ECB doubles its capital base to combat risk of market volatility

first_img Share ECB doubles its capital base to combat risk of market volatility by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute THE European Central Bank (ECB) will almost double its capital to cope with increased credit risk and market volatility, it said yesterday.The bank said it would raise its subscribed capital base from €5.76bn (£4.87bn) to €10.76bn by 2012, the first increase of its kind in the 12-year history of the central bank. The news came as European Union (EU) leaders gathered in Brussels for a summit to discuss ways to avoid market contagion engulfing more high-deficit member states.European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso told EU leaders the rolling debt crisis posed a systemic threat to the single currency requiring a comprehensive response.The central bank has bought around €72bn in Eurozone government bonds since May. whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL Thursday 16 December 2010 8:57 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Prooflast_img read more

Trustees of the Li Tim-Oi Foundation seek to extend global…

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tags Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Trustees of the Li Tim-Oi Foundation seek to extend global reach An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA [ACNS Digest] A foundation named after the first woman to be ordained in the Anglican Communion is seeking to expand its geographic spread in its mission to support women training as priests, evangelists, youth and community workers, nurses, teachers and theological advisors in the Anglican Communion.Dr Li Tim-Oi was already serving as a deacon in the the Macau Protestant Chapel when the Bishop of Victoria, Ronald Hall, irregularly – and controversially – ordained her as a priest on 25 January 1944. His actions were in response to a crisis among Anglican Christians in China caused by the Japanese invasion.After the Second World War, Dr Tim-Oi resigned her license – but not her priestly orders; and was able to resume her ordained ministry 30 years later having moved to Canada, one of the first provinces of the Anglican Communion to ordain women to the priesthood.The Li Tim-Oi Foundation was established in her memory in 1994 to enable Anglican women in the developing world receive support for training. In the past 26 years, the Foundation has given grants to over 500 women for training in a variety of ordained and lay roles.Amongst them is Captain Liness Madalitso Machezo from the Diocese of Northern Malawi in the Anglican Church of Central Africa. “I graduated in Cross-Cultural Mission at Carlile College which has made me gain a lot of knowledge”, she said. “I understand the Bible more than I used to do and how to interpret the Gospel in relation to culture and behavior of the people whom I am meeting now. . .“Here in Malawi, I have been carrying out evangelism activities with my fellow members within the Anglican Church and we have travelled to parishes in many remote places in the Northern Diocese of Malawi. My friends and I have visited many places by foot where even vehicles cannot pass in order to reach out these places. Of late, we visited another remote place, Usisya, which is easily accessible by boat.”As Chair of the Church Army in Northern Malawi, Captain Machezo now works to establish new churches. “This brings hope and encouragement to my calling as an evangelist”, she said.The women supported by the Foundation call themselves “the daughters of Li Tim-Oi”. The foundation is now seeking to expand its reach beyond its East Africa stronghold to Asia, South America, the Caribbean, and other places within the Communion.“If you know of women who would benefit from support for training, please contact the Foundation, or pass on the contact details to the women or their bishops”, the Foundation’s Executive Secretary, Stephanie Lewis-Grey, said.Further information is available from ltof.org.uk or by email: [email protected] New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted Jul 15, 2020 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Women’s Ministry Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Anglican Communion, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

Organisations “must prepare for GDPR as well as Brexit” says DMA Group CEO

first_img  66 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Image: data and information padlocks on Shutterstock.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Organisations “must prepare for GDPR as well as Brexit” says DMA Group CEO The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are as essential for organisations to focus on as the impacts of Brexit, according to Chris Combemale, CEO of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). He was speaking at today’s Data Protection Update 2016 conference in London.The final text of the GDPR was approved by the EU Parliament in April 2016 after seven years of discussion, making clear an organisation’s responsibilities when collecting and using customer data. It comes into force in May 2018.Combemale said:“Brexit does not change the need for UK businesses to prepare for GDPR. Firstly, it looks likely that the UK will still be a member of the EU when the new rules come into force and as such companies will need to be compliant for at least the period of until the formal Brexit happens.“Second, even-post-Brexit if a UK company has a single customer in Europe they will need to adhere to the new legislation. Finally, any trade deal that is negotiated will require an equivalent level of data protection in the UK. If you want to see how seriously the EU takes the topic of data protection with non-member states, you need look no further than its approach and negotiations with the US on Privacy Shield.”The conference includes keynotes from people.io founder Nicholas Oliver, the ICO’s policy delivery group manager Iain Bourne and the chief privacy officer at John Lewis, Steve Wright. In addition, there will be speakers from Barclays, Cancer Research, dotmailer, Experian Data Quality, Governor Technology, L’Oréal, Millward Brown, Opt-4, Privacy Laws and Business, Proximity London and Sky.Cancer Research UK, which this year committed to an opt-in policy for its fundraising telephone and mail communications, will take part in a panel session on “Everything you need to know about Consent and Legitimate Interest”.Combemale emphasised the importance of transparency in handling customers’ and donors’ data.He said: Tagged with: data protection opt-in AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 “At its heart, the new regulations insist on greater transparency, clarity and honest about what businesses do with customer’s data. This emphasis on putting the customer first reflects clearly what we’ve heard consumers and the brands that get this right will build the trust they need to succeed. While those that fail to address the issue of data in an open and transparent way will simply now endure.” Howard Lake | 30 September 2016 | News  65 total views,  1 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

