clubsBy Editor – December 30, 2017 1979 Advertisement Twitter Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsAppcenter_img TAGSAbbeyfeale Rugby Football Clubactive engagementAthlunkard Boat ClubKieran O’DonnelllimerickMaria ByrnePatrick O’DonovanSports Capital Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Gardaí investigating fatal road traffic collision

first_imgGARDAÍ are investigating a fatal single-vehicle road traffic collision that occurred in the Cratloekeel area of Cratloe, Co. Clare, on March 17, 2020, at approximately 2:55 am.An 18 year old man has been pronounced dead at the scene. The scene has been preserved for a technical examination.Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information, particularly and road users who travelled in the area who may have dash cam footage, to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212 400 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. Facebook TAGSAn Garda SíochánaLimerick City and CountyNews Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin Email WhatsApp Advertisement Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Previous articleWatch: University of Limerick’s virtual St Patrick’s Day celebrationNext articleBrain Awareness Week information evening moves online Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Print Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsGardaí investigating fatal road traffic collisionBy Staff Reporter – March 17, 2020 410 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Limerick on Covid watch list Twitterlast_img read more

Early election in Northern Ireland due to take place on March 2nd

first_img WhatsApp Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook Early election in Northern Ireland due to take place on March 2nd RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+center_img Homepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp An early election is due to take place in Northern Ireland on the 2nd of March after the collapse of the government.It follows the break-up of the power-sharing government following a dispute between Sinn Fein and the DUP over a botched renewable energy scheme.Earlier, the DUP’s Arlene Foster was put forward for a third term as First Minister, but Sinn Féin declined to put anyone forward to share the office with her.The assembly will sit for the last time on the 25th of January.Northern Secretary James Brokenshire:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/stormont7pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleHarley guides ‘Hot Beat’ to Wolverhampton winNext articleUlster Senior League to select ‘ELEVEN30’ team for 30th Anniversary admin News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th By admin – January 16, 2017 Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more

Delhi Govt Is Not Conducting Almost 50% Capacity of RT-PCR Tests, It Is More Focused on RAT Despite Knowing That RT-PCR Is The Golden Test: Delhi HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Govt Is Not Conducting Almost 50% Capacity of RT-PCR Tests, It Is More Focused on RAT Despite Knowing That RT-PCR Is The Golden Test: Delhi HC [Read Order] Karan Tripathi27 July 2020 9:45 PMShare This – xDelhi High Court has observed that almost 50% capacity of the RT-PCR tests are not being conducted by the Delhi Government. While observing that despite having the capacity of conducting 11,000 RT-PCR tests per day the Delhi Government is only conducting 6,000 of such tests, the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has further noted that 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?LoginDelhi High Court has observed that almost 50% capacity of the RT-PCR tests are not being conducted by the Delhi Government. While observing that despite having the capacity of conducting 11,000 RT-PCR tests per day the Delhi Government is only conducting 6,000 of such tests, the Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has further noted that the Delhi Government is more focused towards conducting the Rapid Antigen Testing despite knowing that RT-PCR is the golden test. The order has come in a writ petition moved by Rakesh Malhotra seeking directions to be issued to the Delhi Government to ramp up testing capacity in the national capital. Today, the court perused the Sero-surveillance report submitted by the National Centre For Disease Control which highlights that the highest prevalence of the virus has been found in Shahdara, Central District and North-East District, whereas the lowest prevalence is in the South-West District, followed by the South District. The said report also indicates that higher the density of population in a district, larger the number of cases of COVID-19 infection. In light of this report, NCDC informed the court that it has recommended the Delhi Government to increase the testing through the RT PCR mode for the public rather than the RAT. However, for those who are to be admitted or propose to undergo surgical/non-surgical procedures in Hospitals, the order of testing should be RAT followed by RT PCR with the idea that the RAT results are faster and therefore, the follow up treatment can be expedited. Appearing for the Indian Council Of Medical Research, Dr Nivedita Gupta submitted that the ICMR has never advised that the RT-PCR tests, which is considered a golden test, can be replaced with RAT. Rather, Dr Gupta highlighted, keeping in mind the low sensitivity of the RAT, RT PCR test is particularly recommended for persons who intend to undergo surgical/non-surgical procedures, over and above the RAT test. In addition to this, the Petitioner informed the court that the Delhi Government has issued orders dated 05/07/20 and 09/07/20, directing that RAT should be conducted on certain high risk group of individuals who visit healthcare facilities, which includes patients admitted with Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI). Dr Gupta from ICMR also reiterated this stands and submitted that RAT is not required to be conducted on patients suffering from SARI and they are to be tested directly through RT PCR. In light of these submissions, the court has directed the Delhi Government to amend its orders dated 05/07/20 and 09/07/20 forthwith by deleting any reference to the patients admitted with SARI, requiring them to undergo the RAT. On the issue of the prior requirement of a doctor’s prescription for seeking a COVID19 test, the ICMR has clarified that the said requirement is mandatory and not only doctors from the government sector, but doctors from the private sector are also empowered to prescribe the RT-PCR test subject to the Advisory issued by the ICMR. At this stage, the court pulled up the Delhi Government for not uploading the aforesaid advisory of the ICMR on its website. The court said: ‘Circular dated 01.07.2020, jointly issued by the ICMR and the Ministry of Health is not available on the website of the Delhi Government, which is rather surprising. The least we expect Delhi Government to do is to regularly update its website and upload all the Advisories, Circulars etc. issued by the ICMR, NCDC and other authorities, relating to COVID-19 news, to keep the public well informed. Press alone cannot be the medium for disseminating information. This is not to state that the press has not played a positive role in publicizing information relating to COVID-19.’ The court has further directed the Delhi Government, ICMR and the NCDC to file fresh status reports before the next date of hearing. The court will next take up this matter on August 04.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

