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BA air crew to challenge age discrimination laws

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Alandmark case could change UK law on age discrimination far before an EUdirective bans the practice in 2006.Inthe case, currently before the Watford Employment Tribunal, a group of 70British Airways pilots and cabin crew claim the airline’s retirement age of 55constitutes discrimination.Thegroup, some of whom worked for British Caledonian when it was taken over by BAin 1988, wants the original em-ployer’s retirement age of 60 to continue toapply to all employees at the airline.Anypilots or cabin crew employed after 1971, including those originally withBritish Caledonian, have to retire at 55, while the retirement age of anyoneemployed before 1971 is 60. It is claimed that the policy affects 13,500 staff.Representingthe pilots, Paul Quain, of City law firm Charles Russell’s Employment andPensions Unit, said the group wants the retirement age at BA to be extended to60, in line with many other airlines.”Thiscase again highlights the fact that age discrimination in the UK is notillegal, and that when the EU directive eventually comes into force in 2006, itwill not apply to people who have suffered age discrimination before thatdate,” he said.HoweverNicholas Underhill, QC, representing BA, said: “It is extremely expensiveto unscramble a deal made in 1971 É the ultimate cost is more than £100m.”Thecase is expected to conclude on Friday. lMeanwhile, older NHS nurses also claim they face ageism from managers, despitethe chronic shortages of qualified staff and an ageing workforce. Apoll by recruitment firm Celsian of nurses over 35, found almost two-thirdsfelt they would be unlikely to progress into a senior role beyond the age of40.ByQuentin Reade BA air crew to challenge age discrimination lawsOn 20 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Chiroteuthis veranyifrom the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean (Cephalopoda: Chiroteuthidae)

first_imgChiroteuthis veranyi (Férussac, 1835) (Cephalopoda: Chiroteuthidae) from South Georgia is described from material collected during the British Antarctic Survey’s Offshore Biological Programme. The material closely resembles C. veranyi from elsewhere and, in common with C. lacertosa, C. imperator and C. calyx, has two round photophores, one on each side of the ink sac. It also resembles C. lacertosa and C. calyx in the structure of the stalks of the club suckers, which consist of two portions: a broad cylindical basal portion terminates in a dark purple pleated “skirt” from which arises a slender, sucker-bearing distal portion. The Antarctic material has tentacular club suckers which possess, on the distal half of the ring, a prominent central recurved median tooth flanked by two triangular teeth on each side. The proximal half of the ring is smooth. The proximity of the location where the specimens were collected to the Antarctic Circumpolar Current suggests that the species may be widely distributed in the Southern Ocean.last_img read more

Macroecology comes of age

first_imgThe 2002 Annual Symposium of the British Ecological Society on Macroecology: reconciling divergent perspectives on large-scale ecological patterns was held at the University of Birmingham, UK from 17 to 19 April 2002.last_img

Variations in behaviour and condition of a Southern Ocean top predator in relation to in situ oceanographic conditions

first_imgResponses by marine top predators to environmental variability have previously been almost impossible to observe directly. Using novel, animal-mounted instruments simultaneously recording movements, diving behaviour and in-situ oceanographic properties, we studied the behavioural and physiological responses of southern elephant seals to spatial environmental variability throughout their circumpolar range. Improved body condition of seals in the Atlantic sector was associated with Circumpolar Deep Water upwelling regions within the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, while High Salinity Shelf Waters or temperature/salinity gradients under winter pack-ice were important in the Indian and Pacific sectors. Energetic consequences of these variations could help explain recently observed population trends, showing the utility of this approach to examining the sensitivity of top predators to global and regional-scale climate variability.last_img read more

