Women miss out on career opportunitiesOn 5 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Women donot feel that their present jobs provide the opportunities they want, accordingto figures published by the National Centre for Social Research last week.Results ofthe Women’s Social Attitudes report – a gender analysis of the British SocialAttitudes survey between 1983 and 1998 – found that in 1997, 74 per cent ofwomen thought opportunities for advancement were important, but only 19 percent had this in their current job.The report,which surveyed 3,500 men and women, also revealed that 72 per cent of womenthought that having a high income was important, but again only 14 per cent hadachieved this. In addition, the number of women finding the demands of workmore stressful today has risen between 1989 and 1997 from a quarter to a third.Ministerfor women Margaret Jay said, “This report provides valuable information on theviews and preferences of women in different circumstances at different stagesin their lives. Specific information on women’s views is essential to betterpolicy-making.” Previous Article Next Article
7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Modern leadership may be as much about authenticity of task or place as it is about what the leader thinks or does, suggests Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones in their book Why Should Anyone Work Here? What It Takes to Create an Authentic Organization.The authors asked people around the world about what their ideal organization would be like — one in which they could be their best selves. The responses grouped naturally around six imperatives: 1. Difference“I want to work in a place where I can be myself and can express the ways in which I’m different.”For many organizations, accommodating differences translates into ‘diversity,’ usually defined in terms of protected characteristics. These are important, but there’s a danger in focusing on them too intently – there’s a difference between recruiting diverse people and allowing them to express their differences. continue reading »
Jeanette Kwakye, a Ghanaian-British journalist of the BBC, prolific golfer, Vincent Torgah, Student Athlete Benjamin Kwaku Azamati, among others dazzled at the 4th Annual Ghana Sports Excellence Awards held on Thursday, January 02, 2020, at the British Council in Accra, Ghana.She emerged the Exceptional Diasporan Journalist at the 4th Annual Ghana Sports Excellence Awards, with Vincent Torgah and Benjamin Kwaku Azamati as the Unsung Hero and Exceptional Student Athlete, respectively.Jeanette, an ex-world medal winning athlete under the umbrella of the United Kingdom has covered major sporting events around the globe.She is arguably a genius, having written for the Guardian Newspaper, Daily Mirror and BT Sport. She has also made contributions to various radio and TV shows including BBC Radio 1, Five Live and Colourful Radio.The Ghanaian-Brit became the first British woman to reach the 100 metres final since Heather Oakes in 1984.The athlete turned journalist was also the only African-European athlete to appear in the final. In the final, she clocked 11.14, a personal best, to finish in sixth place. She has previously worked for Sky Sports children’s TV Show Game Changers.Kwakye was the lead trainer on the set for 2012 British film Fast Girls, training Lily James and Lenora Crichlow for their respective roles as athletes.In October 2016, she was part of a consortium involved with a takeover of English National League football team Dagenham & Redbridge.Also, Vincent Torgah is currently a great force in West Africa’s golf fraternity, in view of his incredible victories.In 2019, Vincent Torgah won The Masters on The African Tour for the third consecutive time, bringing his total win for 2019 to 6 and in the top two among ten tournaments in the 2019 season. Vincent Torgah is currently the most successful golfer on the African Tour.Last year, Azamati swept all the medals in the 100 meters race and 100x 4 heat from inter hall athletics to the West African University Games( WAUG) which was held in Port Harcourt in Nigeria and then to The Mini Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA).He was a member of the male quartet (Sean Safo-Antwi, Martin Owusu-Antwi, Joseph Amoah and Benjamin Azamati) of the Black Spikes that won 4x100m gold medal at the African Games 2019 in Morocco. The 4x100m team however was crowned the Exceptional Team of 2019.Other winners included Rose Amoanimaa Yeboah who was named the Rising Star,Yaw Ofosu Larbi of TV3 Network as Exceptional TV journalist, Naa Anang, Diasporan Rising Star, Christabel Nettey, Exceptional Diasporan Athlete.Also, Total Ghana and Nestle Ghana were recognised for their Exceptional Contribution to sports development and promotions in the country.The National Sports Authority (NSA), under the leadership of Professor Peter Twumasi, was eulogised for placing the state institution on track after torrid times, while Philippina Frimpong of NSA was acclaimed the Exceptional Female Sports Administrator of the Decade.The event is held each year to honour outstanding sporting personalities who ensure that sports, in all various and myriad forms, happen successfully (administrators, media, athletes, volunteers, and other stakeholders of Ghanaian parentage, worldwide).The Annual Ghana Sports Excellence awards scheme is proudly powered by its founder, Hallmark Plus, with support from local and international partners.