NPHET looking into “vaccine bonus”

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp People who’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19 could face less stringent restrictions from as early as next month.NPHET is looking at what a “vaccine bonus” might look like, and plans to make recommendations to government in the coming weeks.It comes as the US issued new guidance for those who’ve been fully vaccinated.They’re being allowed to meet others indoors, without a mask or social distancing.Dr Ronan Glynn says the situation in the US is being examined closely:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/glynn7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter Google+ By News Highland – March 9, 2021 Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleIllegal adoptions: Government to consider review of St Patrick’s Guild filesNext articleFurther drop in those receiving PUP payment in Donegal News Highland center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 NPHET looking into “vaccine bonus” Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Education Minister announces major SNA recruitment drive

first_img Facebook Google+ Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Almost 800 new special needs assistant posts are being rolled out to schools this coming September.Education Minister Joe Mchugh has made the announcement today.Minister Joe McHugh says special needs assistants are vital to the work of a school.About 37 and a half thousand pupils with additional care needs will be supported by SNA’s in the coming school year.Almost 800 new special needs assistant posts are being being allocated to schools for September.Minister McHugh’s paying credit to the fantastic work that they do.And as the need for more additional supports is confirmed in the early weeks of the school year, up to 130 additional posts are expected to come on stream by December.It means there’ll be up to 15,950 special needs assistants working in schools by the end of 2019.This is a 51 per cent increase on the number of SNAs who were working in schools in 2011, when the figure stood at just over 10 and a half thousand.Clip: 06cliona-schools-vcr-cod Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Previous articleTwo women reportedly sexually assaulted in DerryNext articleNew council to be a mix of established names & new faces News Highland Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Education Minister announces major SNA recruitment drivecenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 27, 2019 Homepage BannerNews Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitterlast_img read more

