Time running out for your say on system

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. HR professionals have less than a month to comment on the effectiveness ofthe employment tribunal system. Patricia Hewitt set up the Employment Tribunal System Taskforce last year toinvestigate the service and encourage feedback on how the system could be mademore effective. Comments from members of the public and business are invited until 15 March,when the taskforce will report to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industryand the Chancellor. The taskforce will also consider the Employment Appeals Tribunal and therole of Acas. It will not be recommending legislative changes, but will comment on possibleoperational changes. www.employmenttribunalsystemtaskforce.gov.uk Previous Article Next Article Time running out for your say on systemOn 19 Feb 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Former Union president and Tory MP candidate accused of sexual assault

first_imgA former Union president and Scottish Conservative parliamentary candidate has been accused of sexually assaulting another student while at Oxford.Stuart Cullen, who denies the allegations, has now been suspended from the party, “subject to further inquiry”. Cullen, who studied at Christ Church between 2008-2011, was accused of sexual assault in an Instagram post as part of the #MeToo movement.Cullen was Union president in Hilary 2010 and was the Scottish Conservative candidate for Glasgow North in this year’s general election. The Scottish Conservatives have suspended Cullen “with immediate effect” and have launched an inquiry following the allegations.The alleged victim, who has asked not to be named, claimed that Cullen sexually assaulted her whilst she was in her first term at the University.According to the woman, at the time she “was 18, naive, less than a term into university, and lacking in a robust support network”. Despite saying it was a “difficult post to write”, she was inspired to come forward after increased media coverage of sexual violence in Westminster.Cullen’s lawyers have said he denies the allegations, which he considers to be false and defamatory.In her post, she said: “I never reported him, even after he sent me a message a day or so later saying he should have been ‘kicked out of college for what I [he] did’.”She went on to say: “I didn’t call bullshit at the time but I do now, partly because he’ll probably be given a safe seat to run for in the next election. #MeToo”The #MeToo hashtag spread on social media in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal last month. The hashtag has been tweeted more than half a million times and is usedby victims of sexual assault and harassment to indicate the extent of the problem of sexual violence.In response to the allegations, a spokesperson for the Scottish Conservatives said: “We take allegations like these extremely seriously. Mr Cullen has been suspended withimmediate effect, subject to further inquiry.“We would encourage anyone to report such allegations to the police.”last_img read more

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St. Vincent Evansville Birth Announcements for June 2019

first_img Kayla and Dorian Outlaw, Princeton, IN, daughter, Sevyn Kairi, May 23Marion and Daniel O’Hern, Evansville, daughter, Ava Caroline Nanette, June 3Melanie Gead and Anthony Keene, Evansville, daughter, Paislee Nicole, June 3Janine Boyd and Dakota Tuner, Evansville, son, Benjamin Asher, June 3Janae and Justin Wendholt, Ferdinand, IN, son, Liam Joseph, June 4Amber and Jimmie Musgrave, Fairfield, IL, son, Trace Donovan, June 5Rachael and Daniel Hendrickson, Morganfield, KY, son, Lane Daniel, June 6Haley Smith and Tommy Boyd Jr, Evansville, son, Tyreik Lee, June 6Lyndi and Adam Vincent, Evansville, daughter, Harmony Elaine, June 7Madison Landrum and David Greenwell II, Newburgh, son, Clayton Allen Don, June 10FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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TO THE MEMBERS OF THE FIRST LINE

