AGA report: Michigan casinos worth $6.3bn annually to state

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Michigan’s 27 combined commercial and tribal casinos have an annual economic impact of $6.3bn for the state, according to a new report from the American Gaming Association (AGA). Email Address Michigan’s 27 combined commercial and tribal casinos have an annual economic impact of $6.3bn for the state, according to a new report from the American Gaming Association (AGA).The venues also provide 37,911 jobs, paying annual wages of $2.1bn, as well as generating $1.3bn in state and local taxes, the report, launched as Detroit’s three commercial casinos prepare reopen following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown.“The report shows how critical casino gaming is to Michigan’s economy, and consequently, how important gaming will be to the state’s economic resurgence,” the AGA said.The AGA added that the closure of Michigan casinos from March until 5 August “deprived statewide and local governments $114.1m in gaming tax revenue”. Of this sum, $46.7m would have been earmarked for statewide education and $67.8m for local initiatives in Detroit.Read more on iGB North America. Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Topics: Casino & games Tribal gaming 4th August 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle AGA report: Michigan casinos worth $6.3bn annually to state Regions: US Michiganlast_img read more

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Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) HY2012 Presentation

first_imgAccess Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng)  2012 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Passive income stocks: should I buy Tesco shares right now?

first_img Tom Chen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Tom Chen Tom Chen | Monday, 8th February, 2021 | More on: TSCO Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Up until now, Tesco (LSE: TSCO) was hanging pretty well since the pandemic started in February last year. Tesco shares have already gained nearly 4% since the beginning of the year. They are currently trading around their pre-Covid-19 levels. At this price, I think many investors and hedge funds would consider Tesco an attractive investment for 2021 and beyond.More importantly, a recent special dividend announcement and a share consolidation plan are cause for growing interest in Tesco shares. I don’t think it’s clear yet how investors will respond to this announcement in the short term. But as a long-term value investor, I think this is a great opportunity to buy Tesco shares.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Tesco announces £5 special dividend, share consolidationLast week, Tesco announced a special £4.99bn dividend following the sale of its Asian arm last year. The company is distributing all of the £7.8bn it generated from the sale of its operations in Thailand and Malaysia. It is adding the remainder to its pension program. On Friday, 12 February 2021, the company will hold a virtual general meeting to announce that shareholders will receive 15 new shares for every 19 shares that they own. Tesco’s 50.93p dividend payout is worth around a fifth of the current share price, and could potentially cause a big drop in price. There’s also a risk that existing investors that might face potential tax bills from Tesco’s special dividend payout.To prevent that, Tesco expects to complete the share consolidation to maintain share prices at comparable levels. Essentially, Tesco shares will trade at the same price following the share consolidation as they did before. However, the number of total shares will be reduced.Tesco dividendIn the current circumstances, Tesco pays out a dividend of 6.5p per share or nearly 4% interest annually. While this does not put Tesco among the high-yield paying dividend stocks in the UK share market, the largest British retailer is still, in my view, one of the safest options out there in terms of predictability and distribution of dividends.The bottom lineOverall, I see more reasons to be optimistic right now about Tesco’s future. The £5bn special dividend announcement has prompted Tesco’s share price rise. On top of that, Tesco has reported record Christmas sales, when it experienced a boost of £1bn in extra sales during the holidays. Looking at the numbers, I reckon Tesco remains a solid passive income stock. It operates in a defensive industry and its market share is not likely to be shaken in the near future. Yes, there are lots of challenges ahead for Tesco. The biggest challenge of all is Brexit disruptions. This has already caused a major problem for Tesco in delivering food supplies to Northern Ireland. At the same time, Tesco is still the second-largest grocery business in Ireland and the biggest player in Northern Ireland. And, in 2020, Tesco had the largest market share in the UK with 27%. So overall, with an attractive dividend payment history and an annual yield of nearly 4%, I think that unless the market crashes in 2021, Tesco’s share price could rise further over the coming months. Passive income stocks: should I buy Tesco shares right now?center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Steffon and the Brothers Armitage

