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first_imgCutix Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Cutix Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cutix Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cutix Plc (  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCutix Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing and selling a range of electrical wires, cables and switchgear assemblies. The company produces bare copper conductors, bare stranded copper conductors, insulated copper conductors, PVC insulated copper cables, PVC insulated single/double sheathed-core aluminium cables and PVC insulated and sheathed flat twin/three-core copper cables. Cutix Plc also produces aluminium twist cables and conductors to connect homes to low tension lines; used to connect power from high tension wire for street lighting; used in high tension cables for high voltage power transmissions; or used in overhead power transmission. The company also produces a range of flexible cables for household electrical appliances and wiring of fixtures and appliances; automotive cables for motor vehicles; and insulated and sheathed armored cables for underground installations at industrial plants, substations and power utility distribution schemes. The company’s head office is in Newi, Nigeria. Cutix Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Gaynor Humphreys is moving on from the Community Foundation Network after seven years as Director to become Director of WINGS, Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support.She will take over her new responsibilities in January 2003 when the two Secretariats – WINGS (Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support) and WINGS-CF (the linked network that works with community foundation developers worldwide) – are relocated to the European Foundation Centre in Brussels.Clare Brooks, Assistant Director Network Development, will be acting Director at the Community Foundation Network afte Gaynor’s departure. Advertisement Howard Lake | 24 November 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gaynor explained: “The WINGS network is very much about sharing good practice, and occasionally giving association staff and trustees the opportunity to meet and learn from each other first-hand. The work includes a concern to stimulate philanthropy in countries where it is under-developed and to share expertise that could help create more enabling environments.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Community Foundation Network Director to head up global grantmaker associationlast_img read more

first_img to go further Indonesia is ranked 130th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index after its performance score fell by nearly apoint from 2015. The authorities must respect the rights of journalists to freelyreport events in West Papua (the western half of the island of NewGuinea) even when journalists are covering protests by the Papuanpopulation, RSF said. “We condemn this violence and censorship of local journalists,whose coverage of these demonstrations was in the public interest,”said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. Organisation November 19, 2020 Find out more News News After hundreds of protesters were arrested in various parts of thecity, they were assembled in a square in front of the police mobilebrigade headquarters, from which reporters who wanted to cover theirarrest were driven back by about 20 policemen wielding wooden batons. One of them said Police Commissioner Mathius Fakhiri had given themspecific instructions to prevent reporters from covering how thepolice were treating the detainees, who were ordered to remove theirclothes and shoes while standing in the square. May 9, 2016 RSF tells Indonesia to stop flouting journalists’ rights in West Papua Police arrest pro-independence protestor in Jakarta in December 2015 “President Joko Widodo’s promises now sound emptier that ever.After the recent banning of a French journalist who had beenreporting in West Papua in a completely legal manner, we now have yetfurther evidence that the authorities continue to censor and controlmedia coverage arbitrarily.” On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Ardi Bayage, a journalist working for the Suarapapua.comnews website, was arrested at the same time as other protestersalthough he showed his press card to the police. They authorities,who accused him of lying, broke his mobile phone and took him to themobile brigade’s headquarters, where he was held for several hours. August 12, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Abeth You, a journalist working for the Tabloidjubi.comwebsite, was attacked by police on 8 October 2015 while coveringa demonstration in Jayapura by a group called Solidarity for Victimsof Human Rights Violations in Papua. Police arrested and questionedtwo fixers working for a French journalist. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Indonesia’s authorities to stop violating the rights of journalists in West Papua, where the Jayapura police prevented reporters from covering a peaceful demonstration in support of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua on 2 May, the eve of World Press Freedom Day. IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts August 21, 2020 Find out more News Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua Follow the news on Indonesia News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years IndonesiaAsia – Pacific The West Papuan authorities are still censoring all reporterscovering Papuan separatist movements, discrimination and human rightsviolations. In January, RSF condemned Indonesia’s ban on further visits by French journalist Cyril Payen after France 24broadcast a report by him from West Papua.The authorities also target local journalists and fixers working forforeign journalists and those who act as their sources. RSF_en Help by sharing this information last_img read more

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy People Pasadena Senior Center Announces New Director of Development From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | 1:18 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeauty 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Lisa Manning-PrattAkila Gibbs, executive director of the Pasadena Senior Center, announces the appointment of Lisa Manning-Pratt as director of development. She replaces Marie Logan, who retired in fall 2014.With more than 20 years of nonprofit experience, Manning-Pratt most recently served as director of development and alumnae relations at St. Lucy’s Priory High School in Glendora, her alma mater.“Lisa has a long and successful track record of developing fundraising strategies and connecting with the community,” said Gibbs. “Her strong understanding of the importance of building relations will be a great asset to the Pasadena Senior Center as we continue to secure the funds to accomplish our mission effectively.”Manning-Pratt will work with the development and management teams to advance the goal of enriching the lives of seniors and their families through recreational, educational, wellness and social services, and will lead efforts to establish and meet annual fundraising and development goals.“I am thrilled to join the hard-working, dedicated team of industry experts at the Pasadena Senior Center,” she said. “The team’s long-standing commitment to providing high quality programs and services for seniors has been, and will continue to be, an invaluable service to the community.”Prior to her work at St. Lucy’s Priory High School, Manning-Pratt was director of events and marketing at the UCLA School Management Program, a nonprofit organization that provided professional development and coaching support for teachers and administrators at K-12 public schools throughout the nation.Locally she has been an active member of the Linda Vista-Annandale Association since 2005 and currently serves as LVAA’s communications chair and webmaster. She serves on the board of directors for the UCLA Rose Bowl Bruins, a local chapter of the UCLA Alumni Association, and is a member of the Pasadena chapter of the National Charity League.From 2010 to 2013 she served as chair of the St. Lucy’s Priory High School Consultative Board, spearheading the design and implementation of the inaugural four-year strategic plan. She is a graduate of UCLA, where she received dual bachelor’s degrees in history and political science. She is an alumna of UCLA’s Professional Development Program and the Disney Institute’s Approach to Leadership Excellence Program.For more information about the Pasadena Senior Center visit or call (626) 795-4311.Founded in 1959, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent, nonprofit agency that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and over in a friendly environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_imgColumnsThe Interface Between Section 29A Of The Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 And The Moratorium Imposed Under IBC Puneet Taneja & Shikhar Khare22 May 2020 1:42 AMShare This – xSection 29A of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (‘the Arbitration Act’) provides an outer limit of 18 months to complete the arbitral proceedings, with the exception that in cases where sufficient cause is made out, the court may grant extension beyond the period of 18 months. However, the prohibition upon institution of and/or continuation of pending proceedings in terms of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSection 29A of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (‘the Arbitration Act’) provides an outer limit of 18 months to complete the arbitral proceedings, with the exception that in cases where sufficient cause is made out, the court may grant extension beyond the period of 18 months. However, the prohibition upon institution of and/or continuation of pending proceedings in terms of section 14 and 101 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (‘IBC’), has given rise to an interesting question of law regarding the