ACEVO & Centre for Mental Health partner to research bullying in charities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  164 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 19 February 2019 | News ACEVO & Centre for Mental Health partner to research bullying in charities  165 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5center_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Tagged with: ACEVO research ACEVO and Centre for Mental Health have partnered to research bullying in charity sector leadership, and are asking people to share their experiences through a confidential online questionnaire.‘Leading safe cultures: eliminating workplace bullying in charity leadership’ aims to understand the conditions in which bullying occurs in the charity sector, its effects on individuals and why in some organisations it can continue unchecked for a significant period of time.The work will focus on bullying that has taken place within the last five years, with a specific focus on the role of leadership and culture in bullying behaviour.As well as the online questionnaire, ACEVO and Centre for Mental Health also wish to conduct in-depth interviews with individuals who have experienced bullying in the sector.The research has been funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as part of a programme of work called ‘Protecting people from harm’ in the domestic charity sector which was formed in response to reports of sexual exploitation, harassment and bullying in the media last year. ACEVO CEO Vicky Browning has been asked by Mims Davies, the Minister for Sport and Civil Society, to be the bullying and harassment lead for the programme group that provides oversight and scrutiny.Vicky Browning, CEO of ACEVO, said:“Bullying unfortunately occurs in all kinds of workplaces; it is not a problem specific to the charity sector. However, in order to address it effectively within our sector we need to shine a light on it. This self-reflection will not always be comfortable but it is necessary to build a stronger sector, and more importantly to ensure the wellbeing of the staff and volunteers without whom charities would be unable to achieve their mission.“We are pleased to be partnering with Centre for Mental Health, which is an expert at conducting high quality, impactful research in a way that is supportive of participants’ emotional wellbeing.”All responses to the survey will be treated confidentially and more details can be found on the project page, and the survey is available online.  Those interested in being interviewed as part of the research can contact [email protected] Advertisementlast_img read more

