first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Pregnant pause is managerial curseOn 13 May 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Patricia Hewitt is concerned that pregnant women are beingvictimised and has asked the EOC to investigate. But what about the pooremployers who have to tip-toe through this minefield and the non-pregnantemployees who have to carry the workload?My friend liked and respected her manager during the three months she hadbeen working as a secretary. Then she found she was pregnant – an accident.Upon informing her boss, the manager flew into a rage, shouted about howinconvenient it was and demanded she get an abortion. My friend decided toleave. The personnel director slunk by a few days later, asked why she wasdeparting so soon, and as the colour drained from his face, promptly offeredsome hush-up money. My friend reckons she’ll be fine: her boyfriend has a goodjob. Looking back on it now, she finds the episode grimly funny – a case studyin the pathology of corporate commitment. The manager, naturally, was a womanwith four kids of her own. Patricia Hewitt is right to be worried. There is something about conceptionthat can cause even competent managers to lose it. Finding lurid instances ofvictimisation is probably the easiest investigation the Equal OpportunitiesCommission has ever been asked to complete. Doubtless a panel of worthies will decide that a careless misogyny is theby-product of our culture of dedication to work. The story the EOC will want totell is that pregnancy continues to be treated like a disease. At one end ofthe spectrum are cases of outright victimisation, such as that suffered byCarol Bonehill, whose P45, enclosed so touchingly inside a congratulationscard, triggered Hewitt’s concern. More widespread are the complaints ofostracism, lack of promotion, change of salary terms, being placed on the”mummy track”, downgraded appraisals. The maternity stigma means womenoften time conception according to the employment rights they have acquired. But if this is the only conclusion drawn by the investigation, it will be acop-out. For truthfully explaining attitudes to maternity involves tip-toeinginto some difficult territory. First, let us agree that the above complaints are a significant problem. Itis certainly time tribunals upped the miserly compensation they award invictimisation cases. While theoretically uncapped, about £7,500 is good for thelow paid; higher awards would guarantee publicity. Second, let us concur thatthe curse/joy of childcare falls very unfairly between the sexes. Men get awaywith things – as has been their chief historical characteristic. This is sad.But it is not primarily an employment issue. But having said all that, can we also admit that for a sizeable proportionof women, having a family – a life-changing event – really does transformattitudes to work? Assuming all women prioritise work to a consistent degreethroughout their lives is sheer nonsense. There will be some who are lesscommitted than they were before having a child – amazed, perhaps, that theyever cared quite so much about their jobs in the first place. Many women, whether full time or part time, may find that once they areexpected to shoulder the main burden of childcare, they are grateful to easeoff on the amount of effort they put into work. Familial exhaustion is onereason; a conscious reassessment of priorities is another. Some would rathernot be working at all, but they need the money or they (correctly) suspect theyshould try to keep their options open. The fact is maternity is impossible to generalise about. For every textbookpregnancy, there is a nine-month ordeal of morning sickness, complications andantenatal appointments. For every model tot, there is a sickly jackanapes. Onewoman may be off for no more than two weeks. Another may be away stretchingdefinitions of part-time for years on end. To some women, offering a backseatfor a while is the kindest, most sensible, most flexible thing an employer cando. To others, it would merely squander their talent and discriminate againstthem. Maternity places employers in a profoundly tricky position. Not only mustthey never make assumptions about an employee’s wishes, but there is also therelationship with other workers to worry about. A pregnancy normally means anon-going commitment from colleagues to work harder. About no otherdiscrimination or equality issue can this be said. Much of modern work no longer functions principally by time: what youproduce matters far more than how long it takes to do something. Employers needpeople they can rely on to see a job through when necessary. Parents (mostlymothers) cannot be relied on because babies’ schedules are not flexible. Theresult