Wolverhampton wont give up on AC Milan midfielder

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first_imgAfter splashing out around €120million during the summer transfer window, Wolverhampton Wanderers are not willing to slow down during the winter sessionClosely related to the Portuguese super-agent Jorge Mendes, the Wanderers have completed some notable signings following the Premier League promotion.Rui Patricio, Leander Dendoncker, Joao Moutinho, Diogo Jota, Adama Traore, and Raul Jiménez are just some of the players that arrived at the Molineux Stadium last summer.However, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo would like to add depth and some additional quality to his midfield department. According to the Italian news outlet, Calciomercato, the former Porto manager wants to buy AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie next January.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…The 21-year-old Ivory Coast international is currently on a two-year loan at the Rossoneri, with the Serie A giants expected to make the transfer permanent next summer.Well established as a regular starter under Gennaro Gattuso, Kessie has registered eight Serie A appearances so far this season, having scored two goals and provided one assist.The Wolves wanted to sign the strong box-to-box midfielder already last summer, but Milan expressed no intention of selling their man. Moreover, Wolverhampton would have to allocate around €56.5million to snatch a deal, which would become club’s record signing.last_img read more

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Platini thinks Varane should win the Ballon dOr

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first_imgFormer UEFA president Michel Platini, revealed that choosing the Ballon d’Or has never been easier as he would vote Raphael Varane.It appears that former UEFA president Michel Platini, doesn’t really care about trends as he would choose France defender Raphael Varane to win the Ballon d’Or this year.The achievements that players like Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann, and even Kylian Mbappé are not important to him.In Platini’s view, the prize should go to the only player who won the two major trophies of the year, which are the World Cup and the Champions League.Raphael Varane did have a starring role in both competitions for Real Madrid and France, but the defender is far from the type of player that usually gets picked to win the Ballon d’Or.Also, there is a very slim chance for Varane to be the player who breaks the 10-year tradition of giving the award to either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.Even the Argentine who won none of those important trophies that Platini considers for giving the prize, has a far better chance of being in the podium than Raphael Varane ever will.The France international also has at least another three compatriots to worry about if he wanted to pick up the prize at this year’s ceremony in Paris, his teammates Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann, and N’Golo Kanté have a better chance than he does to be part of the ceremony.”It has never been easier to choose a Ballon d’Or winner. Only one player won both the World Cup and the Champions League – his name is Raphaël Varane.”– Michel Platini pic.twitter.com/aRskpd7eUD— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) October 30, 2018There is still no clue to which player will be part of the podium for the award, but the favorites to be part of it are still Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Antoine Griezmann.Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé, does have a slight chance of sneaking in the final three players who will fight for the award, Lionel Messi does too because of his impressive stats from 2018.But the most obvious choices are the three players who were recently mentioned, with Griezmann edging out as the clear favorite given that he won the Europa League and the World Cup this year.Actually, when Platini spoke to RMC Radio via L’Equipe, it seemed like he was talking about Griezmann but he surprised everyone when he revealed that his top choice was Varane.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“There has never been an easier decision on who should win the Ballon d’Or. There is only one player that has won the European Cup and World Cup,” said Platini.“Normally there is a debate between Ronaldo or Messi, Messi or Ronaldo, but this year only one player has won all that. His name is Varane, and besides that, he is an excellent player… very, very good.”“Results are the only the objective factor. You can have your opinions about Griezmann, Mbappé… but the only one that has won it all, the two most important competitions, is Raphael Varane,” he continued.Michel Platini vote Raphaël Varane pour le Ballon d’or https://t.co/sMpTyS7ciB pic.twitter.com/OWKdoqjal6— L’ÉQUIPE (@lequipe) October 30, 2018We are closing in the final stages of the year and the ceremony is closer every day, December 3rd is the key for anybody who is keeping tabs on this major event as we are.The day in which the Ronaldo/Messi era will come to an end, at least for a year because we don’t think that either of both players is done winning any more individual accolades, they are just taking a small break.We are certain that both of them will keep on playing at the same level for the next five years at least, and they will both be an important part of the next individual prize podiums.There is even a big chance of Cristiano Ronaldo winning his sixth Ballon d’Or and he finally beats Messi, an ambition he has pursued throughout his whole career and something that could finally happen before the end of the year.The problem here is that France Football organizes the ceremony, a French publication that has been rooting for a Frenchman to win the award this year.But make no mistake, Platini’s wishes are unlikely to become a reality as Raphael Varane will most certainly not win the prize.El Balón de Oro debe de ser para Varane: Platini https://t.co/Lk7qe9b1Bc pic.twitter.com/y7EqZ83FyM— José López (@jjlogo151) October 31, 2018Who will win the Ballon d’Or this year? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Report Juventus plot a move for Isco