first_imgSaturday Oct 24, 2009 Steffon and the Brothers Armitage London Irish host Leicester at the Madjeski Stadium today as we get back into the Guinness Premiership while the Heineken Cup takes a break for a month or so. Flanker Steffon Armitage will be making his return. Armitage, who plays at London Irish alongside his brother Delon, will be hoping to catch the eye of the England selectors ahead of the Autumn internationals. We’ve got this short feature to help you get to know the player, and the family a little better. Steffon and Delon are the ninth pair of brothers to have played for England. Theyve come a long way to get there though, with quite an interesting background as they came from Trinidad & Tobago, by way of Nice in the South of France. They both joined the Racing Club of Nice, but Delon was rejected by the France U16s as they felt he was too tall and skinny. That blow meant he walked away from rugby for a year, taking up football while Steffon joined Grasse Olympique RFC. Their father, John, now a South Devon-based tour operator, says that he felt Delon would be lost to rugby, but a phone call from England changed his life. “He used to play mini-rugby for Richmond. Mike Hallasey from the club rang, inviting Delon to join them on an Under-17s tour of Australia. “Delon went and never looked back. When we moved back to England, he was picked up by London Irish while Steffon went to Saracens. “Eventually, both boys were at Irish and we were soon resigned to eight-hour round-trips to watch them play at Reading’s Madejski Stadium.” Its a great achievement for the family with such a diverse background. “In my career I have played everywhere, partly because of people saying I was the wrong shape for one position or another. I started at scrum-half, then I went to centre, then full-back. I even played on the wing, says versatile Steffon. “I ended up openside because I wanted to get my hands on the ball, which was not happening at full-back. Anyway, Delon’s full-back.”Do you think Steffon will ever become a regular Test player, or are their better, bigger players available for England to call upon? Time: 03:49 Clip: Courtesy of ITV ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Player Features Related Articles 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell… 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary… 30 WEEKS AGO The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe 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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Pampers supports UNICEF for third year

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. www.pampers.co.uk The company is offering a free fundraising pack with ideas for and advice on these fundraising activities to help people take part. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Pampers supports UNICEF for third year Howard Lake | 13 November 2008 | News Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: corporate Supporters are also encouraged to upload a video of themselves singing ‘happy birthday’ to the Pampers campaign website. In the third year of their partnership, Pampers has created fundraising packs to help support children’s charity UNICEF in its campaign to protect mothers and babies around the world against maternal and newborn tetanus.This year Pampers’ campaign will go one step further and support UNICEF in its work to help countries achieve the goal of eliminating maternal and newborn tetanus by 2012. To achieve this the campaign involves a regional fundraising drive to encourage people to host events all across the UK like bring and buy sales, fun runs or coffee mornings, with proceeds going towards tetanus vaccines.  59 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis During November and December, sales of special packs of Pampers nappies will raise funds for UNICEF with the company’s “1 pack = 1 vaccine” campaign.last_img read more

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Oversight Committee to Examine President’s Energy, Environment Policies

first_img Oversight Committee to Examine President’s Energy, Environment Policies Previous articleFriday Brings Another Day of Holiday Grain Market TradeNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Jan 1, 2015 Home Energy Oversight Committee to Examine President’s Energy, Environment Policies A new House oversight subcommittee will take a look into the Obama administrations energy and environmental policies. The Washington Post reports future chair of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah, announced that he would form the new panel to watch over the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the departments of agriculture, energy and interior. Responsibility for those agencies previously fell to two panels — one that focused on energy and the other on regulatory affairs. During a recent December hearing in a separate subcommittee some Republicans attacked George W. Bush-era renewable-fuel standards as outdated, saying the rules have increased fuel prices and harmed the economy while forcing distributors to carry ethanol products that can damage engines. Janet McCabe, one of the EPA’s top officials focusing on air issues, testified that the renewable-fuel standards are “an important component of the broader strategy to combat climate change.”Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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Caltech Graduate Student Receives $90,000 “New American” Fellowship

