Industry slams work-life balance report

first_imgIndustry slams work-life balance reportOn 24 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. A report by the Institute of Directors (IoD) that rubbishes work-lifebalance has been slammed by UK industry leaders and diversity experts. The issue hit the headlines again last week when health minister AlanMilburn resigned from his post to spend more time with his family. The IoD’s controversial paper, Work-Life Balance Revisited, claims thatpeople who advocate work-life balance make distorted claims about the workplacethat amount to little more than “urban myths”. Its author, Ruth Lea, claims that work-life balance protagonists “runan anti-business agenda that seems hell-bent on demonising the workplace”,and that these policies make running a business even harder. Kate Headley, who heads up the Cheshire-based Dextra Diversity Network,which includes top companies such as Ford, KPMG, Royal Bank of Scotland andLand Rover, labelled Lea’s comments as “almost prehistoric”. “I’m dismayed that such an influential institute is trying to drag UKbusinesses back into the dark ages. I’m sure many top UK companies areliterally cringing at its outdated attitude to business,” Headley said. Will Hutton, chief executive of The Work Foundation, compared Lea to Eddythe Eagle and Screaming Lord Sutch as a figure of derision. Annette Andrews, manager of work-life balance at Ford, also criticised theIoD report. “Work-life balance is an integral part of our diversity strategy. Wehave found that it adds value to our business and to our staff, she said.” Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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HATTENBERG, RICHARD C.

first_img76, passed away on September 7, 2018 at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He was born in Bayonne and was a lifelong resident. He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Gladys (nee: Martin) Hattenberg and his brother-in-law John Zupko. Husband of Terri (nee: Zupko) Hattenberg. Father of Lisa Bowen and her husband Steve and Eric Hattenberg and his fiancée Amy LeFanto. Grandfather of Shaelynn and Connor Bowen and Kayla, Logan and John Hattenberg. Brother of Judith Siwiec. Brother-in-law of Linda Zupko, Gerry Zupko, Nancy Fabian and her husband Joe and Pat Sammarco. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity in his memory. Funeral arrangements by S. FRYCZYNSKI & SON Funeral Home, 32-34 E. 22nd St.last_img read more

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MARY POPPINS FLIES INTO OCEAN CITY FOR 4 PERFORMANCES AT THE HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS…

first_imgIn collaboration with The City of Ocean City and the Ocean City POPS, The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) presents its production of Disney’s MARY POPPINS, as part of its 10th Anniversary Season, for 4 performances August 8th,9th, and 11th at 7:30pm and august 10th at 2:00pm at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center.Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”The Ocean City production features a professional cast of musical theatre performers under the direction of Mr. Dann Dunn and Flying by FOY will recreate the Broadway flying special effects. The incredible talents of over 25 musicians from the Ocean City POPS Orchestra will shine as they accompany the show under the direction of Mr. Jonathan Kreamer.Playing the title role of Mary Poppins will be Carin Lagerberg who portrayed the role last summer at Charleston Stage Company. She is originally from Knoxville, TN and holds a BFA in musical theatre from Samford University in Alabama. Most recently she was seen in the ensemble of My Fair Lady with Prather Entertainment Group. Carin now lives in New York City and is thrilled to make her Ocean City Theatre Company debut.Tickets for Mary Poppins range from $25-$30. To purchase tickets call 609-399-6111 or visit www.oceancityvacation.com/boxofficeTo learn more about the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company and other upcoming professional and educational programming visit www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com Mary Poppins, Bert and all your favorite characters will have you singing and dancing in your seatslast_img read more

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News story: Suspension of Marketing Authorisations

first_img Johnson’s 4Fleas Powder for Cats and Dogs 1.05% w/w Cutaneous Powder (Vm 20889/4002), Bio-Tech Solutions Ltd Armitage Pet Care Flea and Tick Drop for Dogs 702 mg Spot-on Solution (Vm 20205/4003), Mr H.I. Moulds & Mrs S.J. Moulds Easi-drop Flea and Tick Drop for Dogs 742 mg Cutaneous Solution (Vm 20205/4000), Mr H.I. Moulds & Mrs S.J. Moulds The marketing authorisation holders Bio-Tech Solutions Ltd and Mr H.I. & Mrs S.J. Moulds have failed to comply with an improvement notice relating to an inspection of their pharmacovigilance system. They do not have adequate personnel, systems and facilities in place to meet their regulatory requirements for pharmacovigilance.Veterinary pharmacovigilance is the on-going monitoring of the safety and efficacy of medicines.The following marketing authorisations have therefore been suspended: Note: These suspensions are not due to any compliance failures by the distributors of the products: Johnson’s, Armitage or Hyperdrug; or any products for which they are marketing authorisation holder.last_img read more

