Save the Children UK & Anthony Nolan among inaugural #ShowTheSalary pledgers

first_img  374 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 28 September 2020 | News Tagged with: recruitment  375 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 It means that in less than a month since its formation, over 40 organisations, across recruitment agencies, membership bodies, jobs boards and charities have agreed to take the Show the Salary pledge and tackle salary secrecy in the sector.Conversations are also underway with a number of other organisations which Show the Salary expects to add to its website shortly, with new registrations coming every day through its online form.Henny Braund, Chief Executive at Anthony Nolan commented:“We have signed up to Show the Salary because it’s very important that we are fair and transparent about what we pay staff for their work. We have also made a commitment, at Anthony Nolan, to develop an inclusive working culture where everyone can be themselves at work. This starts at the point of recruitment. We want our pool of potential candidates to be as broad and diverse as possible to make sure we’re building the best team, to help all patients with blood cancer find their lifesaving stem cell donor.”Sarah Atkinson, CEO at the Social Mobility Foundation added:“Advertising roles without a salary is a practice which tends to favour applicants from a privileged background with inside knowledge. There are some difficult issues around inclusive recruitment to grapple with, but this isn’t one. Opportunities at the Social Mobility Foundation are always advertised with a clear salary band.”Show the Salary launched at the beginning of September to tackle the pay gaps and inequity in the charity sector. It approaches charities and other recruiters directly when it see roles advertised without a salary and asks them to #ShowTheSalary. It is also asking organisations to sign its pledge to only promote roles that include the salary and is working to both to amplify the voices of those this practice discriminates against and to collate papers and articles to support others in the sector in challenging the practice. Save the Children UK & Anthony Nolan among inaugural #ShowTheSalary pledgers Show the Salary has today announced the first tranche of charities that have pledged to always advertise job roles with a clear salary range. The 28 charities include Save the Children UK, Anthony Nolan, Tiny Tickers, and Teenage Cancer Trust, with the full list of pledgers up on on the site. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Winter Storms Contribute to Dearth of Housing Inventory

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 4, 2021 808 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Last month’s severe freeze that swept much of the country prevented many would-be listings from hitting the market, widening the housing-inventory dearth. Realtor.com reports the situation has pushed new listings to a record low, further behind pre-pandemic levels, from which it will be difficult to come back. At this rate, the researchers say, buyers will be in for a much more competitive homebuying season than last year.”Last month’s record cold and snowstorms likely caused sellers to hit pause, even if only temporarily,” said realtor.com Chief Economist Danielle Hale. “However, in today’s inventory-starved market, any setback is significant. Unless we see some big improvements in the new listings trends over the coming months buyers can expect stiff competition. And unlike last spring, buyers may also face affordability challenges as home prices and mortgage rates increase. Market dynamics continue to favor sellers.”Hale and Sr. Economic Research Analyst Sabrina Speianu say that, nationally, the inventory of homes for sale in February decreased by 48.6% over the past year, a higher rate of decline compared to the 42.6% drop in January.That is some 496,000 fewer homes for sale compared to February of last year, they noted.Newly listed homes declined further, by 24.5% year-over-year. In the third week of February—during the severe weather—new listings dropped by 35.2% year-over-year. They then reportedly recovered to 26.9% in February’s final week as conditions eased.”Approximately 207,000 fewer homes were newly listed for sale during the first two months of 2021, compared with the average for those two months over the last four years,” the authors noted. “New listings would need to increase by 25% year-over-year in March and April to bring the year-to-date figure back to April 2020’s levels.”Listed homes aren’t remaining on the market very long—the average home spent 70 days on the market this February, which is 11 days less than last year.The full report on realtor.com breaks down housing trends by region. 2021-03-04 Christina Hughes Babb Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Winter Storms Contribute to Dearth of Housing Inventory The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Is it Time to Reevaluate Your Approach to Customer Service? Next: Credit Invisibility: A Barrier to Homeownership Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Winter Storms Contribute to Dearth of Housing Inventory Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Savelast_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: EXERCISE AND ARTHRITIS – PART 1