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Education Caltech Graduate Student Receives $90,000 “New American” Fellowship By ANDREW MOSEMAN Published on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 4:58 pm Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Justin Lee Credit: Soros FellowshipJustin Lee, an MD and PhD student in the UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program, has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. The program awards a $90,000 graduate school fellowship to children of immigrants, green card holders, naturalized citizens, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients, or visa holders in the United States.“I believe being a new American involves being rooted in my Korean heritage while working hard to contribute to the U.S. and serve its people,” Lee says. “I have been incredibly fortunate to be provided innumerable opportunities in the U.S. and plan to take advantage of these opportunities to serve the people around me through medicine and health-technology development.”At Caltech, Lee studies synthetic biology in the bioengineering lab of Mikhail Shapiro, professor of chemical engineering and Heritage Medical Research Institute investigator. He collaborates on a project to engineer the body’s immune cells to respond to cancer-specific signals. Meanwhile, via the UCLA-Caltech collaboration, Lee is training under Linda Liau, chair of UCLA’s department of neurosurgery, to become a neurosurgeon. Within that field, he hopes to use new synthetic-biology techniques to develop cell-based tools for diagnosing and treating cancers such as glioblastoma, an aggressive type that begins in the brain.“I believe that through synthetic biology and cellular engineering, we take the best characteristics of cell-based immunotherapy and bestow new abilities to improve their ability to home in on tumors, sense disease, and initiate a robust cancer-killing program,” he says.Lee’s passion for medicine comes from a deep connection to his grandparents, who played a major role in raising him after the entire family moved to the United States from South Korea and his parents worked long hours to launch and manage a photography business. His grandfather was diagnosed with cancer during Lee’s senior year of high school, and his grandmother suffered a stroke shortly thereafter. “Seeing them in pain before passing away motivated me to pursue a career in medicine,” he says, which he accomplished by devoting himself to science and math as a premed undergraduate at Johns Hopkins before coming to the Caltech-UCLA program. In Shapiro’s lab, Lee says, he can engage in the kind of collaborative, innovative research he had wanted to undertake since he became interested in medical science.“Synthetic biology allows me to engineer cells to have useful characteristics and capabilities that may potentially improve human health,” he says. “It is incredibly fun to design and test different genetic constructs, and it is rewarding to develop new technologies.”Lee was among 30 students chosen for the Soros Fellowships from a pool of 2,211 applicants. Hungarian immigrants Daisy M. Soros and her late husband, Paul Soros (1926–2013), founded the program. Lee credits the discipline and persistence he learned as a Junior Olympic All-American in water polo for helping to guide his path to success. Most importantly, he credits his family and their experience as new Americans.“My family taught me the importance of community, and my story is not one of pulling myself up by the bootstraps,” he says. “I have been incredibly fortunate to be a part of a larger community that has provided support and mentorship, and I know my journey would not have been possible without the sacrifices of many people around me.” Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribecenter_img More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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BREAKING – Collegium Recommendations Pending With Centre For Over 6 Months Will Be Decided Within 3 Months, AG Tells Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesBREAKING – Collegium Recommendations Pending With Centre For Over 6 Months Will Be Decided Within 3 Months, AG Tells Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 April 2021 12:57 AMShare This – xThe Centre will decide within 3 months the recommendations made by the Supreme Court collegium which have been pending with the Ministry for over 6 months, the Attorney General for India told the Supreme Court on Thursday.The AG said that a decision on these pending names will be taken and communicated to the Supreme Court collegium within a period of three months.A bench comprising Chief…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Centre will decide within 3 months the recommendations made by the Supreme Court collegium which have been pending with the Ministry for over 6 months, the Attorney General for India told the Supreme Court on Thursday.The AG said that a decision on these pending names will be taken and communicated to the Supreme Court collegium within a period of three months.A bench comprising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Surya Kant recorded this submission made by the AG in its order.On the last hearing date, March 25, the bench had required the AG to make a statement on the time required to clear the collegium recommendations which have been pending Centre’s decision.During the hearing today, the bench also asked the AG about the time-line within which the Centre will decide the collegium proposals.”This case can be brought to a reasonable conclusion if the Centre tells us the time line which it will adhere to at each stage”, CJI told the AG.In response, the AG said that a time-line needs to be fixed for the High Courts. He said that the Centre has not received recommendations from High Courts for 220 vacancies.”Government feels that a time line has to be fixed for the High Courts to make recommendations”, the AG said.”We will take care of the HCs as regards the timeline for them. We are asking about the time line which you will voluntarily follow”, the CJI responded.”The High Courts have to follow a time line”, the AG reiterated.At this juncture, Justice SK Kaul interjected and said, “There are two timelines. One for the Govt and another for the HC. The Chief Justice says he will deal with the High Court timelines. As regards the time line for the Govt, you tells us on the next date”.”We are only asking us to tell us the timeline within which the Govt and Judiciary will cooperate”, the CJI said.The AG replied that the Memorandum of Procedure will be followed as regards the time-line. He said that the MoP does not fix the time-line for the Prime Minister or the President and added that they will act within a “reasonable period”.The bench will further consider the aspect of timeline on the next hearing date.The AG has filed a statement in the Court saying that recommendations have not been received from the High Courts for  220 vacancies (which is nearly 50% of vacancies).The AG made the statement in the the case PLR Projects Ltd vs Mahanadi Coalfields Pvt Ltd, which is a transfer petition in 2019 seeking to transfer to Supreme Court a case from the Orissa High Court on account of the lawyers strike there. While considering the case, the Supreme Court had delved into the issue of pendency of collegium recommendations at the Ministry level.In December 2019, a bench comprising Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph had passed an order in the case stating that the persons recommended by the High Court collegium, which are approved by the Supreme Court Collegium and the Government, should be appointed within 6 months.On an earlier hearing of the case in 2019, the bench had commented that nearly 40% sanctioned posts of High Court judges were lying vacant, and urged the Attorney General to take steps to expedite the appointment process. “…The convention laid down is that an endeavour should be made that recommendations for vacancies are sent six months in advance. This is an aspect which the Chief Justices of the High Courts would look into. This period of six months arises from the expectation that the said period would be enough for processing the names from the recommendation stage till appointment. Thus, sending names six months in advance would be meaningful only if the process till appointment is complete within six months which is a work the Government must attend to”, the bench had said in an order passed in November 2019.On the last date of hearing, March 25, the bench comprising CJI Bobde, Justices SK Kaul and Surya Kant observed that the Union Law Ministry must clear the collegium recommendations within a reasonable time period.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Stressing the positive