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Notre Dame law professor acquitted of misdemeanor invasion of privacy charge

first_imgA jury of six heard the case, but Manier granted Wruble’s motion for a direct verdict that found Smith not guilty, the Tribune reported. Notre Dame criminal law professor Stephen Smith was acquitted of a misdemeanor charge of invasion of privacy in St. Joseph Superior Court on Wednesday, according to a report from the South Bend Tribune. An Indiana State Police trooper arrested Smith after he pulled the vehicle over and discovered the no contact order. According to court records, the case is scheduled to go to trial in September, even though a judge threw out the traffic stop and evidence stemming from it. The Tribune reported that Manier wrote in March that the trooper did not have “reasonable suspicion to believe the defendant was speeding.” Tags: law professor, misdemeanor charge, St. Joseph Superior Court, Stephen Smith According to the Tribune report, Smith also faces another pending charge of invasion of privacy allegedly in violation of the same no contact order. In that case, court documents allege that Smith was riding in a car with his wife while the no contact order was in effect, the Tribune report stated. On March 21, the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a ruling that Smith will not face the felony charge of domestic battery because the state failed to compile its case in time. He still faces a misdemeanor count of battery against his son, alleged in the same June 2011 incident, the Tribune reported. He is expected to appear in court for a hearing on that charge later this month. Court documents alleged that Smith went to his wife’s residence while the protective order was in place, but his attorney, Stan Wruble, said he drove there to pick up his children. Prosecutors accused Smith of violating a no contact order put into place after the state charged him with felony battery of his wife, but Judge Jenny Manier ruled a jury did not have evidence in order to convict, the Tribune reported.last_img read more

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Students look ahead to March for Life 2019