UPDATE: Later Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced the Marlins’ games will be postponed through Sunday (BAL @ MIA Tuesday night, MIA @ BAL Wednesday and Thursday, and WSH @ MIA Friday through Sunday). “Given the current circumstances, MLB believes that it is most prudent to allow the Marlins time to focus on providing care for their players and planning their Baseball Operations for a resumption early next week,” the statement reads. “The health and safety protocols were designed with a challenging circumstance like the one facing the Marlins in mind. The response outlined in the joint MLB-MLBPA Operations Manual was triggered immediately upon learning of the cluster of positive cases, including contact tracing and the quarantining and testing of all of the identified close contacts. The Marlins’ personnel who tested positive remain in isolation and are receiving care.”In addition to the Marlins, MLB has postponed the remainder of the home-and-home series between the Phillies and the Yankees. After the Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak among the team’s players and staff, many have wondered whether Major League Baseball will end up canceling the 2020 season. Dr. Anthony Fauci says we’re not quite to that point, but warns the outbreak could put the season in “danger.”Speaking to “Good Morning America” on Tuesday morning, Fauci explained why MLB shouldn’t end the season right away. Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. MORE: Dr. Fauci explains what went wrong with his first pitchFauci was asked directly whether the season could continue and responded, “I don’t know, I hope so.” He went on to explain the situation in more detail.”This could put it in danger,” Fauci said. “I don’t believe they need to stop, but we just need to follow this and see what happens with other teams on a day-by-day basis.”Fauci added that the league has put a lot of work into making sure this season goes smoothly.”I know that Major League Baseball, the players, the owners, the managers have put a lot of effort into getting together and putting protocols that we feel would work,” Fauci said. “It’s very unfortunate what happened with the Miami [Marlins]. I’m concerned. I hope the players are all right. I’ve heard a dozen of them have gotten infected.”MORE: Did Donald Trump lie about throwing Yankees first pitch?News about the Marlins got worse Tuesday as additional players tested positive.Marlins have had four additional players test positive, sources tell The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2020The four additional players testing positive Tuesday brings the Marlins’ total of positive coronavirus tests up to 17 — 15 players, and two coaches. MLB has postponed several games, including Tuesday night’s Yankees and Phillies games. The Marlins played the Phillies after some players tested positive for the coronavirus, so MLB is being cautious before allowing their games to resume.”Yankees were told the decision to postpone tonight’s game was based on abundance of caution,” ESPN’s Karl Ravech tweeted. Early reports claim Phillies players have not yet tested positive.Heard the early results are that no #Phillies players have so far tested positive.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 28, 2020The Phillies are currently quarantined as a safety measure.
Amateur Champion Scott Gregory and British women’s stroke play champion Sophie Lamb are England’s top golfers of 2016, having each won their Order of Merit.Gregory, from Corhampton in Hampshire, is the runaway winner of the England Golf men’s title, while Lamb, from Clitheroe in Lancashire, came through a tightly-contested race to the top of the women’s table.Gregory has enjoyed a spectacular year and his standout moment was winning the Amateur Championship at Royal Porthcawl. “It’s a moment in my career I will never forget,” he said.“In terms of how it’s changed my life, it’s been huge. I’ve played in The Open and The British Masters, and will receive invites to the Masters and US Open because of it! Any golfer would dream of that and it’s made me work even harder than before to get better. I want to do well in these opportunities, the Amateur Championship is a great thing to win but it’s what you do after that counts and that’s what I’m working hard on.”His other two highlights both involved team selections. Gregory made his GB&I debut in the winning St Andrews Trophy team and he helped England to win the world championship silver medal at the Eisenhower Trophy.“I’m incredibly proud to be part of the team to get the first medal for England at that tournament, and hopefully the beginning of something great!”Gregory is the second member from his club to win the Order of Merit and he laughed: “It also means Neil Raymond has one less thing to joke with me about. We are always having a joke about what we have/haven’t won!”Next year his goals include following Raymond again, this time into the GB&I Walker Cup team. “I would love to finish my amateur career in that team,” he said.Sophie Lamb puts her name on the Order of Merit alongside those of previous winners such as world number two amateur Bronte Law and Solheim Cup star Charley Hull.“Looking at the names of the women who have won this gives me something to strive for, but also makes me feel proud to have my name next to theirs,” she said.She cemented her place at the top of the table with victory in the British stroke play championship, which put her out of the reach of Cornwall’s Georgia Price.Lamb, who was the only player to beat par in the tournament, remarked: “I had a lot of top 10 finishes but this was my first women’s individual win which made it very special.