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first_imgJuventus have reportedly joined the race for the battle of Isco’s signature due to his uncertain Real Madrid futureUnder new coach Santiago Solari, Isco is yet to start in any of the Argentine’s seven games in charge of Real.The last time Isco started a game for Real was in their disastrous 5-1 defeat to Barcelona on October 28, which saw manager Julen Lopetegui lose his job afterwards.In a press conference on Wednesday, Solari defended his stance on Isco by stating that there are no undisputed starters in his team.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Now Calcio Mercato claims that Juventus have been alerted to the possibility of Isco’s availability and are plotting their move.Manager Massimiliano Allegri is understood to have been an admirer of the Spanish midfielder for quite some time.However, the Old Lady are not the only ones interested in Isco with several other European giants eyeing a move for the 26-year-old.Isco has made 10 appearances in La Liga this season with half of those coming from the bench.last_img read more

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Merson slams Ramseys contract situation

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first_imgPaul Merson lambasted his former side Arsenal for their poor handling of Aaron Ramsey’s contract situation.Arsenal are set to lose Ramsey to Juventus for nothing this summer after the Wales international agreed on a deal with the Serie A champions after his contract was allowed to run down.Merson went on to call his former club “stupid” for letting an experienced player like Ramsey leave the club in the prime of his career.“It’s stupidity from Arsenal to allow someone of Ramsey’s quality to let their contract run down,” he told Sky Sports.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It’s yet another player after Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott. Players’ contracts come to an end then they all leave on frees.“In footballing terms, it’s criminal. It’s like buying an £80m house, waiting for the leasehold to run out and losing the house.“Arsene Wenger sorted out his contract every year but seemed to forget everyone else’s!“I wouldn’t mind if all these players were 35 years of age or older, but they are in the prime of their careers when they are playing their best football ever.”last_img read more

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Tottenham Hotspurs options to replace injured Harry Kane