first_imgWhen senior Matt Connell looks back on his previous experiences at the March for Life, one of the most poignant moments occurs every year toward the end of the March on Constitution Avenue. Passing the Capitol Building, as the road slopes upwards towards the steps of the Supreme Court, he recalls turning around at the top of the hill in awe of the seemingly endless stream of marchers behind him, all bearing witness to the pro-life movement.“There is no way you can feel alone in the pro-life movement after experiencing that,” Connell, vice president of communications for the executive board of the Right to Life Club, said. “It serves as a reminder of the strength and vitality of the pro-life movement in our nation, and it is a sign of hope that we will ultimately build a culture of life that respects all life, including the unborn.”This Friday, Connell, along with around 850 Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students, faculty and staff, will again make the journey to Washington D.C. to participate in the 46th annual March for Life.Notre Dame Right to Life — the largest club on campus — organizes the trip each year with support from the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. The Right to Life club also offers a variety of pro-life events throughout the year, Connell said, including group prayer services and service events, which include free babysitting for graduate students with children, educational lectures about the pro-life movement and more.“There’s a lot of really serious attacks on life in our nation and around the world, chief among them abortion,” Connell said. “It’s really important to bear witness to the dignity to every human life and remind people what a gift it is to have life.”This year, 16 buses will depart from campus Thursday night, senior and March for Life team coordinator of the Right to Life club Dan Lindstrom said. Due to a predicted snowstorm, all buses will leave D.C. on Friday night and return to campus Saturday morning.The annual trip to the March for Life is the largest student event on campus. Lindstrom said that the group is encouraging 2019 attendees to think of the trip as a pilgrimage.“It’s really uncomfortable,” Lindstrom said. “Bussing through the night twice and staying on a parish gym floor isn’t glorious. Officially giving it the title of pilgrimage gives people the right direction for how they should view what they’re doing.”Lindstrom said he hopes that students on the March will experience a spiritual awakening in spreading the pro-life message.“Giving it the more spiritual aspect, the goal is to open hearts,” Lindstrom said. “It’s not only opening the hearts of pro-choice people, it’s to open the hearts of the people on the March too.”In addition to students, around 75 Notre Dame faculty and staff will be in attendance at the March, including University President Fr. John Jenkins. Jenkins will march with the Notre Dame cohort and preside over a mass for Notre Dame affiliated marchers on Friday morning at St. Agnes Parish in Arlington, Virginia.Petra Farrell, who has served as the culture of life program manager at the de Nicola Center since 2017, said that the center offers transportation reimbursement and assistance with lodging for faculty, staff or graduate students who wish to attend the march.The number of student participants fluctuates throughout the years, Farrell said, but the record for attendees was set in 2018 with over 1,000 Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross student participants.The theme of the 2019 March for Life is “Unique from day one: pro-life is pro-science,” which Farrell, Connell and Lindstrom all believe fits very well with Notre Dame’s identity as a Catholic University.“A lot of people often think of the pro-life movement as a really religious movement, and sure, there are a lot of religious people within the movement, but it’s not only animated by the religious background of its members but also by science, by reason, by philosophy and all sorts of disciplines that go into creating a holistic view of the pro-life position,” Connell said.“Science does show that life begins at conception,” junior Morgan Chichester, president of the on-campus pro-life group Belles for Life, said.Chichester acted as a promoter and liaison between the Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame groups in order to ensure that Belles were present on the March.“I am very passionate about being pro-life and understanding the real reasons, and how to argue with someone who is pro-choice. [It] is very important and I feel like you learn a lot of information by going on a trip like this,” College freshman Rachel Ledyard said. “I also feel like there is power in numbers and it is amazing how many people show up to events like this and how moving that is.”Freshman Keely Carney will be joining her on the trip but for less analytical and more passionate reasons.“I feel like there is a flame or a candlestick inside my heart about this and I want to ignite that flame and light it, so that I am so passionate and so on fire for it that this something that I can truly strongly stand up for for the rest of my life because it is something that I believe in,” Carney said.The students planning to go shared emotions of excitement and empowerment. Chichester wanted to provide an avenue for girls to express their political, religious and moral opinions.“I am excited that girls want to take a stand on this and I hope that it makes change,” Chichester said.The March for life Rally, which proceeds the march itself, takes place at the National Mall and features speeches by politicians and activists.“At the March you will hear testimonies from people who either went through an abortion and figured out that that was not the right decision or people who said no to that and really went after life,” Chichester said.Chichester sees the pro-life stance as not only protecting those in the womb, but all people facing undignified and vulnerable lives in today’s world.“This is shining a light on the issue of abortion, but is also promoting the beauty and dignity of life to be valued. It is shining a light on it, it’s getting people together to create change whether that is legislatures or just in people’s hearts,” she said.The students attending the March for Life are fulfilling the Saint Mary’s core values, especially justice, Chinchester said.“We are fighting for justice for those who do not have a voice. That is something that Saint Mary’s stands for the vulnerable the marginalized,” Chichester said.Throughout the weekend, speakers for the program include both Republican and Democratic congressmen, in addition to former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson, Ben Shapiro and Archbishop Joseph Naumann, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops pro-life committee, among others.“As one of the most reputed institutions of higher learning that’s Catholic, I think we have an obligation to show how much Catholic teaching and reason fit with one another,” Lindstrom said.For students unable to attend the March for Life in D.C., a prayer service organized by the Alumni Association will be held at the Grotto at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 28.Editor’s note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated where the March for Life begins. The march starts on Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets and ends at the Supreme Court.Tags: 2019 March for Life, ND Right to Lifelast_img read more

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University announces 2019-2020 leprechaun lineup