“It was also one of my last events of 2016 so I was really pleased to be able to get a win in the season.”She had challenged for a big win all season, having been leading qualifier in the English women’s match play championship, tied fourth in the English women’s amateur and sixth in the English stroke play. She also helped England to win the Women’s Home InternationalsNext season the 18-year-old is aiming to win another big event, play her way into the GB&I team for the Vagliano Trophy match against Continental Europe, and to improve her world ranking.Leading final placingsMen:1 Scott Gregory (Corhampton, Hampshire) 109627.071pts2 Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park, Kent) 61113.3993 Josh Hilleard (Farrington Park, Somerset) 57301.7504 Jamie Bower (Meltham, Yorkshire) 56569.6675 Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex) 53010.888Women:1 Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe, Lancashire) 79961.250pts2 Georgia Price (Bude & North Cornwall) 78666.6333 Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest, Cheshire) 69688.2504 Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire) 50021.7505 Bronte Law (Bramhall, Cheshire) 44717.688Image copyright Leaderboard Photography 18 Nov 2016 Gregory and Lamb are England’s top players for 2016
The disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has generated endless news stories and opinion pieces on the state of our energy industry and how to “fix” it. Most of the conversations address two key points: independence from foreign oil and alternative energy. Strategies on the first point tend to be limited to expanding domestic drilling capacity. Regarding alternatives, suggestions range from wind and solar to nuclear, biomass, and clean coal. What I find most troubling is that there is so little discussion of conservation. Few people seem to be interested in considering how to get along with less; they simply expect there to be a technological solution that allows us to continue our excessive consumption habits unabated.The tough stuffConservation is not hard, but finding the will to actually do it can be challenging. For most of us, it takes significant behavior changes in our day-to-day activities to conserve energy resources. Driving less, buying less, recycling more, saving water, and using heating and air conditioning more sparingly all require changes in our behavior and expectations.For most of us, driving less is the biggest challenge. Zoning regulations over the last 50+ years have carefully separated most homes from businesses, eliminating walking and biking as effective transportation methods in most areas. Changes in driving habits will come slowly, unless, as seen in the last price jump, gas prices go back over $4 per gallon; then suddenly people figure out how to drive less.Buying less stuff has happened organically, concurrent with the recession and tightened credit. I like to think that it is unlikely that our spending habits will return to the frenetic pace of recent decades, but I am often surprised at how short our memories can be. Recycling is more common, even required in many communities, but unless there is a concerted effort both to reduce packaging waste and to better incentivize reuse, we will continue to create too much trash with less room to dump it.Water efficiency is one of our best hopes for conservation. Cities and states have finally recognized the need to conserve and are putting appropriate regulations in place to do so.The comfort/convenience questionI think Steve Mouzon stated the comfort/energy situation best in this excerpt from his new book, “The Original Green”: “Our ancestors had a comfort range of probably 30 degrees Fahrenheit.” We are physically capable of reasonable comfort between roughly 60 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Yeah, 60 is kind of cold, but you can dress warmly; and 90 is kind of hot, especially in humid climates, but you can dress lightly and use fans and manage. However, few people are willing to do this. In most climates, windows are closed and HVAC equipment runs much of the year, often when the outdoor temperature is perfectly moderate.So, why don’t people just turn off their HVAC and open windows more often? I see it as a two-part problem. First, in most places, energy costs are too low (my apologies to those who heat with fuel oil). Second, and more important, it takes effort. Most people lead very busy lives, working long days away from home, so it’s difficult to make the frequent changes needed to manage their energy use better.I have the luxury of working at home, which allows me to monitor indoor and outdoor temperatures and humidity throughout the day. Whenever the temperature outside is close to a comfortable level, my windows and doors are open. This summer, I only use air conditioning when the outside temperature climbs over 82 (or if I have guests in the house), allowing me to open the house almost every evening until about mid-morning, when I close everything up. I keep the AC set at about 84, use fans judiciously, and dress for the weather (you don’t want to see what I’m wearing as I write this). My house isn’t perfectly comfortable, but it is bearable most of the time. I am willing to live with some slight discomfort to cut down on my power use, and I am here to manually manage ventilation as needed during the day.Our long-term challenge is twofold: How do we encourage people to learn to widen their comfort range, and provide them with the tools, the time, and the wherewithal to manage their homes to use less energy on a daily basis?
Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “Of course, I think all of us were surprised. But maybe, it shows that our hard work is paying off,” Lastimosa said in Filipino. “We’ve been adjusting in the past two conferences, but with the veterans coming in, we’re slowly getting our groove.”The changes have been evident, especially on Sunday when NLEX fought back from a 10-point deficit with eight minutes to play and pulled off a 95-91 squeaker over Phoenix to stay unbeaten.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsLastimosa is one of the big reasons for the Road Warriors’ come-from-behind victory, triggering the late push as he poured in 11 of his 14 points in the payoff period.The 26-year-old slasher said the team is imbibing Guiao’s no-quit attitude. LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Creamline rallies past Perlas to sweep PVL elims “Our attitude comes from coach Yeng, that we won’t give up. Fortunately, we had a good showing in the fourth quarter and we’re able to get the win,” he said.And that may really be the biggest takeaway from this scintillating stretch for NLEX that after two conferences, the team is finally forming in the same mold as the old Guiao teams in the past.But Lastimosa would rather not get too far ahead of himself as the Road Warriors seek to achieve more than just match their total wins in the past two conferences.“We’re not yet satisfied. We still have to prove ourselves to the stronger teams. There’s still a lot of games and we can still get eliminated early. So it’s important that we sustain this,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Yeng Guiao may have his reservations when it comes to NLEX’s 4-0 start, but Carlo Lastimosa is convinced that the Road Warriors are no fluke.But he wouldn’t deny that even he is surprised with how cohesive NLEX has been so far in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
LATEST STORIES View comments Reigning Defensive Player of the Year Renaldo Balkman led Alab with 30 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UAAP volleyball: Lady Tams wear down Lady Warriors in 5-set thriller Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Google Philippines names new country director MOST READ Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Both teams traded blows well until the final minute of the game with reigning Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks hitting a go-ahead triple with 39 seconds left for Alab’s 86-85 lead.Lai Lau, however, responded with a huge triple to give Hong Kong an 88-86 lead with 32 seconds remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAlab had the chance to take the lead in the following possession but Ethan Alvano’s corner triple bounced off the rim that Marcus Elliott forcing Caelan Tiongson to commit the foul.Elliott then iced the game with his two charity shots giving Hong Kong a 90-86 lead with 13 seconds to play. FILE – Alab forward Ray Parks Jr. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueMANILA, Philippines—Alab Pilipinas is on the brink of elimination after Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Club stunned the defending champion, 90-88, in Game 1 of the ASEAN Basketball League Season 9 quarterfinals Friday at Hoopsdome in Cebu.No.7 needs just one more game against the second-seeded Alab in the three-game series to advance to the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid boss Zidane hails Valverde performanceby Carlos Volcano20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was left satisfied with Fede Valverde’s showing for their 4-2 win over Granada.The Uruguayan impressed again for Los Blancos, helping them to get back to winning ways after their midweek slip against Club Brugge.”He is quite a modern player,” Zidane said afterwards”I’m happy for him.”He’s very good and he’s always shown that.”He’s growing.”He always moves forward, he wants the ball and he’s been key for two goals today.”But it’s a team game and our first half today was phenomenal in every way.”
Augustina Harker has avoided relaxing and playing with her partner and two children in the backyard for the past three summers because of the noise from a rail line used as a staging area behind her house in Winnipeg.“It’s like you’re inside of a factory,” Harker said, adding that the smell of diesel periodically penetrates her home. “It shakes the house when those cars are hitting together.”Harker and other residents of the east Winnipeg neighbourhood told a tribunal last year they hear valves releasing, engines throttling, trains braking and freight cars banging at all hours. “It’s an extraordinary disruption,” she said in an interview Friday.Harker may be able to take heart. The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge by the Canadian National Railway Company to an earlier ruling that CN’s railway activity was too noisy for residents.The initial May 2017 decision by a Canadian Transportation Agency tribunal ruled “that the noise levels caused by CN’s operations constitute substantial interference” and “are not reasonable, as they cause an excessive impact on the residents.”The tribunal stated the agency may order CN to make “any change” to its operations that the regulator considers reasonable.Wednesday’s federal court decision dismissed CN’s application for judicial review on the grounds that questions of fact were beyond the court’s role as an appeal body in this case.Multiple Winnipeg residents living alongside the rail line near the Transcona Rail Yard told the tribunal in 2016 that CN has been using the area to hold and rearrange trains since 2015, when construction on an underpass — completed the following year — began.Robert Scott, who filed the complaint, argued the vibrations and noise have cracked home foundations, ceilings and drywall and caused sleep deprivation, high blood pressure, headaches and anxiety among the applicants.“The applicants provided an example of one incident…where a train idled with its engine revving up and down for over an hour before departing,” the tribunal’s decision reads.“The applicants state that when idle trains start to move, there are successive banging noises resembling explosions, as the boxcars slam into one another. The applicants state these noises also occur both day and night.”CN had argued it was “only causing such noise and vibration as is reasonable,” and requested the initial complaint be dismissed, the tribunal said.Companies in the story: (TSX:CNR)