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Ranieri hails Fulham win as a step in the right direction

first_imgClaudio Ranieri admits Fulham’s 3-2 victory over Southampton is a step in the right direction and went on to hail Aleksandar Mitrovic as one of the best strikers in the world.Ranieri’s took over from Slavisa Jokanovic as Fulham manager with the west Londoners rooted to the bottom of the Premier League, having lost their last six matches in a row in all competitions.However, the Cottagers were resilient in their hard-fought 3-2 victory over the Saints thanks Mitrovic’s double.“It is a little step, but an important step for the players, for everybody, for the fans,” Ranieri told Sky Sports. “We had to work hard. The match was 3-2 but could have been many more for us, for them, but I am happy.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“When we were one down, I wanted to see how we reacted and it was very good, amazing. At 2-2 we again had to react, and this is the spirit that I like.“The players arrive together this week, and I only had two days with them. It is not easy to work in this condition, but it is okay. Of course, we have to work more, more, more.“I asked the players to fight until the end. We played a good match but we conceded too many chances to the opponent. We have to improve a lot, to work hard, to improve tactically.last_img read more

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DMV opens several offices on Saturday to alleviate long lines

first_imgDMV opens several offices on Saturday to alleviate long lines June 16, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: June 16, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe Department of Motor Vehicles took a big step Saturday to help alleviate the long wait times being experienced all across San Diego.The San Marcos, Poway and Chula Vista DMV locations opened for limited Saturday hours. They will also be open next Saturday, June 23.The wait times are still averaging 4-5 hours according to the DMV.In July, the offices will transition to the first and third Saturday of every month. The offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Behind-the-wheel exams will not be available on Saturdays.Appointments are recommended but not required for Saturday service.To schedule a Saturday appointment just go to the DMV website, or call 1-800-777-0133 John Soderman, John Soderman last_img read more

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Exotic dancers protest say they want to continue as independent contractors

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom February 28, 2019 Posted: February 28, 2019center_img Updated: 8:10 PM Exotic dancers protest, say they want to continue as independent contractors 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- A group of San Diego exotic dancers who say they want to remain as independent contractors and not become employees of local strip clubs, protested today.KUSI’s John Soderman joins us from downtown where the exotic dancers held what they called a “bikini protest.”Full video of Lorena Gonzalez speaking to the protesters:last_img read more

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Hundreds gather for the service of San Diegos own Brandon Stapper

first_imgHundreds gather for the service of San Diego’s own Brandon Stapper March 16, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 16, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Hundreds of people showed up tonight to celebrate the life of a local entrepreneur who was killed in a tragic accident in Africa.Friends and family of Brandon Stapper gathered at the Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park to remember the man they say was “extremely good at what he did.”33 year old Stapper and 2 other men from San Diego were among a total of 5 people killed when their sightseeing helicopter crashed in a national park in Kenya.Strapper was known as a successful businessman in San Diego last_img read more

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Still Time to Register Online for the ASA Soy Social and Auction

first_imgGoing to Commodity Classic? Register online now to attend the ASA Soy Social and Auction on Thursday, Feb.27, and you could win $200. If you register online before Feb. 20 you will be entered into a drawing to win a $200 cash gift card. If you don’t want to register online, you can click on the same link and download a PDF version of the registration form. The ASA Soy Social and Auction is sponsored by Farm Credit; Rabo AgriFinance; IntelliAir, LLC; Cargill; MacDon Industries; Bayer CropScience; Syngenta; Renewable Energy Group and the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA).Here are some of the items available in the live and silent auction:Farm EquipmentOne season’s use of a FD75 FlexDraper Combine Header (MacDon Industries)100 hours usage of a Gleener S67 or S77 Combine and FlexDraper Header (AGCO)One-year lease on a J&M Model 375ST Seed Tender (J&M Manufacturing)75 hours tractor time on your choice of 350 Rowtrac or equal Magnum CVT (Case IH)Guns and RiflesHenry Big Boy Lever Rifle .45 Long ColtAmerican Farmer Tribute Rifle (Henry .22S/L/LR)Maxus Ultimate 3” 12 Gauge 26” BrowningBG Citiori 725 Sporting 12 Gauge 3” 30” Shot GunHunting and Fishing TripsDuck hunting trip for two in the heart of the Arkansas Grand PrairieThree-night/two-day upland premium hunt for two at Heartland LodgePheasant and quail hunt for fourSeven-nights/six-day fishing trip for eight to Gullrock Lake in Red Lake, OntarioVacation PackagesTwo tickets, hotel and airfare to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis, MNSeven-night’s accommodations for four to Branson, MOCabo San Lucas Ocean View Getaway (airfare included)Napa Valley Epicurean AdventureDisney World Resort Family AdventureClick here to download a PDF version of some of the items available in the live and silent auction.last_img read more

