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first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. … in briefOn 1 May 2001 in Personnel Today This months news in briefFemale architect settles sex discrimination case A female local authority architect who claimed harassment by two malecolleagues has reached a confidential settlement with her former employees. Thewoman, who had complained about the pictures of nude women kept by her boss andanother colleague, said she was forced to resign from her job. The authoritysaid it had reached a settlement without admission of liability to reduce thelevel of stress and anxiety of the people involved. Government extends parental leave Employees with children aged under five years old can now take more thanthree months off work. The Government has extended the right to unpaid leave toparents of all children who were aged under five when the Parental Leavedirective was first introduced on 15 December 1999, bringing UK legislationinto line with the EU and benefiting an additional three million employees. Right to reduce pension contributions The House of Lords has ruled that an employer was entitled to deal with asurplus that has arisen in a pension scheme by reducing the amount it paid intothe scheme. International Power (formerly National Power) and National Grid Cowere appealing against a decision by the Pensions Ombudsman who had upheldNational Grid members’ objections to their employers using any part of thesurplus to reduce its own payments. Ban on genetic testing The Disability Rights Commission has called for a ban on employers askingpeople for genetic test results. The DRC wants the Disability DiscriminationAct 1995 to be extended to protect anyone with a genetic predisposition tocertain illnesses being forced to take genetic tests. Arbitration scheme The alternative arbitration scheme, proposed by the conciliation serviceAcas will be launched on 20 May. It will enable unfair dismissal claims to beheard by independent arbitrators in a confidential setting, rather than in anemployment tribunal. However, it’s thought that only 1,000 cases will be heardnext year, out of an estimated 53,000 cases. last_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMILWAUKEE-Star Brigham Young University men’s tennis player Sean Hill, a Wake Forest transfer, advanced to the round of 32 during the first day of action at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic hosted by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.Hill, who came into the tournament seeded 13th overall, prevailed against Virginia Commonwealth’s Inigo Torre Martin 6-3, 6-4.Hill, a native of Berkeley, Calif., next draws Will Davies of Iowa. He will also compete in doubles, with teammate Jeffrey Hsu against a team from the University of Illinois-Champaign.The Utah State women’s tennis team is also at this tournament with all Aggies in action losing their matches.These included Sidnee Lavatai’s loss to Syracuse’s Gabriela Knutson 2-6, 2-6. Additionally, Alexandra Pisareva fell 0-6, 3-6 to Florida Atlantic’s Natalia Boltinskaya and Gabrielle Dekkers fell 3-6, 2-6 to Oklahoma State’s Catherine Gulihur and Hannah Jones fell 2-6, 7-5, 5-7 to Viktoriya Dzyuba of Lipscomb.The tournament resumes Friday for both the Cougars and Aggies. Tags: Alexandra Pisareva/BYU Men’s Tennis/Catherine Gulihur/Gabriela Knutson/Gabrielle Dekkers/Hannah Jones/Inigo Torre Martin/Jeffrey Hsu/Milwaukee Tennis Classic/Natalia Boltinskaya/Sean Hill/Sidnee Lavatai/Utah State Tennis/Viktoriya Dzyuba/Will Davies September 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local NCAA Tennis Roundup: 9/20 Brad James Written bylast_img read more

