Super 14 Pick of the Week – Round 7

first_imgMonday Mar 30, 2009 Super 14 Pick of the Week – Round 7 The rugby so far this season has been first class with many of the franchises, from all three countries, producing some quality rugby. Its the usual assortment of counter attack to set piece to individual brilliance this week as the tournament keeps getting better. From Luke Watson’s powerful individual effort to both Anthony Tuitivake and Christian Lealiafano’s stepping, the bar has been raised yet another notch. Perhaps the Crusaders let themselves down in the case of the controversial Watson, but it was pure class from Brumbies flyhalf Lealiafano against the Sharks. For the second week in a row, the Sharks have looked deadly from turnover ball, producing a precision 60m try under the sticks. The Chiefs have been on fire in that area too with that man Sivivatu cashing in for the sixth time in the past two games. With Stephen Donald, Richard Kahui and Mils Muliana dominating the midfield the Chiefs could find themselves even further up the table in the coming weeks. The Highlanders, Hurricanes and Crusaders all managed wins over their South African counterparts with the men from Dunedin pulling off a 36-12 taming of the Bulls. The Hurricanes squeezed by the Lions despite some end to end stuff from the home side, including American flanker Todd Clever’s first try in Super rugby. The Crusaders sit a lowly seventh but with half of the round robin sill to play; anything can happen. Check back next week as the chase for the top four playoff spots continues. Time: 05:21 Music: Shoot to Thrill by AC/DC ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. 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Lidl UK beats target to raise £1.6m for CLIC Sargent

first_img Advertisement Lidl UK beats target to raise £1.6m for CLIC Sargent Tagged with: corporate fundraising Melanie May | 22 December 2016 | News  220 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Lidl UK has beaten an initial £1m fundraising target to raise £1.6m for CLIC Sargent since partnering with the charity four years ago, in what has been its most successful fundraising year to date.Lidl UK reached its initial fundraising target in July this year, six months ahead of schedule, and this combined with the extra £600,000 raised since then means Lidl has been able to fund 64,000 hours of care for children and young people who are going through cancer treatment since 2012.The money has been raised through a mixture of staff fundraising activities and corporate donations, alongside promotions on Lidl products. During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September Lidl UK employees across the country dressed as superheroes for a week, which raised over £75,000, while 25p for every 99p pack of Lidl 2016 charity Christmas cards sold this year is being donated to the charity.Daniela Tulip, head of CSR, Lidl UK, said:“We’re thrilled to have raised such a significant amount for CLIC Sargent since the beginning of our partnership in 2012. This is testament to the hard work and dedication of Lidl employees across the country. It has been incredibly rewarding to work with such a fantastic charity and to see the direct impact that our funds have had on the families that are supported by CLIC Sargent.”  219 total views,  1 views today 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

Cecily McMillan, OWS activist, faces seven years in prison after sham trial

first_imgPhoto: Jerry LevyNew York — Cecily McMillan, a 25-year-old progressive activist, was convicted of assault on a police officer in New York City Criminal Court on May 5. Now a convicted felon, she could receive a sentence of between two and seven years in prison.The charge stemmed from McMillan’s arrest on March 17, 2012, when more than 70 Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested, with numerous instances of brutality taking place, on the sixth-month anniversary of the OWS movement. That evening, as McMillan was walking by Zuccotti Park after celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with friends, Officer Anthony Bovell ran up behind her and violently grabbed her breast, leaving a huge hand-shaped bruise. She reacted to this sexual assault, throwing up her elbow in a startled reaction, giving Bovell a black eye.After being handcuffed and thrown to the ground, McMillan began to have a seizure. She was prevented from receiving medical care as she writhed on the ground, gasping for breath. When McMillan was finally released from jail, she was nearly unable to walk.At the trial, which began on April 7, key evidence was suppressed. National Lawyers Guild attorney Martin Stolar told the press how medical records of McMillan’s injuries, the details of the sexual assault and all sorts of video evidence were not shown to the jury. During the closing argument, prosecutor Erin Choi mocked the notion that police brutality exists at all, comparing it to belief in “space aliens.”During the trial, the courtroom usually had between 30 and 50 McMillan supporters. In several instances, the judge ordered the courtroom cleared of observers for no apparent reason.When the verdict was delivered, the courtroom was packed with over 38 police officers. Rather than allowing McMillan to await sentencing on bail, the judge ordered that she be immediately taken to Riker’s Island. As some of her supporters loudly protested, cops violently removed them from the courtroom, and McMillan was roughly cuffed and taken away.Scare tactics and outrageA few hours after the felony conviction, over 300 people gathered in Zuccotti Park to protest the verdict. The only media covering this outpouring of anger by young OWS activists was Russia Today and PressTV, networks based in countries facing attack from U.S. imperialism.McMillan remains on Riker’s Island awaiting her sentence. Friends and supporters report that she has gotten the nickname “Activista” from her fellow prisoners, and is in high spirits.On May 8, McMillan was denied bail once again. The same day, 9 of the 12 jurors who convicted her signed a petition saying they do not want McMillan to do time in jail.McMillan, who was also an activist in the 2011 Wisconsin labor protests, is known as an advocate of nonviolence and a supporter of the Democratic Party. She is the Northeast Regional Organizer of Young Democratic Socialists of America, the U.S. affiliate of the so-called “Socialist International.” At the trial, her defense emphasized that McMillan opposed Marxism-Leninism and instead embraced the teachings of reformist leader Eduard Bernstein who said, “The movement is everything, the aim is nothing.”Many are calling the state’s targeting of McMillan, a woman who is obviously innocent and among the least radical elements within OWS, an intimidation tactic. The New York Police Department is hoping to frighten young people from participating in protests and demonstrations, while showing that activists can be sexually assaulted, beaten and given lengthy prison sentences basically for nothing.Many OWS activists who engaged in militant acts of resistance during the events of 2011 and 2012 received misdemeanor charges and plea deals. McMillan’s conviction is based on her understandably startled reaction to suddenly having her breast grabbed. She received no offer for a plea bargain that did not involve pleading guilty to a felony.McMillan will be sentenced on May 19. Her supporters are calling for large protests outside the courtroom.Support and solidarity messages can be mailed to McMillan on Riker’s Island at Cecily McMillan, Book & Case Number 3101400431, Rose M. Singer Center, 19-19 Hazen St., East Elmhurst, NY 11370.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Pork Producers Celebrating 50 Years of Serving Fairgoers

