Staff slow to take up work-life options

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. UK employees are failing to take up work-life balance options, according to a new report.The study by the independent Institute for Employment Studies, Work-life Balance: Beyond the Rhetoric, says employers are offering increased options as they recognise the business benefits of the schemes, but employees have not embraced them.Sally Dench, IES Senior Research Fellow and author of the report, said she found a gap between employees’ demands and take-up of the options.She said: “Rights to time off and flexible working practices are rarely enough. A change in culture and attitudes within the organisation is necessary for the successful implementation of work-life balance practices.“If senior managers are serious about promoting work-life balance they need to be proactive. It rarely happens without positive leadership from above.”Weblink www.employment-studies.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Staff slow to take up work-life optionsOn 30 Apr 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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UVU Men’s Basketball Signs Ethan Potter

first_img Brad James Written by November 11, 2020 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Signs Ethan Potter FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Wednesday, Utah Valley University men’s basketball head coach Mark Madsen confirmed the signing of  Layton High School star forward Ethan Potter during national signing day.Potter, a 6-8 205-pound forward, earned Utah 6-A MVP honors last season as a junior and averaged 22.6 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game for the Lancers.Potter also shot 60.7 percent from the field and 77.6 percent at the foul line for Layton, who finished third in the 6-A boys basketball state tournament.The native of Layton plans to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after he graduates from Layton High School in 2021.He plans to be a freshman for the Wolverines during the 2023-24 season. Tags: UVU Men’s Basketballlast_img read more

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Table toppling start to term for Oxford History Society

first_imgThe History Society has been left legless this week as valuable table legs were stolen from an antique table in the Merton MCR on Friday 17 October. The legs were only returned on Wednesday following a university-wide appeal, and an amnesty offered for their return.On Friday, the History Society hosted its opening event of the academic year, marketed as a ‘free-flowing’ cocktail soirée.A pre-event message from the History Society read, “Come on down to Merton MCR at 8.30pm tonight for our termly cocktails. Entry is only £1 for members, £4 for non-members for unlimited cocktails. Also, don’t miss out on the chance to buy lifetime for the discounted price of £12.”Such incentives at first seemed to have paid off, with the event being packed. Some disgruntled freshers were even turned away due to the popularity of the event. The evening began smoothly, with the History Society managing to get plenty of legs through the door. One student present told Cherwell, “It was strictly standing room only, though the event was hardly rowdy.” Only subsequently was it discovered that an antique table had been severely damaged.History Society members were alarmed when the following afternoon they received an email informing them that “during the course of the evening, a table was broken and the legs have disappeared.” The email stressed, “It is essential we retrieve the missing table legs,” asking members to contact either Emily Ellis or Tom McPherson, the two co-presidents of the Society, if they knew anything about the whereabouts of the legs. The email also promised not to hold anyone “responsible for the damage”.By late afternoon on Sunday, little progress had been made. Another email was sent to the Society’s mailing list, this time filled with bold type. The presidents announced the legs of the table were still missing and stressed, “it is extremely important that we find them.” The email also revealed the Society was liable for the cost of the damage if the legs could not be found, and would have to “pay extensive financial costs.”Although the person responsible for the breaking of the valuable antique table had by this stage come forward, it took several days for the legs to be returned. Repeated searches of the room took place, and they were nowhere to be found on the Merton MCR premises. In a statement, the two student co-presidents explained, “We can only conclude that someone else either threw them away or took them when they left the event.”The email continued, “If you have any information about the table legs, even if they were thrown away, we would be very grateful to know what happened to them.”Emily Ellis, meanwhile, was keen to dispel the idea that the event was out of control. She told Cherwell, “The History Society would like to say that while there were problems with overcrowding and we had to turn many people away, the event was certainly not rowdy. During the course of the evening a small table was overly leaned on and accidentally broken.“At a later point in the evening the two table legs that had broken off the table disappeared. The History Society does not hold anyone who attended the event responsible but would greatly appreciate any information on the whereabouts of the table legs as we are still looking for them.”The History Society can now, however, rest easy — on Wednesday afternoon, co-president Thomas McPherson informed Cherwell that “the table legs have now been found, so there’s no need to issue an appeal for their return”.Merton College and the Merton MCR could not be reached for comment. For the History Society, it was quite literally a leg-breaking start to the academic year.last_img read more