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first_imgNow that we know Harry Kane will miss at least one and a half month of competition, we have to talk about his possible subs at Tottenham.This Tuesday was mostly led by really bad news coming from the Tottenham Hotspur camp, as the extent of Harry Kane’s ankle injury was disclosed and the Englishman will miss at least one and a half months of competition.All the Spurs fans are really worried about the repercussions that this may bring, because we are talking about one of the most important strikers in the world right now and they won’t have him for an important amount of matches this season.The most worrying part of all this will be the first Champions League against Borussia Dortmund, which Kane will miss without question and leaves Mauricio Pochettino with a huge dilemma of who might be able to replace the skipper.There are three options that the Argentine manager is considering, we are going through all of them and give you the details in this article.Game day! #COYS pic.twitter.com/B003gtKwVo— Heung-Min Son (@OfficiaISonny) September 16, 2017Son Heung MinThe South Korean forward is the natural option to replace Harry Kane, he is the other Tottenham Hotspur’s player who has been on fire this season and there is no question that he would be the ideal candidate to take Harry Kane’s place as the offensive leader for the time the captain won’t be available.But there is a major problem with Son, he traveled to the United Arab Emirates this week to represent his country in this year’s Asia Cup.South Korea is considered a favorite of this competition and they are expected to go all the way to the final, if that happens then Son would return until after February 1st.The forward playing all the tournament with South Korea means that he will likely miss the upcoming five matches for Spurs, but he will certainly be back in time to play the Champions League’s round of 16 against Borussia Dortmund.⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️💥💥💥💥 pic.twitter.com/5KpLCcsjsI— Lucas Moura (@LucasMoura7) August 27, 2018Lucas MouraWhen Son is not around, Mauricio Pochettino could take the option of playing with Lucas Moura as a striker.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.The Brazilian winger has proved his worth this season with great performances against worthy opponents, but he is far from being a striker like Son or Kane truly are.However, Moura could bring something entirely different to Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino could opt to play with no natural striker down the middle.This option does seem a little more farfetched but the Argentine manager does seem stuck in a tight spot with this decision, while there are other options like Dele Alli, the manager might end up deciding to use the only centre-forward he has to properly replace Harry Kane.Training session #COYS #THFC pic.twitter.com/8VTSvaHIpA— Fernando Llorente (@llorentefer19) January 11, 2019Fernando LlorenteThe odds that an opportunity like this could present itself for Fernando Llorente were pretty slim, but this is how destiny and football work sometimes.The Spaniard has gone from not being considered to play for Tottenham at all, to one of the very first options that Mauricio Pochettino is considering to replace Harry Kane in the next one and a half month of all competitions.There is no question that the Spaniard does have the quality to replace the Englishman, the only problem is the lack of participation which might get him to start a bit slow in the first few matches.However, Llorente had been waiting for this big break for a long time and he won’t let this opportunity get past him at all.Delivering good performances while Harry Kane is out of commission, might be the best way in which Tottenham Hotspur could increase this player’s value for the next transfer window.Injuries are part of the game but no-one will be working harder to get back fit. Thanks for the messages. pic.twitter.com/cUeq4zFrlk— Harry Kane (@HKane) January 15, 2019Who should replace Harry Kane as the striker for Tottenham Hotspur in the upcoming matches? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Brush fire near Interstate 8 in Mission Valley

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first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Brush fire near Interstate 8 in Mission Valley KUSI Newsroom, May 9, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 3:43 PM KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 9, 2018 Crews are working to extinguish a brush fire in an open area off Texas Street and Camino del Rio South, near Interstate 8 in Mission Valley, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. There are no reports of structural threats.KUSI Chief Photographer Mike Smith took the following video as he drove by the scene.last_img read more

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Late San Diego based Marine honored for lifesaving act at freeway crash

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first_imgLate San Diego based Marine honored for lifesaving act at freeway crash scene December 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A San Diego-based Marine Corps drill instructor, who died in a motorcycle accident four weeks ago, was honored by the military today for rescuing two women from a fiery freeway crash two months before his death.Sgt. Gary Wilson of Fairfield, Connecticut, was awarded a posthumous Navy and Marine Corps Medal during a memorial service attended by hundreds of fellow service members, friends and family members at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. His son, Ian, accepted the commendation, the highest noncombat decoration awarded for heroism by the Department of the Navy.Wilson, who died in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 15 in Temecula on Nov. 16, received the award in recognition of his lifesaving actions on state Route 163 in the Miramar area late last summer.The 33-year-old serviceman was riding his motorcycle on the northern San Diego freeway on the morning of Sept. 18 when he came upon the scene of a pileup that left one car burning. He stopped, pulled two women from the wreckage and helped get them out of harm’s way.“I was doing my job as a Marine,” Wilson said. “We’re here to serve the people. Not just during wartime, but all the time.”During the memorial service, USMC Lt. Col. David Becker, commanding officer of 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, said Wilson had  “positively affected thousands of lives.”“Former President Ronald Reagan once said that some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in this world,” Becker said. “Marines don’t have that problem, and Sergeant Wilson doesn’t have that problem.”The West Coast Drill Instructors Association has donated a brick displaying Wilson’s name to be added to the Drill Instructor Monument at the recruit depot near Lindbergh Field where he was stationed.“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Wilson,” said Brig. Gen. Ryan Heritage, commanding general of MCRD San Diego. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult period. This is truly the loss of a fine Marine, and he will be missed greatly.”Wilson enlisted in the Marine Corps in March 2010. He was assigned to the recruit depot as a drill instructor in March 2016 after service in Okinawa, Japan, and at Camp Pendleton.His personal awards include two Good Conduct Medals, three Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, a National Defense Service Medal and a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Posted: December 12, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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15000 awarded to military families to help with holiday shopping