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: National Arthritis Week is on between the 12-18th of October.Arthritis Ireland will be raising awareness with national events and awareness campaigns and will be using the #awareness when posting on social media about the events.Arthritis Ireland has great information on their website regarding exercise and arthritis. In this 2 part Article I’ll be haring some tips and information from ArthritisIreland.ie that can be used for anyone who has arthritis and who is thinking or beginning exercise.Exercise can help you improve your health and fitness without hurting your joints.Cartilage depends on joint movement to absorb nutrients and remove waste.Maintaining a healthy body weight is an important part of arthritis management.Did you know that losing 1kg of excess weight decreases stress on your knees by 4kg?By increasing physical activity, you can make a difference to your joints and overall health.Along with your current treatment programme, regular, moderate exercise offers a whole host of benefits, including: Reduces your joint pain and stiffnessStrengthens the muscles, ligaments and cartilage around your jointsHelps you maintain bone strength and qualityIncreases your joint range of motion and joint mobilityImproves your balanceGives you more strength and energy to get through the dayExercise will not make your arthritis worse – as long as it is the right sort of exercise.There isn’t just one particular exercise or activity that is recommended for people with arthritis. Choose an activity that you enjoy and that is convenient for you to do.Low-impact exercises, with less weight or force going through your joints, are usually most suitable.Examples of low-impact activities include:WalkingSwimming and exercising in water, such as hydrotherapy (with a physiotherapist)CyclingYoga, Tai Chi and PilatesDancingThe wrong sort of exercise could put strain on your joints and damage them further.Ask your GP to refer you to a physiotherapist.There are three main types of exercise for people with arthritis: Range of movement Strengthening Aerobic exerciseA good exercise programme will generally include a combination of all three. Range of MovementRange of movement (ROM) exercises forms the backbone of every exercise programme.It is important to do these as they help maintain flexibility, relieve stiffness and are important for good posture and strength.Range-of movement exercises involve moving your joints through their normal range of movement and then easing them a little further, such as raising your arms over your head or rolling your shoulders forward and backward.ROM exercises are done smoothly and gently so they can be carried out even when in pain and during a flare-up.Tips for range of movement activities:ROM activities are best done daily in a non-weight bearing position, such as lying or sitting on your bed or couch.When doing ROM exercises, move your joints within the full range as much as you can tolerate and not any further.If you are experiencing pain in your joints, your ROM will be limited, but it is important to move within your limits every day.For ROM exercises, if the joint you are moving feels good you can repeat these activities five to 10 times, holding each position for no more than three seconds.Stretches are best done when the muscles are warm, such as after a walk or fitness class.Stretches should be a smooth movement; avoid bouncing or jerking.If the joint you are moving is hot, swollen or painful, avoid stretches for that dayStrengthening Strengthening exercises are important for everyone, but especially for people with arthritis, because they help strengthen the muscles which move, protect and support your joints.Many people become less active when they develop arthritis because of the pain and fear of causing damage.This can lead to muscle wastage and weaker joints.By developing strong muscles, joints become more stable and activities such as walking and climbing stairs are easier.Some exercises may be harmful so always check with a doctor or physiotherapist before starting on a regime –they may be able to suggest alternative moves.There are many ways you can do muscle strengthening activities:Lifting weights using machines, dumbbells, or weight cuffsWorking with resistance bandsUsing your own bodyweight as resistance (e.g., push-ups, sit ups)Heavy gardening (e.g., digging, shovelling)Some group exercise classes.Tips for strengthening activities:It is important to avoid doing strengthening exercises on consecutive days so that you have a day of rest in between.When starting out, it is advisable to use light weights or resistance bands.Pick a resistance that allows you to do 10 to 15 repetitions. As your strength improves and this becomes easy, you can progress to heavier weights or stronger resistance bands and continue to progress to a weight or resistance level you can tolerate.If the joint you are moving is healthy or free of pain, you can repeat the strength exercises 10 times. If the joint continues to be pain-free, then you can increase the number of repetitions to three sets of 10.Always take a break after each set and in between activities.If the joint you are exercising is slightly swollen and only mildly painful, cut the repetitions in half and increase their number only very gradually.If the joint you are exercising is hot, swollen and painful, do not perform strengthening exercises without first consulting your health-care provider.Next week I’ll be looking at aerobic ways to stay active in exercise, daily life and even in work.In the mean time you can keep in contact with me through the link below.#TrainSmartFor more information, contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118?ref=hl * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: EXERCISE AND ARTHRITIS – PART 1 was last modified: October 4th, 2015 by John2Share 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)Tags:arthritisemmet rusheexercisefitness columnlast_img read more

A’s take next step in turnaround with extensions for Melvin, Forst, Beane

first_imgOAKLAND — For the past few seasons, A’s fans have felt betrayed as they’ve watched management allow talent leave town for bigger and better things elsewhere. In an effort to prove those days are over, the A’s took a major step forward by securing some major talent off the field.Fresh off one of their most satisfying seasons in years, the A’s announced Monday they’re keeping their leadership intact by signing long-term contracts with vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane, general …last_img read more