México’s teachers struggle for justice

first_imgCuernavaca, México — “To be a teacher and not to fight is a contradiction in our fundamental way of teaching.” That statement, repeated all over, is the essence of the struggle of the teachers in Mexico unfolding throughout the country. In Mexico, tens of thousands of public school teachers (K-12) are fighting against the latest reform measure of the federal Department of Education.A recent law passed in Mexico now requires all public school teachers to take a federal exam to supposedly measure their teaching competence. “La Reforma” (the reform) is in reality an online evaluation by the top office of education, and if teachers “fail,” they will be fired. The teachers of this country have a long rich history of militancy and struggle. This latest “reform” is an attempt to crush the movement of the public school teachers and strengthen the campaign to privatize education. Private school teachers, of course, do not have to take this “evaluation” exam.Over the past month, the National Coordination of Education Workers (CNTE) has led massive demonstrations, involving occupations and the blocking of major highways, that have rocked cities in every state of this country. On July 1, a national day of protest took place demanding that “La Reforma” be overturned.Several marches have been held in Cuernavaca, the capital city of the state of Morelos. On two occasions, teachers left the schools to demonstrate in the streets. On the national day of protest, nearly 2,000 teachers filled the streets surrounding the main plaza of Cuernavaca. Their chants were “¡Urgente! ¡Urgente! ¡Evaluar al presidente!” (Urgent! Urgent! Evaluate the president!) and “¡Peña entiende, la educación no se vende!” (President Peña must understand, education is not for sale!) The protest signs exposed the mandated reform as a punitive fraud — an attempt to crush the militant movement against the privatization of education of Mexico. Many teachers have expressed their anger over being scapegoated for systemic problems in the education system and have refused to take the exam.The education secretary, Emilio Chuayfett, has admitted that his plan is not going well in many states around the country. Teachers from Oaxaca, Chiapas and other states have set up tents in La Plaza de la Revolución in this country’s capital, Mexico City, to protest the “evaluation.” The CNTE in Morelos has vowed to continue the fight for justice for the teachers of Mexico.Photo: Teachers protesting in Cuernavaca, México.WW photo: Judy GreenspanFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pope Francis asks for prayers from Limerick

