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first_imgGovt dragging feet over equality says EOCOn 7 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. The head of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) says that currentGovernment policy is seriously undermining efforts to reduce inequality andimprove public services. Julie Mellor, chair of the EOC, told the Labour Party conference that theGovernment’s failure to change the law so that public bodies would have toactually promote sex equality themselves, was holding back the drive for parityin the workplace. She argued that true equality would not be achieved unless the legislationwas modernised. More than 247 MPs, including around 200 from the Labour party, backed anearly day motion for changes to the equality laws earlier this year. Mellor said: “Britain’s sex equality laws are almost 30 years old.Individuals can take legal action if they have been discriminated against, but[the laws] do little to ensure everyone is treated fairly. We need institutionsto change. “Reducing inequality is quite rightly a political priority today, butfailure to change the law seriously undermines that commitment,” she said.”It won’t be fulfilled unless public bodies are required to takeequality into account in the way they deliver services, in all aspects ofpolicy and in their employment policies.” The EOC has just published its Vision for UK Equality, in which it claimsthat a more equal society would increase prosperity, strengthen democracy,improve public services and lead to a higher quality of life. Mellor was speaking at a fringe meeting entitled ‘Altogether now: the birth ofthe single equalities commission’, at the Labour Party conference inBournemouth. www.eoc.org.uk last_img read more

first_imgRenting is increasingly becoming the norm for many young tenants.Data reveals that 60% of home occupiers in London will be renters by 2025 and a ‘Generation Rent’ study found that two out of five believe they’ll be renting for life.This is driven by a generation who want more flexibility around how and where they work and live and are putting greater emphasis on striking a balance between the two.Secure rentingIn the property world, this translates to more people wanting to rent rather than be tied to a mortgage and a physical ‘base’. But to support Generation Rent, room rental marketplaces must be secure.For example, Airbnb recently announced it was working to verify the more than seven million properties listed on its platform. By next December, Airbnb aims to have all its properties verified.It’s the responsibility of these platforms to identify and remove fraudulent listings to improve the experience for tenants and landlords alike. Authentic recommendations go an incredibly long way to build trust in the online rental process.For example, we take several steps to protect both landlords and renters on our platform.Verified listingsThis includes verified listings, wherein a Badi representative visits the property to take photos and confirm amenities included in the listing. If fraudulent activity is spotted, Badi’s Trust and Safety team is notified, enabling them to resolve any issues quickly. These steps help tenants to have greater confidence when booking a room online.Proptech can also help to take the hassle out of flat hunting, like finding flatmates, seeing potential rooms and sorting the paperwork. Online room rental marketplaces allow potential tenants to learn more about who they could be living with. Some platforms take this even further.For example, Badi uses AI to match flatmates. On top of this, we enable those looking for a room to see photos and videos of the space. Once a house hunters finds a flat that meets their needs, and their right flatmate – booking is quick online – cutting out the mountains of paperwork that’s usually required.The futureFor Generation Rent the benefits of online bookings are many. They can quickly access verified listings and find the right flatmate without the need for costly visits to a new city or country where they’re looking to find a home.As it’s likely that people will be renting for longer, it’s critical that platforms support the new lifestyle that Generation Rent has embraced.Read more about Badi.Steve Hilterman Rental platforms Generation Rent badi 2019-12-06Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » Guest Blogs » Building trust in room renting platforms Building trust in room renting platformsAs more tenants choose ‘lifestyle renting’, what’s needed to make the online room rental experience both seamless and secure?Steven Hiltermann, general manager, UK, Badi6th December 20190656 Viewslast_img read more