first_img TO THE MEMBERS OF THE FIRST LINEGAVEL GAMUT By Jim RedwineIn a Cajun funeral one’s family and close friends form the First Line and send him/her off with a procession dancing to “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Homilies are recited, personal remembrances are told, and a sad time becomes a good time. Although neither Cajun nor Creole, I was honored with a rousing send off from my close friends and even closer family on Saturday, August 16, 2014. We had my funeral at JPeg Ranch and I immensely enjoyed it. It was also nice to hear what was said and sung. One of my friends, Randy Pease who is a fine guitar player and song writer, wrote and performed “The Ballad of Jim Redwine”. Another friend, D. Neil Harris who is a judge in Mississippi and a professional trombone player, sent a video of himself playing a fine rendition of “Saints” while he whirled a Hula-Hoop. The entire First Line of about 130 family and friends marched around our barn singing and swaying. Limericks, poems, testimonials and stories of past glories (or not) were shared as I, the Dearly Not Departed, listened carefully.This greatly satisfying event came to mind yesterday as my sister, two sisters-in -law, two brothers and, of course, Peg, met with the Reverend Mr. Ken Woodham who wisely leads and carefully guides the combined congregations of the Pawhuska, Oklahoma First Presbyterian and Disciples of Christ churches.Ken and the Church Board have the unenviable task of overseeing the inevitable “funeral” of the marvelous old and declining building that housed the First Christian (Disciples of Christ) congregation for almost 100 years. Countless important events such as weddings, funerals and baptisms took place in those hallowed halls. My own baptism occurred there September 9, 1951, and my siblings and I saw off our beloved parents there. Our lives and that building have progressed happily together.Much as my own funeral, what Peg calls my Fun-er-al, was a celebration of many lives, the Church Board has wisely determined the “funeral” for the brick and mortar part of our church will be a celebration. All members, past and present, are invited to preserve mementos such as stained-glass windows, pews and tables. No charge will be made and no contributions are required. Of course, my memory of the fine people who have served this house of love and respect leads me to suspect voluntary offerings will be forthcoming. As to the real church, i.e., the people who have graced this structure that now deserves a respectful goodbye, they will live on in both memory and current service. You might wonder about my physical well-being or perhaps my mental health. My self-diagnosis is both were good in 2014 and remain so. Of course, other opinions may live on. If you should think me and Peg just a little left of plumb for holding my life celebration a little early or if you question the Church Board’s send off of the old building with love instead of a garage sale, I respectfully suggest life’s best work and best times occur when we are just a little crazy. For more Gavel Gamut articles go to www.jamesmredwine.comOr “Like” us on Facebook at JPegRanchBooksandKnittingFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Drones Fly in Newest Push for Real Estate Sales

first_imgAn Ocean City real estate agent is exploring relatively uncharted territory in the air space above the island. Century 21 Alliance Realtor John Walton stands on the beach at 59th Street as drone films the view from one of his listings at 5902 Central Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.John Walton, who leads a team of Realtors selling for Century 21 Alliance, launched the virgin flight of a drone on Thursday to film one of his premier oceanfront sales listings.The small remotely controlled device took aerial footage of a duplex unit at 5902 Central Avenue, separated from the beach and ocean only by the roadway and just a few houses down from Corson’s Inlet State Park.Walton said the drone is part of an effort to offer “the best marketing tools available to the demanding consumer.”Tyler Demcher of Abstract Productions remotely controls the drone as Realtor John Walton explains how it will be used to help market waterfront properties.Potential buyers will be able to get a bird’s-eye view of beachfront and bayfront properties on videos posted to his website and social media pages.In a budding trend, drones are being used by real estate professionals in Ocean City and throughout the nation (see sample).The technology is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and affordable in marketing, but it’s also testing privacy and safety concerns in a largely unregulated sphere.Walton said he’ll abide by two principles in the absence of clear guidelines on the use of drones: permission and responsibility.He said he asked permission of the property’s owners and tenants, and the city, and gave a heads up to the Chamber of Commerce and other organizations in town. He is working with Tyler Demcher of Abstract Productions, who has experience in operating the drone.Demcher said the Federal Aviation Administration has regulations that prohibit drones from flying higher than 200 feet in towns with airports. He said the drone’s remote control typically has a range of about 400 feet in all directions. Beyond that range, it is programmed for a soft landing. The drone has a GPS chip to help owners locate it, and it floats if it lands in water.Walton said the drone technology is a cost-effective way to achieve what used to take the prohibitively expensive leasing of airplanes or helicopters for aerial photography. A fully rigged drone and GoPro camera like the one that flew on Thursday costs $2,500, he said.He said he was spending “several hundred dollars” for Demcher’s one-film services. The aerials that Demcher films will enhance traditional high-definition video of a property’s interior and exterior, Walton said.After it’s edited and formatted, the footage of the property filmed on Thursday will be able to be viewed on johnwaltonrealestate.com.last_img read more