first_imgCOVID-19 volunteerism is a glimpse of what the future can be for church and community NewsPope Francis asks for prayers from LimerickBy Editor – October 22, 2014 939 Previous articleThe Crude Mechanics of Boneyard ManNext articleThe haunting sound of Clannad makes its Limerick debut Editor Pope Francis being presented with a book on the history of the Diocese of Limerick as he greeted Bishop Leahy today in St. Peter’s.Pope Francis today urged the people of the Diocese of Limerick to pray for him as he greeted Bishop Brendan Leahy and Bishop Emeritus Donal Murray at his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square.Bishops Leahy and Murray are leading a 35 strong group of pilgrims from the diocese who travelled to Rome to mark the feast-day today of Saint John Paul.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There was further joy for the group as Pope Francis even went as far as to single them out in his greeting to over 70,000 people who gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his weekly Cathechesis.Bishops Leahy and Murray had the privilege of meeting directly with Pope Francis and, during the brief exchange, presented him with ‘The Diocese of Limerick – An Illustrated History’  book, which was published late last year, as well Bishop Leahy’s recent pastoral letter announcing a Synod for Limerick.Speaking following the meeting, Bishop Leahy said, “It was a wonderful privilege to meet Pope Francis.  We made the most of the moment by presenting him with the book on the history of Limerick Diocese as well the pastoral letter on the Synod.“Pope Francis has a remarkable aura of spirituality and humility and he just lifted his eyes to us and said ‘pray for me’. I felt it was like a message to the whole diocese and so I would ask the people of Limerick to please do as Pope Francis asks and pray for him.“Pope Francis has had a remarkable impact since his papal inauguration.  He has shown his intention to encourage creativity and mission in the Church.  He has been courageous and selfless in this and he does, indeed, need our prayers as he continues on this path to creating a more Spirit – filled and united Church.“This morning was special for our pilgrims and the Diocese in that not alone did Bishop Murray and I as the bishop and emeritus bishop of Limerick get to meet him but in greeting visitors from the English speaking world to the 70,000 strong crowd , he referenced the Limerick Diocese pilgrims in particular. Indeed our group was allocated special seats just in front of the Pope. Also, one of our group, Mary Fitzpatrick from the Holy Family Parish in Southill, touched his hand as he went past. It was really a special morning for us all.”Limerick Diocese pilgrims were overjoyed afterwards.  Said Denise Hannan, from St. Mary’s Parish, “It was an incredible experience, the best I have had. For me the biggest memory was being so close to Pope Francis.  It was the nearest thing to meeting God.”Sean O’Shaughnessy, from Kilcornan added, “I was so proud to be a Limerick man when the Pope mentioned about the Limerick Diocese.”Yesterday morning the Limerick group had the pleasure also of celebrating Mass at the tomb of Saint John Paul in St. Peter’s Basilica. On the eve of the late Pontiff’s feast day, the Limerick Diocese group had the special altar at the newly beatified Saint’s tomb to themselves for the 7.15 a.m. Mass.n his homily at the Mass, Bishop Emeritus Donal Murray recalled the profound impact that Saint John Paul left on Limerick all of 35 years ago when he celebrated Mass at the former city racecourse. “We were especially privileged when Pope John Paul II spoke to the people of Limerick and, as he put it, to pobal dilis na Mumhan.“He summed it up when he said, ‘Lay people today are called to a strong Christian commitment, to permeate society with the leaven of the Gospel, for Ireland is at a point of decision in her history’.  35 years on, there is no room for doubt now about how right he was.  Ireland has indeed been at a point of decision and we have many reasons to ask whether we are always  choosing wisely. We know well that these are crucial years for our country and for our Church,” said Bishop Murray.The Limerick Pilgrimage arrived in Rome on Saturday, primarily in honour of St. John Paul’s feast day. During its time in Rome the group has also celebrated Mass in the Basilica of St. Mary Major, attended the Mass with Pope Francis for the closing of the Synod on the Family and the Beatification of Pope Paul VI and Mass in the Catacombs yesterday (Monday).Bishop Leahy said that the entire pilgrimage, not least the privilege of meeting Pope Francis and celebrating Mass at Saint John Paul’s tomb, had a great sense of serenity and peace.“It’s been a wonderful few days, full of grace,  meeting Pope Francis and visiting the sacred places but also meeting people from all over the world, including many young people here in Rome for the various functions,” Bishop Leahy added. Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Print Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Email WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet TAGSBishop Brendan LeahyBishop Donal MurrayDenise HannanDiocesefeaturedfull-imageKilcornanlimerickMary FitzpatrickPope FrancisSean O’ShaughnessySouthillSt. Peter’s First Irish death from Coronavirus RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

Michelle Carter, convicted in texting-suicide case, released early for good behavior

first_imgDNY59/iStock(DARTMOUTH, Mass.) — Michelle Carter, the woman who sent texts to her boyfriend urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers, has been released from prison early due to good behavior.Carter, now 23, has been a “model inmate” at the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, since she arrived in February 2019, Jonathan Darling, public information officer for the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, told ABC News.She was picked up by her parents, David and Gail Carter, and her attorney Joe Cataldo.Carter wore the same grey blazer and black pants she wore when she entered the jail and was accompanied by three sheriff’s deputies carrying trash bags of her belongings.Inmates can earn “good time” — up to 10 days a month — by attending programs, having a job and avoiding disciplinary problems, Darling said. Carter would attend some vocational and educational programs and held a job serving meals in the cafeteria.In addition, she was “polite” to jail staff and volunteers and got along well with fellow inmates, Darling said.“We’ve had no problems with her at all,” he added.Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2017 after texts she sent to her then-boyfriend, Conrad Roy, before he died by suicide in 2014, were deemed “reckless” by a Massachusetts juvenile court judge.Carter was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison with 15 months served and the rest suspended. She’ll remain on probation for five years after she’s released.Her case was the first in which someone was convicted of manslaughter for using his or her words.The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal for Carter last week after her attorneys argued that a conviction based on her words alone was a violation of the First Amendment.In September, Carter was denied parole by the Massachusetts Parole Board, as members stated they were “troubled that Ms. Carter not only encouraged Mr. Conrad to take his own life, she actively prevented others from intervening in his suicide.”An attorney for Carter did not immediately provide comment to ABC News regarding her release. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Taking the strain