Fair wind from Europe

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Newlegislation proposed by the European Commission looks set to have far-reachingeffects on dealing with workplace prejudice across member statesAworld where racism is not tolerated, where people with disabilities, theelderly, lesbians and gays can go about their business knowing they’reprotected from discrimination may seem as likely as a Frank Dobson’s mayoralty.But no ambition is too large for the European Union and the social reformers inBrussels are determined to make it a reality – at least within member states. Atthe end of last year, European Commissioner for Employment and Social AffairsAnna Diamantopoulou announced a package of measures aimed at giving a commonlevel of protection against discrimination rights across the European Union.Theproposals are the first to be brought forward under Article 13 of the EC Treatythat obliges EU ministers to introduce laws to combat discrimination. In the UKthis could mean new anti-discrimination laws covering age, religion and belief,sexual orientation and “lifestyle”. In addition, the moves could havean impact on what is considered “indirect discrimination” in Britain.ThePortuguese presidency is said to be fully behind the moves and determined toget agreement among member states by this summer. The package of proposalsconsists of two draft directives. The first bans discrimination at work ongrounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age orsexual orientation. The second has a larger remit and bans discrimination onthe grounds of racial or ethnic origin in a wider range of areas includingemployment, education, the provision of goods and services and socialprotection.Inaddition, the commissioners have published an action programme to supportimplementation of the directives and disseminate best practice. While theGovernment says it welcomes the proposals to harmonise law across memberstates, the anti-discrimination landscape the EU painted clashes quitedrastically with New Labour’s vision, which sees its mission to “avoidunnecessary and burdensome regulation and promote, encourage and supportprogress through non-legislative means”. Like most new proposals forlegislation, the drafts will be subjected to a Regulatory Impact Assessment bygovernment, designed to minimise burdensome and unnecessary red tape. Asimilar contradiction exists for employers. Sarah Best, equal opportunitiespolicy adviser for the Confederation of British Industry says the employers’body welcomes the proposals. Giving European citizens equal rights whereverthey live will help tackle unfair competition in the EU – the directive willforce all employers to treat their employees in the same way. More importantly,says Best, the directive will facilitate freedom of movement. Anecdotalevidence from research carried out by the Runnymede Trust showed some black andAsian employees in Britain’s top companies were nervous of working in countriessuch as France, Germany and Austria because they feared less protection againstracism.KayCarberry, head of equal rights at the Trades Union Congress (TUC), says,”It will make a difference to companies who want to send people abroad andhelp black and ethnic minorities who want to exercise their right to workabroad and have greater protection.”Butthe imposition of a whole new bundle of obligations and restrictions isunlikely to find favour with the majority of employers already struggling witha rocketing number of sex, race and disability discrimination cases and theunlimited compensation cap for transgressions. Protectionagainst discrimination varies among member states. Some aspects of thedirectives will have minimal effect in the UK, “where anti-discriminationlaw is streets ahead of some member states”, says Rachel Dineley, lawyerwith Beachcroft Wansbroughs. The race directive draws heavily on the UK’s RaceRelations Act and commentators believe it will have little impact on existinglaws and practice here.However,other proposals call for changes that have a far wider remit. For example,discrimination on grounds of religion or belief would be banned. AlthoughNorthern Ireland already has laws protecting people from unfair treatmentbecause of their religion, the concept would be new to the rest of the UK. Dineleysays the vagueness of some of the definitions in the directive will causeproblems. “How broadly can you interpret belief?” she asks.”Some people nurture political beliefs with more conviction than others dotheir religion,” she says.Thedirective also says employers must make “reasonable accommodation”for people with disabilities. This too is a vague term, says Dineley and if thedirective is implemented as it stands, the Disability Discrimination Act, whereemployers have to make “reasonable adjustment” would have to bechanged, although it could not be watered down. Thedirectives set down minimum standards and the Commission wants member states tointroduce laws that offer citizens even greater protection than proposed. Theyalso allow member states to implement the directives in line with nationalcustom and practice.Provisionsgoverning age discrimination are causing member states the greatest concern. Inthe UK, employers are happy with the voluntary code of conduct, launched by thePrime Minister last June, that allows employers more flexibility than proposedin the directive. TheCBI is unconvinced about the need for legislation outlawing age discriminationand condemns the proposals as unworkable. According to Best, “As yet thereis no societal consensus where age discrimination is unfair. Would it be unfairfor business to reject an applicant for legal training if they are 60 years oldand the company could argue that it wouldn’t get a return on itsinvestment?” says Ms Best.Sheargues that the directive fails to make it clear to whom a person alleging agediscrimination should compare him or herself. In a case where the complainantis 