first_imgRiskassessment should not only aim to reduce the occurrence of accidents in theworkplace but also psychological illness in accordance with current law.  By Linda Goldman and Joan LewisCertifiablystressedOHprofessionals are familiar with medical certificates for “stress” or”stress-related illness”. Where the illness is long-term, theaffected individual may claim to be disabled within the meaning of theDisability Discrimination Act 1995 and therefore to require adjustments to theworkplace or system of work to enable them to cope with their disability onreturning to work. Thetest for disability where there is a psychological disorder is first that theillness be a recognised medical condition and second that the condition has asubstantial effect on the ability of the individual to carry out everydayactivities. The fact that a person is unable to carry out work of a particularkind or for a particular employer is not sufficient to render a person disabledwithin the meaning of the Act.ThediagnosisTheWorld Health Organisation international classification of diseases – ICD-10:Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, Clinical Descriptions andDiagnostic Guidelines – has no category listed as “stress” or”stress-related illness”. Section F43, however, is headed”Reaction to severe stress and adjustment disorders”, indicating thatstress is an aetiological factor, separate from any diagnosis or prognosis. Anacute stress reaction is, by definition, of short duration and in relation to aspecific event, although not all victims suffer such a reaction. Some stressorslead to chronic conditions of varying degrees and duration. Removalof the stressor generally leads to recovery although a chronically stressfulenvironment may require greater change. OH professionals should remember that,unless a diagnosis is for a recognised illness, calling a condition”stress” is the equivalent of calling a sprained ankle  “slippery floor” or”trip”. RiskassessmentConsiderwhether it is foreseeable that stress factors could cause significant long-termillness. In legal terms, intolerable stress levels could give rise to claimsfor discrimination, breach of contract and personal injury. Also, an employeewho is unable to cope with stress may leave and claim constructive dismissal. Litigationrisk exposure may be reduced by a competent risk assessment which takes accountof stressors and advises individuals on coping with unavoidable stress.Remedial steps such as counselling may be useful but it may also be helpful torecommend pro-active arrangements such as assertiveness training or furthereducation. Itis crucial that allegations of stress or bullying are investigated fairly andobjectively. It is often helpful to use a third party consultant to conductsuch an investigation.Riskassessments should cover factors which could cause psychological illness butphysical implications should not be ignored since the physiological reactionsto stress appear to increase levels of susceptibility to minor infections andmusculoskeletal disorders. In the medical model of the workplace, it isessential to attain a moderate level of stress, which provokes alertness, asagainst an unacceptable level which could cause increased levels ofwork-related illness.  CausationInany legal action arising out of stress overload, it is important for theclaimant to show that the illness was a direct result of factors which theemployer knew or ought to have known about. The common psychological stressors,reflected in recent cases, relate to employees being required to work to anunusually high level of demand, whether in hours, skill requirements or changesin working patterns, management or colleague support. Somestressors, such as bullying, are difficult to identify: physical bullying willbe covered by a wall of silence put up by its protagonists. Some forms ofnon-physical bullying are identified by management as being robust applicationsof maintaining job output or standards. That form of work pressure is subtlebut dangerous and should be investigated. Preventionis better than cureTheemployer is under statutory and common-law duty to maintain a safe environmentand system of work. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires a healthand safety policy which is updated regularly to take account of the currentemphasis in psychological criteria. Fromthere, the next step is risk assessment under the Management of Health andSafety at Work Regulations 1992. Given the interest in psychological safety atwork, bullying and other demands on the mental health of employees should berated of equal importance to physical risk factors. These assessments willreduce the risk of litigation only if action is taken to correct defects.  Ifsteps were not taken to prevent a reasonably foreseeable injury, the injuredperson is likely to be awarded damages for physical as well as psychologicalinjury, provided that the injury is significant. Long-term illness cases posethe greatest financial risk to the employer who needs to balance judgement whenlooking at someone with repeated bouts of sick-leave certified as”stress”. Either the individual is an oversensitive malingerer orsomeone who is at the early-warning stage of illness, sending out a very strongwarning signal that all is not well at the workplace and that directintervention – always cheaper than litigation – is needed. LindaGoldman is a practising barrister at Lincoln’s Inn. Joan Lewis is director ofAdvisory Consulting and Training Associates, Nr Wing, Bucks.CaseRoundupWalkerv Northumberland County Council [1995] IRLR 35Thiswell known case is worth repeating as it is often thought that the socialworker had a straightforward win. In fact, he sued his employer for damages inrespect of two nervous breakdowns as a result of working excessive hourswithout adequate support. TheCourt held that