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Faraoni/ESPN Images(MIAMI) — Hope Solo just revealed some exciting news.The former soccer star announced she is expecting twins with her husband, former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, during an appearance on BeIN Sports on Monday.“My husband and I get to practice equality from the very beginning with one boy and one girl — miniature soccer team on the way,” she shared.The two-time Olympic gold medalist also retweeted a post of the video clip, adding two baby emojis to her tweet.She previously opened up to Elle magazine in June 2019 about nearly losing her life after suffering a miscarriage in 2018.She told the magazine that after she miscarried, she found out that she had been pregnant with twins and one had been ectopic.An ectopic pregnancy is when the fertilized egg “implants and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus [and] the fertilized egg can’t survive. The growing tissue may cause life-threatening bleeding, if left untreated,” according to the Mayo Clinic.Solo told Elle that she was “hours from dying.”“They ended up having to remove my fallopian tubes,” she said.She also told Elle she began IVF after her miscarriage.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. December 17, 2019 /Sports News – National Hope Solo announces she’s pregnant with twins after 2018 miscarriagecenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US, Egypt navies in Red Sea drill US, Egypt navies in Red Sea drill Authorities View post tag: US Navy Naval units from the U.S. and Egypt kicked off the bilateral exercise Eagle Salute in the Red Sea on April 23.Eagle Salute 2017 incorporates Eagle Response 2017, an explosive ordnance exercise, to provide opportunities for participating nations to collaborate on an even wider range of maritime security operations.Several vessels will participate in the exercise including guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) and Egyptian Naval Force guided-missile frigate ENS Taba (F 916).“We are fortunate to have this opportunity to strengthen our maritime security capabilities and our relationship with the participating nations,” said Cmdr. Troy Denison, Truxtun commanding officer. “Exercises like Eagle Salute provide our sailors the unique chance to learn from our allied countries and show them what we can do.”The exercise began with a harbor phase focused on team-building activities.Events included a sports day and a “damage control olympics,” a friendly competition in firefighting, hose handling and pipe patching, concluding with a reception. The exercise will end with an at-sea phase involving a live-fire gunnery exercise, division tactics in which multiple ships maneuver in close proximity and a joint air defense exercise. April 26, 2017 View post tag: Eagle Salute Share this article View post tag: Egypt Navylast_img read more

first_imgFormer president of the Scottish Association of Master Bakers (now Scottish Bakers) Joe McDonald passed away on 7 November, aged 78.McDonald was born in Glasgow and joined the bakery trade at the age of 15, spending a total of 63 years in the industry. He started his own business, a bakery van called Joe McDonald Home Baker, in 1963, then went on to open a shop called Dainty Cakes, now called McDonald’s Bakers.He was highly involved in the Association’s work, serving as president from 2007-08. A Scottish Bakers spokesman said: “During his presidency, he visited bakeries across the country and completed 5,000 miles enjoying the opportunity to learn about the industry and meet its other representatives.”last_img read more

first_imgLast year, California reggae phenoms Rebelution made their way to the storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre for an unforgettable night of music. For those who want to relive those memories, the band has some good news in store! Today, the group announces their new Live At Red Rocks release, due out on October 28th as both CD/DVD and a 2-LP set.Not only will you be able to watch the performance, but you can experience it in 360 degrees thanks to some new Virtual Reality technology. Watch like never before with stunning all-access viewpoints, from any perspective imaginable!To give you a first taste of this new live video experience, we’re excited to premiere the Virtual Reality video for “De-Stress” from this exciting release. Watch the video below, and be sure to navigate in all directions with the arrow keys in the top corner.Anyone who pre-orders the Live At Red Rocks DVD will get audio copies of “De-Stress” and “Safe And Sound,” so check out all of the information here.Rebelution has a busy 2016 ahead, on the heels of their recently released album Falling Into Place (read the review). The band is just wrapping up a summer tour, but will kick off a major run in the fall with HIRIE. Don’t miss any of the action! You can see the full tour schedule below, and check out this fun interview for a little behind-the-scenes love from Rebelution.Upcoming Rebelution Tour DatesAugust 18th – Mandalay Bay Beach – Las Vegas, NVAugust 19th – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UTAugust 20th – Big Sky Brewery – Missoula, MTOctober 26th – House Of Blues – Dallas, TXOctober 27th – Stubbs Bar-B-Q – Austin, TXOctober 28th – The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TXOctober 31st – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GANovember 3rd – Georges’ Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, ARNovember 4th – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO *November 5th – Madison Theater – Covington, KYNovember 6th – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MINovember 9th – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IANovember 10th – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MNNovember 11th – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WINovember 12th – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, ILNovember 13th – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OHNovember 16th – The Blue Note – Columbia, MONovember 17th – Crown Uptown – Wichita, KSNovember 18th – Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KSNovember 19th – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE* – also w/ Stick Figure** – all dates with Hirielast_img read more