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Off Beat Theres no fine for turning the page on a book

first_imgRegional library officials decided a week ago they won’t charge fines for overdue books.But it doesn’t mean that readers don’t pay a cost when they spend a month or more struggling to finish a book. After all, your time is worth something.We touched on this topic a couple of years ago. But it’s worth a recap following last Monday’s decision by the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District trustees to not fine people who hold books longer than 21 days.Sure, some people who get overdue notices are forgetful, some are very busy and some are inconsiderate. But some people view a book as a challenge to be conquered. And if you’re still stuck in Chapter 5 after three weeks, maybe it’s time to give up and return the book.Nancy Pearl, a Seattle librarian and author, explained her formula for that a few years ago in Vancouver. Pearl, who’s become something of a pop-culture star (she has been immortalized in a librarian action figure), recommended that people who are younger than 50 should read 50 pages before giving up on a book.People 50 and older should do a little math to determine when they can move on to the next book in their stack. Take your age and subtract it from 100. If you’re 60 years old, you can give up after 40 pages. If you’re 80 years old, you can quit on Page 20, Pearl said at a library benefit dinner held by the local Altrusa service organization.last_img read more

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Weather Eye Snows flying in the passes winter forecasts flying here below

first_imgThe first snow of the season fell on the Cascade passes early Saturday and was beginning to stick as seen on the traffic cams. Although amounts will not be heavy, most passes will see 2 to 4 inches for the weekend, with more above 5,000 feet.The rain will be showery as bands of moisture rotate around a large cold trough of low pressure off the coast. We could see some thunder along the coast and small hail inland. Daytime highs will continue to lower, and if we make 50 degrees Monday, we will be lucky. Appropriate for Pacific Northwest Winter Weather Awareness Week, which begins today.It’s good to see the fire season end abruptly after lingering two weeks into October.The weather forecast is not a total washout — we will see some clearing and sunshine at times. We may dry out toward the end of the week, but another cool low pressure system was forecast to join us by next weekend.From what I have observed and been told, the majority of woolly bear caterpillars have two or three orange bands, heralding a cold winter, maybe even with lowland snow?The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society holds its annual winter weather meeting next month at OMSI. As forecasts come out, I will share some.last_img read more

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Timbers rally to tie Red Bulls 33

first_imgPORTLAND — About two feet. At most a yard.That is how close Ryan Johnson came on Sunday to turning an already raucous Jeld-Wen Field crowd head over heels with delirium.Alas, his bicycle kick in stoppage time slashed just wide of the post.The Portland Timbers were that close to a finish for the ages in their 2013 Major League Soccer opener.As it was, the 3-3 draw with the New York Red Bulls felt like something special after the way it started.New York scored three goals in the first 28 minutes — two because of misplays by defender Mikael Sivestre — as one of the more offensively gifted teams in MLS was happy to take advantage of Portland’s defensive uncertainty.In the second half, the Timbers kept the Red Bulls on the defensive. Portland took 13 attempts at goal after halftime to four for New York, turning a 3-1 halftime deficit into a draw.“It’s disappointing not to, in the end, get the win,” first-year Timbers coach Caleb Porter said. “But it’s hard to be greedy when you were two goals down.”Portland was down early, when confusion between Silvestre and goalkeeper Donovan Rickets allowed Fabian Espindola to steal the ball a few feet from goal in the game’s ninth minute.Five minutes later, the Timbers got a fabulous first goal from new designated player Diego Valeri. After a nine passes moved the ball from the defensive third to the left wing then to the right, Valeri sliced between defenders while juggling the ballNew York goalkeeper Luis Robles had no play on the slicing right-footed shot.last_img read more

