New fastest man in rugby fully deserving of ‘Quadzilla’ nickname

first_imgWednesday May 22, 2019 New fastest man in rugby fully deserving of ‘Quadzilla’ nickname Australia Sevens have been dealt a major boost heading into next season, and the Olympics, with former sprinter Trae Williams signing a two-year contract with them.ADVERTISEMENTThe 22-year-old, known as ‘Quadzilla’, holds the fourth best time for an Australian in the 100m, but has announced that he is moving on from athletics, to rugby.“I’ve always loved the sport and when the opportunity came across to play sevens for Australia and even possibly the Olympics next year it was a bit hard to say no to that,” Williams told the Sydney Morning Herald.“They came to me after nationals and offered me to come along and pass the ball around and see how things went. I then went down to Sydney and did some skills work with [coach] Tim Walsh. They were pretty happy with what I could do and it went from there.”With a personal best time of 10.10, set at the Australian Athletics Championships in 2018, this will make Williams the fastest man in the World Rugby Sevens Series (this excludes Jamaican Olympian Warren Weir, who played sevens for his country).This time puts Williams ahead of USA speedster Carlin Isles, who has long been regarded as the fastest man in rugby. The American has clocked 10.13 in the 100m, falling just short of Williams.ADVERTISEMENTThe success that Isles has had in the sport should be encouraging to Williams, who grew up playing rugby, and should fill Australia fans with a lot of hope heading into the Olympics in Tokyo next year.“I’ll try and burn them [opposition defenders] on the outside. I’m sure the coaches and boys are going to help me with anything I can’t do perfectly.”This is Williams running his record time:https://youtu.be/EQKCB8h8YTA Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Deputy Mac Lochlainn attacks Labour party in the Dail

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook By News Highland – March 31, 2011 Google+ Twitter Google+ Deputy Mac Lochlainn attacks Labour party in the Dail WhatsApp WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Donegal Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn has attacked the Labour party in the Dail, accusing them o9f betraying the people who voted for them.Deputy Mac Lochlainn closed Sinn Fein’s Private Member’s Motion calling for the scrapping of the Universal Social Charge.As expected, Fine Gael and Labour rejected it, voting instead to review the charge, while Fianna Fail abstained.In his speech, Deputy Mac Lochlainn said Fine Gael and Fianna Fail should merge and form one right wing party, but he reserved the bulk of his ire for Labour……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/pmacl1pm.mp3[/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Pinterest Twitter News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Previous articleNew eye machine could help reduce diabetes related sight loss in DonegalNext articleDeputy Doherty says Ireland is on brink of insolvency News Highland Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