first_img View post tag: News by topic HMS Montrose celebrated two decades of service when alongside in London. Lady Rifkind, the ship’s sponsor, who launched the vessel was welcomed on board the ship by 10 former Commanding Officers of the frigate for a commemorative luncheon. View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: HMS Montrose Authorities View post tag: celebrated View post tag: Decades HMS Montrose Celebrated Two Decades of Service (UK) She was joined by her husband Sir Malcolm Rifkind, who was Secretary of State for Defence at the time that HMS Montrose was commissioned into the Royal Navy, on 2 June 1994.The Plymouth-based warship has never been to London in her 20 years of service. Over the past 20 years, HMS Montrose has been busy in a variety of operational theatres including the Gulf, Sierra Leone, Falklands, and the North Atlantic.Sir Malcolm and Lady Rifkind and the former Commanding Officers, who include six Admirals and Commodores amongst their number, were hosted by the current incumbent, Commander James Parkin.Commander Parkin said: “It has been a real privilege to be able to invite so many my predecessors on board today to welcome Lady Rifkind back to her ship.“I’m very proud of the history of this fine vessel, and I am humbled by all that she and her Ship’s Companies have achieved over the years.”As the ship enters her third decade of service, there are a dozen sailors on board HMS Montrose who were not even born when the ship was originally launched.One of the youngest members of the Ship’s Company, Steward Samantha Ormerod, who was born two years after the ship first entered the water, said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time on Montrose, as have done some really interesting stuff around the globe. It’s been really hard work but we’re part of a great team.”This year the ship has been deployed to the Middle East conducting counter-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa, and also spent two months in the Eastern Mediterranean participating in the UN-led mission to support the disposal of Syrian chemical weapons, working alongside warships from Denmark and Norway.Overall, in the past twenty years, the ship has visited 176 different ports so far, travelling 602,200 nautical miles; for seven years, she was the flagship of the 6th Frigate Squadron.HMS Montrose is the third warship to carry the name, the first being an Admiralty-class destroyer which gained six battle honours during the Second World War; the second was the name of the training vessel attached to the Royal Naval Reserve unit in the River Tay.She sails on Tuesday to conduct multinational exercises in the Baltic.[mappress]Press Release, June 04, 2014; Image: UK Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Montrose Celebrated Two Decades of Service (UK) View post tag: UK June 4, 2014 View post tag: europe View post tag: two View post tag: Service Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgA third protest against Donald Trump took place in Oxford today, in conjunction with protests held outside the US Embassy in London. Demonstrators gathered around Carfax Tower this afternoon where speeches from notable local figures were punctuated by chants of “When racists attack, stand up, fight back” and “Theresa May, hear us shout, Muslims in, racists out”.With around 50 people in attendance, the protests was smaller than Monday’s, which saw approximately 2,500 Oxford residents march from Cornmarket Street to Magdalen Bridge. There were also fewer students. The main banners displayed were those of the local Labour and Green parties.Oxford University languages tutor Dr. Edmund Griffiths spoke at the protest against “British appeasement of Trump.” Speaking to Cherwell, he said: “Any hope that Trump’s far-right policies were merely campaign rhetoric has now evaporated. His immigration ban—directed to a great extent against refugees fleeing countries the US has itself invaded and bombed—is an outrage; and his administration’s threats of war against Iran, China, and other countries are a danger to all of us.“By rushing to Washington to hold Trump’s hand, the Prime Minister has shown that she is badly out of step with democratic opinion in Britain and around the world.”There were speeches from a number of Oxford councillors, one of whom prophesised: “[Trump] will not complete his tenure as President. He is going to destroy the peace of the world.”One student protester, who wished be known only as ‘Colden’, told Cherwell: “the message I’m trying to get across is that America and Israel have a ‘cordiale entente’. As a gesture against racism and white nationalism, a good statement, Israel should open up their borders and show solidarity with the persecuted.”Sheikh Ramzy, Oxford Brookes’ Muslim chaplain said: “we should ban [Trump] here. This country is a democracy. President Trump should resign.”The protest today follows a week of action in Oxford against President Trump, whose executive order restricting the movement of refugees and citizens of seven Muslim majority countries provoked a wave of protests across the UK on Monday.last_img read more

first_imgAnd when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. Quite possible.It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.You guys go on without me! I’m going to go… look for more stuff to steal! You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.Fetal stemcells, aren’t those controversial? You don’t know how to do any of those. What’s with you kids? Every other day it’s food, food, food. Alright, I’ll get you some stupid food. You won’t have time for sleeping. Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep.Oh yeah, good luck with that. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Progress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point! Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised?center_img I’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to. Everyone in this world is somehow connected.Ah, computer dating. It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera.last_img read more

