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New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) 2017 Abridged Report

By on July 12, 2021

first_imgNew Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileNew Frontier Properties Limited is a Mauritian company that engages in the acquisition and development of income-generating retail and logistics property in the UK and Europe. The company is a real estate investment trust. New Frontier Properties Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Donnacha Ryan’s journey from hurler to rugby player

By on June 23, 2021

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “I would put in so much work and then play badly and I wasn’t too pleasant to hang around with then, because I put a lot of pressure on myself. My parents and three sisters had to put up with a lot of mood swings.”When he left school, Ryan decided to give rugby a go until he was 24. It’s a good job he did, because the lock and sometime back-row will pass 100 appearances for Munster this season and has more than a dozen Ireland caps, despite having to play second fiddle to Paul O’Connell and Donncha O’Callaghan. The 28-year-old has to fight for every opportunity to play at provincial and Test level, but says: “I have the job of trying to change people’s perceptions. There are guys who have cemented their places through years of experience and done all the hard graft, but your game is constantly evolving. You have got to be the one to push that envelope and why shouldn’t you be able to pass like an outside back? That’s the focus any ambitious player should have.”Donncha know: O’Callaghan hugs rival RyanHe fulfilled a dream by playing at last year’s World Cup and although he didn’t get selected for the quarter-final, he did start two matches. “I really didn’t want to be a passenger out there. I didn’t really acknowledge what I achieved at the World Cup until I came home. At that time, the year before, I was doing rehab from shoulder surgery and couldn’t even scratch my nose!”Ryan has a good brain and likes to use it. He has a degree in commerce and Irish, having switched from commerce and German because he didn’t want to go to Germany for a year’s placement. Now he is studying to be a financial advisor and taking an entrepreneurial course along with eight of his Munster colleagues, including Doug Howlett, Mick O’Driscoll and Lifeimi Mafi. Rocking lock: Ireland’s Donnacha Ryan evades the Russian defence at the World Cup in New ZealandBy Katie Field, Rugby World WriterI DOUBT that many international rugby players have learned about the game with the help of a Subbuteo football set, but Donnacha Ryan has that unusual claim to fame. When he was an athletic 17-year-old he was spotted by Pat Whelan, a stalwart from the Nenagh Ormond rugby club, and Whelan set about converting Ryan from a hurler, golfer and swimmer into a rugby player.“I played everything but rugby back then,” says Ryan. “Pat just saw something in me and then gave me a crash course in rugby, to try to get me into the Munster U18 team. He taught me the theories of playing rugby using Subbuteo men! He made me learn all the laws and if I conceded a penalty I could tell the referee exactly how the law was worded! I had no idea about rugby to start with – I even wore a Manchester United shirt to a Munster Youth trial!Teaching tool: Subbuteo helped Ryan learn rugby’s rules“Pat was a selectors’ advisor and someone told me years later that he told the Munster Youth guys that if they dropped me from the squad he would leave. He saw the potential in me. I literally wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him.”Ryan’s parents backed his decision to switch sports, and it’s thanks to his dad’s ability to drive a little faster than the laws of the land allow that he was taken into the Munster fold. “We still argue about whose fault it was, but I missed the bus to take me to the Munster Youth trial,” Ryan laughs. “We were at Mass on a Sunday morning and I had to catch the bus at 8.30 to get to the trial, which started in Cork at 11.30. My dad said he would drive me instead, but I said, ‘Forget it, I won’t get in the team anyway – I don’t even know the rules. I will go back to hurling’.“I wouldn’t change my mind until finally, at about ten past ten my dad said, ‘I’m going to Cork whether you’re going to come or not’, so we went. It should be about a two-hour trip but my dad made it there by 11.25! Pat says that was the defining day, when he knew I wanted to be a rugby player.”The transition from hurling to rugby was far from easy. “Hurling is a game of evasion, trying to avoid contact, so I wasn’t the best tackler when I took up rugby,” Ryan says. “I was always first to the breakdown but I was giving away so many penalties when I got there. NOT FOR FEATURED “It engages your brain and you can talk about something other than rugby and see guys’ creativity outside rugby, so I’m really learning more about my team-mates.”And rugby fans will learn a lot more about him if Ryan keeps taking his game onwards and upwards in the coming years.last_img read more

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Orange County extends “Last Chance” opportunity for small businesses to receive…