Global recognition for Mandela’s movie

first_img20 December 2012 The recently released film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom continues to receive international recognition, with nominations rolling in after the revered former president’s death on 5 December. The latest accolades include two nominations from the 34th London Critics Circle Film awards, production company Videovision Entertainment said in a statement on Wednesday. Naomie Harris received a nomination for supporting actress of the year as well as British actress of the year for her role as Winnie Mandela. “We congratulate Naomie on receiving these two nominations from the UK’s foremost organisation of film critics. This is really a massive achievement, well-deserved and very exciting,” said Anat Singh, the film’s producer. The London Critics Circle Film Awards are voted for by the UK’s prestigious critical organisation, which has 140 members who between them see every one of the hundreds of films released in the UK each year. The winners will be announced on 2 February 2014. Golden Globes trio It took 16 years for Singh to bring this story about the life of one of the world’s greatest humanitarians in history to the big screen – and his efforts are certainly paying off. The film has also received three Golden Globe nominations, announced in Hollywood in the US on 13 December. Idris Elba has been nominated as best actor in a motion picture drama for his role as Nelson Mandela; Alex Heffes received the nomination for best original score; and U2 has been nominated for the best original song. Ordinary Love was written especially for the film. Singh said this was the first time a South African film had received three Golden Globe nominations. The 2014 Golden Globes will take place on 12 January 2014. In its opening weekend, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom earned R4,4- million, outgrossing Leon Schuster’s Schuks! Your Country Needs You, which earned R3,6-million. Box office records Videovision said on its website that the Mandela film had also outgrossed the opening weekend box office of some of the biggest releases this year, including Hunger Games – Catching Fire, World War Z, The Wolverine and Hangover 3. Director Justin Chadwick says in his director’s satement that he faced a huge challenge in making a movie not just about one of the most revered statesmen of the 20th century, but also an international icon and a most-loved individual. “When Anant first talked to me about the project, he stressed that the centre of the story was the human narrative; the cost to the man, the cost to the family, and to his relationship with Winnie,” Chadwick writes. “Yes, we could remember those television images and the iconic moments when he was released from prison, but I wanted to take the camera behind the closed doors right before that moment, and his personal interaction with his daughters, and our screenwriter, William Nicholson, embraced that.”Honest relationships The director says the Singh’s input was very informative. “Over the extensive period in which he put this film together, he formed deep and honest relationships with people who were involved in the anti-apartheid struggle. Likewise, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has done a formidable job in cataloging that period of history and allowed me open access to it.” Singh says on the Mandela Movie website that the casting for the movie involved careful consideration as to who would best portray these world famous and powerful figures. “When Idris came up in our discussions, he was at a place in his career where this role was perfect for him. I thought his performance was so powerful in the Rwandan genocide movie, Sometimes in April, and it is one of the reasons that he’s doing this film. But equally he has a stature and a presence like Madiba.” Madiba magic “At the end of the day it’s about performance, and it’s about getting that ‘Madiba magic’, which Idris has got – that charisma and that charm that we all know of Madiba. There was no one else we felt who could actually pull that off.” To bring to life a formidable and multifarious woman who is both loved and hated, the filmmakers turned to Naomie Harris, who delivered a commanding performance in The First Grader. “When I asked Naomie to think about playing Winnie Mandela, she was blown away,” Singh said.South African cast South Africa’s talented actors were cast in the pivotal roles of Mandela’s comrades and co-prisoners on Robben Island. Tony Kgoroge – who also starred in a number of international films such as Hotel Rwanda and also The First Grader – stepped into the shoes of Walter Sisulu. Comedian and qualified doctor, Riaad Moosa plays Madiba’s close friend Ahmed Kathrada; Govan Mbeki (father of former president Thabo Mbeki) is played by Fana Mokoena; while Raymond Mhlaba is played by the acclaimed praise poet Zolani Mkiva. Simo Magwaza and Thapelo Mokoena play Andrew Mlangeni and Elias Motsoaledi, respectively. “Whenever I met Sisulu, Kathrada and Madiba together, I experienced a spirit and a camaraderie that I felt also existed with the guys that we put together for this film, said Singh. “This is important, as this energy ultimately comes out on screen.” SAinfo reporter and Mandela Movielast_img read more

Frequency of trains significantly increased in Kashmir: Railways

first_imgRail services resume in Kashmir Valley The railways has significantly increased the frequency of trains in Kashmir from Friday and extended daily run-time to allow more passengers to use the service, officials said here.There will be 14 train services on Friday and 16 services daily from Saturday onwards between various stations on the railway line in Kashmir, they said.Due to the demand of commuters, the railways increased the frequency of trains and also extended the timing of the service between different stations on the Baramulla-Banihal railway line, the officials said.The rail service was partially resumed in Kashmir — between Baramulla and Srinagar — on November 12 and later fully on November 17. Also Read The service was resumed over three months after it was suspended on August 3 due to security reasons. The move came days before the Centre announced its decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 and to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into Union territories.After it was resumed, the railways said there would be only two services of the train every day and the timing would be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to security considerations.They said the now timing of the train service has been extended as well and the first service will start at 8.30 a.m. and the trains would be operated till 5 p.m.This would benefit the people and allow more commuters to use the service, the officials said.last_img read more