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One-Mile ‘Holiday Dash’ Race Set for Friday Evening

first_imgThe second annual “Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash” will take place on Dec. 4, 2015 with the first race starting at 5:15 p.m. down Asbury Avenue.This year, the one-mile run will take place before the Christmas Parade under the holiday decorations of the downtown.The course starts and finishes at 12th Street and Asbury Avenue and is open to all abilities (with a category even including holiday costumes). The “Santa Scamper” is open to anyone festive enough to run/finish the race dressed in Christmas attire (i.e. as Santa, Mrs. Santa, an elf or a reindeer or a reasonable/acceptable facsimile thereof.) Prizes will be given to the best three costumes.Pre-registration is $20 for applications received by Dec. 2. Race-day registration is $25. Registration and packet pickup occur in the parking lot on the corner of 12th Street and Asbury Avenue starting at 4 p.m. An application is available in the PDF below. They also can be picked up at the Ocean City Sneaker Shop, Ocean City Community Center, Ocean City Welcome Center and the Local Fitness gym at 9th Street and Asbury Avenue.The Ocean City High School Track and Field Boosters Club has partnered with the City of Ocean City, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Merchants Association to sponsor the run.Downtown shops and restaurants will be open on the evening of the race for the enjoyment of runners and spectators who might have some last-minute holiday shopping to do. The Christmas Parade starts at 6:30 p.m.Proceeds from the race benefit the Christian Community Circle and the Ocean City Track and Field Boosters.Staggered start times include races for:5:15 p.m.: Elite Men and Women (5:59 mile pace or faster for men and 6:30 mile pace or faster for women)5:20 p.m.: Open Race for Men and Women and Santa Scamper (6:00 mile pace and slower for men; 6:31 and slower for women)5:25 p.m.: Kids Race (12 years and under, 12th Street to 9th Street and back … No fee, no times….just for fun!) Costumed runners pose before the awards ceremony after the inaugural Downtown Holiday Dash in Ocean City in 2014. Download (PDF, 137KB)last_img read more

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Harvestime sale draws close

first_imgAdministrators are considering a number of offers for Harvestime (2005), after setting a deadline for bids of today (Friday, December 16).Speaking as British Baker went to press, joint administrator John Kelly of Begbies Traynor said he still expects a couple more offers and hopes to get a deal finalised by Christmas.Australian investor Ian Allen remains an interested party, and will be sitting down with administrators before the deadline, Mr Kelly said. He added: “I don’t know if Harvestime will be split. The way that people put offers together requires some work from administrators to decide which to accept.”Meanwhile, trading continues to improve at Harvestime’s Walsall bakery, which is being run by administrators, Mr Kelly said. Losses had been significantly reduced since administrators were called in. “We hope to break even fairly soon,” said Mr Kelly.Overall quality of deliveries to Tesco has improved from being quite poor in the first week, and the workforce remains co-operative and supportive, he added.A skeleton staff is being retained at Harvestime’s Leicester and Peterborough bakeries, to maintain security and show buyers around, Mr Kelly said. Details of the 450 staff made redundant by administrators will be given to buyers when a sale completes, with the hope they may be re-employed, he added. Harvestime (2005) called in administrators on November 18. It was apparently losing £250,000 a week at the time.last_img read more

