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Have the courage to see beyond their convictions

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Have the courage to see beyond their convictionsOn 16 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today A new bureau giving employers quick access to job applicants’ criminalrecords is very welcome if it can stop the vulnerable in care homes from beingvictims of the sort of scandals that have come to light in recent years. However, research shows that most employers will use the facility simply toscreen out applicants with convictions. This is ironic as firms are likely tocheck on criminal records only after they have satisfied themselves that thecandidate is the right person for the job. Employers could be shootingthemselves in the foot if they make a criminal record the sole criteria forrejecting a candidate. You would need to be very optimistic to expect employers to embrace theirsocial responsibility and play their part in the rehabilitation of offenders.Nevertheless, the Government must act to raise awareness of the issues amongemployers. And in organisations, HR has a chance to take a lead in spreadingbest practice in a sensitive area. Where’s the common sense in that?There are times when equality law seems to creep into areas it was neverintended to cover. It seems harsh, for example, that changes to the sexdiscrimination regulations could mean that male executives wooing clients overa round of golf could leave themselves open to claims of indirectdiscrimination against women (top story, right). If a male employee makes a habit of taking clients to lap dancing clubs tostrike deals, it seems reasonable for female colleagues to object. But banningbusiness talk on the golf course does seem draconian. It would be nice ifcommon sense were to prevail but with an army of employment lawyers scouringthe statute books for ammunition we can never be sure. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Magmatism of the Weddell Sea rift system in Antarctica: Implications for the age and mechanism of rifting and early stage Gondwana breakup

first_imgThick (∼800 m) basaltic successions from the eastern Antarctic Peninsula have been dated in the interval 180 – 177 Ma and preserve a transition from a continental margin arc to a back-arc extensional setting. Amygdaloidal basalts from the Black Coast region of the eastern margin of the Antarctic Peninsula represent a rare onshore example of magmatism associated with back-arc extension that defines the early phase of Weddell Sea rifting and magmatism, and Gondwana breakup. The early phase of extension in the Weddell Sea rift system has previously been interpreted to be related to back-arc basin development with associated magnetic anomalies attributed to mafic-intermediate magmatism, but with no clearly defined evidence of back-arc magmatism. The analysis provided here identifies the first geochemical evidence of a transition from arc-like basalts to the development of depleted back-arc basin basalts in the interval 180 – 177 Ma. The exposed Black Coast basaltic successions are interpreted to form a minor component of magmatism that is also defined by onshore sub-ice magnetic anomalies, as well as the extensive magnetic anomalies of the southern Weddell Sea. Back-arc magmatism is also preserved on the Falkland Plateau where intrusions postdating 180 Ma are associated with early phase rifting in the Weddell Sea rift system. Back-arc extension was probably short-lived and had ceased by the time the northern Weddell Sea magmatism was emplaced (<175 Ma) and certainly by 171 Ma, when an episode of silicic magmatism was widespread along the eastern Antarctic Peninsula. Previous attempts to correlate mafic magmatism from the eastern Antarctic Peninsula to the Ferrar large igneous province, or, as part of a bimodal association with the Chon Aike silicic province are both dismissed based on age and geochemical criteria.last_img read more

Alberta announces $711m cleanup project of abandoned oil and gas wells

first_imgUnder the programme, oilfield service contractors will be given grants to undertake well, pipeline, and oil and gas site reclamation work across Alberta Alberta launches $711m Site Rehabilitation Program. (Credit: 272447 from Pixabay) The Alberta government has announced a CAD1bn ($711.9m) project for the cleaning up of abandoned oil and gas wells across the Canadian province.Dubbed as Site Rehabilitation Program, projects which will begin from May 2020 will be funded mainly by the Canadian government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. Under the programme, oilfield service contractors will be given grants to undertake well, pipeline, and oil and gas site reclamation work.Alberta government expects 5,300 new jobs from the cleanup projectThe project is estimated to generate nearly 5,300 direct jobs, while paving way for the cleanup of thousands of sites across Alberta. It will involve closure work such as remediation and reclamation on inactive wells and pipelines, removal of abandoned in-place pipelines, and phase 1 and 2 environmental site assessments.According to the Alberta government, the project will make sure that the sites are safe for landowners and for people in the province apart from ensuring that there are no negative environmental impacts.Alberta Minister of Energy Sonya Savage said: “Alberta’s energy industry is the largest subsector of Canada’s economy, as well as one of its biggest job creators.“We are creating almost 5,300 jobs for Alberta’s energy workers, while completing important work decommissioning and reclaiming abandoned pump jacks, pipelines and wells. This will ensure that sites are properly addressed, benefiting landowners and Albertans across the province.”The Site Rehabilitation Program will offer grants in the range of 25-100% of total project costs, which will be based on the ability of the oil and gas company, which will take up the cleanup work of the site. The grants will help pay for cleanup and will be directly paid to the oilfield service provider completing the work.Between 1 May and 31 May, the programme will be open to service firms that are impacted significantly by the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. The firms can get contracts of up to CAD30,000 ($21,346) per application across Alberta.From 15 May to 15 June, the programme will be open to service providers for contracts of up to CAD30,000 ($21,346) and eligible for 100% funding. This increment will be focusing on sites where certain operators have failed landowners and where government is compensating them in accordance with the Surface Rights Act.last_img read more