is that the childless end up carrying the child-rearing. The law has yet to wake up to the potential for discrimination against thechildless. It is interesting to note that to qualify for the most basicemployment right, the right not to be dismissed unfairly, all employees mustwork for a year. Parents, however, are entitled to enhanced maternity leave,paternity leave and flexible working rights after 26 weeks – before parentalleave kicks in after a year. Maternity is never just a two-way matter betweenemployer and employee. There is a third party to consider: other resentfulworkers. The only solution to these issues is – plus ça change – communication. It isalways easier to say it than do it. But perhaps the EOC can, in a small way,aid the process. In addition to arguing employers must respect and valuemothers (and be soundly punished if they don’t), the EOC should also go out ofits way to salute the delicacies involved in managing maternity. Like it ornot, maternity is a true managerial curse. Comments are closed. last_img read more

first_imgThis week I am going to give you three recipes that you can use to make a healthy and delicious, day of food.The one thing that I hear time and time again is that people find it hard to make healthy food taste good.So, here is a full day of food It has everything from breakfast to dinner and not only is it healthy AND tastes great, but I have also got the calories, protein, carbs and fat worked out for you. These recipes are a favourite of my Rushe Fitness members in our Lean in 2019 program. The next one starts on AUGUST 6TH and you can book your place through the link belowhttps://www.rushefitness.ie/class/lean-in-2019-gym-plan/. 1st up is breakfast SLOW COOKED APPLE PIE OATS INGREDIENTS100 grams of steel-cut or Irish oats400 millilitres of unsweetened almond milk2 medium apples, chopped into 1cm cubes1 teaspoon of coconut oil 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon of ground or freshly grated nutmeg2 tablespoons of maple syrupA squeeze of lemon juice INSTRUCTIONSAdd all the ingredients to your slow cooker. Stir the mixture together until well combined and then cook it on a low heat for 8 hours or a high heat for 4 hours. By this point the oatmeal mixture will have thickened and will be the consistency of porridge.Give the oatmeal a good stir and then finish with your favourite toppings. We recommend peanut butter and chopped apples but anything goes well with this breakfast classic including a little protein powder if you wish to increase the protein content.The oatmeal can be kept in the fridge for up to one week. The dish can be reheated in the microwave or on the stove but keep in mind that the oats will continue to absorb liquid when in the fridge so we recommend adding a splash of almond milk to the mixture to loosen it up.180 CALORIES – 5G PROTEIN – 31G CARBS – 5G FAT – 5G FIBRENext on the menu will be lunch and we will be having a light lunch because dinner will be fit for a King.SALMON BURGERS WITH AVOCADO SALSAINGREDIENTS450 grams of salmon fillet50 grams of panko breadcrumbs1 egg2 spring onions, finely sliced½ poblano pepper, deseeded and slicedThe juice of 1 lemon or 1 lime½ teaspoon of salt¼ teaspoon of black pepperAvocado salsa:1 large ripe avocado, peeled, stoned and chopped½ poblano pepper, deseeded and sliced2 spring onions, finely slicedThe juice of 1 lemon or 1 lime½ teaspoon of salt¼ teaspoon of black pepperINSTRUCTIONSBegin by skinning and chopping the salmon fillet into small chunks. In a large bowl, combine the salmon, panko breadcrumbs, poblano pepper, egg, spring onions, lemon or lime juice, salt and pepper.Once all the ingredients are well-mixed use your hands or a large spoon to divide the mixture into patties.The easiest way to get a consistent shape and size is to mould them with your hands.Place the patties on a medium-hot griddle pan, or alternatively an outdoor barbeque to give it a smoky flavour, and grill for around four minutes on each side until the salmon is cooked through.The avocado salsa is simple but effective – all you have to do is combine the REST OF THE ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Top the salmon burgers with the salsa and serve with or without a bun.353 KCAL – 23G FAT – 25G PROTEIN – 12G CARB – 4G FIBRE Now we come to dinner and as we have been good all morning, we are going to treat ourselves.Who doesn’t love a good curry?CHICKEN KORMA INGREDIENTS½ white onion, diced2 garlic cloves, crushed200 grams of chicken breast fillets, cut into 3cm pieces2 teaspoon of sunflower oil1 tablespoon of butter1 teaspoon of ground turmeric1 tablespoon of garam masala½ teaspoon of chilli powder½ tablespoon of caster sugar125 grams of low fat plain yoghurt30 