35 years old should the comparator be an older or younger person? Alsoany day-to-day management decision such as someone’s suitability for redundancyor promotion could be challenged on the grounds of age discrimination, shesays. Untilthese difficulties are resolved the CBI believes the Commission’s programme isthe most effective tool for achieving diversity in the workplace by promotinggood practice and encouraging older workers to stay in their jobs.Newlaws preventing discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation would alsoneed to be introduced. The CBI is involved in government discussions on avoluntary code covering the area. Best says in the future employers may need tocheck their pensions policies allow the partners of lesbian and gay employeesto receive the same benefits as heterosexual members of staff. Alsoboth directives contain definitions of indirect discrimination “which aredifferent from the definitions of indirect discrimination enshrined in currentEuropean law”, says Carberry. At the moment the definition is alsounworkable, she says. Best agrees. With such a loose definition we are in dangerof creating fuzzy law, she says. Thereis already an acceptable definition in the Burden of Proof directive thatstates a provision must have a disproportionate impact on a particular group tobe discriminatory. By contrast the definition enshrined in the currentdirective says a provision is indirectly discriminatory if “it is likelyto adversely affect a person or group of person”.TheCommission’s definition makes it hard to put your finger on indirectdiscrimination and therefore makes it unreasonably hard for an employer todefend, says Best.TheCBI wants the Commission to adopt definitions already used in UK and Europeancourts. Not to do so could result in thousands more cases trundling off toemployment tribunals. But getting agreement among 15 European states isnotoriously difficult.Ifthe end result is too broad, member states will implement it differently. Thiscould result in a steady stream of cases queuing up at the European Court ofJustice, says Ms Dineley.Commentatorsexpect the finished directives to be watered down during the consultationprocess so fears of employers drowning under red tape may be exaggerated. Thedirectives require member states to have structures that allow people to asserttheir rights. Dineley says in the UK those who have been discriminated againstare likely to turn to the employment tribunals for help. TheEqual Opportunities Commission could carry out enforcement and the CRE, whichcould have their roles, expanded to deal with sexual orientation and religionand belief respectively. A new body may be needed to protect citizens from agediscrimination.TheGovernment has commissioned research on religious discrimination and isexamining ways to give small businesses better access to information aboutequality issues. It has also accepted proposals to harmonise the provisions ofthe Race Relations, Sex Discrimination and Disability Discrimination Acts andto strengthen the powers of the EOC and CRE to match those of the DisabilityRights Commission. Thereare plans to make it easier for the commissions to work together and producejoint guidance. However, ministers have rejected calls for a super-commissionto combat discrimination and uphold human rights.ThePortuguese have two months to push their proposals through. The French, who arethought to be less enthusiastic about the measures, will take over thepresidency in July. If the Portuguese do not get their way before the summer,agreement could be delayed until the Swedish presidency in 2001.Provisionsof draft directives1Directive to implement the principle of equal treatment between personsirrespective of racial or ethnic origin.Thedirective is intended to implement the principle of equal treatment betweenpeople of different racial or ethnic origins in all Member States. This doesnot prohibit differences of treatment based on nationality.Itwill cover both direct and indirect discrimination as well as harassment andvictimisation.Itwill cover access to employment and self-employed activities and workingconditions; membership of organisations; social protection and social security;social advantages; education including grants and scholarships; and access toand supply of goods and services.2Directive to establish a general framework for equal treatment inemployment and occupationTheintention here is to implement the principle of equal treatment between peopleno matter what their race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, ageor sexual orientation.Itis intended to apply in the areas of: access to employment and occupation;promotion; vocational training and employment; conditions and membership ofcertain bodies. Both direct and indirect discrimination are covered as well asharassment and victimisation. Inaddition, there is a proposal for third directive to establish a CommunityAction Programme to combat discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnicorigin, religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation. This willrun from 2001-2006.Source:Discrimination Law Association. Telephone: 01933 225552Theview from europeFrance–Discrimination on grounds of lifestyle (covers homosexuality, marital statusand appearance) outlawed.–Sex discrimination prohibited in all aspects of fixed-term contracts.–Hiring or firing on grounds of origin, sex, lifestyle, family situation,nationality, disability, race or religion punishable under Criminal Code withimprisonment for up to one year and/or fine of up to FF200,000.–Labour Code provides no employee may be dismissed or subjected to disciplinaryaction on grounds of origin, sex, family situation, ethnicity, nationality orrace, political opinions, union activities, religious beliefs or using right tostrike.Germany–Equal treatment rule prohibits discriminatory treatment on basis of gender,ancestry, race, disability, language, origin, faith, religious or politicalopinions. Has been applied to arbitrary discrimination on grounds such assexual orientation.