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Healthy bites added to line

first_imgGenesis Distributors has added two new products to its range of healthy cookies, suitable for the food-to-go market.The Voortman grab ’n’ go two-cookie packs are now available in No Added Sugar Chocolate Chip and No Added Sugar Oatmeal varieties. The products use a sugar substitute called Maltitol, which offers 75-90% sweetness of sugar and does not compromise on flavour, according to the company.Steven Payne, partner, Genesis Distributors, said: “Voortman’s Flax Seed and No Added Sugar cookies bring something unique and exciting to the ’food-to-go’ market certainly the healthier snacking option with no cholesterol and no trans fats.”Its existing Original Flax Seed Omega 3 cookies are priced from 60p, with all products low in saturated fat and containing 750mg of ALA Omega-3 Fatty Acids.last_img read more

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Transparency data: NHS injury costs recovery scheme: April 2019 to March 2020

first_imgThe NHS Injury Costs Recovery (ICR) scheme aims to recover the cost of NHS treatment where personal injury compensation is paid, for example, after a road traffic accident. The Department of Health and Social Care publishes monthly updates on the amount of money recovered under the ICR scheme.The Compensation Recovery Unit recovers funds primarily from insurance companies and then pays them to the NHS hospital or ambulance trust that provided the treatment.last_img

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Transparency data: Coronavirus England briefing, 18 March 2021

first_img percentage change in case rate per 100,000 from previous week See the detailed data on hospital activity.See the detailed data on the progress of the coronavirus pandemic. This includes the number of people testing positive, case rates and deaths within 28 days of positive test by upper tier local authority.See the latest lower-tier local authority watchlist. This includes epidemiological charts containing case numbers, case rates, persons tested and positivity at lower-tier local authority level. percentage of individuals tested positive The data includes:* case rate per 100,000 population number of deaths within 28 days of positive COVID-19 testcenter_img case rate per 100,000 population aged 60 years and over number of individuals tested per 100,000 NHS pressures by Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP)last_img read more

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A Mighty Fine Life! Eight Original Newsies Stars Remember Their B’way Journey