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first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: December 13, 2018 December 13, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- The Armed Services, YMCA and the East County Posse, a non-profit organization, teamed up to give away $15,000 to military families to help with holiday shopping needs.Thirty local families were awarded gift cards of $500 each.They have partnered together for over five years and have given away about $60,ooo over that time period. $15,000 awarded to military families to help with holiday shopping KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Vancouver weighs vote to create tax for parks

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first_imgVancouver voters are likely to see a vote on a property tax levy to create a city metropolitan parks district this November — but for a smaller amount than planned.The city council on Monday lowered the amount it will ask people to give, going from a planned 53 cents per $1,000 of assessed value levy to drafting plans for a 35 cents per $1,000 of assessed value tax. The latter rate would cost the owner of a $200,000 home $70 a year.But while a lower tax rate may help sell the vote, staff members told the council they may face one large roadblock: Vancouver is hovering dangerously close to its state mandated property tax levy maximum. What that means is that Vancouver will have to ask residents for two votes: one this November to create a new parks district, and another in 2013 to protect the levy from losing money if and when the city hits its maximum levy capacity of $5.90 per $1,000 of assessed value.Hitting the maximum levy capacity, which happens as assessed home values decline and the percentage of taxes charged goes up proportionally, means that lesser priority taxing districts — such as parks — are subject to what’s known as proration, or having their revenues chopped to fit in under that $5.90 lid.“It does ultimately impact the potential revenue stream from a levy,” Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Director Pete Mayer told the city council.The city’s parks and recreation department has been slashed in half over the last decade, with staff, services, programs and maintenance eliminated to make budgetary ends meet. A parks district with a levy rate of 35 cents per $1,000 of assessed value would bring in an additional $4.5 million, the approximate cost to operate the department. However, any levy would not totally fund parks and recreation: Vancouver’s general fund would still need to chip in about $4.25 million to pay for debt service, indirect costs and depreciation and deferred maintenance.last_img read more

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Cox Enterprises donates 200000 to cancer charities as part of staff wellbeing

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first_imgUS communications, media and automotive services firm Cox Enterprises has donated a total of $200,000 to two charities as part of its employee health and wellbeing programme.The donation was made to two charities focusing on cancer awareness and support, The Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Affiliate and the Movember Foundation, in order to mark World Cancer Day (4 February).Cox Enterprises donated $5 to the charities on behalf of each of the 20,000 employees that participated in its ‘Know your numbers’ (KYN) health screening campaign, which provides actionable employee data through free annual screenings.The organisation’s health and wellness programme also includes personal coaching, weight loss and smoking cessation initiatives for staff.Cox Enterprises, which employs 55,000 staff, hosted more than 200 events to raise awareness about the power of early detection in the fight against cancer, as well as providing self-awareness guides and tips for staff about how to take advantage of the preventative care benefits available to them.As part of the campaign, employees shared their experiences with cancer, adopting healthy lifestyles and losing weight. Cox Enterprises’ chairman, Jim Kennedy, also shared his personal story about overcoming an aggressive form of prostate cancer.The KYN programme also aims to help employees understand their financial health. A personal readiness statement is available to eligible employees, which shows if they are on track to meet their retirement savings goals.Marybeth Leamer, executive vice president of human resources and administration at Cox Enterprises, said: “Our employees have always been our number one resource. I’m particularly excited that we were able raise awareness about early [cancer] detection, while also helping fund Susan G. Komen and the Movember Foundation’s life-saving cancer research.“The ‘Know your numbers’ programme is designed to help our employees understand and improve their physical and financial health.”last_img read more