first_imgFor attendees of this year’s Meadows Festival who couldn’t get enough, there were plenty of after-shows happening around town. On the middle Saturday of the three-day event, concertgoers willing to make their way from Citifield in Queens to Brooklyn Bowl were treated to a midnight set by St. Paul and the Broken Bones. While some fans in the house had crossed boroughs after a full day of music in Flushing Meadows, most of those who turned out were there to see St. Paul and the Broken Bones, period. Since the 2014 release of Half the City and the breakout hit “Call Me,” the Alabama powerhouse has been steadily attracting a loyal following for their high-energy R&B that recalls the best of the Stax tradition.Frontman Paul Janeway is equal parts soul singer and gospel preacher. His over-the-top stage presence—from the fire-red suit to his shiny gold shoes—is exceeded only by a voice as big as a hurricane. Shimmying his large frame between powerful vocal blasts, Janeway had everyone at Brooklyn Bowl feeling the spirit. Kicking things off with “Crumbling Light Posts” from the band’s 2016 follow-up album, Sea of Noise, Janeway and the Bones touched all the bases in terms of original material and wisely chosen covers. Mixing “Like a Mighty River” and “Grass is Greener” from Half the City with Van Morrison’s “I’ve Been Working” and the Beatles’ “I Want You/She’s So Heavy”, the ensemble created an old-and-new, borrowed-and-blue vibe. At various point, Janeway reached into the audience and walked the outer ledges of the Brooklyn Bowl stage to get up close and personal with fans.Not to be overlooked are the rock-solid musicians supporting Janeway’s showmanship. Bassist Jesse Phillips is a long-time collaborator and founding member of the band. Guitarist Browan Lollar, drummer Andrew Lew, and keyboardist Al Gamble are all top players, complemented by a three-piece horn section to deliver a rich and soulful sound. Closing things down with their original ballad “Burning Rome,” St. Paul and the Broken Bones sent their fans out into the cool September air happy and sated. It was after 2 am, and another full day of music lay ahead.Check out a full gallery of St. Paul and The Broken Bones’ show at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday night below, courtesy of Lou Montesano.Setlist: St. Paul & The Broken Bones | Brooklyn Bowl | New York City, NY | 9/16/17Crumbling Light Posts Pt. 1, Flow With It (You Got Me Feeling Like), Like a Mighty River, I’ll Be Your Woman, Tears in the Diamond, All I Ever Wonder, Grass Is Greener, Band Instrumental, Eventually (Tame Impala), Midnight on the Earth, I’ve Been Working (Van Morrison), Broken Bones & Pocket Change, Call MeE: I Want You (She’s So Heavy) (The Beatles), Half the City, Burning Rome Load remaining images St. Paul & The Broken Bones | Brooklyn Bowl | 9/16/17 | Photos by Lou Montesanolast_img read more

first_img311 and The Offspring will embark on a 29-date co-headlining tour across much of the United States, withGym Class Heroes opening each night with a supporting set. Dubbed the “Never Ending Summer Tour,” the outing will kick off at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, on July 25th before wrapping up at the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas, on September 9th. 311 will be on the road in support of their latest album, Mosaic, which was released in June of last year. The Offspring plan to put out a new album of their own in 2018, though a release date had not yet been revealed. The band’s last LP, Days Go By, came out in 2012.Tickets for the Never-Ending Summer Tour will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 13th via Live Nation.Never-Ending Summer Tour:July 25: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline AmphitheatreJuly 27: Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA AmphitheatreJuly 28: Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events CenterJuly 29: Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm AmphitheatreJuly 31: Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin PavilionAugust 2: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Zoo AmphitheatreAugust 4: Austin, TX @ Austin360 AmphitheaterAugust 5: The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell PavilionAugust 7: Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s PlaceAugust 8: Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music PavilionAugust 10: Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s LandingAugust 11: Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire PavilionAugust 12: Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview AmphitheaterAugust 14: Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom HillAugust 15: Springfield, IL @ Illinois State FairAugust 21: Hartford, CT @ XFINITY TheatreAugust 22: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts CenterAugust 24: Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the ArtsAugust 25: Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach TheaterAugust 26: Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube LiveAugust 28: Toronto, ON @ Budweiser StageAugust 29: Allentown, PA @ The Great Allentown FairAugust 31: St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State FairSeptember 1: Sioux City, IA @ Battery Park at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux CitySeptember 3: St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino AmphitheatreSeptember 4: Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at The HeightsSeptember 6: Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly IslandSeptember 8: Thackerville, OK @ Winstar CasinoSeptember 9: Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank ArenaView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