Award winning estate agent opens eighth branch

first_imgSudbury is now home from home for Fenn Wright, which has opened the doors to its new Sudbury branch, offering residential sales and lettings, in a prime location on Market Hill. This is the eighth branch for this historic firm, which traces its roots back to 1768.The expansion into Sudbury was a natural progression for the chartered surveyors, estate agents and consultants, with the offices in Stanway and Ipswich already handling properties near the popular market town. The large number of medieval properties in and around Sudbury feature in Fenn Wright’s Signature range, so it’s the perfect fit.The Sudbury branch specialises in residential sales and lettings but the team can also advise on commercial sales and lettings, development and investment, land ownership, rural and fisheries.Whilst upholding Fenn Wright’s values and contemporary approach, the new Sudbury office has a modern take on design. Round tables, comfortable chairs and coffee machines create a welcoming atmosphere.Fenn Wright eighth branch Fenn Wright Sudbury Fenn Wright Sudbury branch April 19, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Award winning estate agent opens eighth branch previous nextAgencies & PeopleAward winning estate agent opens eighth branchThe Negotiator19th April 20170668 Viewslast_img read more

National Cupcake Week Top 5 spots:

first_img1. The latest trend is ice cream-themed cupcakes: bit.ly/cva37p2. Someone tries and fails to make “tobacco cupcakes”: bit.ly/aiwghw3. Top cupcake-related breakthrough? Lickable paper cupcakes: bit.ly/biYdP14. Cupcake blog that does exactly what it says on the tin: www.cuteboyswithcupcakes.com5. The Guardian’s iffy guide to making the “perfect” fairy cake: bit.ly/cva37pl Follow @Cupcake Weeklast_img

WinCycle Has Moved

first_imgWinCycle, the Windsor non-profit that refurbishes and recycles computer equipment, has moved its retail store to a new location: the Firehouse at Windsor at 147 Main Street. This new location, one flight down from street level, increases the size of our store and combines it with our recycling operation. Well be able to receive and process computer equipment in one building so there will be more for sale and more available for donation.Business hours have also changed. We are now open Thursdays from Noon to 8pm and Saturdays from 10am to 1 pm.WinCycle was founded in 2002 to address three important issues:” the growing volume of computer equipment in the waste stream,” the growing need of local schools for computer equipment, and” the need for education in basic computer skillsIt seems that every individual and business in the Upper Valley has old computer equipment that they no longer use. This equipment contains heavy metals and toxins that do not belong in landfills or in the air we breathe. In addition, while that computer may be obsolete to its original user, local schools and non-profits could use it. So dont throw that computer away, bring it to WinCycle! Our volunteers wipe hard drives clean of information and make any necessary repairs. Working computers are either sold in our store at low cost or are donated to local schools and non-profits. Computers that we cant fix are disassembled and recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner. WinCycle charges a recycling fee of $0.30 per pound on all equipment given to us. This fee covers the cost of preparing equipment for recycling, donation, or sale, and covers the recycling costs that WinCycle has to pay.Need a computer? Buy it used! Youll get good equipment for less money; youll reduce the volume and toxicity of waste going to our landfills or into the air we breathe; youll decrease the environmental destruction caused by mining, manufacturing and distribution; and youll support the local economy, local schools, and area non-profits.VolunteersWinCycle relies almost completely on volunteer labor. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome on Thursdays from 4pm to 8pm. Come and enjoy learning more about computers while helping a good cause. Volunteers may also work towards earning a free computer 50 hours of work earns a volunteer a $200 gift certificate at our store.Announcing: WinCycle Youth Night to begin Monday, May 16Mondays from 4-8PM area youth can come to WinCycle to help with dismantling computer equipment, under adult supervision. Youth may work towards earning a free computer.Find us online at www.wincycle.org(link is external), or give us a call: (802) 674-6320.last_img read more