effect of the moratorium under the IBC on the timelines stipulated under the Arbitration Act. This article explores the interface between these two provisions in two broad scenarios that have beendiscussed below. The Analysis: Though during the moratorium there is a prohibition from instituting and/or continuing any legal proceeding against the concerned entity,however recently, judicial interpretation has carved out certain exceptions to this norm – these include, writ petitions filed under Articles 32 and 226 of the Constitution of India[1], proceedings which are to the benefit of the corporate debtor[2]and proceedings under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881[3]amongst others. Accordingly, there are two broad scenarios –firstly, proceedings to which the provisions of moratorium squarely applies and secondly, proceedings that stand exempted. Scenario 1: Proceedings which are squarely covered under the moratorium The expression “moratorium” has not been defined under the IBC but the language indicates that the expression inter alia means prohibition on institution of new proceedings and/or continuation of pending proceedings. However, this does not answer the vital issue viz. the effect of moratorium on the time limit imposed under section 29A of the Arbitration Act. Therefore, before proceeding further, it is necessary to understand the meaning and scope of the expression “moratorium”. The comprehensive meaning of the word “moratorium”, according to Merriam Webster dictionary, includes: a. A legally authorized period of delay in the performance of a legal obligation or the payment of a debt; A waiting period set by an authority;A suspension of activity In Beck Development Co. v. Southern Pacific Transportation Co.[4], the Court of Appeal of California held that moratorium is by its nature an interim or temporary measure which contemplates future resolution or performance of issues and holding matters in temporary abeyance. This definition has been widely accepted and applied across jurisdictions. Therefore, from the authorities cited above, meaning of the term “moratorium” can be synthesized to mean the suspension of an activity for an authorised period of time with the expectation or purpose of resumption.Therefore, in the absence of any legislative intent to the contrary, it would be reasonable, and purposive, to understand the concept of moratorium as a situation where the legal proceedings in question are put under suspension, with the expectation of resumption upon the lifting of the moratorium. However, since neither the IBC nor the Arbitration Act expressly deal with this issue, there is an imminent need of judicial clarification. A simple resolution to this conundrum may lie in giving effect to the purposive meaning of the word “moratorium” viz. that when such a moratorium is declared, the arbitral proceedings in question would stand suspended and thereby the time under section 29A would stand paused. Once the proceedings resume upon lifting of the moratorium, time can start running from where it stopped. This would be the most obvious course to follow in such a situation. For this purpose, the court may rely upon provisions of section 60(6) of the IBC, which permits the exclusion of time spent in moratorium from the total time period available under the law of limitation and extend the same principle to section 29A of the Arbitration Act. The aforesaid approach would surely be in consonance with the renewed vow of the Arbitration Act to ensure timely resolution, cost effectiveness and minimal court intervention. To illustrate, a situation where after the time limit under section 29A has just commenced, a moratorium is declared in respect of the defending party. Since under IBC, ideally the resolution should conclude within 330 days, it is natural that by the time the resolution process concludes, the first time limit of 12 months would stand expired. As a result, the only option available to the parties would be to mutually extend the time limit by a maximum of 6 months in terms of section 29A(3) of the Arbitration Act. Since this extension is based on mutual consent, it cannot be ruled out that in some cases, the opposite party may not readily consent. This would then require the intervention of the court under section 29A(4) and (5). Even otherwise, assuming that time is mutually extended, it is extremely difficult to conclude an arbitral proceeding within a span of just 6 months! Naturally, in such a case, the parties would have to approach the court to seek time extension. Surely, this would result in further delays and escalation in costs. Similarly, if the moratorium is declared prior to the parties completing pleadings in terms of section 23(4), it would mean that the proceedings stand suspended at that stage and by operation of law, the parties would be prevented from filing their respective pleadings. The time limit of 6 months to complete pleadings would also stand suspended in view of the moratorium and thus, once it is impossible for the parties to achieve the milestone