Behind Trump’s anti-Iran campaign

first_imgThe Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the nuclear agreement with Iran is yet another demonstration of the no-holds-barred ambition and arrogance of this imperialist ruling group.The U.S. capitalist media admit that Trump’s move has antagonized Washington’s allies/rivals in Europe. Yet the big-business media, whether friendly to Trump or fearful of the consequences of his acts, continue to obscure the real issues. Instead, they stereotype Iran in a way that has so often been used to soften up public opinion to accept U.S. aggression.For example, the media say that this is all about Iran’s nuclear program, even while admitting that Trump is illegally pulling out of an agreement under which Iran has completely and verifiably given up any attempt to build nuclear weapons.But how often do the media here express alarm about Israel’s nuclear weapons — not just a program that might be used to build a few, but a stockpile of actual warheads? It’s an open secret that Israel has been amassing nukes since 1966. The article “Israeli Nuclear Weapons, 2014” in the pre-eminent Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists estimated that by 2014 Israel’s arsenal contained 80 nuclear warheads, making it the third-largest nuclear power in the world.Iran is threatened all the time by Israel, which functions as a sub-imperialist ally of the U.S. in the region, coordinating militarily with the U.S. against the other nearby countries while ferociously repressing the Palestinian people, whose land it has stolen.Or for that matter, when do the media ever criticize the U.S. military-industrial establishment for keeping an inventory of nearly 7,000 nuclear warheads, while at the same time demanding that other countries “denuclearize”? As of 2017, the Pentagon reported having some 1,411 warheads actually deployed on 673 ICBMs, SLBMs, and strategic bombers around the world.The capitalist media also inflame religious passions in their attacks on Iran’s political leaders, most of whom are Muslim clerics. But what about the rulers of Saudi Arabia, who are on the best of terms with the White House? Their religious rule is much harsher than that practiced in Iran. For example, they carried out 48 beheadings in the first four months of this year. (The Guardian, April 26) The Saudi rulers are notorious for denying women the most basic rights. And while women make up more than half of Iran’s college students, women in Saudi Arabia are cloistered and only this coming June will for the first time be allowed to drive.But all that is minimized by the capitalist media here, because the Saudi rulers are cronies of the U.S. oligarchy, even as they carry out a genocidal war against the people of Yemen with weapons, intelligence and logistical support provided by the U.S.The fact is, Iran having had a nuclear program and having political leaders from the clergy are not the real reasons that the Trump administration has pulled out of the nuclear agreement and is now threatening Iran with economic sanctions and even possible military action.The real reason is not even mentioned by Trump or the U.S. media, although it is so obvious. Oil.That is why the U.S. billionaire ruling class has been hostile to any popular government in Iran ever since 1951. That year the people of Iran democratically elected a secular government, headed by Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, that nationalized Iran’s oil, liberating their most valuable resource from the grip of the Ango-American Oil Co.Two years later, in 1953, Mossadegh was overthrown by a CIA armed coup. Washington then put the torture regime of Shah Reza Pahlevi in power, who of course did what was expected of him and welcomed back the U.S. oil companies. The CIA’s point man for the coup, who actually rode on a tank into Teheran, was Kermit Roosevelt Jr. He later became an executive of Gulf Oil Co.Everything was then cosy between Iran and Washington as U.S. oil companies raked in the profits — until the Iranian Revolution of 1979 overthrew the hated Shah. Out of that revolution, started by students, came the present Islamic Republic, which renationalized Iran’s oil. Today’s independent and sovereign Iran threatens Big Oil’s domination of the entire energy-rich region.Trump wants to be the Kermit Roosevelt of today and once again grind down Iran under the tyranny of Big Oil. He has assembled a cabinet that includes extreme war hawks John Bolton and Mike Pompeo. He’s appointed a notorious torturer of Muslims, Gina Haspel, to head the CIA.There are many reasons for anti-imperialists to get out into the streets and oppose the aggressive, reactionary foreign policy agenda of the Trump administration. To defend the sovereignty of Syria. Venezuela. Korea. Afghanistan. Libya. Yemen. Honduras.Iran must now be added to the top of the list.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Seven hunger strikers announce end of protest as summit draws to close