NBA star Jrue Holiday donates remaining 2020 salary to social justice causes

first_img View this post on Instagram July 17, 2020 /Sports News – National NBA star Jrue Holiday donates remaining 2020 salary to social justice causes Beau Lund According to the post, the fund will assist “Black-led nonprofits, programs and institutions of higher learning” in New Orleans, as well as the Los Angeles area and Indianapolis, where Jrue Holiday and Lauren Holiday are from, respectively. Funds will also be given out to Black-owned businesses in “10 cities that have been devastated by the impact of COVID-19, but are now known to have received less than 2% of the Paycheck Protection Program loans provided.”“Honestly, when it came down to it, it was me and my wife talking about what we could do to kind of further this movement and progression and being able to help out our community and just being able to help,” Jrue Holiday told ESPN.“My wife said, ‘I think you should do this and you should do the rest of your salary.’ That’s a great idea. Because we want to make an impact,” he added to ESPN. “God has blessed us with so much. We know a couple of things that are important are time and money, and right now, we have both. To be able to give away our money to help further this movement and Black-owned businesses that have taken a hit in COVID-19, to us, it felt like the perfect time and opportunity.”The website for the fund says that up to $5 million will be committed, with $1.5 million dedicated to nonprofits in New Orleans, $1 million to nonprofits in Indianapolis and $1.5 million to nonprofits in Los Angeles and Compton, California. Another $1 million will be awarded to Black-owned small business owners and $500,000 to the [historically Black colleges and universities].“With everything going on in this world, it made me and my wife realize that we aren’t invested in our community as we feel we should be,” Jrue Holiday said to ESPN. “This is one of those times to really, even though it’s kind of a kick in the pants, you kind of feel like I should’ve known this or I should’ve been doing this before. But you’re never too late. This is our time to contribute.”Jrue and Lauren Holiday met as students at the University of California, Los Angeles and married in July 2013. In 2016, the couple gave birth to their first daughter, Jrue Tyler Holiday.On June 29, Lauren Holiday, who is white, released a powerful open letter via The Players’ Tribune headlined “I’ve Stayed Silent for Way Too Long,” detailing the racism Jrue has faced over the course of their interracial relationship.“And I’ve been thinking a lot lately, as I guess a mom does, about the world our kids are going to grow up in. I’ve been thinking a lot about the meaning of certain things. About what it means to raise a daughter growing up to be a black woman in America — and soon a son who will grow up to be a black man in America,” wrote the two-time Olympic gold medalist, who revealed in the letter that she’s pregnant with a boy. “We owe our voices — and, more than that, we owe our actions. We’ve owed for a while … and we’ll owe for as long as it takes to make it right. So let’s get to work.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Today we announced that I have pledged the remainder of my 2020 NBA salary as a progressive step toward combating systemic racism as well as social and economic inequality that continues to prevent Black communities from upward mobility. These funds will go to Black-led nonprofits, programs and institutions of higher learning in the cities of New Orleans, L.A., Compton, and Indianapolis, as well as to Black-owned small businesses in 10 cities that have been devastated by the impact of COVID-19, but are now known to have received less than 2% of the Paycheck Protection Program loans provided. To find out more information and apply visit at www.jlhfund.org .A post shared by Jrue Holiday (@jrue_holiday11) on Jul 15, 2020 at 2:43pm PDT Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMatthew Stockman/Getty ImagesBY: HALEY YAMADA, ABC NEWS(ORLANDO) — New Orleans Pelicans star Jrue Holiday said he’ll donate the rest of his paychecks for the NBA’s 2019-2020 season to help launch a social justice fund.“Today we announced that I have pledged the remainder of my 2020 NBA salary as a progressive step toward combating systemic racism as well as social and economic inequality that continues to prevent Black communities from upward mobility,” Holiday wrote on Instagram, along with the logo to The Jrue and Lauren Holiday Social Justice Impact Fund, a collaboration with his wife and former U.S. women’s soccer team player Lauren Holiday.last_img read more

SAMB reveals new corporate identity

first_imgThe Scottish Association of Master Bakers has assumed the new corporate identity of Scottish Bakers, as part of a revamp of the organisation’s operations. “As part of this, we wanted to create a fresh public image,” explained chief executive Kirk Hunter. “We felt it wasn’t obvious to the public what the SAMB was all about.” Hunter added that the association wanted a new name to better convey what the SAMB does as an organisation. Its new public image will be extended to its publications and website.All members are now encouraged to actively promote the fact that they are part of Scottish Bakers, although the limited company, SAMB, will still remain intact, as will its traditional logo.last_img read more