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Lettuce Shares A Full Stream Of Their “Mt. Crushmore” EP [Listen]

first_imgThe funk and groove powerhouse that is Lettuce proves unstoppable once again. Following their 2015 Crush release, the band has committed themselves heavily to the future and, most importantly, to the road. After a summer of hitting virtually all of their market festivals, headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and throwing their own two-day Fool’s Paradise, the band has spent the better portion of 2016 on tour. Moving closer to psychedelic hip-hop, while remaining true to their funky roots, Mr. Crushmore musically demonstrates their explorative characters and line-stepping attitudes, and officially comes out this Friday. Today, we get an early listen to the EP via Red Bull. Turn it up:Yesterday, we sat down with drummer Adam Deitch to discuss the EP and Lettuce’s upcoming dates. “Well, we recorded 20 songs for Crush, and unfortunately only a few of those could go on the record,” he explained. “Some of the songs that didn’t make the album were some of our favorite songs, but they just didn’t fit in the sequence the right way. So, Mt. Crushmore, a lot of the tracks are definitely some of my favorite songs we’ve ever recorded.”You might recognize some of these tunes, played previously under different monikers, but you’ve never heard them like this in the studio. “The title track, we used to call it ‘Wu Tang’ or ‘Lettuce Wu’ or something along those lines, so it kind of has that hip hop feel, that psychedelic-hip-hop feel that we’re moving closer and closer to, so we’re really excited to drop that song and the rest of the record too, of course.” Read the full interview here.Lettuce will be letting loose at NYC’s PlayStation Theater this weekend, on November 11th and 12th, with The Floozies and Red Baraat. Tickets and more information about those shows can be found here. Don’t miss out!Lettuce Tour DatesNov. 9: Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KYNov. 11: PlayStation Theater – New YorkNov. 12: PlayStation Theater – New YorkNov. 26: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San FranciscoDec. 1: Dominican Holidaze – Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicDec. 30: State Theatre – Portland, MEDec. 31: House of Blues – Bostonlast_img read more

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Watch Aqueous, Members Of moe., Umphrey’s Tear Up Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne” [Pro-Shot]

first_imgOne of the most talked-about highlights in the wake of the annual Summer Camp Music Festival this Memorial Day has been groove rock quartet Aqueous‘s Thursday, 5/25 sunset performance. The set was the first of two full-band slots over the course of the festival (guitarist Mike Gantzer also joined Umphrey’s McGee member Ryan Stasik and Kris Myers for a tribute to Green Day‘s pop-punk classic Dookie), and the Buffalo natives made it count, offering up some incredible improv as well as a couple of very special surprise guests. The previously-planned Dookie set turned out to not be the only Aqueous/Umphrey’s crossover of the weekend, as Aqueous was joined by Umphrey’s keyboardist Joel Cummins as well as moe. drummer Vinnie Amico for a run through Steely Dan‘s 1976 hit “Kid Charlemagne.”You can check out Joel and Vinnie’s guest appearance with Aqueous at Summer Camp below, via Aqueous’s YouTube page:Vinnie Amico, Joel Cummins, and four members of Aqueous are set to take part in the mix-and-match musical mayhem of Brooklyn Comes Alive this coming weekend in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Aqueous’ Mike Gantzer, Dave Loss, Evan McPhaden and Rob Houk are set for a busy Sunday evening at Brooklyn Comes Alive, as the group will join forces with Vinnie Amico and his moe. bandmate, Al Schnier, for an unforgettable collaborative set of choice covers and material from both of the Buffalo bands’ repertoires–appropriately dubbed moe.queous. That collaboration will go down from 8:30-10pm on Sunday, 9/24 at Brooklyn Bowl, one of three simultaneous venues incorporated in the festival.Aqueous Covers Radiohead and Steely Dan With Members of Umphrey’s McGee [Videos/Photos]Gantzer will also be joining Umphrey’s McGee members Kris Myers and Ryan Stasik to reprise their Dookie set from Summer Camp, promising an energized take on the seminal ’94 Green Day LP, such as “When I Come Around,” “Basket Case,” “Longview,” and “Welcome To Paradise.” In addition to recreating Dookie in its entirety, the band will also perform a handful of other rock classics by bands like Ween, Weezer, and The Ramones at Music Hall of Williamsburg from 11:15 pm – 12:30 pm on Sunday night as one of the festival’s final sets.[Cover photo via Phierce Photo by Keith G (Instagram: @PhiercePhoto)]Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Bernard Purdie, Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! ***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more