under section 23(4), the time limit under section 29A would not begin. Further, the consequences of default as set out in section 25 of the Arbitration Act would not follow as the failure to file the pleadings would not be without sufficient cause. As has been observed recently[5], parties are seeking recourse by applying to the court for extending the time limit. This exercise can be completely avoided if the aforesaid approach is adopted. Scenario 2: Proceedings which are excluded from the ambit of the moratorium Though proceedings of certain nature stand exempted from the prohibition imposed under the moratorium, nevertheless, corporate debtor often find themselves in situations where they are unable to proceed in the matter either due to shortage of funds or other logistical compulsions during the resolution period. These include the inability to pay the arbitrators’ fee, legal costs, unavailability of competent witnesses, etc., which invariably leads to such a party seeking stay or suspension of the arbitral proceedings till such time that the resolution process is underway. In this context, what needs to be looked at is whether there is a mechanism within the Arbitration Act that empowers the arbitral tribunal to stay or suspend the proceedings, thereby pausing the time under section 29A or whether the arbitral tribunal can take recourse to any provision of the IBC in this regard? This is a novel predicament, which may require creative and purposive judicial intervention. While there is no express provision under the Arbitration Act which empowers the arbitral tribunal to stay or suspend the proceedings, it may however be useful to resort to the amended provisions of section 17 of the Arbitration Act, which under sub-section 1(ii)(e) empowers the arbitral tribunal to pass any interim measure of protection that may appear to be just and convenient in the circumstances. Distressed entities may seek recourse by filing an appropriate application under section 17(1)(ii)(e) of the Arbitration Act and seek stay or suspension of the arbitral proceedings till such time that the resolution process is pending. In such a situation, the principle suggested in scenario 1 may be adopted, which would result in pausing the time under section 29A. Such an approach would surely avoid unnecessary complications once the moratorium is lifted. It is settled that the power to stay or suspend arbitral proceedings is to be used sparingly, however, where the insolvency process renders a party unable to proceed, it would be just, fair and convenient to all concerned that the arbitral proceedings be stayed or suspended. Therefore, exercising this power vested under section 17, the arbitral tribunal may stay or suspend the proceedings till such time the moratorium is in effect. This would enable the parties to conclude the proceedings within the stipulated time under section 29A, without having to approach the court to seek extension of time under section 29A(4) and (5) of the Arbitration Act. To conclude, the issue discussed in this article is relevant and imminent but yet untouched. This article offers a plausible way out to deal with this dilemma. By adopting the approach that has been suggested by above, three very crucial aspects – i.e. timely resolution of matters, cost efficacy for parties and reducing pendency in courts – can be adequately catered to. Views Are Personal OnlyReferences: [1]Canara Bank v. Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited Company 2017 SCC Online NCLAT 255 [2]Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. v. Jyoti Structures246(2018)DLT485 [3]Shah Brothers Ispat Pvt. Ltd. v. P. Mohanraj& Ors. 2018 SCC Online NCLAT 415 [4]44 Cal. App. 4th 1160 (1996) [5]ISGEC Heavy Engineering Limited v. Bhushan Energy Limited OMP (Misc.)(Comm.) No. 305/2019 dated 08.11.2019 Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgPersonnel Today Awards 2020: L&D Supplier Award shortlistAs we continue our countdown to the Personnel Today Awards on 26 November, we showcase the organisations shortlisted for the… No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Personnel Today Awards 2020: Health & Wellbeing Award shortlistBy Personnel Today on 11 Nov 2020 in Latest News, Personnel Today, PT Awards Related posts: Boohoo to investigate ‘unsafe’ conditions at Leicester factoryLow-cost fashion retailer Boohoo has promised to investigate workers’ pay and conditions at a Leicester factory.center_img Previous Article Next Article Diversity & Inclusion: Sign up to our free e-newsletter nowPersonnel Today’s fastest growing email newsletter focuses on all aspects of diversity and inclusion.Subscribe below to receive the latest… The South Western Railway team pick up their Health & Wellbeing award at the 2019 Personnel Today Awards ceremony As we prepare to celebrate the Personnel Today Awards this month, it’s time to showcase those organisations that made the shortlists for each category. Here we profile seven organisations that are up for the Health & Wellbeing Award.The Co-opWith stores open for up to 