High Sierra Music Festival Adds Gov’t Mule, BoomBox, & More To Stacked Lineup

first_imgThis summer is surely shaping up nicely, as the High Sierra Music Festival reveals their newest lineup additions. In addition to previously announced Trey Anastasio Band x2, Ween, Galactic, and Mike Gordon, the California dreamland festival has added Gov’t Mule, BoomBox, David Lindley, LEBO & Friends feat. Melvin Seals, The Brothers Comatose, Manic Focus, El Ten Eleven, Sweet Crude, Hamish Anderson, and Skerik.The four night excursion will take place from June 29- July 2 in Quincy, CA, capitalizing on the beautiful Northern California climate for an early summer throwdown.For more information, head to the festival website. Check out the full lineup below:last_img read more

Widespread Panic Closes Halloween Run With Six Debuts, ‘Laugh-In’ Costumes In Late-60’s-Themed Vegas Finale [Videos]

first_imgFrom here, Widespread Panic’s next slated gigs are their New Year’s Run at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. Before returning home, Jimmy Herring returns to New York City to play two Halloween shows with Phil Lesh & Friends at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on November 1st and 2nd.Judging by Dave Schools and Duane Trucks’ comradery in the opening skit, those two are probably going to stay in Vegas a little longer. How much longer? No one can say, but they have two months until their next gigs. JoJo has a meeting with his financial advisor to revisit his accounts and gauge how close he is to buying the New York Jets (please do). John Bell spent a night gambling in the poker halls and disappeared with the two go-go dancers and a half-full bottle of whiskey in hand. Sonny was seen at a premier day spa in the wee hours of the morning for a day of relaxation. Until next time, goodpeople, stay well and look after one another. Have a Haunted Halloween!Thanks to PanicStream, you can check out a detailed setlist and notes from the performance below.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Park Theater | Las Vegas, NV | 10/28/18Set One: Video Intro (Laugh-In), Godzilla, One Arm Steve, Imitation Leather Shoes, Better Off, Time Zones > Diner > Blackout Blues, Jumpin’ Jack Flash*Set Two: Aqualung, Pigeons* > Here Comes The Judge* > Pigeons*, Sundown Betty, Four Cornered Room > Slippin’ Into Darkness*^ > Henry Parsons Died*, Mercy > Jam > (Don’t Fear) The Reaper^^* > North*Encore: Tiptoe Through The Tulips*, Drift Away*, Ain’t Life Grand^^^* (14 mins)Notes:* w/ GoGo Dancers on stage^ w/ Steve Lopez (Tour Manager) on percussion^^ w/ Ben Draper (Asst. Tour Manager) on cowbell^^^ w/ JB on tiny guitar– ‘Godzilla’ LTP 10/31/11 Chicago (377 shows)– ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’ FTP (Rolling Stones 1968)– ‘Aqualung’ FTP (Jethro Tull 1971)– ‘Here Comes The Judge’ FTP (Pigmeat Markham 1968)– ‘In Memory of Elizabeth Reed’ tease by Jimmy during ‘Four Cornered Room’– ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’ FTP (Blue Oyster Cult 1976)– ‘Tiptoe Through The Tulips’ FTP (Tiny Tim 1968)– ‘Drift Away’ FTP (Dobie Gray 1973)– Entire show with Edie Jackson, ASL interpreterCostumes:JB: Dick MartinDave: Dan RowanJimmy: Dodgers playerSunny: Home TeamJoJo: Joe NamathDuane: Dude Love (Mick Foley)Stage: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In (Comedy show 1968-73) On the final night of their Las Vegas run, Widespread Panic took their audience back in time to the late ’60’s for a Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In-style Summer of Love-themed Halloween show. Just like the Los Angeles Dodgers’ World Series contention, all things must end. Speaking of the Dodgers, Jimmy Herring came out in full L.A. Dodger baseball attire, while the rest of the band sported costumes from classic variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In to close out Widespread Panic‘s Halloween run at the Park Theater.John Bell as Dick Martin and Dave Schools as Dan Rowan came out with slicked-back hair, traditional black suits, and clean-shaven faces (except for a crisp, dyed mustache and goatee, respectively). JoJo Hermann was dressed in a New York Jets jersey as “JoJo Namath,” Duane Trucks as Dude Love (Mick Foley), and Sonny Ortiz as the “Home Team”. Beloved American Sign Language interpreter Edie Jackson was costumed as a Goldie Hawn, keeping up with the theme of the evening.The stage was constructed to mirror the Laugh-In set, and the band opened the show with a humorous skit that featured individual bandmates making