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. A new European directive concerns the exposure of workers to risks arisingfrom vibration. It sets strict parameters and will give employers a kick startin how to deal with or renew provisions for the prevention of these types ofinjuries, by Linda Goldman and Joan Lewis Work-related upper limb disorder is back in the occupational healthheadlines. Hard on the heels of the UK miners winning their case forcompensation for injuries to their limbs resulting from exposure to vibrating andpounding machinery, a European directive on the very topic was adopted in Junethis year. The directive regulates the minimum health and safety requirements regardingthe exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (vibration).Full details are available on the HSE website1 and it is expected that it willbe in force in the United Kingdom by 2005. It sets strict parameters for dealing with a specific aspect of work-relatedupper (and indeed, lower) limb disorders. The consultation period will startshortly and should give employers a kick-start in dealing with or renewingprovisions concerning prevention of these types of injuries. It is time to take a fresh look at some of the legal factors involved. A new slant on an old subject Repetitive limb movements are associated with muscle and joint strains, someof which result in long-term or permanent injury. The most extreme form ofrepetitive movement is that of vibration. People who use vibrating or pounding instruments are liable to suffer fromhand-arm vibration syndrome, also known as white finger, for obvious reasons.The condition which, in its mildest form, has an acute phase where circulationto toe(s) and/or finger(s) is halted temporarily as peripheral capillaries shutdown. The recovery phase is marked by an acutely uncomfortable sensation ofpins and needles. In its most serious form, the recovery period is delayed andmay result in an escalating series of problems ranging from loss of grip and,in its worst form, gangrene. The Health and Safety Executive reports that more than one million UKworkers are at risk due to exposure to vibration from the equipment they use atwork. The vibration may be subtle, as in the form of dental drills, or violentwith the catastrophic effects reported by miners in a long-standing series ofcases. Detailed information can be found on the white finger website2. Were it not for the potentially devastating effects of this painfulcondition, it would be on a lighter note that The Guardian newspaper recentlyreported that a 15-year-old Liverpool boy is a victim, having sustained hisinjuries playing computer games3. Vibration white finger is one of the multitude of disorders that affectpeople involved in the use of machinery or equipment, which either requiresrepetitive movements on the part of the operator or subjects the limbs of theoperator to transmitted movement. The legal framework People who suffer workplace injuries as a result of their employer’snegligence look for compensation from the wrongdoer. Under some circumstances,the State intervenes to administer punishment if injury is caused, or could becaused, by a faulty work procedure. Civil law has long imposed a duty of care on employers to ensure the health,safety and welfare of their employees in the workplace, and a correlative dutyon the employees not to undertake tasks or go about their jobs in such a way asto court risk. The common law duty, supported by the criminal law in the form of the Healthand Safety at Work Act 1974 and European-derived regulations, ensures that anyemployer who fails to provide a safe system of work and safe equipment will beliable to his employees who suffer injury as a result of that failure. The riskof injury must be reasonably foreseeable and, these days, should have beenidentified in a suitable and sufficient risk assessment under the Management ofHealth and Safety at Work Regulations. A risk that is not identifiable after aproper risk assessment may not have been reasonably foreseeable. The crucialfactor is whether the employer knew or ought to have known of the risk and tookreasonably practicable preventive steps. There is a correlative duty on the employee to take care of his own safetyand that of his fellow workers. This means that an employee should notundertake work that amounts to a risk, particularly if he has been forbiddenfrom doing a particular activity. For example, in 1953, Mr Stapley lost hisclaim for damages against his employer, Gypsum Mines Ltd, because his injurieswere sustained when he disobeyed an order to evacuate a mine whose roof wasabout to, and did, collapse. It follows that employees who work in excess of a work schedule, which mightotherwise have prevented them developing a work-related disorder, may have somedifficulty in establishing that their employer is liable. However, employerswill be liable if they have encouraged the breach of the rules, say by allowinga flexi-time person to work through designated breaks so that person can leavework early. New diseases for old The condition of writer’s cramp has been known since man first took up thequill. Then came a work system involving rapid input of data into computers anda more intensive use of keyboards than was ever known in the typewriter age. Inthe 1980s an epidemic of a condition known as repetitive strain injury – RSI –swept Australia. It was characterised by its lack of connection with anyformal, orthopaedic diagnosis and its generally poor prognosis. The constant feature was pain, although the site of the symptoms varied. Inthe 1990s, there were signs