millilitres of coconut milk20 grams of flaked almondsINSTRUCTIONSBegin by preheating your oven to 180°C (350°F).Heat the oil and butter in a pan and gently fry the onion for around 3 minutes until it has turned translucent.Then add the garlic and fry until both have begun to caramelise. At this point, add the turmeric, garam masala, chilli powder and sugar to the pan and let the spices roast for around 1 minute, or until they smell incredible.Once the onion and spice mixture is cooked, stir in the yoghurt and coconut milk. Let this gently simmer for a few minutes and remove from the heat.Place the pieces of chicken into a casserole dish and pour over the yoghurt sauce. Cover the dish and bake in the oven for around 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked and is well marinated in the sauce.Before serving, sprinkle flaked almonds over the curry.400 KCAL – 21G FAT – 35G PROTEIN – 18G CARBS – 2G FIBREAnd there you have it.A healthy and delicious day of food and everything worked out for you so you can get great results while still eating great tasting food.Give them a try and be sure to let me know what you think of them.#Leanin2019My Members get recipes like these and more in our Lean in 2019 program.The next one starts on AUGUST 6TH and you can sign up now through the link below.https://www.rushefitness.ie/class/lean-in-2019-gym-plan/DD Fitness: Real healthy recipes was last modified: August 2nd, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgIn response to claims in the media that many states are passing bills to mandate the teaching of intelligent design along with evolution, Seth Cooper on the Evolution News blog has listed 10 states where evolution bills are being debated and three more where discussions are taking place in the legislature.  Contrary to media reports, most states are not mandating the teaching of I.D. but rather seeking ways to permit alternatives to evolution to be heard.  (The Discovery Institute does not recommend mandating the teaching of intelligent design in public schools.)    The highest-visibility case is in Kansas.  The Wichita Eagle reported that one member of the school board is considering additional changes to the standards to allow further criticism of evolutionary theories, but the majority are working to clarify the wording of the new standards that take effect in the fall.  Tom Magnuson at ARN.org claims the Kansas City Star reporter gave an inaccurate description of the situation and made major misstatements.Since reporters often fail to do their homework and repeat the propaganda of the Darwin Party, it is important as always to have one’s Baloney Detector in good working condition.  Notice, for instance, how the Wichita Eagle labels the pro-evolutionists with the mild term “moderates” as opposed to the “conservative” members arguing for change.  What other political labels can you come up with for these opposing groups that could spin the story either way? (Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgExcellent as a dance accessory. Acquired this for my daughter to have on for a dance competitors. It appeared absolutely spectacular on phase and bought plenty of compliments. Really happy with this order. Only factor i would say is that it is rather an orangey purple fairly than the further pink i experienced anticipated from the image although it was the ideal shade for us.Beautiful accessory for my hair for sisters wedding. Experienced so quite a few pleasant compliments.Contever® 5 Pcs Artificial Pearls White Bobbin Hair pins Cluster Clips Comb Headband Clips Prom Wedding Bridal BridesmaidsMaterial: Alloy and Artificial pearl100% Brand New and High QualityIt features delicate craft and premium quality.Each pin can be clustered or added individually to add the finishing touch.Wonderful hair accessory for fabulous wedding hair, prom hair and special occasion hair stylesExcellent as a dance accessory. Acquired this for my daughter to have on for a dance competitors. It appeared absolutely spectacular on phase and bought plenty of compliments. Really happy with this order. Only factor i would say is that it is rather an orangey purple fairly than the further pink i experienced anticipated from the image although it was the ideal shade for us.Beautiful accessory for my hair for sisters wedding. Experienced so quite a few pleasant compliments.Attractive, whilst the color has a extra orange glance than pink.Contever® 5 Pcs Artificial Pearls White Bobbin Hair pins Cluster Clips Comb Headband Clips Prom Wedding Bridal Bridesmaids : Beautiful, although the colour has a more orange look than red. They are really charming, and delicate and they arrived genuinely nicely packaged and safeguarded.last_img read more