one-liners and cheap jokes at each others’ expense—In the introductory skit, Jimmy Herring wisely enlightened the audience that if you watch Godzilla backwards, it is about “a benevolent lizard who rebuilds Tokyo and then moonwalks into the ocean.”That being said, the Widespread Panic boys kicked off the final night with an exhilarating cover of Blue Öyster Cult’s “Godzilla.” This song has only been played by Widespread three times before, all on Halloween, with the last time coming at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom 2011. It has never opened a show before, and the original movie was shown on the visual backdrop.To follow, JoJo Hermann recounted his personal story about his first show with the band in the comical tale known as “One Arm Steve”. The hard-hitting original tune “Imitation Leather Shoes” featured a prominent Dave Schools dropping bass bombs. The song is based on Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis and fit perfectly with the paranormal vibes of Halloween.A jumping rendition of “Better Off” preceded the crowd-favorite “Time Zones”, which was co-written by Jerry Joseph and opened the 2nd night of the band’s recent St. Augustine run. Another fan-favorite, “Diner”, followed with John Bell improvising an extremely funny and rare “Hatfield” rap and humbly admitting, “No, no, no, I think you’re thinking of another song… Sometimes, I think of all the songs together, Ms. Lee; voices, so clear on some days, other days just a subway full of conversations.“JoJo Hermann dazzled through the drunkard’s anthem “Blackout Blues” before the band closed the first set with a never-before-played cover of the Rolling Stones‘ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” complete with two scantily clad Vegas showgirls dancing onstage. However, it quickly became obvious that the bust-outs and Halloween weirdness had just begun.When the band returned for the second set, they aced another debut with a percussive cover of Jethro Tull‘s “Aqualung”. The song’s opening lyrics (“Sitting on a park bench”) described a creepy stage prop: a mannequin lady sitting on a bench between Jimmy Herring and JB.Threatening to return to normalcy, the boys kicked into a raucous “Pigeons” with the go-go dancers back on the wings of the stage dancing along. However, it soon got weird again, when the band dropped into a cover of Pigmeat Markham’s “Here Comes the Judge” for the first time ever. After wrapping it up, the Panics finished the second half of “Pigeons” in a rare sandwich.For the 6th time ever, the band whipped up a trance-inducing version of their original tune, “Sundown Betty” which debuted at Panic en la Playa in Mexico earlier this year. Giving the hungry fans more treats, the boys covered back-to-back War songs for the first time with a slick combination of “Four Cornered Room > Slippin’ Into Darkness”. During “Four Cornered Room”, Jimmy Herring teased the Allman Brothers Band‘s “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”, which must have been fresh in his mind from his recent guest appearance with the Tedeschi Trucks Band at the legendary Beacon Theater in New York City a few weeks ago. Tour Manager Steve Lopez came out next to assist with percussive duties on “Slippin’ Into Darkness”.Returning to southern tradition, the boys revived an elegiac cover of Bloodkin’s “Henry Parson’s Died” before John Bell’s haunting vocals cut through a hair-raising version of “Mercy”. A mysterious transitional jam led into another debut of a second Blue Öyster Cult gem, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, featuring the Assistant Tour Manager, Ben Draper, on the song’s iconic cowbell part. One last spooky segue landed on Jerry Joseph’s “North” to finish off the second set.Widespread Panic – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” [Blue Öyster Cult cover, Debut][Video: MrTopdogger]Keeping the setlist innovative and weird, Widespread Panic debuted Tiny Tim’s “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” as the first encore with an extraordinarily strange John Bell on vocals. Yet another Widespread Panic first followed with a cover of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away” as the second encore tune. To conclude the festive Halloween run, John Bell brandished his tiny guitar for an appropriate performance of “Ain’t Life Grand”, though Dave Schools had the last laugh with a maniacally evil chortle.Widespread Panic – “Drift Away” [Dobie Gray cover; Debut][Video: MrTopdogger]last_img read more