No Migrant Should Be Denied Opportunity To Travel Back Only Because Of Incapacity To Pay Rail Fare : Karnataka HC [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesNo Migrant Should Be Denied Opportunity To Travel Back Only Because Of Incapacity To Pay Rail Fare : Karnataka HC [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber13 May 2020 8:43 PMShare This – x’At a time when the migrant workers who have made such a huge contribution are facing distress, both the Central and State Government must come forward to help them to ensure that at the earliest, they return back to their home States’ The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the Central and State Government to take immediate decision on the question of paying railway fare of those migrant workers who are wanting to travel back to their states but cannot do so due to their inability to pay. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna said: “Prima facie, it appears to us that…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?Login The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the Central and State Government to take immediate decision on the question of paying railway fare of those migrant workers who are wanting to travel back to their states but cannot do so due to their inability to pay. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna said: “Prima facie, it appears to us that considering the constitutional rights of the migrant workers, no one should be deprived of an opportunity to go back to his own state only for the reason that he has no capacity to pay for the transport. The reason is that inability to pay is due to loss of livelihood.”It added, “The State Government and the Central Government, during this difficult time, must appreciate the major contribution made by the migrant workers in a large number of public projects as well as private projects which have contributed to the improvement of the infrastructure in all the States and the improvement of the economy. At a time when the migrant workers who have made such a huge contribution are facing distress, both the Central and State Government must come forward to help them to ensure that at the earliest, they return back to their home States. Ideally, no migrant worker should be deprived of an opportunity to travel back to his home State, if he wishes to do so”In this regard, the Court noted that as per the order of Ministry of Railways issued on May 2, the State Government which arranges for the “Shramik” trains is expected to pay the train fare.  The court urged the governments to find a solution on this issue which will ensure that the rights of those migrant workers who wish to go back to their respective states are not infringed only because they are in distress and are not in a position to pay the traveling charges. The bench referring to the communication dated May 11, made by the Home Secretary of the Government of India to the Chief Secretaries of all the States, seeking cooperation to run more ‘Shramik’ special trains to transport migrant labourers, said “If the migrant workers are unable to pay the train fare, it will be impossible to facilitate their travel at a faster rate.” In the last paragraph of that letter, the Union Home Secretary had urged all Chief Secretaries to receive all “Shramik Trains” without hindrance and facilitate faster movement of the migrant workers to their native places. Taking note of this, the bench ordered :”Therefore, apart from the Central Government, even the State of Karnataka must look into the issue and take immediate decision on the question of paying railway fare to those migrant workers who are not able to travel due to their inability to pay”. The bench directed the State Government to immediately convene a meeting of all the Trade Unions, Employers’ Associations and NGOs in the State with a view to ascertain whether any contribution can come from the Employers’ Association, Trade Unions and NGOs which can be used for bearing the Train fares of the migrant workers who are not in a position to pay the train fare. The State is also told to work out a time schedule for facilitating transport of these migrant workers to their respective states and a broad time schedule be communicated to them.Migrant Workers Cases : SC Failed To Rise To The Occasion The government was also told that migrant labourers be made aware of the states policy decision to allow them to return to their respective states by special trains. The bench said”Because the assurance of the State Government that every migrant worker will be allowed to go back to his home State has not reached them a large number of migrant workers are found on highways making an endeavor to walk up to their respective states. They feel insecure about their prospects of returning to their respective homes and, therefore, in the entire State, we see a scenario of the migrant workers walking on the highways.”The bench noted “even as of today, a large number of migrant workers are found on highways who are making an endeavour to walk up to their respective states”.When the bench as told that many migrants have not been paid their wages, it observed :”The grievance about the non-payment of wages must be looked into by the State Government and its agencies”. The state informed the court that ten trains will be arranged from May 16 to May 20, for the benefit of the migrant workers from Bihar to reach their State. To which the court suggested it to take help of all the Trade Unions and Non Governmental Organisations, (NGOs’) who are working in the field to ensure that the assurance of the State reaches the migrant workers who have already registered with the State Government. The court has asked the governments to reply on the above aspects on May 18. The state is also told to provide details of the special trains so far arranged from various places in the state and the special trains which are scheduled to run in near future. Give details of the facilities extended to the migrant workers who are from the State of Karnataka and who are working in other States. Necessary details such as requests received by the State of Karnataka, steps taken for repatriation of the migrant workers to Karnataka etc are to be placed on record.Click here to download Order  Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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[Pendency Of Criminal Appeals In HC’s] High Courts Of Bombay & Orissa File ‘Plan Of Action’ To Address The Long Pendency Issue Before SC