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Rep Harris joins panel on the aging disabled

first_imgState Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, will serve on the new Joint Legislative-Executive Committee on Aging and Disability, which will re-examine state programs in light of the growing number of senior citizens and disabled residents.The committee is tasked with projecting the growth of such populations through 2030, creating a list of state programs that work with those groups and coming up with policies to make those programs more effective. Housing, land use, transportation, health care, long-term care and financial security will all be discussed.The committee, which was created this year through a provision in the state’s operating budget, must submit a preliminary report to the Legislature by Dec. 10, and final recommendations to the governor by December 2014.State Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, also will serve on the committee. He represents the 14th Legislative District, which extends into an eastern portion of Clark County.last_img read more

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Senate OKs jobless bill House prospects slimmer

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.Steps are needed “to restore unemployment benefits to struggling Americans,” seven House Republicans wrote Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia. They released their letter as the Senate was bestowing its widely expected approval on the legislation.Despite the appeal, the bill’s prospects are cloudy at best, given widespread opposition among conservative lawmakers and outside groups and Boehner’s unwillingness to allow it to the floor without changes that Republicans say would enhance job creation.The Senate vote itself, seven months before congressional elections, capped a bruising three-month struggle. Fifty-one Democrats, two independents and six Republicans voted for approval.The bill was the first major piece of legislation that Democrats sent to the floor of the Senate when Congress convened early in the year, the linchpin of a broader campaign-season agenda meant to showcase concern for men and women who are doing poorly in an era of economic disparity between rich and poor.last_img read more

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Man found dead in firedamaged duplex

first_imgA man was found dead in his fire-damaged duplex Monday morning in Vancouver’s Fruit Valley neighborhood.Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said police and fire investigators are still determining exactly when the kitchen fire occurred, but that it did not appear suspicious. The man’s identity was not released, pending notification of his family, Scarpelli said. The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine how the man died.During a presentation about fire safety, Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina told the Vancouver City Council on Monday that the fire in the duplex was caused by cooking. Molina said it was the fourth fire death in the city this year.Scarpelli said 73 percent of the agency’s fire calls are residential. The top three causes of preventable fires are cooking, smoking and candles. Vancouver Police Department officers responded to the duplex Monday and are conducting a death investigation. A spokesman for the agency did not return phone calls Monday.last_img read more

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Sands China supporting Old District revitalization

first_img Load More Sands China Ltd has thrown its support behind the Old District Revitalization Series – Rua de Cinco de Outubro, which aims to help rebuild parts of Macau in the wake of last year’s devastating Typhoon Hato.Organised by the Macao Association for Promoting Community Economic Development, the initiative launched with a kick-off ceremony on 18 August and includes two events: the Old District Photo Event and a Shopping Carnival. The Macao Economic Bureau, the Macao Government Tourism Office and the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute are supporting organisers. Mass market segment helps Sands China to 1.4% revenue growth in 2Q19 RelatedPosts Macau casino stocks enjoy strongest day since December on rising GGR DICJ conducts field exercises with Macau casino operators as typhoon season approaches According to Sands China, its support of the event is part of the company’s ongoing corporate social responsibility efforts to support the Macau community after Typhoon Hato. The aim of the revitalization project is to help SMEs and the community in the old district area attract more customers and tourists, thereby encouraging a speedier recovery and revitalization of the district. More than 50 local SMEs are participating in the initiative.“Sands China is very pleased to be supporting the Old District Revitalization Series,” said Sands China President Dr Wilfred Wong.“We hope this initiative will speed the recovery of SMEs in the old district and will hasten the revitalization of the area. We also hope to promote the history and culture of Macao. Our gratitude goes to the Macao SAR government for the coordination of the event and to the Macao Association for Promoting Community Economic Development.“Sands China will continue to cooperate with the Macao government to support the community and the development of SMEs, in promotion of the economic development of Macau and the city’s development as a world centre of tourism and leisure.”Kou Hoi In, founder of the Macao Association for Promoting Community Economic Development, added, “I am very pleased that this event is supported by a number of government departments. My gratitude goes to Sands China for its support in diverting local customers and tourists to the old district and helping them learn more about the old community in Macau.”last_img read more