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Extending a hand

first_img Three students in 3 countries share in the ‘Postcards From Here’ series Related This is part of a series called Postcards From Here, in which Harvard undergraduates talk about the changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.John Murray ’23Hometown: BostonConcentration: EconomicsHouse: KirklandSo close, and yet so far“Being from the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, I am just a few Red Line stops away from Harvard and have had the opportunity to visit campus a couple times since we were sent home because of COVID. The atmosphere around Harvard Square is just not the same without the student body there. I can’t wait until we can all get back to campus safely.”Remote ROTC“Being a part of Harvard’s Army ROTC and men’s hockey programs have allowed me to continually stay in touch with a lot of my peers and teammates. Like most organizations on campus, we have been pushed to find new mediums to connect with each other like Slack and Zoom. Our leadership at Army ROTC has worked immensely hard to build a strong cohesion between all of the cadets in our program, and I have the opportunity to lead and mentor three freshmen cadets this semester. Outside of my mandatory ROTC duties, I work with a team of cadets to strategize and problem-solve for units in the United States Army that are executing critical missions.”Exercising for the brain and body“Along with my schoolwork, I work hard to keep up my physical fitness so that when ROTC and hockey do return in person, I am in shape to perform at a high level. I am also in the process of obtaining my Massachusetts real estate salesperson license so that has continued to keep me busy.”Lending a hand at home“I feel blessed that my family has continued to stay in good health, and thankfully my parents’ jobs were not directly impacted by COVID-19. My older brother Pat, who graduated from Harvard this past spring and was commissioned into the United States Army as a second lieutenant, had his report date pushed back but left for Fort Benning, Ga., in mid-October. My oldest brother Mike, who graduated from Harvard in 2017 and is a first lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, had minor disruptions to his work because of the outbreak.Living in the city of Boston, I have seen the detrimental economic effects the virus has had on our communities. Many people lost their jobs and as a result their families are struggling to get by. To help, my mother and I have been volunteering at a local food pantry to ensure every family is receiving the assistance they deserve and need. At Harvard, we are provided with a world-class skill set. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we utilize those skills to give back and make this world a better place.”center_img Feeling renewed connection to family and neighborslast_img read more

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New Tools Help Cities Support Female Entrepreneurs