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AccorHotels UK extends national living wage to all staff

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first_imgAccorHotels UK will pay the new national living wage rate to all employees, regardless of age.The national living wage is the statutory rate for all employees over the age of 25. The mandatory £7.20 an hour rate came into effect from April 2016.The hotel group, which includes Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure and Ibis,  will use the £7.20 rate as the minimum pay for all permanent AccorHotels employees, including those under 25-years-old.AccorHotels, which employs more than 5,000 staff in the UK, implemented the pay rate for all employees from 1 April 2016.The organisation-wide pay change aims to complement the benefits and bonus structure already in place for staff.Thomas Dubaere (pictured), managing director at AccorHotels UK and Ireland, said: “We believe in investing in our people irrespective of age. We are proud to be part of an industry which is creating jobs and we want to take this opportunity to have all members of AccorHotels employees, including those under 25, on the national living wage and above.”last_img read more

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The top 10 most read stories 612 September 2018

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first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 6 and 12 September 2018 were:Luxury hotel chain seeks professional vacationistSaint-Gobain UK and Ireland reduces organisational health age by 3,030 yearsEXCLUSIVE: Google to focus on mental health at Employee Benefits Live 2018EU upholds that employees are entitled to 50% of pension if employer is insolventDAS achieves nearly 90% engagement in its digital rewards programmeHalf of employees cite that workplace stress negatively affects their home lifeNottingham and Derbyshire-based Trentbarton bus drivers strike in pay disputePrivate sector defined contribution pension schemes have 7.7m active members44% believe they are not on track for retirementTalent strategy is the main focus for 82% of benefits professionalslast_img

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Bradfordbased accounts manager admits workplace pension offences

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first_imgBradford-based accounts manager Mansoor Nasir will be sentenced for workplace pension offences after pleading guilty to nine charges of knowingly or recklessly providing The Pensions Regulator (TPR) with information that was false or misleading.The offences, under section 80 of the Pensions Act 2004, involved workers at the Akbar chain of businesses in restaurants in Birmingham, Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East between September 2014 and May 2017.A TPR investigation found Nasir had failed to automatically enrol 103 employees at the restaurants, for which he was working as payroll adviser, and tried to cover it up with false declarations.Joe Turner, TPR’s head of compliance and enforcement, said: “Part of Nasir’s job was to put the restaurant staff into workplace pensions. He failed to do so and then tried to cover it up by lying to us.“Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence that can earn you a fine, a prison sentence and a criminal record. All employers have workplace pension duties. Don’t take a risk that could affect you for the rest of your life.”Nasir, who is based at Beaumont Management Services in Duncombe Road, Bradford, will be sentenced at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 6 February.last_img read more

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Court of Appeal rules that shared parental and maternity leaves are not