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Alphaslot unveils casino blockchain technology

first_img Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm Load More Alphaslot is a distributed blockchain-based computing platform and ecosystem that supports industrial-scale gaming applications by connecting multiple blockchains using tokenization as a means of linking gaming verticals.Introducing the company’s potentially revolutionary technology, which provides a tokenized platform to an ecosystem that brings together land-based casinos, online gaming, mobile gaming operators and more, Chan – who is also the CEO of slot machine innovator TGG – said, “We are going to utilize blockchain technologies integrating eSports and social gaming elements into the casino gaming floors together.“We are all from the first company in Asia bringing skill games to the world.”Chan stated that money spent on casino floors by visitors is globally decaying. But according to the Alphaslot head, the company’s ecosystem of users “will lead to an explosion in transaction values, substantially increasing the size of the gaming market.”He added that Alphaslot’s platform makes it possible “to reach new customers, not just the casino customers – we are able to reach casual gamers, we are able to reach hard-core gamers, we are able to reach digital assets collectors as well as tourists.”Alphaslot’s Sora Summit 2018 presentation included a live test of the system run by Joseph Chan, CIO of the company.Sora Summit 2018 is running in Macau from 13 and 14 November with the goal of fostering knowledge and “collaboration between leaders and communities in the blockchain industry with an emphasis on Asia’s blockchain ecosystem.” Blockchain gaming innovator Alphaslot has unveiled its new tokenized social gaming platform which it it hopes will integrate eSports and mobile gaming with land-based casino floors.“Blockchain is changing the entertainment industry as we speak,” said Alphaslot CEO Raymond Chan during a presentation at Sora Summit 2018, held at Macau Tower on Tuesday afternoon. RelatedPosts Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive teamlast_img read more

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Solaire unveils new Players Stadium installation

first_imgManila’s Solaire Resort & Casino has launched its latest main gaming floor attraction called “Players Stadium” – an expansive and colorful entertainment space highlighted by a massive 360 square meter surround screen.The screen itself, designed specifically for Solaire, boasts over 91 million pixels and is equivalent in size to 310 65-inch televisions, while the gaming space below is designed to provide guests with a dash of luxury. It includes 14 reclining seats located at individual betting terminals and from which guests can also order food and drinks, as well as special cup holders to keep beverages chilled longer and subsequently reduce the time needed for breaks. Load More G2E Asia officially announces new Philippines expo RelatedPosts Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August “Looking at the market and the trends in customer behavior, Solaire wanted to create something that’s original and would cater to a wide audience,” said Solaire’s Executive Vice President for Casino Marketing, Cyrus Sherafat.“The Players Stadium is unlike anything that our guests have seen before. It offers variety in one setting while at the same time letting them experience something that no other property has. It truly allows our guests to fully immerse themselves and enjoy the elevated Solaire experience.” Megaworld insists POGO exposure “small and manageable” as license moratorium sees share price tumblelast_img read more