although the conditions of his job were stressful, the firstnervous breakdown was not reasonably foreseeable although the employer was heldliable for the effects of the second break down as by that time the employershould have known he required support. Thematter was settled out of court for about £175,000 before appeals were heard.The employer appealed against the decision that it was liable for the secondbreakdown and the employee disputed the fact that the first breakdown was notthe fault of the employer. Bradleyv London Fire and Civil Defence Authority [1995] IRLR 47TheHigh Court confirmed that a pension was payable for psychological injuryresulting from working conditions. It was held that the ordinary meaning of”injury” is an impairment of a person’s physical or mental condition.Bradley was claiming a pension payable through his employer’s scheme where afirefighter is permanently disabled as result of an infirmity of mind or bodyoccasioned by a “qualifying injury” – an injury or disease receivedin the execution of his duties. Theinjury was whiplash sustained in an accident on the way to work. Continuingsymptoms caused him to become anxious and depressed about his ability to carryout his work. He was also subject to considerable stress in his work duties.The medical referee appointed by the Secretary of State, in accordance with theemployer’s appeals procedure, had correctly identified the cause of the illnessas being due to the stresses of work, so that the employee was eligible for thepension. Greenwoodv Hertfordshire Social Services, [1999] Case No 1501872/98Theemployee reported sick from work in November 1997 and did not returnthereafter. He presented a series of certificates for “stress-relatedillness” for a year, save for two certificates for depression covering asix-week period. Hiscondition deteriorated from November 1998 when he put in a compensation claimfor disability discrimination. The condition subsequently became permanent andchronic. The tribunal upheld on appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal, thatthe employee was disabled within the meaning of the Disability DiscriminationAct 1995 at the time he brought the proceedings notwithstanding his ability todrive 75 miles at a time and to undertake mechanical repairs to a motorvehicle. The deteriorating nature of his condition, probably depression, inNovember 1998 and his difficulties in concentration brought him within thedefinition of disabled. Bensonv Wirral Borough Council [1999] National Press ReportsAhead-of-year teacher accepted an out-of-court settlement of £47,000 when shetook early retirement due to stress-related anxiety and depression caused by anincreasing workload. Benson complained that her employer failed to give her anysupport. Theteacher ran a course which was heavily subscribed. She sought support from theschool administration but was told she was a victim of her own success andwould have to manage on her own. Wherea case is settled out of court, it does not form a precedent on which futurecases can rely. However, each illness has a “value” for which broadparameters are set in the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines, publishedannually. The guidelines suggest the following factors are considered:–ability to cope with life and work–effect on relationships–whether medical help has been sought and effect of treatment –future vulnerability–prognosisThedecision to settle the case may have been taken to avoid the further stress ofa court hearing. Inany case, she had to take early retirement and probably suffered moderatelysevere damage for which the guidelines suggest awards between £15,000 and£17,500. The remainder of the settlement would have been loss of salary up tothe expected date of retirement. Stressing the positiveOn 1 Feb 2000 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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first_imgCriminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiterComunidad Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Work Schedule Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2845 Posting Date Conditions Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight ofthe posting closing date. Minimum Qualifications Position Summary Special Requirements Beginning and/or Ending Dates Total Hrs per Week/Day Assignment Responsibilities Job Posting TitleMandarin Adjunct Assistant Professor Open ContinuouslyYes SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.)center_img Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Department Location AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Posting NumberF00125P The Institution General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Application Instructions Closing Date Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are requested to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae4. Two letters of recommendation5. Letter of Interest**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Posting Details How and where to apply Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Physical Demands 1. Have a master’s degree in the language being taught ORbachelor’s in the language being taught AND master’s in anotherlanguage or linguistics; OR, hold a California Community CollegeInstructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, theequivalent.*2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academicsocioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexualorientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,including those with physical or learning disabilities as itrelates to differences in learning styles.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Work YearN/A All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentlast_img read more

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