Two Alleged Members of Los Zetas Arrested in Guatemala

first_img Guatemalan security forces have arrested two alleged members of the Mexican Los Zetas cartel, one of whom is alleged to have participated in the massacre and beheading of 27 rural workers in northern Guatemala, President Otto Pérez announced on June 11. “These arrests are significant because they’re hitmen, they’re members of the Los Zetas operational group,” the president told the press. Both arrests, the president announced, took place on June 10, at a soccer field in Salamá, Baja Verapaz, around 170 km north of the Guatemalan capital. According to the head of state, the investigations point to the participation of Abel de Jesús Bolvito in the massacre of the rural workers, perpetrated on May 14, 2011. The other individual arrested was identified as Edwin Otoniel Sis, an alleged member of Los Zetas. “Abel de Jesús is accused of having participated in the massacre committed on the Los Cocos rural property,” he specified. Los Zetas are also accused of the murder of auxiliary prosecutor Allan Stowlinsky Vidaurre, who was kidnapped days after the massacre and whose dismembered corpse was found in Alta Verapaz, a region neighboring on Petén. Los Zetas’ networks extend from the southern United States to several countries in Central America, and although they originally joined the Gulf cartel, they are now in conflict with them. On the same day, Guatemalan drug trafficker Walter Alirio Montejo Mérida, alias “el Zope” [“The Buzzard”], an alleged member of the Sinaloa cartel, Los Zetas’ opponent in the fight to the death to dominate territory in Guatemala, was also arrested by the police for purposes of extradition to the United States. By Dialogo June 13, 2012last_img read more

How to use charity involvement for positive market awareness

first_imgIf your credit union or bank marketing strategy doesn’t include community involvement during the holiday season, then you’re missing the mark.Consumers today—specifically millennials and Gen Z—are increasingly cause-driven. They buy from and work with brands they believe are making a difference in the world. A survey from Fortune magazine indicated that nearly two-thirds of millennials would prefer to work for a company who gives to charity. Thus, by showing a strong presence in the community, you’re already off to a great start in reaching these key demographics.So how can you maximize these charitable investments and see a direct return?It’s never easy to say “no” to donation requests this time of year, especially for those of us who are in the financial industry specifically to make a difference in others’ lives. But by saying no to some things, you’ll ultimately make a bigger difference with the dollars you do give. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Fed moves to provide $2.3T in loans

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Federal Reserve Thursday announced additional efforts to support the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, including providing up to $2.3 trillion in loans to households and businesses of all sizes. The Fed has taken several steps to address economic concerns and has committed to using the full range of its authorities.Of note, the Fed created the Main Street Lending Program, which will offer 4-year loans to companies with up to 10,000 workers or revenues less than $2.5 billion. Businesses that receive loans through the Small Business Administration’s paycheck protection program can also apply for Main Street loans.Eligible lenders under the Main Street Lending Program are U.S. insured depository institutions, bank holding companies, and savings and loan holding companies. The program is funded with $600 billion, with the Treasury Department providing $75 billion from funds allocated by the CARES Act, and is scheduled to run through Sept. 30, 2020.The Fed will purchase 95 percent participations in the loans while lender retains 5 percent. Other terms of the Main Street loans include:last_img read more

Larger lots sales boom

first_imgThe OrchardTOWNSVILLE’S newest large lot master planned community is growing quickly with eight homes either about to begin or already under construction and almost as many on hold. Elements North Queensland Sales Manager Paul Fotinos said The Orchard’s location and fully serviced large homesites were a major factor in the success of sales. “This is the only development that offers easy access to just about every major employment hub as well as large homesites that are all fully-serviced including NBN ready, underground power, town water and sewage connection, kerb and channelling,” Mr Fotinos said. “We always knew there was a pent-up demand for this kind of product in the local market but to have this many lots all but sold in the past few months has exceeded our expectations.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“There are definite signs that confidence is returning to the residential market and all indications are that the demand will grow faster for larger, full-serviced homesites that provide generous building envelope compared to the traditional lot.” The Orchard is a 350 home development set in natural bush land off Darling Road in Jensen and boasts new, fully serviced homesites from 1000 to 4000sq m.Mr Fotinos said The Orchard’s proximity to the Ring Road meant there were just one or two sets of traffic lights to work for residents employed at major employers The Hospital, JCU and Lavarack. “There are around 20,000 locals employed at these employment nodes and we have received a lot of interest from this market all seeking more space,” Mr Fotinos said. “There are some great schools just minutes away and also plenty of shops and parks nearby. Buyers are really drawn to this balance of convenience, lifestyle and space.” For more info, call Mr Fotinos on 4731 1425.last_img read more