By on June 19, 2021

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply PPE for Small Biz in Orange County, an Orange County Government COVID-19 initiative through the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, is offering an extension for small businesses in Orange County to pick up personal protective equipment (PPE) – and once again, all at no cost. Two pick-up sites, available May 19 and May 20From the Orange County Government, Florida Newsroom Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here TAGSCOVID-19FreeOffer ExtendedOrange County Government FloridaPersonal Protective EquipmentPPESmall Businesses Previous articleKeep on running the raceNext articleDeSantis says Florida can ‘find a place’ for all professional sports to resume seasons Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here More than 10,000 small businesses have already taken advantage of the distribution of more than one million face masks and 200,000 travel-size hand sanitizer bottles at drive-thru pick-up sites throughout the County.The original distribution took place during the week of May 11, 2020 at six distribution sites. The County will distribute additional PPE kits on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20 at only two pick-up sites located at Three Points Elementary School and Orlando Technical College’s Mid-Florida campus.The sites were selected for being on the East side and the West side of the County. Operating hours will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Businesses still must pre-register at www.ocfl.net/PPE.“Due to the overwhelming positive response we received on the PPE program from our small businesses in Orange County, we are extending distribution for a limited time,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings. “Orange County distributed more than 1.5 million face masks to small businesses this week. We want to provide additional opportunities for small businesses to pick up these essential items, which will ultimately assist them in reopening and sustaining their operations during this challenging time.”In order for small businesses in Orange County to qualify and pick-up PPEs, they must register by completing and submitting an Interest Form at www.ocfl.net/PPE. Small businesses must have an appointment to visit one of the pick-up sites.In order to be eligible, small businesses can be either for-profit or non-profit with majority operations located in Orange County; and must employ no more than 40 individuals, regardless of full-time or part-time status.For more information on the two available pick-up sites and information to complete an Interest Form, visit www.ocfl.net/PPE. For more information about the PPE for Small Biz in Orange County initiative, please email [email protected], or visit www.ocfl.net/EconomicRecovery.last_img read more

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Argentina prop gets heavy ban after stamping on Joe Marler’s face

By on June 18, 2021

first_imgThursday Dec 1, 2016 Argentina prop gets heavy ban after stamping on Joe Marler’s face Another suspension was announced today as Argentina prop Enrique Pieretto has been handed a 7-week ban after he was red carded for stamping on the face of England prop Joe Marler at Twickenham last weekend. Marler was shown yellow for holding him. Pieretto appeared before an independent disciplinary committee after contravening Law 10.4(b).He accepted that he had committed an act of foul play, but felt that it did not warrant a red card.The panel, chaired by Sheriff Kathrine Mackie (Scotland), alongside Graham Quinn (Ireland) and Neil Hennessy (Wales), having viewed video footage of the incident, listened to evidence and representations from and on behalf of the player, and reviewed all of the other evidence, found that Mr Pieretto had committed an act of foul play and that it had actually warranted a red card.They determined that Mr Pieretto’s actions had been intentional and merited a top-end entry point based on World Rugby’s scale of seriousness, which carries a nine-week playing suspension.They further determined that ‘there were no aggravating factors and that there were some mitigating factors such that his playing suspension be reduced by two weeks’.Pieretto was therefore suspended from playing rugby for a total of seven weeks.Due to his playing schedule, with a break until early February next year, he is free to play again on Monday 20 March, 2017.In the same match, Elliot Daly was red carded for a dangerous tackle, and due to Marler’s yellow card  in this stamping incident, we got to see wing Jonny May’s hilarious flanking debut.credit: tightfiverugbyunionADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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B Residence / Sim Ateliers