Saina deserved the medal for her sheer commitment, says father

first_imgSaina Nehwal might have got lucky to win an Olympic bronze Saturday but she deserved the medal for her sheer commitment to the game, said her emotional father Harvir Singh Nehwal.”It is a God given gift for all the hard work she has put in. It was lucky the way she won but it was definitely deserving considering that she made badminton her life. She became stone-hearted to achieve her goal. She gave up studies,” said the agricultural scientist during a media interaction at his residence.A steady stream of media personnel started gathering at the Nehwal residence here in the afternoon as Saina took the court for the bronze medal play-off match against Chinese Xin Wang.The mood suddenly turned grim after Saina lost the first game 18-21, but it didn’t last long as the Chinese retired hurt in the second game when she was leading 1-0.Wang, a former World No.1 and current No.2, could not carry on with the right knee injury that she picked up after a heavy landing at the end of the first game.Harvir, however, believes that his daughter had a fair chance of making a comeback into the game.”The way the match was going, I think she had a fair chance of winning. The Chinese girl was also tiring,” he said.World No.5 Saina became the third Indian to win a medal from the 2012 London Games after shooters Gagan Narang and Vijay Kumar won bronze and silver, respectively.Harvir said her daughter was troubled after her loss to World No.1 Wang Yihan in the semi-final that shattered her dream of an Olympic gold.”Saina had called me at 11 p.m. last night. She sounded disturbed and was worried about her movement on the court. She asked me to come to London but I refused. I just wanted her to concentrate on the next match.”Saina had made quite a few adjustments in her game besides losing five kilograms in weight and adopting a strict diet chart. It paid dividends as she won back-to-back titles in Thailand and Indonesia in June.”Those two victories came as a result of the changes she made in her daily routine. She used to train two-three hours extra. She got four endorsements after that but we refused. An Olympic medal was the only thing on her mind,” Harvir added.advertisementlast_img read more

Man Utd ship out Javier Hernandez on season-long loan to Real Madrid

first_imgJavier Hernandez joins Karim Benzema at the top end of Real Madrid’s attackReal Madrid has signed Mexico striker Javier Hernandez on a season-long loan from Manchester United.Madrid says the loan deal includes an option to purchase the player. It did not disclose any more details.Madrid announced the agreement hours before the close of the summer transfer window on Monday.The 26-year-old scored one goal for Mexico’s during this summer’s World Cup.Hernandez, known by his nickname “Chicharito,” played for Manchester for the past four seasons.He joins Karim Benzema at the top end of Madrid’s attack which also features star forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.Madrid was routed 4-2 at Real Sociedad after leading by two goals on Sunday, increasing the pressure for the club to bulk up its squad after the exit of Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso.last_img read more

China to host 2023 Asian Cup after Korea withdraw bid

first_imgTwo-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Rain postpones Federer, Nadal and Djokovic matches in Rome FILE – China supporters cheer during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup quarter-final football match between China and Iran at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium Stadium in Abu Dhabi on January 24, 2019. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)South Korea has abandoned its bid to stage football’s Asian Cup in 2023, authorities said, leaving the sole other bidders China with a free run to become hosts.The Korea Football Association (KFA) said in a statement it had pulled out to “strategically focus” on a joint bid with North Korea to host the Women’s World Cup in the same year.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The KFA announced Seoul’s bid to host the 24-nation 2023 edition two years ago, saying it hoped to “host the most prestigious football tournament in Asia” 63 years after holding it for the first time in 1960.Thailand and Indonesia had also previously expressed interest in hosting the 2023 event, but dropped their bids earlier.This year’s tournament in the UAE was expanded to 24 nations for the first time with Qatar winning the final 3-1 against Japan. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFPcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The KFA announced the joint bid in March, but diplomatic contacts between Pyongyang and Seoul have since dwindled with North Korea-US nuclear talks deadlocked.“For the Women’s World Cup, FIFA and the South Korean government will provide active support so that the joint hosting by South and North Koreas can be materialized,” the KFA’s head Chun Han-jin said in the statement late Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSeoul’s Asian Cup withdrawal means that China should on June 4 be confirmed by the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) as hosts of the nations championship finals for the second time. China staged the tournament in 2004 when the hosts lost 3-1 to Japan in the Beijing final.last_img read more

Alexander Zverev shocks Stanislas Wawrinka to win St Petersburg Open

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