first_img Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News ————————————————————————–08.11.2005 Reporters Without Borders visits hunger strikers, urges government to take heedAfter sending a representative to Tunis to pay a visit yesterday to seven political opposition and civil society members who began an indefinite hunger strike on 18 October, Reporters Without Borders today urged the Tunisian government to listen to their demands.“The Tunisian authorities must heed the legitimate demands of these hunger strikers,” the press freedom organisation said. “They are demanding just one thing, more freedom. President Ben Ali must stop turning his back and begin listening to them.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We are worried about their state of health. Three of them had electrocardiograms yesterday and all of them are in danger of suddenly having kidney and heart problems. We call on foreign embassies, including the French embassy, to pay them a visit if they have not yet done so.”The hunger strikers are staging their protest to demand respect for freedom of expression and association in Tunisia and the release of all political prisoners. Originally they were eight, but one of them dropped out after two weeks for medical reasons.“This hunger strike is indefinite,” said one of the participants, Néjib Chabbi, who is secretary-general of the Democratic Progressive Party (PDP). “But if we think this action has given birth to a lasting and structured protest movement throughout the country, then we may stop it. We are already pleased that there are now support movements in several parts of the country. It is encouraging.”Hamma Hammami, the spokesperson of the Tunisian Communist and Workers Party (PSOT), said: “Today in Tunisia, we have a minimum of liberty but beyond that, it is a dictatorship. We decided to go on hunger strike because we have no other way of expressing ourselves. Demonstrations are banned and the press is completely gagged. The only thing President Ben Ali does not control is our resolve and our bodies.”Mokhtar Yahyaoui, another of the hunger strikers, said: “We have been able to show that public opinion really does support civil rights and democracy, and we are very pleased with that.”Reporters Without Borders yesterday also met with Fethi Touzri, the head of a medical panel that is monitoring the condition of the hunger strikers. “Three of them are in a worrying condition which requires more exhaustive tests,” he said. “Their degree of weight loss is now about 12 per cent and you are considered to have crossed into the danger zone at 20 per cent. They all risk having heart, kidney and dehydration problems very soon. The water and sugar they are taking is no longer enough after three weeks on hunger strike.”A court bailiff today went to the premises of Ayachi Hammami’s law firm, where the hunger strike is taking place, and gave orders for it to resume operating as a law firm within 24 hours. The bailiff claimed that the building’s owner is insisting that it should not be used for anything other than the declared purpose.The seven hunger strikers are: – Lotfi Hajji, 43, president of the Union of Tunisian Journalists (SJT);- Mokhtar Yahyaoui, 53, a judge and president of the Tunisian Committee for Judicial Independence;- Néjib Chabbi, 62, secretary-general of the Democratic Progressive Party (PDP);- Mohamed Nouri, 66, a lawyer and president of the International Association for the Support of Political Prisoners (AISPP);- Samir Dilou, 39, a lawyer and former political prisoner:- Ayachi Hammami, 46, a lawyer and secretary-general of the Tunis section of the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH);- Hamma Hammami, 53, the spokesperson of the Tunisian Communist and Workers Party (PSOT).Abderraouf Ayadi, the vice-president of the opposition Congress for the Republic (CPR), had to abandon his participation in the hunger strike after two weeks.Reporters Without Borders has film and still photos of the hunger strikers that are available free of copyright. TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa December 26, 2019 Find out more Organisation Seven leading opposition and civil society figures who began a hunger strike on 18 October announced the end of their protest at a press conference today as the three-day World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was drawing to a close in Tunis.The press conference was held in lawyer Ayachi Hammami’s office in Tunis, where the seven hunger strikers stayed during their 32-day protest. They said there was no longer any point continuing because they had achieved all of their goals and had, in some senses, exceeded their expectations.The indefinite hunger strike was launched on 18 October to demand respect for freedom of expression and association in Tunisia and the release of all political prisoners. The end of the protest did not mean they had given up their demands, they said. One of the hunger strikers, Mokhtar Yahyaoui of the Tunisian Committee for Judicial Independence, announced that a national committee would be formed to bring together all of the opposition movements, pursue their demands and establish a national dialogue.Reporters Without Borders said it supported this initiative, which should help foster more freedom of expression in Tunisia, and “saluted the courage of these seven personalities who have succeeded in giving birth to an unprecedented movement in Tunisia.” Follow the news on Tunisia News November 18, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seven hunger strikers announce end of protest as summit draws to closecenter_img Seven leading opposition and civil society figures who began a hunger strike on 18 October announced the end of their protest at a press conference today as the three-day World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was drawing to a close in Tunis. 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RSF decries criminal defamation charges against two journalists in Mauritania