By on June 17, 2021

first_imgArchDaily Projects 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943798/broadway-and-9-residence-sim-ateliers Clipboard Photographs Photographs:  Benson Go Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Manufacturers: Crestron, Poliform, Casa Bella, Rockefeller Industries, Trimble Philippines CopyHouses•Quezon City, Philippines Architects: Sim Ateliers Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Lead Architects: B Residence / Sim Ateliers Landscape:Plontur IncorporatedBuilder:VC Building Trades & WoodworksId Collaboration:Jessica GregorioProject Manager:NadzcorpCity:Quezon CityCountry:PhilippinesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Benson GoRecommended ProductsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiHotel ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at World Hotels Salinda ResortsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Investing in building your residence is a daunting task to have, you have to filter the right architect that will give you the right product to execute. Every house we design has its own soul and story, and that is where we took the project moving forward. Situated along the main artery of a known residential enclave in the heart of metro manila, the site was presented with a challenge:  a huge regulatory building setback eating up the lot and an array of houses that monotonously line up the street.Save this picture!© Benson GoSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Benson GoA weakness that turned into one of its best asset, the architects drew up the house facing the setback and added more garden space to strengthen the opportunity of having an open space courtyard. This creation became the masterpiece of the whole project, having all of the functional spaces embrace the courtyard and still maintain its privacy. We love injecting surprises, our designs tend to differ from what the norm is doing.Save this picture!© Benson GoThe first entry point of the house is an open foyer connected to the main courtyard. The foyer gently divides the house to two volumes, to the left is the entertainment room, where the users greet their guests and to the right is the main living space.  Once you enter the living room, you are greeted with a double volume living room embraced by a garden at the back and the courtyard at the front, this gives the space maximum light and ventilation. Adjacent to the living room is the dining room where the courtyard is intimately framed as one enjoys the space.Save this picture!© Benson GoAn added designed brise-soleil over the open walkway adjacent to the living room and the dining room filters the sun going thru, thus keeping the living and dining rooms which are facing the sun cooler in the afternoon. Every phase you arrive at in this house is an interconnection between the landscape and the indoor space. This concept of layout is also evident as you walk up the main staircase designed behind the living room with a strip of dense landscaping embracing it. Save this picture!© Benson GoSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© Benson GoBedrooms are designed to have their own suite, complete with walk in closets and own bathrooms. The bedrooms face the courtyard and enjoy unobstructed views while maintaining its privacy. The road and the setback of the next residential lot magnifies the vast open space the bedrooms enjoy. We love maximizing our openings, attaching terraces and balconies right next to the bedrooms and having longer shelter eaves allow us to bring the glazing all the way down, giving the user maximum light and ventilation for the space. Save this picture!© Benson GoAnother well kept secret was the placing of an intimate garden inside the master’s bathroom and walk in closet. The injection of this space allowed us to flood light in without compromising its privacy.  Light and volumes are the subjects we love playing around, we take careful thinking on how we transition spaces and how we can incorporate added value to it. By doing this, it allows us to formulate different story board for the houses we design and make them unique in itself but having a very evident display of process. For this house, this is his story.Save this picture!© Benson GoProject gallerySee allShow lessKyushu University Biolab / ICADASelected Projects58 House / 85 DesignSelected Projects Share Luther Maynard Sim, Joy Veronica Sim ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943798/broadway-and-9-residence-sim-ateliers Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSim AteliersOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQuezon CityOn FacebookPhilippinesPublished on July 18, 2020Cite: “B Residence / Sim Ateliers” 17 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Bee Populations Increasing

By on June 14, 2021

first_img CropLife America (CLA) commends the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for continuing to closely monitor and record the health of bee colonies in the U.S. and for collaborating with a variety of stakeholders to address pollinator health issues. USDA’s commitment to improving bee health is reflected in the recent release of an annual survey prepared in collaboration with the Bee Informed Partnership and the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA), which reports a marked decrease in bee colony losses compared to previous years.  Survey results for the 2013/2014 winter were released by USDA, the Bee Informed Partnership and AIA on May 14, and show that 23.2 percent of managed honeybee colonies in the U.S. were lost, compared to 30.5 percent losses reported for the 2012/2013 winter. Over an eight-year period, the average total of colony losses reported is 29.6 percent. The 2014 self-reported survey reflects responses from nearly 7,200 beekeepers in the U.S. who collectively manage 21.7 percent of the 2.6 million bee colonies in the country. “As the survey’s co-author Dr. Jeffery Pettis noted, the unstable survey results from year to year indicate that there is not one single solution we can implement to diminish bee colony losses. Recent evidence points to the parasitic Varroa mite as a primary threat to pollinators, but other issues such as adequate nutrition and best management practices among beekeepers must also be addressed,” commented Jay Vroom, CLA’s president and CEO. SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Milkmen Turn their Sites to Indy 500 DutiesNext articleAphids and Nematodes Working Together Against Soybean Crops Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – May 15, 2014 center_img “Although CLA is cautiously encouraged by the results of this year’s annual survey on bee colony losses, we recognize that there is still a great deal of work to be done to address issues surrounding bee health,” Vroom added. “As this is a self-reported survey, we feel that the involvement of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) would enhance the rigor and value of the information and aid in the important work of improving bee health. We look forward to working with USDA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and all involved stakeholders in pursuing science-based solutions for honeybees and other pollinators.”   USDA announced that it will hold a summit in October 2014 in Washington, D.C. that will focus on addressing forage and nutritional needs of pollinators and analyze the most available research related to pollinator losses. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Bee Populations Increasing Bee Populations Increasinglast_img read more