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How can company car schemes meet the needs of a varied workforce

first_imgAlastair Kendrick, director at McIntyre Hudson, explains that staff recruitment and retention is becoming an increasingly prevalent issue as the economy picks up and the job market improves.Yet today’s workforce is far from monolithic, and there is no singular employee model that an organisation can build their benefits offering around. So how can company car schemes support an organisation in recruiting and retaining top talent while meeting the expectations and aspirations of a diverse workforce?Adding value through choiceJohn Webb, principal consultant at Lex Autolease, says choice has a key role to play when it comes to providing a benefit that is valued by a diverse range of employees. “Once you start opening up choice [within the scheme], then it does have the power to appeal to the graduate just joining the organisation, to employees that have no families, to those that have younger families, and to those coming out the other end [of young family life] who might want to go back to a car that’s a little more sporty, for example,” he explains.This flexibility, which can be advantageous for both employers and staff, extends to factors such as car type as well as funding and policy options. When introducing or revamping company cars as a benefit, employers must select the scheme that is most suited to them, taking into account issues such as the demographic of their workforce alongside cost considerations, mileage, purpose of travel and alignment with business goals.Depending on the organisation, this can mean opting for a blended approach that incorporates more than one funding option. Webb explains that a blended solution involves looking at what is likely to be the best fit for a particular organisation. “Is it Eco [employee car ownership schemes], or contract, or salary sacrifice, or is it moving from one to the other?” he says.John Pryor, chairman of the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO), adds that a lack of employee engagement with company cars as a benefit is often the result of a disconnect between what an employee is offered and what they actually want. So increasing choice can have a positive impact on the value staff place on cars.The range of cars that are available through today’s schemes can help employers to avoid this disconnect. Toby Poston, director of communications and external relations at the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), says: “I think from the type of car point of view, and considering the variety of low-emission vehicles, there’s a car for everyone, whatever generation they are from, or what they are going to use it for.”Appealing to the younger generationColin Tourick, Grant Thornton professor of automotive management at the University of Buckingham Business School, adds that the option of low-emission cars can be particularly appealing to younger members of staff, a generation often seen as having a greater focus on green issues.It is also a generation known for its high level of technological interest and aptitude, which can have a wider implication for staff travel policies, such as mileage and expense systems. Paul Hollick, chairman of the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM), explains: “Generation Y [employees] don’t want to go to a desktop and do their claims at the end of the month. They just want to be able to click ‘start’ and click ‘end’, upload [the information] and then not worry about it. That’s what everything is moving towards.”But Tourick asks whether the increasing difficulty that young people now face when it comes to property ownership is shifting car ownership down their list of priorities, and whether this will have a knock-on effect oncompany car schemes down the line. However, this may also be seen as a geographical rather than generational issue. For example, while car ownership may not be a priority for some London-based staff, interest in company cars is rising outside of the capital.ACFO’s Pryor says: “The cost of parking and running [a car is high] in London, and a number of people say, ‘It sits outside my door from Sunday night to Friday night because I’m using my Oyster card, but I need a [car] for the occasional trip at the weekend,’ for example.”Being given the opportunity to use a car as and when it is needed, therefore, could be an attractive prospect for employees in central London, which could be structured as a separate, employee-paid and employer-supported benefit. For example, while a worker may use London’s public transport system for their daily commute, a car might be a more practical and convenient method of transport for the shopping run or a weekend trip.Attitudes and expectations There has also been a change in employee attitudes towards the type of car they drive. Tourick says: “Inspirationally, it used to be the case that [employees] wanted their next company car to be bigger and more powerful, but people don’t now. The change of mindset has been extraordinary. Now people are often thinking they want to go down [in car size].”For Hollick, this ties into a general trend. “Culturally in the UK, it has become trendy to save money.”People are also paying more attention to factors impacting everyday use, such as the size of parking bays, adds Pryor. “People are thinking about what they are doing with their lifestyle car,” he explains.Responding to shifting attitudes and building choice into a scheme to meet the desires and requirements of a varied workforce can help an organisation to boost take-up, increase engagement and enhance its profile as a destination employer. However, it is vital that both employers and staff have a thorough understanding of the schemes and all they entail.Lex Autolease’s Webb says: “One of the things the leasing industry is obliged to do is make sure that [employers] know absolutely every element of the impact [implementing a company car scheme has] on the organisation, how these need to be complied with and the potential risks in terms of regulations and tax compliance, so that they understand all those elements.“This includes the employees making choices about the cars, [so that they know] what the impact is going to be for them. If [the leasing industry] doesn’t do that, then the [employer and employees] don’t take on the benefit. And, after all, it is designed to be a benefit.”This need for comprehensive communications is also being recognised in revisions to its codes. As the BVRLA’s Poston says: “There is much more emphasis on transparency, and above all communications, so that even drivers are aware ahead of time about the end of contract process, what’s expected of them, and how it’s going to work.” Company car schemes are an appealing facet of an organisation’s benefits programme, which can help an employer position itself – to prospective and current employees – as an attractive place to work. If you read nothing else, read this…A vast range of cars are available through company car schemes to suit the various tastes, requirements and expectations of employees.Offering staff the choice they desire can enhance take-up and engagement, with company cars as a benefit.A scheme that appeals to all segments of the workforce can serve as a positive recruitment and retention tool.last_img read more