17 hours per day, the 5,650 staff that make up the Co-op’s logistics team play a vital role in providing a convenient shopping experience. Around a quarter of these staff work at night and many nightshift workers have trouble sleeping.It partnered with global health charity The Wellcome Trust and engagement consultancy The Liminal Space to create ‘Night Club’, which brings to together night shift workers with sleep researchers and aims improve the quality of their sleep.Personnel Today Awards 2020The Personnel Today Awards are going online this year! Register here and join us in celebrating the winners on 26 November.Staff are able to talk with sleep specialists from Oxford University and access sleep research to develop their understanding of the link between sleep and mental wellbeing. They are also educated about how improving their sleep and energy levels will make them feel happier and more productive.The touring programme has so far visited 1,680 staff. There are now over 40 trained sleep health champions across Co-op Logistics, whose remit is to promote the benefits of sleep health to their colleagues.Half who experienced Night Club completed a feedback survey. Of these, more than a third have committed to change their habits improve their sleep health and half agreed that taking part in Night Club has had a positive impact on their working life.Lloyds Banking GroupAfter an engagement survey identified that some members of its people and property team felt disconnected and that their wellbeing was not a priority to the company, Lloyds Banking Group launched an interactive wellbeing experience to bring staff together, provide health assessments and promote healthier lifestyles.The six-week programme included nutritional advice, called The Energy Plan, delivered by a top performance nutritionist; Bupa health assessments for all staff; blood pressure and cholesterol checks with immediate results; access to a health and wellbeing app; and team exercises.Some 462 people and property team colleagues attended an onsite health assessment, with 98% of available appointments utilised, while 75% of those who responded to a survey after the programme stated they had made lifestyle changes as a result.Feedback was extremely positive. One respondent said: “So great to have the time and opportunity to focus on me. Don’t have the time to look after me as always juggling work and kids so really welcomed the time.”Loughborough UniversityLoughborough University completely overhauled its occupational health service from one that was considered ineffective, to one that has seen a 300% increase in referrals due to its improved reputation.An occupational health and wellbeing manager was appointed to lead, stabilise and develop the service, while an external OH provider is on call to respond to demand when required.The team got better at managing its data, which allowed it to identify the top reasons for referral. This then enabled it to develop issue-specific solutions, including an on-site physiotherapy service to help reduce musculoskeletal-related absences and the ability to self-refer to its counselling service to support those with mental health concerns.The service was bolstered further when the Covid-19 pandemic hit: a mental health support book was produced in collaboration with a local charity, while an app centred round its ‘five pillars of wellbeing’ was launched in May.Engagement with the service has increased substantially and it is now regarded as an asset to the university, rather than a problem.NHS England and NHS ImprovementAs the Covid-19 pandemic began to unfold, NHS chief people officer Prerana Issar set up a workforce cell to help the wider NHS plan and respond to the physical, emotional and practical needs of staff, underpinned by the lessons it learnt while dealing with the London Bombings and the Ebola virus.Several workstreams were formed, looking at: practical and logistical needs such as food and accommodation; setting up national support helplines for staff; psychological support options; self-help options; behaviours to enhance wellbeing while under pressure; connections between regional colleagues; and communications about health and wellbeing offers.The usual organisational barriers were ignored and colleagues from Public Health England and Health Education England helped provide best practice in data capture, evaluation and support the development of screening tools for the next steps of recovery planning.To date the teams have seen over 3,000 calls to the helpline, 1,400 text conversations, 120,000 downloads of the app and 135,000 visitors to the website. Having access to this data has helped NHS England and NHS Improvement understand what staff need now, how they can tailor and adapt their model of support and what their next steps need to be.As one HR director noted: “This is like a pair of arms being put around me and I can see whether I am doing the right thing locally.”North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire CollegeEmploying over 600 