–Rule on gender discrimination has yet to apply to discrimination when seekingemployment. However, law requires employers to advertise positions as open toboth sexes.–Under Civil Code employer prohibited from discriminating either directly orindirectly on basis of gender. –Discrimination claimants must prove employer disregarded anti-discriminationrules. Burden of proof then rests with employer to show no discrimination.Italy–All forms of sex discrimination prohibited under Sex Rights Equalisation Law.Discrimination can result from any act or behaviour-–Worker may start a discrimination action in Labour Court where burden of proofis on defendant.–Any enterprise employing more than 100 workers must submit a report biannuallyto union representatives showing numbers of men and women employed in eachcategory, and statistics on promotion and salary.Belgium–Constitution provides all persons equal by law and prohibits discrimination.–Imprisonment or fines for all acts inciting discrimination, hate or violencebased on racial or xenophobic grounds and perpetrated in public.–Special requirements imposed on employers when recruiting and selectingpersonnel, such as not treating candidates in a discriminatory manner.Netherlands–Party to a number of international agreements prohibiting discrimination ongrounds of sex, race, colour, language, ideology, nationality or social origin.Domestic legislation also prohibits disability discrimination.–Direct and indirect sex discrimination in recruitment ads or applicationprocedures generally prohibited under Dutch law.–Forbids gender discrimination in pay.Spain–Any legal provision, collective agreement clause, contractual stipulation orunilateral employer decision shown to be discriminatory is null and void. Thiscovers sex, marital status, ethnic origin, race, disability, social status,union activities, ideology and any other reasons. Preparedwith the help of Clare Murray and Michael Delaney at Fox WilliamsWorkingtowards a joined-up approachWhilethe Government is publicly committed to avoiding “more unnecessary andburdensome regulation” in the anti-discrimination arena, it has cceptedvirtually wholesale a pile of proposals for change put forward by the BetterRegulation Task Force in its report on anti-discrimination legislation.Thetask force, set up by the Cabinet Office but working independently, said it was”not persuaded of the need for major legislative overhaul at this stage –either in relation to the individual regimes or in bringing themtogether”. But it identified as an urgent problem the lack ofco-ordination and consistency between different government departments and theequality commissions. This “piecemeal approach” ran the risk of building”perverse, discriminatory effects” into new legislation, it warned.It is a complaint heard often by employers struggling to adopt a workableapproach to equal opportunities and to avoid breaking the laws.Thetask force recommended the commissions and their sponsor departments shouldadopt a more “strategic, joined up and targeted approach”,acknowledging that its proposals could be seen as paving the way for theintegration of the equality regimes in time.TheGovernment has declared it will legislate “where practicable” and”when time permits” to improve consistency. Among the priorities setout in an equality statement announced by cabinet office minister IanMcCartney, were:–Harmonising the provisions of the Race Relations, Sex and Disability DiscriminationActs –Aligning the equality commissions’ powers – strengthening the powers of the EOCand CRE to match those of the new DRC–Removing legislative barriers to the commissions working together and enablingthem to produce joint guidance–Combating institutional racism in all public functions via the Race Relations(Amendment) Bill and extending this principle to the SDA and the DDA.Thereis evidence that the equality commissions are already striving to work moreclosely together. Julie Mellor, chairwoman of the EOC and also a CREcommissioner, points to recent efforts to co-ordinate its work with that of therace body. “It’s a very synergistic approach. We don’t compete for mediacoverage and we follow each other’s issues very closely.”BertMassie, chairman of the DRC, says he has written recently to the EOC and CREoffering them observer status on the new body.Butgiven the problems identified by the task force and the inevitable expansion ofanti-discrimination law inherent in both the draft EU directives and theimminent Human Rights Act, is the eventual merging of the equality regimesinevitable?SirHerman Ouseley, who leaves his post as chairman of the CRE this month, believesit is a natural next step, provided the enforcement powers are not diluted.”Increasingly we have to look at how we all emerge within some unifiedbody at some time in the future. I think it [a human rights commission] isabout three or four years away.”Massie,on the other hand, does not believe there is any case for a merger. “Atthe moment the discrimination disabled people face is different from that ofrace and gender. The latter two are generally attitudinal and organisational.For disabled people it is about the width of a door, the height of a desk. Itis about making reasonable adjustments. Until we have established our ownagenda talk of a merger will be resisted.”Myjob is to look after disabled people. My constituency of 8.5 million people isquite big enough and I am completely focused on that. But I hope we can learnfrom the work of the other commissions and I hope we can teach them things aswell.”Giventhe tide of change, he may find that line increasingly hard to defend. Previous Article Next Article Fair wind from EuropeOn 1 Apr 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Palace research role is right royal appointment