first_imgTop Stories[Pendency Of Criminal Appeals In HC’s] High Courts Of Bombay & Orissa File ‘Plan Of Action’ To Address The Long Pendency Issue Before SC Sanya Talwar24 July 2020 7:39 AMShare This – xFollowing directions by Top Court to High Courts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Patna, Rajasthan, Bombay and Orissa for apprising the Court of their ‘plan of action’ viz. deciding criminal appeals that have been pending, the High Courts of Orissa & Bombay have filed their Affidavits.The High Courts were directed to co-ordinate with the Director General Prisons, in…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?LoginFollowing directions by Top Court to High Courts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Patna, Rajasthan, Bombay and Orissa for apprising the Court of their ‘plan of action’ viz. deciding criminal appeals that have been pending, the High Courts of Orissa & Bombay have filed their Affidavits.The High Courts were directed to co-ordinate with the Director General Prisons, in their respective states, to compile data with respect to convicts in jails of those states, who are awaiting hearing of their appeals by a bench comprising Justice L. Nageswara Rao and S. Ravindra Bhat.High Court of Orissa’s Affidavit:The High Court of Orissa’s affidavit has been filed on behalf of the Registrar Shri Ranjan Dash and states that as per the National Judicial Data Grid portal, there are 8 Criminal Appeals which have been pending for 30 years, 832 for 20-30 years and 8884 cases pending for 10-20 years.In terms of this this, the Orissa HC states that the 832 cases pending for 20-30 years, 643 are Criminal Appeals while the rest are of “different nature” of criminal cases.”It is apt to explain that 643 Criminal Appeals includes 10 numbers of appeals against orders, 7 appeals have already been disposed of including one transferred to Lower Court for disposal and 133 cases are filed agains the acquittal judgments. thus, there are only 493 numbers of Criminal Appeals are pending against the judgement of conviction. From these 493 Criminal Appeals, in 490 Appeals, bail has been granted, one appeal is against the sentence of fine, one appeal is against order of conviction and release under P.O. Act and in one appeal although bail was granted, but subsequently the order of bail was cancelled for non-appearance of lawyer and NBW was issued…”The affidavit also states that out of the 8884 criminal cases pending for 10-20 years, 5026 are a different nature of criminal case and the rest are Criminal Appeals. In this backdrop, the HC has stated that in terms of the order of Top Court, the arrears Committee of the HC on the basis of statistical information has come up with an action plan for early disposal:1) All appeals shall be affixed with a flag containing all elaborate details of the case(s);2) At least one dedicated Division Bench and two Single benches for dealing with Criminal appeals on priority basis – with discretion to regulate proceedings;3) Dates and written arguments before hearings to be submitted for every case;4) Oldest cases to be listed on priority, Convicts with serious health condition to be given priority;5) Prioritise digitisation of lower court records;6) Creation of a dedicated pool of Amicus Curiae, proposal on enhancement of free structure of Amicus Curaie.The Orissa HC has also stated that it was unable to effectively undertaken this progression in light of lockdownHigh Court of Bombay’s Affidavit:The High Court of Bombay has filed it’s affidavit on behalf of its Registrar, Amogh S. Kaloti, stating that as on July 1, 4423 convicts in jail have preferred 3352 Criminal Appeals which are pending. 12351 CA’s bail pleas are currently pending. Thus, classifying these appeals, the Bombay HC states that 0 appeals have been pending for 20-30 years, 12 between 10-20 years while 3340 are less than 10 years old. Out of 12351 pending appeals by convicts on bail, 0 are more than 30 years old, 697 are between 20-30 years, 5324 between 10-20 years 6330 less than 10 years old.In this backdrop, it is states that the Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority has prepared a questionnaire for eliciting relevant information from convicted prisoners so as to submit to the DG of Prisons, which has not yet been filed by the DG and more time is sought for the same,”Said authority requires some time to collect and compile the requisite data as it is not working with full staff strength and many of them have tested positive for Coronavirus infection” Thus, the HC states that in co-ordination with MSLSA, data will be “re-verified” once requisite information is available. Further, as part of Plan of Action for deciding the CA’s, the HC states that it has proposed dedicated Benches for hearing of all CA’s at its Principle Seat at Bombay and benches at Nagpur and Aurangabad. “Two Division Benches and two Single Benches shall hear Criminal Appeals exclusively.”Special benches for taking up old Criminal Appeals shall be constituted on Saturdays, if consented to by the parties, the affidavit states and highlights that it shall take up scanning and digitisation of records as well. “A Letter of Award for scanning and digitisation of the records at the principle seat at Bombay and Benches at Nagpur and Aurangabad on turnkey basis has also been issued to Newgen Software Technologies. Work of Document Management System by Awardee is in procees”Last month, while considering a criminal appeal against an order of Allahabad High Court rejecting suspension of sentence of a convict in a murder case, the Top Court had noted that a large number of criminal appeals are pending in certain High Courts for long periods of time. The Court also specifically noted the long pendency of criminal appeals in the High Courts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Patna, Rajasthan, Bombay and Orissa.The High Courts had been directed to address the following aspects in the affidavit and the matter was put up for further consideration on July 29:(a) Total number of convicts awaiting hearing of their appeals pending before them. (b) Segregation of single judge and Division Bench matters; (c) The number of cases where – in such old pending cases, bail has been granted;(d) Steps proposed to expedite hearing of appeals, including steps to prioritize hearing of cases of convicts in jail (e) Steps proposed to trace and ensure hearing of cases of those who were granted bail, and the timeline for starting hearings (f) Appropriate use of information technology, such as digitization of appeal records/paper books (g) Feasibility of creation of a dedicated pool of amicus curiae who would assist the court in such old matters (h) Feasibility to creation of dedicated special benches for hearing and disposal of old cases or alternatively assigning a certain number of appeals to a large number of judges to be decided by them, regardless of which rosters they are assigned.Click Here To Download Bombay HC’s AffidavitClick Here To Download Orissa HC’s AffidavitNext Storylast_img read more