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USDA Helping to Improve Rural Infrastructure in Marshall County

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first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleReaction to Game of Tariff Tag After China Retaliates on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleIs Canada Purposefully Dragging Out NAFTA Negotiations? Hoosier Ag Today Assistant to the Secretary of Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the USDA is investing $385 million to improve rural electric service in 13 states. “Reliable and affordable electricity is undeniably a necessity in today’s world,” Hazlett says. “The USDA is committed to being a strong partner in keeping our rural communities connected to this essential infrastructure. USDA is making the investments through the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program.In Indiana, Marshall County REMC is receiving a $9.5 million loan to build 11 miles of line, improve 59 miles and make other system improvements. The loan amount includes $5,130,130 for smart grid projects. Marshall County provides electric service to 7,200 customers over 1,070 miles of line in Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, St. Joseph and Starke counties in northern Indiana. The economy of the service territory has historically relied on agriculture and agriculture-related industries.USDA says the project will help improve the quality of life for rural residents in Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. The investments that USDA is making include nearly $43.7 million for smart grid technology to increase system efficiencies. Smart grid includes computer applications, two-way machine-to-machine communications, as well as other tools designed to increase the reliability and efficiency of electric power systems. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Helping to Improve Rural Infrastructure in Marshall County By Hoosier Ag Today – Sep 19, 2018 USDA Helping to Improve Rural Infrastructure in Marshall County Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Investigation launched in to disappearance of skeletal remains

By on May 27, 2021

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook By News Highland – May 4, 2010 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Facebook Investigation launched in to disappearance of skeletal remains Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleDeputy McDaid had by far lowerst attendance in Dail in 2009Next articleIrish Airspace to reopen at 1pm Tuesday News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp An appeal has been launched following the disappearance of skeletal remains at a quarry in West Donegal over the weekend.The remains were discovered following a search that was prompted by the discovery of other remains in sand that had originated from the quarry in Gweedore.The remains, thought to date back thousands of years, were due to be examined at the weekend, but on arrival it was found that the remains had disappeared.Caroline Carr of the Donegal County Museum says they want them back: Google+ Newsx Adverts Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

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New Regeneration Plan for the Twin Towns

By on May 25, 2021

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest New Regeneration Plan for the Twin Towns WhatsApp Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest Previous articleDail hears details of damning report into Gynaecology Services at LUHNext article77 jobs to go in Coleraine News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – September 3, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme A new Regeneration Plan for the Twin Towns has been announced this week.Donegal County Council is work closely with the Ballybofey and Stranorlar Integrated Community Company to identify key priorities and actions that will see the sustainable regeneration of the town up to 2040 and beyond.Work has already been undertaken in the Twin Towns over the last 12 months and this plan aims to strengthen the capacity and competitiveness of the town centres.Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar Municipal District is Cllr Gary Doherty………Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/garyregen1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Statement in full -Twin Towns Regeneration Plan announcedA new Regeneration Plan for Ballybofey and Stranorlar has been announced this week and will seeDonegal County Council working closely with BASICC, the Ballybofey and Stranorlar IntegratedCommunity Company to identify key priorities and actions that will see the sustainable regeneration ofthe town up to 2040 and beyond.This Plan will build on the work undertaken in the Twin Towns over the last 12 months and will set outthe regeneration aspirations and priorities with a view to strengthening the capacity andcompetitiveness of the town centres. Pasparakis Friel Architects have been appointed to carry out thiswork.Welcoming this announcement Cathaoirleach of Stranorlar Municipal District, Cllr Gary Doherty said “Iam delighted to see this strong regeneration focus on these towns. The Twin Towns are key strategicdrivers for growth in Donegal given the quality commercial base that exists alongside the caliber ofbusinesses we have here in the towns and the extent of the retail and hospitality offering.”He added “I would encourage the whole community to engage with the consultation process over thecoming months, particularly the business community. It is vital that the regeneration strategy isinformed by the contribution and aspirations of key stakeholders in maximizing the untapped potentialof the area as a vibrant place to live, work and invest and one that will underpin a prosperous future forthe entire community.”This plan will build on the work carried out in the Twin Towns over the last number of months includingthe community consultation event which took place in Kee’s Hotel in November 2019 attended by over60 people. Since this event and while responding to Covid-19, work has continued with projects beingdeveloped and funding applications submitted.Kieran Doherty, Chairman of BASICC explained that “Pasparakis Friel Architects will lead on the nextstage of this project. They will take all the views from our public event in 2019 on board but they alsowant to learn more from the community. The sense of optimism and opportunity generated from theevent in November has helped drive the work of our group over the last number of months. Thestrategy will help guide our own priorities and actions for the town centres. We want to enhanceBallybofey and Stranorlar’s unique sense of place and identify actions that will be positive for theeconomy and community in the twin towns”.Sinead McCauley of the Regeneration and Development Team of Donegal County Council added,“Alongside the Regeneration Strategy, we are developing an exciting town centre regeneration project.The project will improve pedestrian accessibility, provide a town square and reuse a heritage building.Plans for this project will be available for the public to view in the coming weeks.”Get involvedTo get involved residents, visitors, business owners, and interested parties are invited to have their sayusing this online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Ballybofey-Stranorlar-Regeneration.And on Saturday 12th September Pasparakis Friel Architects will hold a streetside consultation sessionoutside McElhinneys Store between 12.00pm and 2.00pm and will be inviting passers-by to have theirsay on how they think the town centres could develop over the next 20 years.Keep up to date on how the project unfolds by following it on Facebook @Ballybofey Stranorlar Regen. Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