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first_imgThe Court of Appeal has ruled that male employees taking shared parental leave cannot be compared to female staff on maternity leave, because new mothers are required to use their time off, in part, to recover from pregnancy and childbirth.The Court of Appeal issued its judgement on Friday 24 May 2019, dismissing appeals in two sex discrimination cases: Ali v Capita Customer Management and The Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police v Anthony Hextall. Both cases questioned whether it is unlawful sex discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 for men to be paid less on shared parental leave than woman on maternity leave.In the case of Ali, he sought to take shared parental leave at the same rate of pay as a female employee would have had if taking the organisation’s enhanced maternity leave.Ali’s employment was transferred from Telefonica to Capita in 2013, therefore his parental leave entitlement was determined by Telefonica’s policies; this dictated that new mothers would receive full pay for the first 14 weeks of their maternity leave and then the lower statutory rate for the remainder. Shared parental leave and pay, on the other hand, mirrored statutory arrangements. Ali argued that this was unlawful direct discrimination on the basis of sex.Hextall’s case regards unlawful indirect discrimination. Hextall is employed as a police constable at Leicestershire Police Force; its maternity policy entitles new mothers to receive 18 weeks of maternity leave at full pay, while the shared parental leave provision is the same as statutory arrangements.Hextall alleged that the policy of only remunerating shared parental leave at the statutory level caused a particular disadvantage to men and was therefore unlawful indirect sex discrimination. The Chief Constable’s cross appeal asserted, however, that Hextall’s claim is one for equal terms.The Court of Appeal dismissed both appeals. It identified that for Ali’s claim to succeed, he must have been treated less favourably than a female employee and the comparison is valid only if there is no material difference between him and the female employee. Ali cannot be compared to a woman on maternity leave, as under the Equality Act, maternity leave is provided to new mothers to assist in their physical and psychological recovery from pregnancy and childbirth. The court labelled a female employee on shared parental leave as the correct comparator, where there is no difference in pay.That women are afforded special treatment and legal protections to recover after the birth is also why Hextall’s appeal was dismissed.Beverley Sunderland, managing director at Crossland Employment Solicitors, said: “[While] the Court of Appeal decision may at first appear to be very unfair, the practical outcome of it is a positive one. If the court had held that statutory paternity pay should be enhanced for men then the likely outcome would have been [organisations] withdrawing enhanced maternity pay, so that they did not have to match it.“The Court of Appeal has emphasised that maternity leave is not there for the care of the child, but the health and protection of the mother, to deal with the trauma of having a child. It is for this reason that maternity leave can start before the baby is born and why women are able to take maternity leave even in the sad circumstances of them losing the child. Therefore, maternity leave and shared parental leave cannot be compared.“They have accepted the decision of the [Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)] that it cannot possibly be direct sex discrimination because men and women taking shared parental leave are treated equally.”Khurram Shamsee, partner and head of employment team, London at DAC Beachcroft, added: “The business impact of this case is limited, as most employers have taken a ‘wait and see’ approach pending this decision. I am surprised that the courts allowed these cases to get this far as, in my view, the merits of the claims were questionable.“Consider for a moment if the judgment had gone in their favour, and men were entitled to the same terms on shared parental pay as women are on maternity pay. It could have brought about the unintended consequence of employers making the business decision to shift away from offering enhanced maternity pay packages and scaling back towards the statutory minimum. Clearly such a consequence would be contrary to the intention of introducing shared parental leave, namely to allow for both parents to juggle their childcare and work commitments in a more flexible way.”last_img read more

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Supporters gather ahead of March For Our Lives rallies