SUPPORT MAORI: Trojans travel to Mobile to support Davenport in college opener

first_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Trojans begin a new season at Trojan Arena Troy Women’s basketball begins the 2019-20 season on Tuesday when they host Fort Valley State at Trojan Arena. The Trojans… read more Book Nook to reopen SUPPORT MAORI: Trojans travel to Mobile to support Davenport in college opener By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Moses Davenport and his wife were not riding the bus to Mobile. They didn’t want to have to adhere to any schedule.“We’re going to see Maori,” Davenport said. “We’ll stay as long as she’s there.”Davenport said he’s wearing his CHHS shirt to the game but he’ll be “Yelling for the Yankees!” “We’re so excited to see Maori,” Davenport said. “We hope she gets to play.  Today is her grandmother’s birthday. That would be the greatest present Margaret could get.” Southern Coach seats were at a premium Tuesday afternoon as a mixed bag of basketball fans boarded the bus bound for Mobile. Their ages spanned decades, their allegiance was to the Trojans or the Dawgs, and they came from different corners of the county, but the one thing they had in common was “Maori!”The group was traveling to Mobile to see their favorite college basketball player, Maori Davenport, in action against the University of South Alabama Jaguars. Davenport, a standout player for Charles Henderson High School, is now playing for the Rutgers University Scarlett Knights.As luck would have it, or perhaps it was by fate, the Knights and the Jags were going to tip off in Mobile Tuesday night and Maori’s fans and family would have an opportunity to see her play “college ball.”center_img Maori chose to play college in New Jersey and most of her fans knew they probably would never have a chance to see her play…. until now.“I didn’t ever think I would see Maori play again,” said Cynthia Bailey of Brundidge. “I wouldn’t miss the bus ride for anything.”Maori’s connection to Brundidge is that her grandparents, Moses and Margaret Davenport, are from Brundidge and dad is a graduate of Pike County High School in Brundidge. And, if Maori doesn’t get on the court, Davenport said just seeing her will be enough for him and her grandmother.“She’s a freshman and this is their first regular season game,” he said. “They played an exhibition game last week and she played good. She’s got time and she’ll get her chances to play.Chris Jordan was also wearing the orange and blue of CHHS. He plays basketball for the Trojans and said Maori taught him everything he knows about the game. “She always told me not to get nervous, to play hard and never give up,” Jordan said. “That’s the way she plays and that’s how I want to play the game, how I try to play the game.“Maori has been a big influence in my life. She’s like a sister; we’re really close. It will be good to see her. I didn’t think I would have this chance to see her play.”Maori’s fans said, to a one, they hoped to see her on the court but, if she doesn’t get in the game, they won’t be disappointed.“We’re just going to support her,” said Shelia Deveridge. “Troy is behind her all the way and we want to show her that she has her hometown’s support.” By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 6:04 pm Tuesday, November 5, 2019 You Might Like 12PrevNextStartStop Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