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Palace research role is right royal appointmentOn 23 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article A senior personnel manager from law firm Nabarro Nathansonhas been seconded to Buckingham Palace for a year. Judith Perrott will be workingin the coordination and research unit on special projects. Despite her HR background, she will be working on specialresearch projects. She was appointed ahead of other city applicants fromaccountancy, management consultancy and investment banking firms on thestrength of her personality and general skills. While these projects will bringher into contact with members of the Royal Family, she is not allowed to discuss them due to theirconfidential nature.She said, “I will be working on projects that I’m notusually involved in, meeting new people and learning new skills. Anyopportunity to increase your experience and broaden your skills set has to begood.” Perrott has worked at Nabarro’s for eight years and waspreviously at KPMG: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.” Comments are closed. last_img read more

@properties agent fired after “storming” US Capitol

first_imgLibby Andrews (Photo via @properties)A Chicago agent who boasted of “storming the capital” was fired from @properties, the residential brokerage said Thursday.In a statement, the firm said it “unequivocally condemns these actions, and the company has severed ties with this agent effective immediately.”The agent, Libby Andrews, told Crain’s that she was not part of the violence not part of the violence. But on social media, she posted selfies and photos of the crowd.“History! It’s not done yet!” she said in one post, which has since been deleted.(Facebook)In the wake of the violence at the U.S. Capitol Building, Facebook banned President Donald Trump indefinitely and Twitter suspended his account. Other companies scrambled to distance themselves from the incursion.Goosehead Insurance, a publicly traded company, terminated Paul Davis, an associate general counsel. Navistar Direct Marketing fired an employee “for cause” after he was seen sporting his company ID inside the U.S. Capitol.Business and real estate leaders widely condemned the attack on the Capitol and the day’s events. Stephen Schwarzman, once a staunch Trump supporter and the president’s largest Wall Street campaign contributor in 2020, was one of them.“I am shocked and horrified by this mob’s attempt to undermine our Constitution,” he said in a statement. “As I said in November, the outcome of the election is very clear and there must be a peaceful transition of power.”[Inman, Crain’s] — E.B. SolomontRead moreRE leaders denounce insurrection in DC Big Business denounces Trump’s stance on Charlottesville As BLM protests rage, real estate bleeds blue Share via Shortlink Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address*center_img [email protected] TrumpPoliticsResidential Real Estate Contact E.B. Solomont Message*last_img read more

IURC Nominating Committee Announces Nominees

first_imgIndianapolis – The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Nominating Committee announced today the names of the three nominees they are submitting to Governor Mike Pence for appointment to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.  Those three nominees are:Sarah FreemanJeffrey GolcTimothy JeffersThe Nominating Committee has nominated these three candidates to fill the current vacancy on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission created by the appointment of Commissioner Carolene Mays-Medley to be the Executive Director of the White River State Park Development Commission.  Governor Pence will select one of the three nominees to serve the remainder of Mays-Medley’s term. Commissioner Mays-Medley’s term expires December 31, 2017.“I thank the IURC Nominating Committee for its careful and thorough evaluation of candidates to serve as commissioner at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission,” said Governor Pence. “I commend the members of the Committee for their dedication, and I commit to conducting an equally thorough evaluation of the three nominees as I determine the appointment for the vacant position at the Commission.”The Nominating Committee interviewed 9 candidates for the vacancy.  Information regarding all applicants can be obtained from the Governor’s Office or online at: http://www.in.gov/gov/2682.htm.“On behalf of the IURC Nominating Committee, I am pleased to forward the names of these three nominees to Governor Pence,” said Allen Paul, Chair of the IURC Nominating Committee. “The Committee was impressed by the quality of the applications we received. This was not an easy decision.”Members of the Nominating Committee are Committee Chair Allen Paul, Eric Scroggins, John Blevins, Larry Buell, Win Moses, Michael Evans, and Michael Mullett.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more