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first_imgRELATED: MSD students speak with DC lawmakers, final preps underway for March For Our LivesHundreds of thousands of people are expected to participate in the march in D.C., which begins at noon and runs until 3 p.m.Parts of Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed for the march. Once the crowd reaches the main stage at the U.S. Capitol, they will hear from outspoken students and watch performances from stars supporting the effort.Leading up to the march, Parkland parents and kids shared why they made the trip to D.C.“‘Cause we’re right next to the school, we saw everything that was happening, we saw how everyone felt about it, and we saw all the actions that us as a city try to make change it,” said student Logan Walsh. “And I’ve seen what the students at Douglas and all the families and all the people in our city can do, at least on a state level, and I’m hoping that here, as all of us are gathering here, that we can help do it at a country level.”“This is real life history, this is a civics lesson that you can’t learn in class,” said parent Chris Walsh. “You come here, and you’re gonna be part of hopefully making a huge change. In Florida, we’ve gotten the gun laws and the school safety laws changed, and hopefully they’ll see that we’re serious.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. “It’s important that you vote and that you have your voices heard in government and that you know who you’re voting for,” said the freshman. “Don’t just vote for someone because of the ‘R’ or the ‘D’ next to their name. Vote for them because you know what they stand for, and you stand with them.”The rally at Pine Trails Park begins at 10 a.m.Supporters have begun gathering for a local rally in Miami Beach, as well.A 17-year-old student held a poster that read, “I should be writing my English paper, not my will.”“We are not just teens,” said the student. “We are teens that are involved, and we are teens that are educated about our political system, and we’re here to stay. We’re here to show our support and to show that we are here for change.”“So basically, adults right now and politicians are canceling out our views, saying that us students aren’t educated enough on this topic or that we don’t know what we’re talking about, we don’t know what we’re advocating for, but we do.” said another student. “Although we’re 18 years old and we’re young, we do have the knowledge and we do have the power to stand up for an issue like this.”Security is also tight around Washington, D.C., Saturday morning, as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and their supporters prepare for the March For Our Lives there. PARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – Supporters have begun to gather for local March For Our Lives rallies in South Florida, Saturday morning.“Everything’s come together beautifully,” said Marjory Stoneman Douglas student and organizer Sam Resnick.As many as 20,000 to 30,000 people are expected to attend the rally at Pine Trails Park in Parkland.“Well, Parkland is where it all started. It was our school that started this entire movement, our students that are working so hard up there in D.C. right now as we speak,” said a Stoneman Douglas freshman. “So it is important that we show how strong we are as a community and how we’ve come together after the horrors that occurred and how now we’re fighting for change.”“I hid in the closet for about an hour and a half with 28 other people,” said the freshman. “We had no idea what was going on. For a period of time, we didn’t even know if it was a shooting, if it was a drill, what was going on.”The freshman girl said she was friends with one of the shooting victims. “All I’m doing right now is in honor of her and the 16 other victims,” she said.At the Parkland rally, there will also be places set for people to register to vote. last_img read more

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FedEx hiring 55000 seasonal workers ahead of busy holiday season

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first_img(WSVN) – FedEx says it expects to add more than 55,000 seasonal jobs across the United States for the busy holiday season.The company is looking to add seasonal package handlers at their ground facilities, but there will be other opportunities available during the holidays in preparation for an expected increase in shipments.FedEx says it will increase hours for existing employees in addition to the seasonal hirings, and will boost its operations to six days per week.For more information or to submit an application, visit FedEx’s employment website.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Test Of Emergency Alert System Scheduled

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first_imgResidents may see several notices from the test on that day, all of which will indicate that the transmission is a test message. Local broadcasters, such as KSRM, will air EAS messages similar to regularly scheduled tests, which include an audible message that is expected to last about one minute and can be seen or heard on local television and radio stations. The KPB Alerts system is a local warning system administered by the Kenai Peninsula Borough and is not being tested with the EAS and WEA system. To receive alerts on your wireless phone, a one-time registration is required. All residents of the Borough are encouraged to register for alerts and to visit http://alerts.kpb.us for more information.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system will be conducted, on September 20, beginning at 10:18am.  In addition to the tests aired on broadcasters, the WEA system will be tested for the first time at a national level. This system can send urgent messages to cell phones by broadcasting from active cell towers, and will appear as a notification on cellular phones.last_img read more

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RIP Mygazines 20082008

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first_imgWe thank you for your patronage. If you are a publisher interested in understanding more about our model and vision for the future of the publishing industry going forward, or to discuss our Business to Business model opportunities, please email us at mygazines@gmail.com. Sincerely,The Mygazines Team It’s over:Dear valued members, visitors and publishers, Due to monetary reasons and the state of the global economy, we unfortunately must close mygazines.com. We simply ran out of funds to support the daily operations. last_img

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Publisher CoOp Offers its Own Stimulus Plan