people, North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College found sickness absence was creeping up and a rising number of staff were reporting mental health concerns.The HR team developed the college’s first Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which is being continually improved and promoted via a formal communications plan.A key aspect of the strategy included raising awareness of mental health issues, with all staff expected to work towards a mental health qualification. This has so far been completed by approximately 20% of its workforce.Initiatives include menopause awareness sessions; ‘Treatment Tuesday’, which involves complementary beauty and holistic therapy treatments provided by students; diabetic health assessment clinics; healthy mind activities; physical activity campaigns; and a resilience training programme.Absence relating to mental health issues reduced by nearly 50%, while overall sickness absence has reduced by 3%, saving around £160,000. The college has also seen a 25% increase in occupational health referrals and an overall increase in early intervention.South Western RailwayWith a comprehensive physical health programme already in place, 2019 Health & Wellbeing Award winners South Western Railway made mental health the focus of 2019. This need was reiterated by its Investors in People accreditation report which advised it to do more to aid mental health.It set itself the target of reducing sickness absence by at least 0.5%, increasing engagement scores, reducing staff turnover and improving staff performance.A health and wellbeing team was formed, encompassing 11 experts, to shape its approach. Mental health first aid training was introduced and has been completed by 70 people across five business areas, and various events from tea and cake fundraisers to a Blue Monday awareness day were held.Physical health was also kept high on the agenda by the creation of alcohol awareness events; in-house physiotherapy sessions; and ‘pop-up’ health kiosks to provide general health checks.In future, the rail operator plans to produce bite-sized videos on topics including smoking and healthy eating; wellbeing checks for ‘high risk’ individuals and coffee ‘roulette’ as a way of connecting people.Long-term sickness absence has fallen by around 7% and short-term sickness absence is down by nearly 6%.University of BradfordWith 60% of its workforce over the age of 40 and women representing half of its staff, the University of Bradford felt supporting women through the menopause was key to retaining them. It was also important that its work was not only about supporting those going through the menopause transition, but also other staff who may experience similar hormonal changes due to medical treatments or gender reassignment.It designed a menopause and hormonal changes toolkit including guidance and helpful information for staff and line managers. The pack included a symptom checklist, conversation plan for employees, reasonable adjustment guide and more.The documents were launched under the strapline “Let’s talk about…”, which is now being used for all new wellbeing initiatives.It also arranged menopause awareness sessions with input from staff networks to ensure the content was appropriate and culturally sensitive for groups from Indian and Pakistani heritage.Almost 200 people attended one of the awareness sessions and staff overwhelming felt they had educated them and empowered them to have discussions with their line managers about the support they needed. Staff are now willing and keen to engage in discussions and are making an active contribution to conversations on how to improve the service.last_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEBoston 9, Atlanta 8 AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 3, Kansas City 1Toronto 10, Tampa Bay 3L.A. Angels 9, Texas 3Houston 9, Minnesota 1Detroit 10, Chicago White Sox 2Oakland 8, N.Y. Yankees 2Seattle 5, Baltimore 2NATIONAL LEAGUEPittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2St. Louis 7, Washington 6Miami 2, Philadelphia 1N.Y. Mets 7, L.A. Dodgers 3Chicago Cubs 6, Milwaukee 4Colorado 5, San Francisco 3Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by September 6, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 9/5/18center_img Beau Lundlast_img

first_img KCA Deutag land drilling contracts in Oman. (Credit: Pixabay/skeeze.) ​Global drilling, engineering and technology provider, KCA Deutag (“KCAD”), has been awarded contracts worth more than $150m in Oman, from the country’s leading exploration and production companies.The first award covers the provision of expert manpower for customer-owned rigs, hoists and workshops. In total, KCAD will provide approximately 420 people in delivering this contract. This is a 5-year extension to a contract originally awarded in 2015.One-year contract extensions have also been awarded for 8 KCAD rigs working in Oman.Alongside these contract awards, KCAD’s T-82 rig has spudded the Group’s first well in Kuwait, representing a successful entry for the company into this attractive