first_imgAcas fears cuts will add to tribunal burdenOn 25 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Acas has criticised government proposals to remove some of its duties aspart of employment tribunal system reform. The Government’s consultation paper, Routes to Resolution: Improving DisputeResolution in Britain, published by the DTI, proposes that Acas should notconciliate in cases involving wage deductions, breach of contract andredundancy payments. Acas chairwoman Rita Donaghy said the proposals “would result inthousands of extra cases going to a tribunal hearing”. She said, “We support the Government’s aim of helping and encouragingemployers and employees to resolve disputes in the workplace. “However, we feel the Government’s proposals to remove our duty toconciliate in some cases is at odds with the overall aims of theproposals.” Acas also urged the Government to provide more funding to allow it to expandits role in promoting good practice. It wants an additional £3.5m to extend itsservices to 40,000 organisations. last_img read more

first_img View post tag: Russian Russian Sub Tomsk Catches Fire, No Threat of Radiation View post tag: no September 18, 2013 Share this article View post tag: Threat View post tag: Defence View post tag: catches View post tag: Navy Industry news View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense A fire burned for five hours on an atomic-powered submarine undergoing repairs near Russia’s eastern port of Vladivostok on Monday, but naval and shipyard officials said there was no risk of a radiation leak and nobody was hurt.Black smoke poured from the submarine Tomsk, which is powered by two nuclear reactors, after it caught fire at the Zvezda shipyard in Bolshoi Kamen, about 25 km (15 miles) across a bay…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, September 18, 2013 View post tag: sub Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Sub Tomsk Catches Fire, No Threat of Radiation View post tag: fire View post tag: Radiation View post tag: Tomsk View post tag: Russialast_img read more

first_img Portugal Takes the Helm of SNMG1 View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Portugal Takes the Helm of SNMG1 View post tag: NATO On June 8, Rear Admiral (PRT Navy) Alberto Manuel Silvestre Correia took command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) during a ceremony on board the new SNMG1 flagship NRP D. FRANCISCO de ALMEIDA.The ceremony was presided by Vice Admiral Peter Hudson (UK Navy), Commander of NATO’s Allied Maritime Command.While berthed in Lisbon, SNMG1 Staff and crews of the frigates NRP D. FRANCISCO de ALMEIDA and HNLMS TROMP witnessed the event with Portuguese military and civilian authorities.During Rear Admiral Silvestre Correia’s tenure, SNMG1 is scheduled to participate in Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR, NATO’s counter-terrorism operation in the Mediterranean. The Group will also performe intensive training in the Black Sea, and will participate in several NATO Exercises including TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15, to train and test the NATO Response Force. The Group is scheduled to visit 14 different ports during its deployment.In addition to NRP D FRANCISCO DE ALMEIDA and HNLMS TROMP, additional units will join SNMG1 in the near future.[mappress mapid=”16189″]Image: MARCOM View post tag: europe Share this article View post tag: Naval Authorities View post tag: Navy June 10, 2015 View post tag: SNMG1 View post tag: Portugallast_img read more

first_img Twitter (“the Congress” by Misha Popovikj, CC BY-SA 2.0) Tuesday’s Election Day in Georgia’s dual-Senate Runoff gave Peach State voters the power to determine the shape of the next U.S. Senate.As of late Tuesday night, both races remained officially Too Close To Call.GOP Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are fighting to keep their seats against Democratic challengers The Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively.If the Democrats win both seats, the Senate will be a 50-50 tie by party, meaning incoming VP Kamala Harris would have the tie-breaking vote for anything on the agenda. If just one of those seats remains in GOP hands, incoming President Joe Biden would have a more difficult time getting his cabinet nominees approved, and more difficulty pushing his own agenda.Much of the vote from larger population centers in the state, such as Fulton and Dekalb counties, expected to take at least a couple of days before everything is counted.953 MNC will follow the latest every hour with Fox News Radio. WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Pinterest Google+ Pinterest By Tommie Lee – January 5, 2021 1 227 Facebook Google+ Georgia Senate Runoffs: “Too Close To Call” WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleMishawaka is now home to a private school for young soccer playersNext articleLaGrange County once again a “hippie-friendly” community Tommie Leelast_img read more