first_img May 20, 2021 Find out more Nouakchott from the sky, Mauritania capital city News Follow the news on Mauritania Help by sharing this information April 13, 2016 – Updated on May 19, 2016 RSF decries criminal defamation charges against two journalists in Mauritania March 13, 2020 Find out more News AfricaMauritania Online freedoms Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release to go further RSF_en center_img Organisation News Jedna Ould Deida, the editor of the website, and Babacar Baye Ndiaye, the webmaster of the Internet portal, were accused of defamation in a complaint filed by President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz’s son, Badr Ould Abdel Aziz, on 6 April, after reports alleged that he fired a shot at a shepherd.Deida and Ndiaye were arrested on 7 April, after being summoned to the headquarters of the judicial police, and were released on bail the next day. The case is due to be heard tomorrow. According to the prosecutor, the journalists were “caught in the act of committing a crime,” displayed intent to cause prejudice and acted with premeditation – all crimes under the penal code. But he has also cited the press law, under which journalists may only be fined. No one knows how he plans to reconcile the different legal provisions. “Journalists should never be the subject of a criminal prosecution for actions stemming from the practice of their profession,” said RSF’s Constance Desloire. “The prosecutor should refer solely to the 2010 National Law on Freedom of the Press and Publication.” From the outset of tomorrow’s hearing, Deida and Ndiaye plan to demand a proper investigation, which could not have been carried out in the five days between their arrest and the hearing. They also plan to request that the shepherd be called to testify because, to their knowledge, there has been no other investigation into the alleged shooting incident. “My clients are facing the possibility of six months to five years in prison,” their lawyer, Ahmed Baba, said. “This case has begun badly with a violation of the law. I fear that it may continue the same way.” The arrest of Deida and Ndiaye and the manner in which they are being prosecuted confirm the erosion of media rights that began with the death sentence passed in 2014 on a blogger convicted of apostasy. “We regret their arrest all the more keenly because no professional journalists had been detained since 2011,” Desloire added. Journalists’ associations and press unions quickly organized a march in protest against the arrest of Deida and Ndiaye and accused the authorities to trying to intimidate journalists. “We have made a great deal of progress in Mauritania and the environment in which journalists now work is more or less acceptable but the judge acted hastily in this case because it concerned the president’s son,” said Ahmed Mokhtar Salem, the president of the Union of Mauritanian Journalists. Mauritania is ranked 55th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world July 6, 2020 Find out more AfricaMauritania Online freedoms Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a Mauritanian prosecutor’s decision to bring criminal charges against two online journalists in a defamation case that should be handled under the 2010 press and publications law, which excludes prison sentences. The decision is all the more disappointing after the progress in respect for media freedom that Mauritania had made in recent years.last_img read more

Comptroller Joseph Otting to Step Down

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Single-Family Rental Market Defies Market Conditions Next: ‘Tides Have Changed’ For Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Government OCC 2020-05-22 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago May 22, 2020 1,355 Views Related Articles About Author: Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: Government OCC Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Comptroller Joseph Otting to Step Down The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Comptroller of the Currency Joseph M. Otting has announced he will step down from office on May 29, 2020, and pursuant to 12 USC 4 as designated by Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, First Deputy and Chief Operating Officer Brian P. Brooks will become Acting Comptroller of the Currency.”It has been my distinct honor to serve the United States and this Administration as the 31st Comptroller of the Currency,” Comptroller Otting said. “I am extremely proud of what the women and men of the agency have accomplished to promote economic opportunity, eliminate unnecessary regulatory burden, and operate the agency in a more effective and efficient manner.”Before leaving office, Otting and the OCC released a final rule strengthening and modernizing the agency’s regulations under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).The final rule will increase bank CRA-related lending, investment, and services in low- and moderate-income communities where there is significant need for credit, more responsible lending, and greater access to banking services. The final rule reflects careful consideration of the more than 7,500 comments stakeholders submitted in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking announced on December 12, 2019.In a letter from April 8, the National Housing Conference responded to proposed changes to CRA rulemaking, stating that “we have no idea how severely the pandemic will impact our economy, the financial system and communities throughout the nation. Committing resources to regulatory initiatives that do not directly support our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic is a dangerous distraction.”Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, was critical of the final rule.”The CRA is a critical law that was designed to combat discriminatory practices, such as redlining, by requiring banks to lend responsibly and make investments in the communities where they are located,” said Waters. “This ill-advised rule badly weakens the implementation of the law and ultimately turns the Community Reinvestment Act into the Community Disinvestment Act.”Blake Paulson, the new Chief National Bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and senior deputy comptroller for midsize and community bank supervision, recently spoke with Law360 on the OCC’s plan beyond the coronavirus, detailing the steps the agency and banks can take to prepare for the next financial downturn.According to Paulson, one of the most significant priorities of the OCC has been strengthening the CRA regulation.“We’ve done a tremendous amount of work to first put out an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking to request, which was a series of questions on the CRA and then a proposed rule. Now we’ve gotten all those comments back, and we’re working on drafting the final rule. We expect that, working in conjunction with the FDIC [Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation], we will release a final rule this year.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Comptroller Joseph Otting to Step Downlast_img read more