first_img Craziest onstage blooper: In an effort not to expose anyone’s dirty laundry, I’ll talk about my own craziest faux pas. My first time on for the role of Mush, I had to do a move called the leap frog, where you jump over another Newsie with legs in a straddle. I had done it before, but hadn’t anticipated that this part had less of a running start than others. I didn’t make it over Kyle Coffman’s head, and ended up rolling down his side and to the ground. It wasn’t my finest moment. Most delicious Times Square snack: Definitely some French fries dipped in a Schnipper’s chocolate shake. JACK SCOTT (Swing) The performance I’ll always remember: My first time onstage. During previews, a cast member had to call out at intermission, and 15 minutes later I was making my Broadway debut. The cast and crew were very helpful and supportive, as was our creative team after the show. What a rush! Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: Newsies Forever, Second To None View Comments Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: Broadway Actor Lives Out His Childhood Dream and His Reality Turned Out Even Better Than He Imagined Newsies The performance I’ll always remember: My original Delancey brother, Mike Faist’s last show. Kept it together pretty well, but there’s a moment I’ll never forget when we looked at each other in the final scene and both kind of lost it. The toughest Delancey brothers, just sobbing. Favorite opening night memory: When the entire company gathered onstage before the show, you could feel the excitement and electricity. Everyone was grinning from ear to ear. Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: It Was A Fine Life, Carrying The Banner Through It All BEN FANKHAUSER (Davey) Ben Fankhauser Most delicious Times Square snack: The Nuts for Nuts stand. I even ran out on a 10-minute break to grab some of those almonds! Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: Disney Makes Magic; Hawks Headlines of Happiness to Millions! Favorite opening night memory: The length of time the applause for “Seize the Day” lasted…I have never felt an ovation that long, and probably never will again. Essential dressing room item: One of those cheese sticks. I would have one with John Dossett almost every show for a little energy before “King of New York.” Craziest onstage blooper: Once, as I was crutching out to show off the flag that says “Strike,” the crutch completely slipped out from under me and I went down faster than you can say “Oh no.” Craziest onstage blooper: There were a few broom mishaps during my tap solo in “King of New York,” but a special time was when I accidentally hit the broom into the conductors pit and our music director Mark Hummel tossed it right back onstage without missing a beat. Essential dressing room item: Fancy office chair. I brought in my leather office computer chair with a nice tall high back. It rolls around, raises up and down and is super comfortable. I sit in it every chance I get. Even if I’m offstage for a mere two minutes, I march on up to my dressing room and get my sittin’ on. Favorite opening night memory: I will always remember looking out into the audience after “Seize the Day” and seeing a sea of formal wear on its feet, giving us a standing ovation in the middle of the show! Favorite opening night memory: After the opening number I was so stunned by the audience’s reaction, I moved my head left to right to soak it all in. Aaron Albano caught this from the corner of his eye and pegged me as an oscillating fan. The boys had fun with that one. ANDY RICHARDSON (Romeo, Crutchie) The performance I’ll always remember: This one goes back to Paper Mill. My whole family was at the show and I couldn’t be more excited. At intermission I received a text from my mom saying they got kicked out because they were too loud. That’s what you get for putting 50 Italians in the audience at the same time! The performance I’ll always remember: My debut, Saint Patrick’s Day 2012. As an Irish lad, the holiday has always been dear to me, but now it’s even more special. The day started with a text message from my stage manager, Thom Gates, that let me know I’d be making my Broadway debut as Morris Delancey. The kicker is my family was road-tripping to New Jersey from our home in Ohio already to visit my aunt. They made it just in time for curtain and got to be there with me for my first performance. Now that’s some Irish luck! Best celebrity visitor: Hands down, Gabby Douglas! The gymnastics nerd in me will never be the same. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Most delicious Times Square snack: Schmackary’s. Maple bacon all the way, baby. Favorite opening night memory: There’s so many! If I had to narrow it down to one, it’s probably just holding the button after “Carrying the Banner.” We held for at least 45 seconds and we felt for the first time what it was going to be like to be a Newsie. The performance I’ll always remember: The Tonys performance. Chris Gattelli had just won Best Choreography, and the energy between us and coming from the house was wild. We were all on cloud nine. I had never performed on the Tonys before, and I wouldn’t have wished it with any other company. Unforgettable. Craziest onstage blooper: At Paper Mill, Roosevelt (played by Kevin Carolan) started to lose his fake mustache. It was literally dangling off of his face, flapping with every word he spoke. We all started to lose it. Even the entire audience started cackling. Eventually John Dossett, being the pro that he is, crossed over to Kevin and stuck the mustache back on his face as if it was part of the scene. It was perfect. Most delicious Times Square snack: Probably Chop’t. That’s my go-to in between show dinner. And Haru. Oh, and Schnipper’s. We can never forget about Schnipper’s. The performance I’ll always remember: The first preview at Paper Mill. I remember looking around at my fellow company members when the audience started cheering during the opening number. We were like: “Whoa, something really magical is happening.” It was thrilling. Related Shows Favorite opening night memory: Opening night was a blur. I don’t think most of us knew what to expect, specifically when it comes to backstage traditions that are part of an opening on Broadway. As a swing, I wasn’t onstage that night, and my favorite piece