first_imgThe QTA Board has decided to endorse the recommendation of the QTA Technical Panel to hold the State Championships in 2009 not March 2010.The State Championships will be held on 30th , 31st October 1st November 2009 at a venue to be decided. Applications to host the event will be called.last_img

first_imgHeadshot of an Ohio State student.ohio state student broken neck osu.eduosu.eduEarlier this week, tragedy struck Ohio State’s campus when junior Austin Singletary passed away following the school’s annual Mirror Lake jump. Initial reports suggested that he’d been pulled from the water after suffering from cardiac arrest. Those reports now appear to have been incorrect.According to The Columbus Dispatch, the Franklin County coroner has “tentatively” determined that Singletary actually died of a broken neck – specifically, a C-5 vertabra fracture. Here’s more:The autopsy, which was done on Thursday, revealed a fracture of the C-5 vertebra, which would lead to paralysis of the arms, legs and diaphragm, causing death, said Coroner Anahi Ortiz. She said the injury was consistent with him hitting his head on something hard, such as the bottom of the lake or a rock.Ortiz said Singletary survived for about two hours before dying at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. She added that the results are “very preliminary” and could be modified once Singletary’s medical history is completely reviewed and toxicology results — which would show any drug or alcohol use — are available. That’s expected to be complete in about six weeks.As noted, the findings aren’t definitive. But as you can imagine, it’s becoming more and more likely that the 2015 jump will be the last. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to Singletary’s family and friends.last_img read more

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – The National Energy Board says renewable sources of electricity in Canada will grow over the next 20 years but so will Canadian oil and natural gas production.In a new report, the national regulator says Canadians will learn to use less energy, even as the economy grows, through to 2040.Under its reference or base case, the NEB predicts total Canadian electricity generation will increase by about 12percentt from 2017 to 2040, with most of the new sources from natural gas, wind or hydro. By 2040, the share of non-emitting electricity generation rises to nearly 84 percent, compared to about 80 percent now.The NEB forecasts crude oil production will grow to 6.9 million barrels per day in 2040, up 58 percent from 4.4 million barrels per day in 2017, with most of the increase from the oilsands.The board envisions price discounts for Western Canadian Select bitumen blend compared with U.S. benchmark crude will remain higher than typical at US$26.30 per barrel in 2020 but will return to a sustained level of US$14 per barrel by 2027.Carbon intensity in Canadian energy sources will decline, it says, as more natural gas is consumed at the expense of coal and oil products.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin says it will not sell its newly rolled out F-21 fighter jet to any other country if India places an order for 114 planes, a move aimed at pitching itself ahead of its US, European and Russian competitors for the mega deal. Vivek Lall, vice president of Strategy and Business Development for Lockheed Martin, says if F-21 wins the contract, then India will also be integrated into the company’s global fighter ecosystem, which is a USD 165 billion dollar market. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework In an interview with PTI, Lall said the new combat jet is designed to operate across over 60 air force stations in India, and its key aspects include superior engine matrix, electronic warfare system and weapons carrying capacity. “We will not sell this platform and the configuration to anyone in the world. It is a significant commitment by Lockheed Martin and it shows importance of India and importance of unique requirement India has,” he said. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen Last month, the Indian Air Force issued an RFI (Request for Information) or initial tender to acquire 114 jets at a cost of around USD 18 billion, which is billed as one of the world’s biggest military procurement in recent years. The top contenders for the deal include Lockheed’s F-21, Boeing’s F/A-18, Dassault Aviation’s Rafale, the Eurofighter Typhoon, Russian aircraft MiG 35 and Saab’s Gripen. Lall said if Lockheed wins the contract, it will not only set up a state-of-the-art F-21 manufacturing facility along with the Tata Group, but will also help India create an ecosystem for overall growth of the country’s defence manufacturing. On observation that the F-21 is similar to Lockheed’s F 16 Block 70 combat jet, he said such a view is unfair as there have been significantly differences between the two platforms. F-21 is different in terms of various aspects including its air frame, weapons capability, engine matrix and availability of engine options. “As for example, you are now looking at 12,000 hours of service life air frame in F-21 versus 8,000 hours previously (F 16 Block 70). The additional 40 per cent weapons carrying capability is new in F-21 which was not there in F 16 Block 70. The electronic warfare system is uniquely developed for India,” he added. “Looking from a distance may make it look similar to F 16 Block 70, but it is different,” he added. Besides having a traditional boom-delivered refuelling facility, the F-21 also has a extendable hose-and-drogue refuelling probe. “This is only fighter in the world which has both the capability,” said Lall, adding the cockpit has a new large area display. “It is a modern cockpit and has a significant piece of ability to synthesise information. These are unique capabilities that we are not offering to other countries in the world,” said the Lockheed executive. The jet has a Long-Range Infrared Search and Track (IRST), enabling pilots to detect threats with precision and Triple Missile Launcher Adapters (TMLAs) allowing it to carry 40 per cent more air-to-air weapons. Without giving any approximate price of each bare-bone aircraft, he pitched it as the most cost effective compared to the competitors in terms of life-cycle and operational costs. “If you look at the US government data, the advantage is 30-40 per cent in terms of cost effectiveness. This is lower compared to the comparable competitors. If you aggregate with years and years of operations in the life cycle, it is a huge amount of saving for India if it goes ahead with F-21,” said Lall. Lockheed, which has a longstanding relationship of 25 years with India, unveiled the F-21 during the Aero India show in Bengaluru in February, saying it will address the Indian Air Force’s unique requirements.last_img read more

Barnes is ready to play in the Europa League with Burnley

first_imgBurnley are very likely to qualify for the Europa League because of their successful  Premier League campaign and Ashley Barnes is certain that he and his teammates will be able to handle it.It has been always difficult for minor clubs to handle playing in both domestic league and European competitions but Barnes believes that Burnley will be able to deal with this situation which is going to be a new one for them.The Burnley player spoke about his side’s future as he said, according to Sky Sports:“Of course it will be difficult but it’s another challenge we will be ready for.”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…“It’s going to be another tough season, we have still got two games left this year. Hopefully, we can finish on a high and come back next year ready.”“We obviously have to qualify for the group stages so it’s going to be difficult but it’s a challenge we look forward to.”“This has been a fantastic season. If you look at the teams above us, it’s an unbelievable achievement to be behind those six teams.”last_img read more

Jonathan Leko signs a new and improved contract at The Hawthorns

first_imgJonathan Leko is celebrating a new Albion deal while having a renewed ambition to bag a first-team spot in the 2018-19 campaign. The Albion striker penned a deal which extends his stay with Albion until the summer of 2021 with improvement.The 19-year-old forward joined the Baggies at the age of 11. He also made his debut for the Club as a 16-year-old in a League Cup tie away at Norwich City in September 2015. From then, he went on to make his first Premier League appearance later that season in April, coming off the bench after 78 minutes during Albion’s goalless draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.The England youth international spent the first half of the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City, where he made 11 appearances but in Albion, Jonathan has made 16 appearances in total.Review: Belgium – JapanChadli leaves West Brom for Monaco Henry Ikenna Ugwu – August 31, 2018 Nacer Chadli has joined AS Monaco after West Bromwich Albion was relegated to the second division of the English league.The fee paid for his…He admitted the rush of games caught him by surprise and that has prepared him for next season.“There wasn’t as much rest as I would have liked – it was game after game in the Championship,” he told club’s website.“Now that I know that I’m looking forward to it because I just want to play. The more games the better.last_img read more