first_imgPhilly’s second annual Live from the Lot is gearing up for its first ever two-day event, coming up May 21-22 at Ardmore Music Hall. This year’s event boasts a spectacular lineup featuring interlocking sets from Grammy-winning artists, some of our favorite funk acts and more. Snarky Puppy, Soulive & Friends, The Revivalists, The Greyboy Allstars, Marco Benevento and more will hit the Ardmore’s parking lot for the exciting fest!Today, Soulive’s “friends” have been revealed to include Karl Denson, Nigel Hall and the Snarky Puppy horn section. Further, Charlie Hunter will be playing with his trio on the main stage, and also sitting in with Snarky Puppy on Saturday night!The lineup for Saturday’s afterparty with Everyone Orchestra will include The Meters, The Disco Biscuits, The Revivalists, Marco Benevento, Galactic & many more. The event will also feature a Dead Brunch on Sunday morning with Steve Kimock and special guests Leslie Mendelson, John Kimock and Anders Alfelt, as well as a Sunday night after party with Pink Talking Fish doing a special Speaking in Tongues set.In addition, the event features multiple local food vendors to provide good eats for the day and a variety of craft brews on tap at two outdoor bars. A portion of proceeds from the festival will go to our partners, the Ardmore Initiative, a nonprofit supporting the local business district and local community efforts in our beautiful and historic Ardmore neighborhood. There is certainly a lot to be excited for here! Get tickets and more info here.last_img read more

first_imgCome December 11th, Umphrey’s McGee will release ZONKEY, their first ever studio album to solely feature mash-up tracks. UM has incorporated mash-ups into their live shows for years, intricately weaving popular songs together through sharp musicality. ZONKEY takes that to the next level, as the band worked in the studio to deliver some great musical creations.Among the many songs recorded was “Can’t Rock My Dream Face,” which includes portions of “Rock With You” (Michael Jackson) + “Can’t Feel My Face” (The Weeknd) + “Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac). The third single from the album was jsut released today, and can be streamed in the Spotify player below!The first two singles, “National Loser Anthem” and “Life During Exodus,” can be streamed by following those links. You can also head to iTunes to download the tracks and pre-order the album! Umphrey’s McGee is off of the road until mid-October, but will be rocking in style for the remainder of 2016. Check out their schedule here.last_img read more

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Because it’s our business, we eat, sleep and breathe payments. Many of our credit union partners do, as well. But, is the same true for credit union members? Probably not. In fact, most increasingly expect to think as little as possible about the mechanics of buying. After all, this is the era of one-click purchases, contactless cards and auto pay; the fewer steps it takes to move money, the better.The goal, then, is to make payments as simple as possible. Creating a seamless payments experience today will lead to unprecedented growth opportunities. Just look at Amazon Prime Day. This year, the number of Amazon Prime Day transactions processed by CO-OP nearly doubled compared to those processed in 2018. The credit unions whose credit or debit card members reached for during the biggest two-day online shopping event of the year saw significant non-interest revenue. Even more importantly they were able to extract valuable data that can be used to create the kind of personalized experiences that members expect.One way to do that is with the help of our SmartGrowth team, CO-OP’s credit portfolio experts that leverage transaction data and market-level trends to create customized campaigns drive portfolio growth. We partnered with several credit union card issuers to launch special rewards campaigns to drive their card to the coveted default payment for Amazon leading up to Prime Day. Now that Prime Day has come and gone, it’s time to think about how to set your card program up for success with more prime shopping events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday approaching.last_img read more

first_imgHARRISBURG, Pa (WBNG) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health discussed the work of the Regional Response Health Collaborative (RRHC) to strengthen the support for long-term care facilities Monday. DOH Secretary Doctor Rachel Levine says the RRHC staff has helped with the state’s efforts to stop the spread of the virus in the more vulnerable populations.  Funding for the RRHC is expected to end Dec.1.  The Department of Health is hoping the efforts made so far from the program will convince the state to continue funding.  The RRHC was created over the summer to provide assistance to long term care facilities.  It provides operational, educational and clinical support to long term care facilities, including on site COVID-19 testing. center_img The RRHC is deployed in six regions across the state to help yield any possible outbreaks at long term care facilities. “The RRHC provide a local point of response that has helped with everything with ensuring staff are using PPE correctly, to providing staffing itself and decompressing a facility if necessary,” Levine said.  last_img read more