Public urged to their bit in tackling drug crime in Donegal

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook Gardai in Donegal are urging anyone who may be concerned in relation to drugs activity in their community to contact them. Over the past week alone, there were two arrests made for the offence f sale and supply of drugs in the Donegal Division.There were also eight detections in the county of the offence of simple possession of drugs and those people too will face a Court appearance.Garda Claire Rafferty says public assistance in this type of crime cannot be underestimated:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Previous articlePublic Workshop to discuss the regeneration of DungloeNext article“Every breath is a struggle” – Bereaved father News Highland Public urged to their bit in tackling drug crime in Donegal Facebook Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img By News Highland – January 28, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

What we know about 8-year-old boy’s time in Border Patrol custody before his death

first_imgPhototreat/iStock(NEW YORK) — The death of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy in government custody has raised renewed questions about how Customs and Border Protection agents are caring for the children and parents in their care at the southern border, especially in light of a 7-year-old girl’s death earlier this month.New information from CBP reveals that the 8-year-old boy, who has not been publicly named, and his father were in the care of agents for several days before he died.The official cause of death remains unknown, and an investigation is ongoing.“This is a tragic loss,” CBP commissioner Kevin McAleenan said in a statement. “On behalf of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, our deepest sympathies go out to the family.”House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., released a statement on Wednesday, saying that the boy’s tragic death “breaks the hearts of all.”“The death now of two children in U.S. custody is unconscionable,” Pelosi said. She also called for the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General to immediately investigate the boy’s death and insisted Democrats will do the same when they take control of the House in January.CBP released a timeline Tuesday about the boy’s interactions with government officials before his death in the early morning hours of Christmas Day. Here is what we know.Tuesday, Dec. 181:00 p.m.: The boy and his father were apprehended about three miles west of a port of entry in El Paso, Texas.CBP reported that groups may be detained in the field after their apprehension, not adding any details about any group that the boy and his father were traveling with.4:39 p.m.: The boy and his father were transferred to the Paso Del Norte Port processing center, which is a less than a 15-minute drive from where they were detained, according to CBP.Over the course of the next almost two days, CBP agents logged six welfare checks, according to the CBP, though no details about those checks were released. The agency defines welfare checks as “an agent directly observes all detainees are safe and secure, and attends to any issues observed or relayed by those detained.”The boy and his father were given hot food, snacks, juice and water, CBP reported.Thursday, Dec. 2012:00 p.m.: The father and son were transferred to El Paso Border Patrol Station.Over the course of the next two days, CBP agents logged 17 welfare checks, according to the CBP, though no details about those checks were released.They were also given food, juice, and water, and were able to shower during that time, according to CBP.Saturday, Dec. 2211:17 p.m.: The pair were transferred from the El Paso center to the Alamogordo Border Patrol Station to finish processing, which is in New Mexico, about 80 miles north.CBP said that the move was necessary because of “capacity levels” at the El Paso station.Sunday, Dec. 231:08 a.m.: The father and son arrived at the Alamogordo center. Upon arrival, they received an unspecified number of welfare checks — the details of which were not released — and also were given personal hygiene products and meals, according to CBP.Monday, Dec. 245:39 a.m.: CBP officials emailed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requesting a family placement for the pair.9:00 a.m.: A CBP processing agent noticed that the child “was coughing and appeared to have glossy eyes,” the CBP release states.9:30 a.m.: The pair were transferred “with possible influenza symptoms” to Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC), which is in Alamogordo.11:30 a.m.: The boy was tested for strep throat.12:45 p.m.: The boy was diagnosed as having a “common cold and given Tylenol.”1:20 p.m.: While he was being examined before being released, it was noted that the boy had a 103 degree fever and he was held for further observation.2:50 p.m.: The child is prescribed amoxicillin and Ibuprofen and released along from the ER with his father. They’re then transported to a temporary holding checkpoint where they are given a hot meal, according to CBP.5:00 p.m.: CBP agents “provided the child with a dose of the prescribed medication” and “conducted several welfare checks,” the details and exact number of which have not been released.7:00 p.m.: The boy “appeared to be nauseous and vomited.” Agents were aware of this and helped clean up the vomit,” according to the CBP. The CBP said the boy’s father “declined further medical assistance as the child had been feeling better.”9:00 p.m.: The boy appeared to be “lethargic and nauseous again,” and since there was no EMT on duty at the checkpoint, the agents decided to return the pair to the hospital.It is unclear how far the temporary checkpoint was from the hospital.But en route to the hospital, the boy started to vomit and lost consciousness, according to CBP.11:07 p.m.: The agent transporting the pair radioed that they had arrived at the hospital and were met by hospital staff.11:48 p.m.: After being unable to revive the boy, hospital staff pronounce him dead.Tuesday, Dec. 257:40 a.m.: The Guatemalan Consulate is contacted by CBP about the boy’s death.The boy’s father has spoken to Guatemalan Consulate officials and his spouse who is in Guatemala.The boy’s body will be transported to the Alamogordo Funeral Home before being transferred to Albuquerque for an autopsy, according to the CBP.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. 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Three killed when car crashes into New Orleans beauty salon, authorities say