that the UK workforce would succumb. The mainvictims were young women working at data-input keyboards. The occupationalhealth profession was and remains concerned about dealing with diffuse symptomsarising from similar work processes involving upper limb and hand activity, inparticular. The feature of RSI was that it did not fit into the categories known tomedical science including syndromes named after tennis and golf but more likelyto be encountered in the workplace than on the playing field. Before the main impact of risk assessments and industry getting to grips, asit were, with the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations,there were alarming signs of employers being unable to recognise that humanjoints and muscles needed as much loving care as the machinery that was causinginjuries. Equally alarming was the financial impact of the increasing volume oflitigation. The general flavour of the cases that have come to court is that a standardtextbook condition is needed for a claim to succeed. After that, causation mustbe proved on the balance of probabilities. In Sony v Rugamer the courtsrecently decided, although the House of Lords has yet to make a final decisionin the matter, that psychological overlay (which may be a feature ofintractable ‘RSI’ cases) is not a clinically recognised illness. Prevention The foundation of prevention is risk assessment. The HSE is increasinglyprosecuting people who have failed to carry out this essential duty. Aconviction in the criminal court is likely to increase the injured person’schance of success in their civil claim and will affect insurance premiums. The Vibration Directive will place a greater and much needed emphasis onprevention. The recent cases brought by sufferers from asbestos-relateddisease4 have created a landmark precedent. In people who have been exposed torisk by several employers, who have brought their cases before the court,liability has been shared by all those who might have been liable. Previously,the victim had to show which phase of work caused the problem and name thespecific employer who was directly responsible for the current medicalcondition. Linda Goldman is a barrister at 7 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn. She is headof training and education for ACT Associates & Virtual Personnel. JoanLewis is the senior consultant and director of Advisory, Consulting &Training Associates and Virtual Personnel, employment law and advisory serviceconsultancies and licensed by the General Council of the Bar in employmentmatters under BarDirect. 1. www.hse.gov.uk/hthdir/noframes/vibrat.htm2. www.whitefinger.co.uk3. www.shopping.guardian.co.uk4. www.bbc.co.uk/l/hi/health/1991023/stmA framework of preventionA famous case in 1993 concerning a group of chicken pluckers who contractedtenosynovitis was Mountenay (Hazzard) and others v Bernard Matthews (1993). The judge set out the following guidelines for employers tofollow to reduce the risk as far as reasonably practicable:– Warn of the risk– Enable employees to make an informed choice as to whetherthey will take the risk– Advise employees to take medical advice at the first sign ofaching wrists or hands– Provide mechanical assistance for squeezing movements– Gradually introduce new employees  to repetitive working movements– Rotate dutiesThat case was 10 years ago. What seemed like stunning insightsinto prevention are now commonplace. The approach to the European VibrationDirective should be followed in the same constructive light. Better to err onthe side of caution – saying you are sorry is very expensive these days.CasewatchPollitt v The Post Office (2001)A keyboard user performing data input on postcodes, about asrepetitive a strain as there can be, failed to persuade the court that theemployer was liable for the condition, described as RSI even though he had beentreated by neuroplasty for relief of his symptoms. Provided there is a recognisable diagnosis, the plaintiffs arelikely to be successful, as was seen in the Bernard Matthews case. However, inMughal v Reuters, about 10 years ago, the judge  said that the term RSI had been “subjected to a semantic andlogical demolition”, but continued to use it because the term had”achieved a life of its own”.Tovey v Inland Revenue (1996)Kathleen, a typist, settled her case against the Inland Revenuefor £82,000. She developed intractable RSI which prevented her from working,although her work had been carried out under supervision.Mulligan v Midland Bank (1997) Michelle Mulligan, a bank clerk, successfully sued the MidlandBank after developing tenosynovitis due to repetitive strains induced byexcessive amounts of typing. She was awarded £155,000 to cover loss of earningsand an award for the pain and suffering caused by her injury.Rance v Lomax Sayers Ltd (2001)The claimant handled plant pots in the course of his work,lifting them and moving them. He was diagnosed with tendonitis, lateral andmedial epicondylitis and ganglion. His claim succeeded.King v Coopers and Lybrand Ltd(2001)The claimant complained that she suffered diffuse pain causedby excessive typing on a computer keyboard but her claim for compensationfailed.The University of Loughborough hasa register of all the recent cases on www.lboro.ac.uk-db/sumjudg.htm  but does not show the amounts of damagesawarded in the successful cases. Where damages have been awarded in public, itmay be possible to find the information from the court or the local newspapers. Taking the strainOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Climatic change and geomagnetic field reversals: A statistical correlation