first_imgShare: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) Image via – A new way to monitor and report COVID-19 safety concerns in New York State Schools is now available.The website,, was launched this week.Andy Pallotta, the President of New York State United Teachers, says if things like personal protective equipment and social distancing are not being done correctly, they wanted to provide a way for students, parents and teachers to be informed.“There’s a lot of nervous people, including us, so we want to make sure that we’re doing everything that we can to have corrective action taken place, and if necessary that schools in a certain district or in a certain region would be closed until it is taken care of,” Pallotta said. “It is for everyone in school, people in the community, too, so staff people in the community that they see an issue, they can report it.” Pallotta says his group has taken steps to ensure privacy of those reporting possible issues is protected.He says once a report is received, his office checks with a field rep in the region. If the issue is not being taken care of, they can reach out to the state Department of Health or the Governor’s Office. Once the issue is resolved, the map should be updated to reflect that.So far locally only one safety report has been filed, at Jamestown High School.last_img read more

first_imgRuth Wilson, riding high after her win at the Golden Globes earlier this month for The Affair, recently spoke to about working with Jake Gyllenhaal in Constellations. “He digs deep every day, he demands more and more off me and challenges me to go deeper.” Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 15, 2015 The pair are currently appearing in Nick Payne’s new play on Broadway. Wilson, who garnered Oliviers for her performances on the London stage in Anna Christie and A Streetcar Named Desire, also told us: “I think with this particular play it’s only two of you, it necessitates a level of trust.” And as for her relationship with Gyllenhaal? “I love him to bits! We’re really good friends and I think that’s what it needs.” Constellations opened on January 13 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Helmed by Michael Longhurst, the acclaimed show tells the story of one relationship with infinite possibilities. Constellationslast_img read more

first_imgFinishing last at one of the biggest stage races in the country.The freezing rain stops when I hit the first river crossing, so there’s reason to be optimistic as I sink up to my junk in Bradley Creek. It’s snowing at the higher peaks of Pisgah National Forest, where Bradley Creek is just a skinny trickle. The faster racers are probably already up there, battling it out on snowy singletrack at 5,000 feet. There are no epic battles where I am. Down here, at the back of the pack, there are just a couple of racers on the verge of getting pulled by the Grim Reaper, and a handful of icy stream crossings.I’m 10 miles into the second big day of the inaugural Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race, a multi-day event that’s attracted some of the top pro XC riders in North America. I’m the only racer sporting a beater bike adorned with glow sticks leftover from Halloween 2008. We’re all here for the course: 130 miles and 30,000 feet of climbing over marquee trails like Avery Creek, Bennett Gap, and Black Mountain. You couldn’t see a better side of Pisgah if you hired a guide.Standing in the middle of the river, my bike hung on my shoulder and legs going numb, I try to remember the warning signs of hypothermia, but come up blank, which is probably one of the warning signs of hypothermia. Still, it’s better than yesterday.Yesterday: Confucius SaysDay one saw me getting dropped by the pros on the first fire-road climb of the race. With 38 miles and 9,000 feet of climbing in a single day, my plan was to spin in granny toward the back of the pack and hope I survive the worst that Pisgah has to offer. After a five-mile ennui-inducing gravel road grind, I spent 15 minutes pushing my bike through the first big singletrack climb on Squirrel Gap. The whole damn trail is marred with off-camber root gardens and deep, thick mud pits, which cause me to eat it over and over. I leave Squirrel bruised, tender, and second-guessing my life choices. The bikers I’m riding against had nutrition plans and sponsorships. I had a bag of pretzels in my pack and the tenuous blessing of my wife.But I was the only racer smart enough to pre-stock the checkpoints with beer.The hours unfolded with more gravel road grinds and hike-a-bike singletrack. Even the famous Black Mountain downhill was too much for me to handle at the end of the day. I took the downhill gingerly with cold fingers clenched around the back break, riding across the finish line seven hours and 32 minutes after I started, comforted only by the fact that other riders were still out on the course suffering.That night, I spent an hour eating takeout lo-mein in the bathtub and feeling sorry for myself. I was ready to drop out of the race completely when I opened the obligatory fortune cookie and read, “Confucius says: it does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” No shit.Plastic BaggiesWe’re greeted with freezing rain on the five-mile road ride that kicks off Saturday’s leg of the race. We’ve got 41 miles ahead of us today, with some big, technical downhills, lots of water, and 9,500 feet of climbing.The temperature drops after I get soaked by the seven creek crossings. My toes and fingers grow numb and my face and chest burn from the wind. I wrap plastic sandwich bags around my feet to keep out the cold. I hit the checkpoint only 45 minutes in front of the mandatory cut off time. The Grim Reaper is on my tail.He catches up with me on a steep push up Laurel Mountain just before I reach the course’s peak elevation. I managed to stay ahead of Steve the Safety Sweep (aka the Grim Reaper) yesterday because of the few slower riders behind me, but they’ve all dropped out.There’s snow on the ground as I pedal onto Pilot Rock with the Grim Reaper a few feet behind me. His job is to ride the course with the last biker to make sure no one gets hurt and everyone hits the cut off times. Unless I hustle to beat the clock, I’m the next biker to drop.Pilot Rock is a downhill booby-trapped with hair-pen switchbacks and boulder gardens. Youtube it. You’ll see rad downhill porn set to booming hip-hop tracks. I take it considerably slower, walking some choice sections. My descent would be the worst Youtube video ever.  But I survive the 10-hour day, finishing just minutes ahead of the cut-off.My Little PonyAt the starting line on Sunday, the final day, we’re looking at a breezy 40 miles and 9,000 feet of elevation gain. The first forest road climb is long, steep, and boring, so I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to convince another rider that My Little Pony is an edgy cartoon. Steve the Grim Reaper is with us too, but he’s a silent partner. Always watching, never judging, ready to pull our card if we miss a checkpoint time cutoff.Bennett Gap is the highlight of the course. It’s 2.5 miles of downhill with just a touch of hike-a-bike to keep you honest. After Bennett Gap, there’s one more forest road grind, then a repeat of the last two miles of Black Mountain. With the end in sight, I’m feeling good, so I crank it into the big chain ring for the last downhill and pedal as fast as I can, cresting high on Black Mountain’s berms and launching far off its drops.The clock says six hours and change when I cross the finish line. I’m the last biker to finish again, crossing the line just a few yards ahead of Steve the Grim Reaper. He hands me a beer and cracks a smile for the first time, asking me how it feels to finish dead last at the Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race.I’m too tired to respond, but I know this race is like a traumatic childhood event. Like getting pantsed during a middle-school assembly. The initial shock to your system is brutal, but eventually, with therapy, it’ll make you stronger. •last_img read more