market. The rig is equipped with key components from Bentec, KCA Deutag’s leading global manufacturer of drilling rigs, oilfield and energy equipment.Commenting on the awards, Simon Drew, President of Land said: “These awards demonstrate that despite challenging markets, KCA Deutag’s operational strengths and capability at – and beyond – the rig site, continue to be recognised by our customers.We are also pleased to extend the geographic footprint of KCA Deutag, Bentec and our Well of Innovation Technologies into Kuwait and to take our industry-leading capabilities into a strong new market for the business, as we build out our presence in the Middle East, a core market for the Group.” Source: Company Press Release The award covers the provision of expert manpower for customer-owned rigs, hoists and workshopslast_img read more

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Emory S. Land Celebrates 119th CPO Birthday USS Emory S. Land Celebrates 119th CPO Birthday View post tag: Navy View post tag: S Chief Petty Officers (CPO) aboard submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) celebrated 119 years of Navy chiefs with a ceremony aboard ship, April 1.The ship’s chiefs took a group photo on the quarterdeck before heading to the chiefs’ mess for a cake cutting and to hear Command Master Chief(SS) James Willis read Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy(SS/SW) Rick West’s annual CPO birthday message.“This chiefs’ mess is one of the finest I’ve had the pleasure to work with, and I believe the hands-on leadership and guidance they display is what makes our crew so strong,” added Willis.This celebration marked an important milestone for Chief Hull Technician(SW) Lucas Pawlowski, who was selected to chief last September. “It’s the greatest feeling, to celebrate my first birthday as a chief surrounded by my peers and mentors who helped get me to this point. To me, being a chief means becoming part of the real backbone and driving force of the Navy.”The position and role of the chief petty officer is unique in the armed forces. As Chief Master-at-Arms(SW/AW) Marc Lucas explains, earning the fouled anchors of a chief carries special meaning and recognition of deckplate leadership.“Chiefs make the Navy run,” he explains. “My selection to chief meant the world to me. It meant the Navy and my peers felt that I was ready to be a senior enlisted leader. The anchors on my collar don’t belong to me; they belong to my Sailors. I represent them, and throughout all my accomplishments in the Navy, knowing I can lead and mentor Sailors is the greatest feeling of all.”Emory S. Land, homeported in Diego Garcia, is on an extended deployment in Guam to temporarily relieve USS Frank Cable (AS 40) as the primary afloat maintenance activity in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 03, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Birthday Share this article View post tag: 119th View post tag: CPO View post tag: USS View post tag: Naval View post tag: celebrates Training & Education View post tag: land View post tag: Emory View post tag: News by topic April 3, 2012last_img read more

first_img View post tag: sea View post tag: Islands View post tag: Disputed China, Japan Engage in New Invective over Disputed East China Sea Islands View post tag: Naval February 8, 2013 View post tag: Defense China and Japan engaged in a fresh feud over military movements near a disputed group of uninhabited East China Sea islands, according to most recent tension was raised with the alleged aiming of weapons on the part of a Chinese warship, targeting radar on a Japanese vessel situated in the area.The Chinese Ministry of Defence rejected Japan’s complaint about the radar as unfounded, claiming that its ship “did not use fire control radar”.What is more, another complaint came on Thursday when Japan accused Russia of infringing its territorial sovereignty with the entrance of two Russian fighter jets into Japan’s air space near the long-disputed islands.Nevertheless, Russia denied this accusation.As explained by the U.S. Forces Commander in the Asia-Pacific, Samuel Locklear, there is an immediate need for specific ground-rules in order to prevent such incidents between China and Japan from escalating into a serious conflict.“What we need in the South China Sea is a mechanism that prevents us turning our diplomacy over to young majors and young (naval) commanders … to make decisions at sea that cause a problem (that escalates) into a military conflict that we might not be able to control,” reports Reuters citing Admiral Samuel Locklear.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 8, 2013; Image: q957 View post tag: East View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Invective View post tag: Japan View post tag: over Back to overview,Home naval-today China, Japan Engage in New Invective over Disputed East China Sea Islands Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: china View post tag: Engage Authoritieslast_img read more

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