first_imgShe is the first woman to lead the U.S. House, and last week at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) said she was one step closer to another milestone first for the nation — sweeping health care reform.“Oh, what a night,” Nancy Pelosi told David Gergen, HKS professor of public service and director of the School’s Center For Public Leadership, recalling her recent victory in the House, which passed the health care bill by a narrow 220-215 margin.“It’s very humbling,” said Pelosi of the bill’s passage, saying she was standing on the shoulders of predecessors such as President Theodore Roosevelt, who supported national health insurance, and the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who made health care reform the hallmark of his career.“I tell my members, ‘You were born for this moment; this is our responsibility,’” she said.The bill now heads to the U.S. Senate for debate.Pelosi joined Gergen at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Nov. 13 for an hour-long conversation titled “Leadership in an Era of Reform.” During the discussion, she offered her perspective on various topics, including the health care bill, leadership issues, negotiating tactics, the importance of women in elected positions, and the war in Afghanistan.The abortion issue was a focal point of the evening’s discussion.Before the House approved the health care bill, the legislation hit a late roadblock for many of its pro-choice supporters in the form of an amendment sponsored by Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan. The amendment restricts the use of government-backed health insurance coverage for abortions and places restrictions on abortions offered through private insurance plans that are subsidized with government funds.While Pelosi said she too was concerned about the restrictions included in the Stupak amendment, the tactic she used that allowed House members to vote against the amendment, but ultimately for the bill, meant they were able “to advance the ball down the field.”“It’s got to be about reforming the health insurance industry,” not about abortion, said Pelosi.But despite the challenge of the health care bill, Pelosi called the passage this year of  supplemental funding for the war in Afghanistan the “hardest sell.”She referred to recent comments from Karl Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan who cautioned President Obama about sending more soldiers to the conflict, and the lack of a strong political partner in the country. She said it would be “very hard to get many Democrats to support a big increase in troops to Afghanistan.”Asked by a Harvard College student for her tips on negotiating, Pelosi said the art was above all a fine balancing act.“You have to be passionate about what you believe in, but dispassionate at the table and how you negotiate,” she said. “It’s not about an ideological debate … but a negotiation that builds consensus, that has legitimacy because people agree to it.”Acknowledging that the presence of more women in the House likely contributed to passage of the health care bill, she encouraged those in attendance to consider getting involved in government.“Know your power,” Pelosi told the women in the audience, a reference in part to her own rise in government from “the kitchen to the Congress,” and to her recent book, “Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters.”“Young women,” she said, “give me so much hope.”last_img read more

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: Ashley Buttle / CC BY 2.0JAMESTOWN – Americans are stocking up amid the Coronavirus pandemicSellers across the United States are reporting major spikes in firearm and bullet sales in the wake of the outbreak.Images of long lines outside gun stores in California, Oklahoma and elsewhere have gone viral across social media.The ammunition website ammo.com said it saw a 222-percent increase in transactions over a three-week period. The FBI’s national instant criminal background check system saw a 73 percent rise in background checks in February, when compared to February 2019.A background check is required for anyone buying a gun from a licensed gun seller in the United States.last_img read more