first_imgThe leprechaun lineup for the 2019-20 school year has been determined the “most diverse roster” ever, the Notre Dame cheerleading program announced Tuesday.Junior Samuel Jackson and sophomores Conal Fagan and Lynnette Wukie will all act as the University’s mascot for the upcoming year, ringing in the most diverse group since the leprechaun became the official mascot in 1965.Jackson and Wukie will be the second and third African Americans to hold the role, and Wukie will become the University’s first female leprechaun.Fagan, who is from Derry, Northern Ireland, will enter his second season in the job.“Each bring their own strengths and personalities to the role, and I’m excited to see them represent Notre Dame on the sidelines next season,” head cheerleading coach Delayna Herndon said in the release. “As such a visible representative of Notre Dame, the leprechaun is a role model to fans across the country, and we hope this group can inspire people of all backgrounds to see themselves as a vital part of the Notre Dame family.”Jackson, a native of Alabama and a resident of Keough Hall on campus, said Mike Brown — Notre Dame’s first African American leprechaun and current regional director for athletics advancement — and his history with the role prompted his interest.“When I first came here, I was a big Notre Dame fan, but I didn’t have the history or legacy that my friends did,” Jackson said in the release. “Being able to make my own experiences and memories here at this University and to be able to represent it — especially as a senior — is just the best feeling. I feel like I have solidified my presence and voice, and am now etching it into the very fabric of the University.”Fagan, during his time as a 2018-19 mascot, has helped cheer on a wide variety of sports and accompanied the women’s basketball team to the Final Four. A resident of St. Edward’s Hall on campus, Fagan was a walk-on for the Irish men’s soccer team before taking on the role of being the leprechaun during his sophomore year. As the first native Irishman to hold the job, Fagan said he was unsure how excited he would be in the job at first because mascots and cheerleading are not a part of the culture in Ireland.“I’m really honored to be back,” Fagan said in the release. “When I first took up the leprechaun role, I didn’t know how much I would be excited by it and invested in it because back home mascots and cheerleading isn’t really a thing. Coming here and experiencing it first-hand is such a special thing to me and I think people can see that as well. Every time I put the suit on, it feels like I’m Superman or something, so it’s pretty special.”A sophomore in Pasquerilla West Hall and an Ohio native, Wukie said she has a “need to lead.” The release said Wukie recognized her potential status as a role model since she would be the first female leprechaun.“I talked about being a role model (during the tryout process) because even through high school and into college, it’s always been important to me to be someone people can look up to,” Wukie said in the release. “I think I hadn’t (yet) found that thing, like I wasn’t fulfilling my true purpose here to be that face and that role model, so when this opportunity came about I thought it was destiny. This is what I’m meant to be doing. … My rector told me, ‘Little girls are going to want to be you,’ so to be that role model for young women is really special.”Tags: Diversity, football, Leprechaun lineup, Notre Dame leprechaunlast_img read more

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Lakewood Pizza Hut Permanently Closes Following COVID-19 Shutdown

first_imgImage by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.LAKEWOOD – The Jamestown area Pizza Hut that closed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 shutdown will not reopen.A Pizza Hut spokesperson announced Wednesday that the local franchisee decided to permanently close all 17 dine-in restaurants in Western New York, including the Dunkirk location.Officials say this is the result of the initial temporary closing of Pizza Huts because of COVID-19 restrictions.“Pizza Hut has new franchisees coming into the New York region, and we are hopeful we will be able to serve our customers in this area again in the future,” the spokesperson told WIVB News 4. Here is a list of the stores that have closed:Several Pizza Hut restaurants temporally closed in April after reporting slow business because of a state mandate that shuttered indoor seating. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Broadway Balances America Goes Behind the Scenes of The Sound of Music Tour

first_img Broadway Balances America View Comments The hills (and your screens) are alive with The Sound of Music! Broadway Balances America, the special six-part series airing on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television, returned on December 1 with a special look at the new tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, helmed by Tony winner Jack O’Brien. Correspondent Amber Milt speaks with the director and the cast—including newcomer Kerstin Anderson as Maria and Ben Davis as Captain von Trapp—about the beloved musical and how they’ve revitalized it for modern audiences. Click play!last_img read more

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Bridge #9 on Route 9 in town of Bennington closed to one lane

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announced Thursday evening that bridge #9 on Route 9, in the Town of Bennington, just past Barney Road heading east, has been closed to one lane of traffic after bridge inspectors determined there was scouring of one of the supporting piers.  VTrans has been conducting additional rounds of bridge inspections after debris has been removed and some of these inspections are revealing additional damage to the bridges.  ‘The bridge inspector advised that we close the bridge to one lane due to the scouring that they found, so we are closing the east lane of the bridge until repairs can be made,’  said Rich Tetreault, VTrans Chief Engineer.  ‘We are inspecting bridges throughout the affected areas as necessary to ensure the safety of the traveling public, which may mean multiple inspections on the same bridge as conditions change,’ continued Tetreault. This particular bridge had a lot of debris piled up against one of the piers.  Once this debris was removed, underwater bridge inspectors were able to provide a comprehensive inspection of the pier.  Some scouring was detected and to ensure the safety of the public, VTrans closed the bridge to one lane starting Thursday evening.  Signals will be installed on either side of the bridge for traffic control and repairs to the bridge could take four weeks or longer.    VTrans. 9.29.2011last_img read more

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