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Reward Gateway appoints Hicks

first_imgRobert Hicks, previously head of HR (interim) at Reward Gateway, has been appointed group HR director on a permanent basis.Hicks will be responsible for internal communications, learning and development and HR operations across the firm’s global workforce.His previous experience includes HR director at Exponential-e and an interim HR role at Cognizant.last_img

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BBC to hold consultation meetings with staff to address gender pay gap

first_imgThe British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will hold consultation meetings with staff over the next two months in order to accelerate efforts to close its gender pay gap.Tony Hall, director general at the BBC, confirmed that the media organisation would hold wider consultation meetings with employees to support changes designed to address its 10% gender pay gap in the autumn.The announcement formed part of a letter from Hall in response to an open letter signed by 44 female BBC employees. The open letter requested that the organisation’s gender pay gap be acted upon now, rather than by 2020, which is the deadline the BBC has set for closing the gap and for achieving a 50-50 split between men and women for all lead and presenting roles.The gender pay gap was highlighted in an annex to the BBC’s annual report, BBC pay disclosures July 2017, which details individuals at the BBC who are paid more than £150,000 from license fee revenue in each financial year. The organisation is required to publish this information on an annual basis under the terms of its Royal Charter.The pay disclosures report showed that presenter Chris Evans is the highest paid on-air talent at the BBC, earning between £2,200,000 and £2,249,999, and presenters Claudia Winkleman and Alex Jones are the highest paid women, earning £450,000-£499,999 and £400,000-£449,999, respectively.The open letter to Hall, which has been signed by employees such as sports presenters Clare Balding and Sue Barker, as well as news host Victoria Derbyshire, stated: “Compared to many women and men, we are very well compensated and fortunate. However, this is an age of equality and the BBC is an organisation that prides itself on values.“You have said that you will ‘sort’ the gender pay gap by 2020, but the BBC has known about the pay disparity for years. We all want to go on the record to call upon you to act now.“Beyond the list, there are so many other areas including production, engineering and support services and global, regional and local media where a pay gap has languished for too long. This is an opportunity for those of us with strong and loud voices to use them on behalf of all, and for an organisation that had to be pushed into transparency to do the right thing.”In his response, Hall said: “When I came back to the BBC I said that we needed to move from having only 14% of women on local radio breakfast shows to 50%. We achieved that in two years. I also said we needed to have a 50/50 split on all presenting and lead roles by 2020. You only have to look at our drama and entertainment programmes to see what can be achieved.“But we need to do more to close the gender pay gap. Across the BBC, our provisional figures show that the pay gap is 10% against a national average of over 18%. I have committed the BBC to closing the gap by 2020 and if we can get there earlier then we will.BESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswy“We are not however making a standing start. Work is already well underway across the organisation to help achieve this. There will be wider consultation meetings over the next two months so we can accelerate further change in the autumn. I would obviously value your contribution and thinking as part of this process.”last_img read more

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Miami building evacuated due to gas leak

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Firefighters are evacuating a building in Miami after, officials said, a construction crew cut a pipe in the street and caused a gas leak.City of Miami Fire Rescue responded to the gas leak along the 1000 block of Northwest Fifth Street in Miami, just before 5 p.m.Officials s aid the gas leak caused high carbon monoxide levels, prompting the evacuation.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this breaking story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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