first_imgDates of climatic episodes recorded in deep-sea cores are compared with the dates of palaeomagnetic polarity transitions during the Upper Pliocene period. The chance that the number of observed coincident dates will be a random occurrence can be as low as 3 × 10−4, and if a suitable simple probability model holds there is apparently a probability of about 0.4 that a climatic event will cause a magnetic field reversal.last_img

Fans flock to vigils nationwide for Kobe Bryant

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAzmi Tuncel/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Vigils are popping up around the nation as fans mourn the loss of basketball legend Kobe Bryant.Dozens of people began to gather on an intersection near the site of the crash in Calabasas Sunday afternoon, as well as at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, where Bryant played for years.Devastated fans gathered around a makeshift memorial for Bryant outside the arena, mingling with those who were showing up for the Grammy Awards.“I’m literally in STAPLES Center right now. Everyone has the same look of loss right now. We’re all zombies. Surreal doesn’t even begin to describe what it feels like,” ESPN senior writer Justin Tinsley, tweeted.Others tried to catch a glimpse of the crash site, high in the Calabasas hills, cordoned off by firefighters. Nonetheless, many showed up in No. 24 jerseys hoping to pay tribute to their favorite player.In New York, the Knicks held a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant at Madison Square Garden that lasted 24 seconds, in honor of Bryant’s uniform number. The MSG crowd broke out in a loud “Kobe” chant after the 24 seconds of silence. Outside, Bryant was shown on the marquee.The Raptors and Spurs did the same before their game earlier Sunday.Flowers and a basketball have been left at a memorial outside Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia, where Bryant played basketball as a high school student before leaping straight to the NBA. The school’s gymnasium is named after Bryant.“The Lower Merion School District community is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of one our most illustrious alumni, Kobe Bryant,” Amy Buckman, director of School and Community Relations for Lower Merion School District, said outside the school Sunday afternoon.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. January 27, 2020 /Sports News – National Fans flock to vigils nationwide for Kobe Bryant Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Instructor, Computer Technologies (Cyber Crime/Security)

first_imgTeaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College areresponsible for supporting student success by creating an optimumlearning environment, responding to student needs, managingeffective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses,modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism,developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty andstaff, supporting college administrative requirements, andmaintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will beresponsible for quality instruction and for effective participationand interest in the total affairs of the college.Under general supervision, this individual will develop, prepareand teach computer technology courses designed for transfer andsupport of career technical programs focusing on networking and IT.Faculty will also be responsible for advising students andcollaborating with 4 year educational partners when appropriate toensure transferability of courses.Education Required: – Master’s degree in InformationTechnology, Computer Science or a related field from a regionallyaccredited university or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18graduate semester hour credits in Information Technology, ComputerScience or related field. – At least one or more currentlyindustry-recognized certifications within the fields of cybercrime, information security and networking (Security+, CEH, CISSP,CISM, CCNA, CCIE, CCNP)Education Preferred: – Doctoral degree from a regionallyaccredited university – At least one or more currentlyindustry-recognized certifications within the field of IT andsecurity (MCSA, MCSE, Server+, Network+, Security+, CEH, CISSP,CISM, CCNA, CCIE, CCNP, etc.)Experience Required: – 3 years relevant IT industryexperience in cyber crime or information security. – Teachingand/or industry training experience in cyber crime and informationsecurity topics in any of the following formats: teaching courses,training sessions, conducting professional development workshops,and/or other continuing education seminarsExperience Preferred: – Post-secondary teaching experience inInformation Technology – Experience with assessment of studentlearning outcomes – Experience with distance learning and/oralternate instructional delivery systemshttp://gtcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1542last_img read more