In line for feedback

first_img Increasing responsibility for T&D rests with line managers, but how much time do they put into it and how effective is their involvement? Sue Clark asks a cross-section of organisations for their experiencesGary MilesProgramme directorRoffey Park Management InstituteOur survey of 180 line managers and team members in 1999 showed that the majority recognise development as an effective way to improve performance, increase motivation or bring about change.The key types of development interventions most commonly used are coaching, feedback, counselling, on-the-job training, mentoring, help with the selection of courses, work shadowing and arranging visits to other organisations.However, the survey revealed that nearly 30 per cent of line managers spend less than eight hours a month developing others, while 47 per cent spend between eight and 16 hours on development.Time was cited as a major barrier to effective coaching and development, while feedback was hampered if the culture in the organisation did not encourage openness.There was also a mixed response to the idea of reward for developing people. Some see developing others as a normal part of their job while others believe they should get a financial reward linked to team performance.Evaluating the development of others also appears to be a significant challenge and line managers clearly need more help with this.Glenda MartinTraining and development managerBoots the Chemist, IrelandI’m not surprised by the figures from Roffey Park, but you have to focus on the other aspects of development beyond the recognised training and development that goes on between the individual and his or her line manager.At Boots development is one of the key elements of their job, but it is often done indirectly, for example by facilitating learning through buddy systems where individuals meet with their peers and share information. The line managers will set these groups up and monitor them but they won’t actually take part.More directly, line managers provide coaching and leadership, and they cascade learning down.They are also part of projects and working parties where groups will co-operate to achieve a goal. Development activities are sandwiched between pre and post briefings that focus on how to transfer any learning back into the work place.Their role in training and development is crucial to the organisation.Chris JefferiesHead of trainingFirst QuenchThere is a danger where a training and development function exists within an organisation that line managers, consciously or not, will not view T&D as part of their job, especially when they have other priorities.We emphasise the role of our line managers’ involvement in development by equipping them with coaching skills. Then we have a process whereby the line managers become self-sufficient. They identify any training need and then solve it from their own resources.An individual from the team will provide the expertise to develop others, the T&D function equips them with the skills.For example we have been running a cascade programme where an evangelist or coach is chosen from each training event to pass on the skills to the next group. It started at board level and is working its way to our 20,000 staff who are based at 2,500 retail units around the UK.It is a bit of a trade off, a compromise on quality. But we need to deliver a great deal to many people rather than a little to a few.Training in our organisation is like fishing: we teach our people how to do it, rather than give them the fish.Mike SpillerGroup personnel and training directorGranada Food ServicesLine managers play an important role in training and development within our organisation as we believe it is the most effective way to improve performance and motivation. It is sufficiently important to be included in the job descriptions of all line managers.Professional trainers instruct managers on how to train, and they have developed modules and materials which enable the line managers to conduct the training with their teams.And as we promote training as a line responsibility, our trainers report to the managing directors, thereby ensuring the training of line managers and that of their teams is focused on the needs of the business, individuals and teams.We also encourage line managers’ own development using internal and external sources.If a line manager is being developed then it is more likely they will be encouraged to develop their own staff.However, training only becomes really effective when it is owned by line managers and is linked to business, individual and group needs.Kirsten BarclayHuman resources managerWelsh Development AgencyMany training and development experts believe that individual training needs are best identified jointly by the line manager and individual team member.But if the individual and manager are best placed to identify individual training needs, does it necessarily follow that they are best placed to identify the most appropriate means of addressing the need?Managers and their teams are often not aware of the different ways that learning can occur and inevitably fall back upon the trainer-led course, neglecting other learning methodologies such as project work, CBT, professional networks, even the precursor of much CBT – directed reading!Nonetheless, devolving HR to the line means that managers increasingly have a role in identifying and addressing training needs in their teams.The inevitable next step is devolving some if not all of the training budget to line managers for their local level training.Ideally managers will then have an explicit objective in their annual appraisal – developing team members. In line for feedbackOn 1 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Keep gender on the agenda

first_imgKeep gender on the agendaOn 30 May 2000 in Personnel Today The HR manager of a Proctor and Gambel training scheme [email protected] – has won a national award.Sarah Tickle was recognised by Opportunity Now for her innovative approach to female development at work. Her training scheme looked at the differences between men’s and women’s working style and how it could impact on working practices.Opportunity Now is a business-led campaign run by Business in the Community to increase women’s participation in the workforce at all levels. The campaign has more than 350 members and this is the fifth year it has presented awards to employers for approaches to women’s development that demonstrate measurable and practical business results.Tickle was presented with the award by Clara Freeman, director of UK stores and group personnel at Marks and Spencer, at an awards ceremony in London last week. Freeman said, “I am convinced that senior management teams should keep gender issues firmly on their business agenda when women make up half the UK workforce.” Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Pound-linked perk still on