first_imgNew Orleans Fire Department(NEW ORLEANS) — At least three people were killed in New Orleans on Wednesday night when a vehicle crashed into a beauty salon, engulfing the car and building in flames, authorities said.The crash occurred a short time after police began pursuing a vehicle that matched the description of one reported stolen. The car in question sped away and managed to evade police.Officers then saw billowing smoke in the distance, according to a statement from the New Orleans Police Department.A vehicle had smashed into a beauty salon at the intersection of Washington Avenue and South White Street, sparking the fire.Officers on scene were able to help a woman and two children escape from the burning structure. The three were transported to a local hospital and were listed in stable condition, police said. Crews from the New Orleans Fire Department pulled a woman from the second story of the building, but she died on the way to the hospital.Two individuals believed to have been inside the crashed vehicle also died, police said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_img Previous Article Next Article PeopleOn 30 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Jackie Bornor has been appointed HR manager for the corporate practice atlaw firm Clifford Chance. Before this she was development manager at theWoolwich HQ in Bexleyheath, Kent. Jonathan Duckworth will join Harley-Davidson as its new European HRdirector. He has been the Rugby Football Union’s HR manager for the pastthree-and-a-half years and will start with Harley-Davidson in June once therugby season has finished. Nick Foyle has been appointed the new director of learning and developmentat KPMG Transaction Services. He has experience in retail banking, investmentbanking and insurance with appointments at Midland Bank, Merrill Lynch,Shearson Lehman, and Prudential Assurance. LouiseCoates has joined William M Mercer as a European partner and head of theperformance and development team. Starting with Hewlett-Packard, she has beenan HR consultant for 12 years. Elsie Akinsanya has been appointed HR director of research company Mori.Before this she worked at contract research organisation Quintiles and theKing’s Fund. Karen Janman has been appointed director of consultancy at flexible workspecialist The Resource Connection. She will be responsible for a team ofoccupational psychologists and management consultants. Top JobKatie Mather has been promoted to director, human resources andvice-president, Europe, Africa, and Middle East region for Kodak. She joinedKodak in 1985 as personnel officer and has held a variety of HR positionsincluding director of employee relations for the UK. Her new role makes her oneof Kodak’s most senior female employees outside the US. She will be based in Kodak’s European HQ in Geneva, where herresponsibilities will include the management of HR, pensions, benefits andhealth, safety and environment for Kodak in the three regions. About 160HRstaff will report to her. Mather said, “I am looking forward to what is going to be a personal aswell as a professional challenge, involving as it does a move abroad with apartner and three young children. Professionally, I like to think that I canbring an open-minded approach to tackling key HR issues combined with energyand enthusiasm. “Kodak is an organisation which operates in a constantly changingenvironment and I hope I can help create a work environment where employeesfeel motivated and challenged.”Personal ProfileSuzanneChevous has been appointed as HR director of cinema operator UGC cinemas. Shejoins from the former high street store C&A where she played an active rolein managing the closure and redeployment of some 5,000 staff. What is the most important lesson you have learnt in your career? To have high expectations of people and that they will exceed them. What is the strangest situation you have had to deal with at work? Announcing the closure of a business which had traded for more than 75years. If your house was on fire and you could save one object, what would itbe? My teddy bear and make-up bag. If you had three wishes to change your company, what would they be? Our three-year strategy is already established, resulting in a vastincrease in profitability and the office relocation to my home town. What is the best thing about working in HR? Being part of the development of a company and the individuals in it. What is the worst? Being able to do relatively little for people facing a personal crisis. You have stumbled upon a time machine hidden in your company building.What time period would you visit and why? Back to the future, 20 years ahead then I won’t waste a moment of it. If you could adopt the management style of an historical character, whosewould you adopt and why? Sir Ernest Shackleton, an exceptional leader who motivated his team andshowed incredible bravery and judgement. If you were to write a book, which subject would you choose to writeabout? The amazing lives of the “ordinary” people I know. What is your greatest strength? Getting the job well done. What is your least appealing characteristic? Probably impatience but it may be not knowing what my least appealingcharacteristic is. What is the greatest risk you ever took? Dismissing a pub manager who was a known arms dealer. CV: Suzanne Chevous2001 to date HR director, UGC Cinemas 2000-2001 Director of HR, C&A 1993-2000 Employee relations and training manager, then divisional HR manager,Woolworths 1989-1993 Management development manager, Grand Met 1986-1989 Recruitment officer, then Training Officer, then personnel manager,B&Q Comments are closed. last_img read more