Hedwig Star Neil Patrick Harris Goes Nude in Rolling Stone

first_imgTony nominee Neil Patrick Harris is baring his soul and his svelte bod every night in the hit Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch—but he’s taking even more off in the new issue of Rolling Stone! NPH is featured on the cover, wearing nothing but a bowtie and a strategically placed top hat over his, um, angry inch (or as Hedwig would call it, his “little bishop in a turtleneck”). Looking good, NPH! Just watch out for any sudden gusts of wind. Pick up the new issue on newsstands now, then see Harris all glammed up in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, now playing at the Belasco Theatre! Hedwig and the Angry Inch Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Related Shows Star Files View Comments Neil Patrick Harrislast_img read more

Initial Casting Announced for National Theatre 2015 Season

first_imgThe National Theatre has announced initial casting for select shows in its 2015 season. As previously announced, the lineup will include a reimagined take of Everyman starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Three Days in the Country (written and directed by Patrick Marber) and a new Alice in Wonderland-inspired musical titled wonder.land. This marks the first season with National Theatre vet Rufus Norris as artistic director.Three Days in the Country will open on July 28 at the Lyttelton Theatre with a cast that includes Amanda Drew, Gawn Grainger, John Simm and Cherrelle Skeete.The Bristol Old Vic’s staging of Jane Eyre comes to the National beginning September 8. Sally Cookson helms the ensemble production, which features Benji Bower, Will Bower, Craig Edwards, Felix Hayes, Phil King, Melanie Marshall, Simone Saunders, Maggie Tagney and Madeleine Worrall.The cast for Caryl Churchill’s Light Shining in Buckinghamshire will include Leo Bill, Joe Caffrey, Elizabeth Chan, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Daniel Flynn, Nicholas Gleaves, Trystan Gravelle, Ash Hunter, Joshua James, Amanda Lawrence, Adelle Leonce, Ashley McGuire, Simon Manyonda, Ann Ogbomo, Steffan Rhodri, Joseph Rowe, Alan Williams and Sargon Yelda.Joining Ejiofor in Norris’ mounting of Everyman are Stephen Aintree, Philip Martin Brown, Paul Bullion, Adam Burton, Michelle Butterly, Sharon D Clarke, Dermot Crowley, Kate Duchêne, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amy Griffiths, Nick Holder, Nicholas Karimi, Joshua Lacey, Penny Layden, Ira Mandela Siobhan, Coral Messam, Jeshaiah Murray, Amanda Minihan, Itxaso Moreno, Tumo Reetsang, Kiruna Stamell, Clemmie Sveaas and Joshua Tikare. Opening night is set for April 29.The Beaux’ Stratagem opens in the Olivier on May 26 with a cast that includes Esh Alladi, Samuel Barnett, Jamie Beamish, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Jane Booker, Cornelius Clarke, Susannah Fielding, Molly Gromadzki, John Hastings, Richard Henders, Lloyd Hutchinson, Chris Kelham, Nicholas Khan, Barbara Kirby, Ana-Maria Maskell, Amy Morgan, Pearce Quigley, Ana-Maria Maskell, Amy Morgan, Mark Rose, Chook Sibtain, Geoffrey Streatfeild and Timothy Watson.The U.K. premiere of The Motherf**ker with the Hat will star Nathalie Armin, Lisa Caruccio Came, Ricardo Chavira, Alec Newman, Flor De Liz Perez and Yul Vazquez.Recently added to the season is the Orange Tree Theatre production of Alistair McDowall’s Pomona. The Ned Bennett staging will run in repertory from September 10 through October 10 at the Temporary Theatre. View Commentslast_img read more