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Letters of the week: equality lessons from South Africa

By on May 18, 2021

first_imgFirsthand account of work sex bias As a female HR manager I agree that male-dominated organisations are reluctant to promote women of childbearing age. I was promoted into my current position three years ago only because I pushed for it. I was originally told unofficially that I did not have a chance and that an external candidate (all were male) would be appointed. Eventually I was considered the best candidate but was asked what my intentions were with regard to children. For the record, I am single and of childbearing age and do not want to have children. I then became only the second female manager in an engineering organisation with 700 staff.My HR director (male) is due to retire. I have expressed an interest in his post, but have been advised that I will not be considered with no reasonable explanation. I believe that had I been male I would be promoted into this role.Name and address supplied Glad we weren’t imagining thingsI am pleased that Richard Staines’ report on the AHHRM conference (News, 26 September) confirmed Hugh Taylor’s comments about the NHS needing to mirror McDonalds’ HR practices. Many in the room thought they had suffered a temporary hearing defect. Ironic that Hugh Taylor should be extolling the company in the same week that the press carries Tony Royle’s less than flattering article. Perhaps he is proposing that NHS HR managers should be aping Big Macs’ union-busting tactics from the US and Europe. Can’t wait to get my peaked cap and competency stars. Was that with fries, sir? Name and address supplied Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Letters of the week: equality lessons from South AfricaOn 10 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today I have recently arrived in England after having lived and worked in human resources in South Africa, and I am surprised at how backward England is in comparison to South Africa, in terms of discriminatory practices. This extends not only to pay inequities between the sexes, but also to discrimination in terms of ageism and just a general mindset. The study indicated in your article, “Female staff are still in second place in the promotional stakes” (News, 26 September), says “male managers’ perception of other men as breadwinners means they are reluctant to promote women who are of childbearing age”.Since becoming a democracy, South Africa has emphasised the need for non-discriminatory practices via employment equity legislation, which encompasses all of the above and which makes it an offence to discriminate. In coming to England I feel I am almost stepping back in time – something I had not imagined. I think England is a wonderful place to live and I hope it catches up soon in terms of overcoming discriminatory practices such as those described in your article. Perhaps employment equity law needs to be introduced here – the South African model would be a good starting point.Sue Watt-Pringle, Via e-mail Remark negates 30 years of workAs a woman who started her professional career in engineering and was an early participant in the Wise (Women into Science and Engineering) campaign, I read Philip Whiteley’s article, “21st century women turn away from their old roles”, with interest (Analysis, 26 September).However, I was appalled at the comment attributed to Dinah Worman, equal opportunities adviser at the CIPD, which said, “most jobs that arise now are more suited to women; they are in the service sector”.That someone who calls themselves an equal opportunities adviser can make such a discriminatory remark seems to me a negation of the effort that women (and men) like me have been making for the past 30 or more years.We have been pressing for an individual to be assessed for a job, and to search for roles which match their capabilities, qualifications and aspirations, not their gender, race or any other “easy” categorisation.Nursing, engineering and – dare I say it – HR management are all occupations which should be followed by those who can perform best in them.Barbara Stephens, Chief executive, Local Government Commission for England Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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