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first_imgThe Integrated Media Cooperative has announced a “Publisher Stimulus Program” that lets new members join the co-op with a $1,000 down payment and an earn-out on the first $4,000 in rebates. The announcement comes as two new publishers—Vendome Group and Questex Media—join the co-operative. “We have been talking with the IMC for some time and the new stimulus program makes this a no brainer,’ said Questex CEO Kerry Gumas in a statement. “We look forward to significant savings in the areas of telemarketing and paper purchasing among the other areas where the IMC has partners. Founded in 2005, the Integrated Media Cooperative lets members pool best practives and volume purchasing and includes members such as Crain Communications, Edgell Publishing, Farm Journal Media and Vance Publishing.last_img read more

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Celebrity Fashion Magazines Collect Dust on Newsstands

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first_imgIn Touch Weekly745,123905,092-17.7 U.S. News40,30431,640-35.1 Kiplinger’s30,73144,407-30.8 SmartMoney31,88649,133-35.1 Cosmopolitan1,616,908 1,753,732-7.8 Fast Company24,65930,085-18.0 BusinessWeek27,95329,917-6.6 People1,319,350 1,512,476-12.8 Star601,115701,318-14.3 W27,58334,917-21.0 Marie Claire263,444289,668-9.1 Harper’s Bazaar145,445167,291-13.1 In Style625,589783,254-20.1 Entertainment Weekly40,49440,1470.9 Money67,275101,770-33.9 Glamour589,665685,633-14.0 Life & Style478,788519,388-7.8 Fortune25,40935,789-29.0 Harvard Business Review27,25332,326-15.7 OK!398,360500,520-20.4center_img Newsweek64,86682,756-21.6 Vogue374,750385,500-2.8 Time100,38295,9504.6 Forbes27,17232,096-15.3 NEWSWEEKLIES20092008% CHNG FASHION20092008% CHNG BUSINESS/FINANCE20092008% CHNG Inc.26,00021,7756.9 Celebrity magazines didn’t fare much better on the newsstand. OK! magazine—which announced today that it is reducing its rate base to 800,000 from 900,000—saw newsstand sales fall 20.4 percent to 398,360 copies. Time Inc.’s Entertainment Weekly posted the only newsstand growth with single copy sales climbing a modest 0.9 percent. Overall circ., however, dropped 1.9 percent to 1,779,537.Although they don’t rely heavily on newsstand sales, the newsweekly and business/finance categories also saw their share of single copy losses. Money magazine, which actually sells a significant number of copies on the newsstand, saw single copy sales drop 33.9 percent to 67,275 (down from 101,770). Among the decliners in both categories, only BusinessWeek, The Economist and Inc. didn’t post double-digit declines.Among the gainers, The Week saw single copies skyrocket 131.3 percent, but up only to 4,209 copies from 1,820. U.S. News & World Report (although no longer technically a newsweekly) saw a 27.4 percent spike in newsstand sales while its overall circulation dropped 25.3 percent to 1,365,652 copies.Here’s a look at single copy sales, category-by-category, through the first six months (per ABC): Elle291,577332,167-12.2 The Economist62,49166,888-6.6 Lucky198,583237,750-16.5 Entrepreneur38,69242,981-10.0 The Audit Bureau of Circulations today released its long-awaited FAS-FAX report for the first half of 2009. Not surprisingly, preliminary numbers showed that, of the more than 500 magazines reporting, overall paid subscriptions were flat, up about half a percentage point.Single copy sales, meanwhile, were down 12 percent overall compared to the same six-month period last year. Notably, our beloved newsstand behemoths—celebrity and fashion titles—saw some of the biggest single copy declines. In the fashion category, Condé Nast’s W registered the biggest newsstand loss of the period, with single copy sales nosediving 21 percent (from 34,917 copies to 27,583). Time Inc.’s In Style followed closely with newsstand sales dropping 20.1 percent to 625,589. Condé Nast’s Vogue, the category’s newsstand powerhouse, saw single copy sales drop 7.8 percent to 1,616,908 copies. Allure190,333228,667-16.8 CELEBRITY20092008% CHNG Us Weekly843,479869,364-3.0 The Week4,2091,820131.3last_img read more

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