of the evening was getting to be in the audience and feel that ovation after “Seize the Day.” The party wasn’t bad either 😉 Craziest onstage blooper: ‘Til the day I die, it will be the day Jess LeProtto fell off the front of the stage during the paper turns, then dove back up onstage without missing a beat to button the number. After more than 1,000 pirouetting, pape-hawking performances on Broadway, Disney’s Newsies will close August 24—and there are eight newsboys who have been carrying the banner from the very beginning. Below, original Broadway cast members Ben Fankhauser, Andy Richardson, Aaron Albano, Tommy Bracco, Michael Fatica, Evan Kasprzak, Jack Scott and Brendon Stimson look back on their extraordinary journey in Broadway’s Newsies, and share some of their happiest, craziest and most embarrassing moments onstage in the hit musical. Check out their memories below, then see them seize the day one last time at the Nederlander Theatre! Favorite opening night memory: Getting to watch my brother watch the show for the first time. As a swing, I got to have a house seat and I had a perfect view of my brother’s seat in the audience. It meant the world to me to share the night with him and to watch his face light up as he watched the show. MICHAEL FATICA (Swing, Dance Captain) Essential dressing room item: My iPad! It houses the show’s stage charts, as well as my Nook and internet capability. If I ever forget it, I feel like I forgot to put shoes on or something. Best celebrity visitor: It was very cool meeting Robert De Niro when he came with his family. Bill Pullman, Mary-Louise Parker and Joan Rivers were all great visitors too! EVAN KASPRZAK (Elmer) Essential dressing room item: I keep all the letters I get from Fansies at my station and look at them before each performance. They’re the main reason why I love what I do. Best celebrity visitor: Meeting Gabby Douglas was pretty amazing. Watching her do a handstand competition with a couple of the Newsies was even more amazing! Most delicious Times Square snack: Off the Wall frozen yogurt, half cookies and cream, half cake batter with yogurt chips and Heath bar. BOOM. Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: Extra Extra! Boy’s Arms Fall Off From Hugging Too Many People For the Best Two-and-a-Half Years of His Life! Essential dressing room item: My ukulele. It moved in with me to the theater and has helped me through many nights on standby. Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: Boy Finds a Second Family with Newsies Star Files Craziest onstage blooper: When Jess LeProtto fell in the pit, but jumped out just in time for the button of the number. That boy became a legend that day. BRENDON STIMSON (Oscar Delancey) Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: The perfect headline is what our director Jeff Calhoun always told us: These Are the Good Ol’ Days. Essential dressing room item: Headphones and a comfy sweater. TOMMY BRACCO (Spot Conlon) AARON ALBANO (Finch) Best celebrity visitor: Julie Andrews. She was just as sweet as you would hope, and called us inspiring! Favorite opening night memory: Walking into the dressing room and seeing everyone’s stations covered in flowers, Edible Arrangements, candy, and assorted other gifts. There was so much stuff you could barely see the counter. Best celebrity visitor: Robert De Niro. “You talking to me?” Essential dressing room item: Two things again—my iPhone 5 charger and my banana tree. Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: Dreams Come True, Yes They Do, in Newsies Square Most delicious Times Square snack: Before Sunrise Deli closed, their sausage, egg, and cheese on a roll. After, the lemon cronut at Paris Baguette. Essential dressing room item: My Nook! I love reading and a Nook is perfect between scenes. Craziest onstage blooper: Jess LeProtto falling into the orchestra pit after doing amazing paper turns in “Seize the Day,” then doing a dive roll out of the pit into the final pose. Best celebrity visitor: Bernadette Peters was so nice and she even asked if my leg was okay after crutching the whole show! I’ve always been a big fan of hers, so I geeked out just a tad. Craziest onstage blooper: This one show I was on for Tommy Bracco. In the track you’re responsible for pushing Katherine offstage (in her desk) after she finishes her solo. Midway through the move, I stepped back and my boot got picked up by the moving tower. I give Kara Lindsay a push in the right direction and shimmied downstage with the tower as it ate my boot. Once the tower had stopped, I awkwardly unzipped my boot and ran offstage. They had to move the tower back, and I watched Corey Cott throw my shoe like a football to a stagehand. Most delicious Times Square snack: A milkshake from Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen. If you haven’t had one, RUN. Best celebrity visitor: I have two, Jodi Benson and Stockard Channing. Sir Ian McKellen is a close third. Best celebrity visitor: Sting, hands down. Most delicious Times Square snack: Magnolia Bakery banana pudding. The performance I’ll always remember: I will never forget our very first preview at Paper Mill. It was the first time we had performed with an audience and they roared. My stomach was fluttering the entire time!last_img read more

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Oh, Mother! Colman Domingo & Susan Stroman Reunite for Dot

first_img View Comments Dot Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 24, 2016 Writer/performer Colman Domingo’s newest work Dot has him teaming up with his Scottsboro Boys director Susan Stroman to bring the story of a family matriarch and her three adult children to off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre. Starring Marjorie Johnson in the title role, the play explores a woman struggling with dementia as her kids deal with their aging parents, midlife crises and more. The cast also includes Sharon Washington, Stephen Conrad Moore, Libya V. Pugh, Colin Hanlon, Michael Rosen and Finnerty Steeves. On January 4, the company took a break from rehearsal to pose for pics. Check out the family photo above, the writer and director below, and the show itself, beginning on February 4 (and officially openeing on February 23) at the Vineyard.last_img read more

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