Megan Rapinoe, Rose Lavelle say injuries won’t keep them out of World Cup final

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) — The U.S. Women’s National Team will look to defend their World Cup title against the Netherlands this weekend, and ahead of the final match, star players said they feel confident and ready to compete.“I don’t think we think going in that anybody is coming into that game scared to play us,” Rose Lavelle, the team’s right midfielder, told ABC News. “We know that everybody knows that they can compete with us and we can compete with them.”Both the U.S. and the Netherlands had star players who did not start during their respective semifinal games.For the U.S., co-captain Megan Rapinoe said she is confident she will play in the final, despite sitting out of the 2-1 nail biter against England on Tuesday with a hamstring injury.“I mean, it would take a lot for me to not be on the field,” Rapinoe said. “I’m feeling better every day, so I expect to be ready for it.”Rapinoe is also celebrating her 34th birthday Friday with the team.Lavelle, 24, also hurt her hamstring, but said confidently, “I feel good” going into Sunday’s big match.The U.S. women have spent a lot of time on and off the field together and said their chemistry is stronger than ever, they added.“We’ve been on the road now for like 42 days,” Kelley O’Hara said. “This is like our tenth or eleventh hotel and we still want to sit outside and hang out at night.”The world will be watching when the two teams, both helmed by female coaches, kick off at Lyon Olympic Stadium on Sunday as the U.S. goes for one more title.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by July 5, 2019 /Sports News – National Megan Rapinoe, Rose Lavelle say injuries won’t keep them out of World Cup finalcenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more