first_img“In this day and age there’s lots of things that happen political unrest, the situation with the Coronavirus but travel insurance is a must,” said Mark Webster of Plaza and Sawtelle Travel. “What is causing the new concern is that we are seeing sustained spread outside of China,” said Marrianne Yourdon, Public Health Nurse specializing in communicable diseases at The Broome County Health Department. Health officials stress that despite the recent spread of the virus systems are in place to keep you safe. Yourdon telling 12 News that South Korea has been elevated to a level three advisory meaning that all unnecessary travel is off limits. One local travel agent recommends that if you do plan to travel overseas to any country, make sure you are prepared. “The CDC has recommended you may want to reconsider going on a cruise ship that’s docked in or around Asia,” Yourdon said. Health officials are also recommending that people avoid certain trips. “South Korea is especially concerning because they are now at a travel alert level three which is the same level as China,” she said. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department is urging everyone to avoid unnecessary travel to any of the countries currently placed under a travel advisory by the CDC due to the Coronavirus. “The County Health Department, the CDC we’re all involved in a process of monitoring for two weeks anyone that comes home from those areas,” Yourdon said. Health officials remind everyone that this is an evolving situation so continue to check the CDC website regularly for updated information.last_img read more

first_img The Government has insisted the Premier League must provide financial assistance to the EFL, and has pointed out such help was one of the conditions for it giving the green light to Project Restart over the summer, when the 2019-20 season resumed behind closed doors.Julian Knight, the Conservative MP for Solihull who chairs the DCMS committee, says he agrees football must help itself.“It’s a very unedifying sight when you’ve seen other sports coming together in order to find a way through this crisis,” Knight told Sky Sports News.- Advertisement – “Football has just had a transfer window where they’ve spent £1.2bn, where we have 12-15 EFL clubs in the emergency ward, so to speak, that are in a situation where they could go under.“And having dealt with the aftermath of Bury and seen there the way in which that crushed the community, frankly I’m not really prepared to stand by and at least not do anything about that.“They’ve been given a lot of space, a lot of time. I do know they’re talking now and I would like to think that over the last two weeks while we have set up this meeting that may have focused some minds – let’s hope that it has.- Advertisement – “You never know, they could be now on the cusp of putting a deal together and then we can explore that deal in the committee. Hopefully that will be the case.“But the truth of the matter is that football in this country has for a long time… there’s been a feeling that the governance and the way in which many of those at the top of the game conduct their business and their approach to fans and to the grassroots of the game hasn’t been right.“The Covid crisis has just brought that into the sharpest of focus, so we’re looking forward to the session, and I would imagine it would be – to coin a current phrase – fairly good box office!” Fleetwood Town flag
Mick McCarthy and Jobi McAnuff agree with EFL chairman Rick Parry’s letter to the government asking for financial support 3:31 He added: “It does look to be deeply jarring if you have a situation where you’ve got a deal at the top of the game worth £9bn and then you have football clubs going under for the equivalent of a week’s wage to Gareth Bale, and I’m not singling out Gareth Bale in that respect.“At this particular time there seems to be something incredibly poorly placed with the game and I don’t wish to put particular blame on one of these institutions. I’m coming to the session with an open mind, I’m really keen to hear what they have to say.