first_img Comments are closed. Pound-linked perk still onOn 5 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Staff at Vauxhall Motors could still benefit from a bonus linked to the strength or weakness of the pound, even though they missed the first opportunity, HR director Bruce Warman told Personnel Today.The bonus scheme, written into the company’s pay deal, hit the news recently when the company’s 9,000 staff failed to benefit in the first qualifying period because the pound was too strong against the deutschmark.The unique scheme is designed to compensate staff, who accepted a lower pay deal because of the adverse affect the strong pound has on the firm, if its value falls.Under the deal all staff at the Luton plant will get a 0.5 per cent pay rise if the pound falls below Dm2.7 for two consecutive months before the end of August 2001. On average this will add £100 to each person’s salary.“It could still happen in the next year,” said Warman.A spokesman for the T&G union said the bonus was agreed two years ago. He said staff do not expect it to materialise. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Getting employees back to work

first_img Previous Article Next Article Getting employees back to workOn 1 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today The Government has published a discussion paper seeking views on how bestemployers can help workers with health or disability-related issues get back towork. The Department for Work and Pensions paper, Developing a Framework forVocational Rehabilitation – a discussion paper, is part of the Government’splan to develop a framework on vocational rehabilitation. The consultation will run until 12 July, after which the Government plans to”establish a new approach to rehabilitation” by late summer, said ministerfor work, Jane Kennedy. The framework, she added, is intended to provide a lead to industry onvocational rehabilitation, to improve practices and understanding and toprovide longer-term help for those involved in this area. www.dwp.gov.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Zigg Capital nabs $225M to invest in proptech startups

first_imgZigg Capital’s Dave Eisenberg and Ryan Orley (Zigg, iStock)Zigg Capital, a proptech venture capital firm co-founded by entrepreneur Dave Eisenberg, has raised $225 million to double down on real estate technology.The haul is double the size of Zigg’s debut fund, which deployed $100 million into startups over the past two years. Zigg will continue to focus on early-stage startups, but it will now be able to write bigger checks and participate in growth-stage rounds at a time when the pandemic has pushed the real estate industry to adopt new technology.With both funds, Zigg raised money from institutional investors, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, but it avoided backing from real estate players to avoid bias in investing, it has said.The University of Chicago and other institutional investors participated in the most recent fund, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news.ADVERTISEMENTEisenberg launched Zigg in 2018 with former Morgan Stanley analyst Ryan Orley. Eisenberg previously sold 3D imaging startup Floored to CBRE, and was also on the early teams at Bonobos, an e-commerce retailer acquired by Walmart, and TellApart, an ad tech startup acquired by Twitter.To date, Zigg has backed 25 companies including Juniper Square, an investment management software company; VTS, a lease management platform; and Cherre, a real estate data startup. Seventeen of its portfolio companies raised additional funding from generalist VC funds including Andreessen Horowitz, Firstmark, Ribbit, Sequoia and Tiger Global Management.“The pandemic and current housing crisis both expose how we must reimagine our built environment,” Zigg said in a statement. “Shifting demographics, evolving preferences, and social inequality are driving changes in the home, the office, and the places people consume goods.”According to Pitchbook, investors pumped $2.5 billion into proptech startups during the first quarter of 2021, compared to $600 million during the same period in 2020 and $1.2 billion in 2019.That included several of Zigg’s portfolio companies, such as Kasa, a short-term rental operator that raised $30 million in October, and Snapdocs, a digital real estate closing company, which raised $60 million the same month.In recent months, investors have committed additional capital to VC funds participating in the renewed investment activity.Camber Creek closed a $155 million proptech fund in October, and last week, Fifth Wall Ventures said it secured an $85 million commitment from Ivanhoe Cambridge to participate in four of its funds. Fifth Wall manages $1.7 billion across several funds, including a $100 million European proptech fund launched during the pandemic. Last month, it also raised $345 million for a blank-check company to take a proptech startup public.Read moreCamber Creek closes $155M fund Fifth Wall launches $118M European proptech fund Metaprop seeks $200M to back bigger startups Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Contact E.B. Solomont Commercial Real EstateProptechReal Estate Investment Message* Tags Full Name*last_img read more