first_imgAccording to the World Bank, women typically reinvest 90 percent of their income back into their families and communities. So, it would seem in the best interest of cities to support female entrepreneurs.Yet, World Bank’s research also shows that only 30 percent of formal small and medium enterprises around the world are owned and run by women.To help governments and policymakers enable more women entrepreneurs, Dell has launched new diagnostic tools built on the findings of our 2017 Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index.Specifically:WE City Blueprints – Measures a cities operating and enabling environments against 72 indicators and provides recommendations on how to better enable women entrepreneurs to succeed.WE City Capital & Technology Deep Dives – Capital and technology are both critical for scaling any business, but women face unique challenges with both. This analysis provides insights, best practices for cities to improve access to both.WE Cities Manifesto – Based on both the quantitative and qualitative Dell WE Cities Index, this is a set of policy and leadership recommendations that will help women entrepreneurs start and scale businesses.WE City BlueprintsWith research partner IHS Markit, we conducted a deep-dive analysis’ on the barriers and opportunities for women entrepreneurs accessing capital and leveraging technology to scale. This allowed us to develop 10 city blueprints designed to spotlight actions a city can take to improve the local ecosystem for women entrepreneurs.Blueprint cities include:AustinBostonMexico CityTorontoLondonAmsterdamSydneyTokyoSao PauloSingaporeDuring her keynote, Dell Chief Customer Officer Karen Quintos told attendees that the 9th annual DWEN Summit was in Canada this year because the country is vocal in its advocacy for gender equality.“As part of its Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy, the Canadian government announced just last week that it is now accepting proposals from companies to collect data on how best to support women entrepreneurs,” she noted in a follow-up post here on Direct2Dell. “We couldn’t agree more with this collaborative, data-driven approach to accelerate business opportunities for women-founded entities.”And our hope is that more cities around the globe will follow suit.“Being the only Asian city that made it to the Top 10 of all the cities measured, Singapore holds huge promise and opportunity for women entrepreneurs,” Eric Goh, vice president, Singapore Enterprise Business, Dell EMC, told Enterprise Innovation. “We believe that by highlighting these differences and successes via the WE City Deep Dives and Blueprints, we can collectively improve the landscape for high-potential women entrepreneurs.”WE City Capital & Technology Deep DivesCapital and technology are both critical for scaling any business, but women face unique challenges with both. In 2017, only two percent of venture funding went to female founders.“We estimate there is a $300 billion annual credit deficit for these women-owned businesses,” said Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D., president of the World Bank Group.Based on the qualitative analysis of the WE Cities Index and insights from members of the DWEN network, we found that many women entrepreneurs have difficulty talking about technology in general. The WE City Capital and Technology deep dives uncover:How women entrepreneurs are accessing capital, using technologyHow different regions are accessing different sources of capital, using technologyIndustries that women entrepreneurs gravitate towards and how it impacts access to capital and technologyHow access to capital and use of technology differ across leading citiesDWEN Director Ingrid Devin shared with Independent.ie that the vast majority of venture capital funding goes to men and that while Dell cannot ‘fix’ that, we are trying to offer some solutions to female entrepreneurs.“One of the ways women are getting funding is through women investors and we’re trying to highlight the stories of those women investors and encourage more women to get investors – a lot of women don’t know how,” she said.WE Cities ManifestoAt Dell we firmly believe that for each woman entrepreneur we help raise up, perceptions will change and so will actions. It’s why we founded DWEN  nearly a decade ago to support and nurture a community of female entrepreneurs by providing access to technology, networks and capital.We have further outlined our beliefs in the WE Cities Manifesto which states:We believe that access to and development of financial and human capital is essential to fostering women’s entrepreneurship.We believe that local governments and business leaders can help facilitate connections by increasing access to local and global networks and markets.We see technology-driven implications for both government and business.While the WE Cities Index, Blueprints and Deep Dives highlight the broad differences – both challenges and successes that each city faces, there are some key learnings and individual efforts that can add up to big changes for women-owned businesses.We will leverage these tools in an upcoming roadshow to meet with policy makers, investors, academics, women entrepreneurs, media and advocates from the private sector to share findings, hack solutions on how to improve a city’s ranking and bring together women entrepreneurs with women investors.So watch for more to come, and spend some time diving deeper into the 2018 WE Cities Study here: Dell 2018 Women Entrepreneur Cities Study – Rating Global Cities’ ability to attract and support High Potential Women Entrepreneurs from Dell Technologieslast_img read more

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P.B. County Bar launches Minority Initiative Program

first_imgP.B. County Bar launches Minority Initiative Program October 1, 2005 Regular News P.B. County Bar launches Minority Initiative Programcenter_img The Palm Beach County Bar Association recently established its first Minority Initiative Program for students from four regional law schools including Nova Southeastern University, St. Thomas University, the University of Miami, and Florida International University.This new internship program provides an opportunity for minority second- and third-year law students to obtain placements in law firms and governmental agencies in Palm Beach County.Each law school will select two students for the program, providing a total of eight students with internship opportunities, which begain in mid-September.“The goal of the program is specifically designed to provide exposure to under-represented minority law students,” said Meenu Sasser, the program’s chair. “It is our hope that these students will have a wonderful learning experience and will remain in the area after graduation.”“We are grateful to the law firms who have agreed to open their doors to these students and give them an opportunity to receive first hand experience in the legal field,” said Theodore Leopold, president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.Participating entities include Boose Casey Ciklin Lubitz Martins McBane & O’Connell; Lytal Reiter Clark Fountain & Williams; Gunster Yoakley; Walton Lantaff; Ruden McClosky; Greenberg Traurig; Fourth District Court of Appeal; and the Clerk & Comptroller for Palm Beach County.last_img read more

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