“Hopefully they’ll come with a plan – that would be absolutely fantastic. The only thing is it’s just a shame that it’s taking so long for them to come together. Other sports have put together plans in much quicker time.”EFL clubs have been particularly hard-hit by the loss of matchday revenue due to the pandemic, with Parry warning several clubs could be forced to fold by Christmas without a rescue package.The EFL says it needs a £250m package to continue to operate and rejected an offer of £50m for League One and League Two sides from the Premier League made up of grants and loans, saying it “fell some way short” of what was required.The Premier League says the offer remains on the table and is ready to engage with any club in financial crisis, but adds it has lost £700m during the pandemic. The committee will also take the opportunity to probe the game’s leaders on the Project Big Picture proposals.These first came to light last month, and would have represented the most significant changes to the English football pyramid since the foundation of the Premier League in 1992 if they had been implemented.Parry publicly supported the proposals, which were developed by Liverpool and Manchester United. Measures such as an immediate £250m rescue package for EFL clubs and a 25-per-cent share in future Premier League media revenues were welcomed by many, but the plans also sought to concentrate power in the hands of the top-flight’s big six clubs.Project Big Picture was described by the Football Supporters’ Association as “a sugar-coated cyanide pill” while the Secretary of State for DCMS, Oliver Dowden, derided it as a “distraction at best” and urged Parry in a committee hearing to ignore this “latest wheeze” and focus on bailout talks with the Premier League.Clarke’s presence before the committee comes amid questions over his role in Project Big Picture.He told the FA Council last month he had been involved in early discussions but walked away in the spring when “the principal aim became the concentration of power and wealth in the hands of a few clubs, with a breakaway league mooted as a threat”.A number of reports have since suggested Clarke was much more centrally involved.Knight said: “I’d like to find out the genesis of it, how it came about, who supports it, who doesn’t support it, why do they support it, why don’t they support it. What was the role of the three bodies that are in front of us, and were there any merits to it?“I understand the way it looked like a power grab, but small elements such as the greater distribution of TV revenues down the game, I thought that was a good idea.” Fleetwood Town chief executive Steve Curwood says only the government can save some EFL clubs from going bust Leaders of English football will face MPs on Tuesday over the failure to agree a coronavirus rescue package for the English Football League (EFL), with Project Big Picture also under scrutiny.Premier League chief executive Richard Masters, EFL chairman Rick Parry and Football Association (FA) boss Greg Clarke have all been called before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee, with proceedings set to take place from 9:30am.- Advertisement – 1:23 – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Italy play the opening match of Euro 2020 against Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico on June 12 before facing Switzerland and Wales in the group stages. Read Also: Real Madrid beat Atlético in shootout, claim Spanish Super Cup Zaniolo has scored twice for the Azzurri in his five appearances and had been expected to be a key player in Roberto Mancini’s side. He has also scored six goals in 23 competitive games this season for Roma. “Come on Nicolo! I’m waiting for you on the pitch more determined than ever,” Italy coach Mancini wrote on Twitter on Monday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Rising star Nicolo Zaniolo has undergone successful surgery on a cruciate ligament injury which could rule the Italy international out of Euro 2020, his club Roma announced on Monday. “Zaniolo underwent reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, along with repairs to the external meniscus,” Roma said in a statement. AS Roma’s Italian midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo (C) looks set to miss Euro 2020. It added “the surgery… was successful and Zaniolo will begin his recovery on Tuesday”. The 20-year-old midfielder was stretchered off the pitch at the Stadio Olimpico in tears during Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Serie A champions Juventus. Recovery for such an injury takes between four and six months, and Zaniolo could miss Euro 2020. “Thank you all for the support and affection you have shown me during the past few hours,” he wrote on Instagram beside a photo of him in his hospital bed. “I can’t wait to get back out there. Forza Roma!”Advertisementlast_img read more