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Pork Producers Celebrating 50 Years of Serving Fairgoers Indiana Pork Producers Celebrating 50 Years of Serving Fairgoers“Potatchoes”- Photo Courtesy of Indiana Pork Producers Facebook PageThe Pork Tent and the Indiana State Fair; most of us don’t know a time that the two didn’t coexist.  The Indiana Pork Producers are celebrating 50 years of serving pork at the State Fair this year. Jeanette Merritt is the Director of Checkoff Programs for Indiana Pork Producers and she talked to HAT about how far they’ve come.“We started with just a concrete slab and a couple of grills out there serving pork burgers and pork chops to fairgoers. We’ve progressed now to 3 tents all across the grounds and thousands and thousands of customers and families who make the pork tents a priority. And for us that’s so important because it means consumers are learning more about pork and they’re appreciating it here, and hopefully putting it on their table when they go home.”Merritt says this is a big fundraising event as well.“All the funds we raise here at the Indiana State Fair in our 3 tents go to support the programming that Indiana Pork Producers are able to do throughout the year. It helps us do some of our lobbying efforts with our lawmakers and some different projects. So, it’s really great that not only our pork farmers that are here, the kids showing the hogs in the hog barns will come and eat at the tents, but so many other customers come here as well and all of that goes back to support our industry.”The Pork Tents have become known for their interesting signature pork dish served each year at the fair. Dreamt up for this year’s fair, their Potatchoes.“Everybody loves our potatoes. They go through a special roasting process and they’re just delicious. So, we decided to put the pulled pork barbecue on top of that. So, they’re kind of like a nacho-esque type of food. We added sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo, and jalapenos just to make it messy and make it really delicious.”Wednesday is Pork Day at the State Fair. A ticket for free admission was printed in the Monday IndyStar. SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Aug 7, 2018 Indiana Pork Producers Celebrating 50 Years of Serving Fairgoers Previous articleHoosier Ag Today to Live Stream  Purdue Crop Report AnalysisNext articleDeadline to Sign up for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Approaching Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

SVP seek new members in Limerick

first_imgEmail Previous articleWATCH: Limerick welcomes home hurling heroesNext articleWATCH: “It’s surreal”- John Kiely overawed by All Ireland success Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement THE Society of Vincent de Paul  (SVP) in the Mid West Region covering Clare, Limerick, Offaly and Tipperary, is reaching out in a public recruitment drive to coincide with the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland.According to the SVP, there is no greater way to mark or to commemorate this reforming Pope’s visit to Ireland than to give an ongoing commitment to those experiencing need.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The charity now seeks men and women who are prepared to join them in reaching out to the poor and marginalised.“The core work of the Society is visiting people wherever they are at, conscious of the diversity and complexity of today’s world and the nature of need which disempowers many and leads very often, and unfortunately, to a sense of hopelessness, isolation and deep loneliness,” a spokeswoman explained.“The relatively small number of members of SVP see themselves as being in a privileged position as they are invited into people’s lives to share with them their stories of struggle and need, bringing immediate assistance and helping to bring people to self-sufficiency.”SVP has more than 100 conferences throughout the four-county Mid West region, many of which need new members. As there are also individuals and groups who have specific and frequently more complex needs the SVP is setting up specialist conferences to support this work and is seeking new members with an interest in and possibly skills and experience that can contribute to this vital work.All Members are Garda vetted and trained. For more information contact the Mid West Regional Office on 061-317327. NewsCommunitySVP seek new members in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – August 21, 2018 1072 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter Limerick on Covid watch list TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year TAGSLimerick City and CountySociety of Saint Vincent de PaulSVP last_img read more

JP candidates gearing up for runoff

first_imgLast day to register to vote: April 23.First day of early voting: May 14.Last day of early voting: May 18.Election Day: May 22. Facebook Local NewsGovernment JP candidates gearing up for runoff Facebook Home Local News Government JP candidates gearing up for runoff WhatsApp Matthew Stringer, left; Missi Walden Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionVirgin Coco MojitoFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest 2018 Runoff Election Facts Ector County residents of Precinct 2 will be without a justice of the peace for a short time longer as two candidates remain in the race for the vacant position for the May runoff election.Following a March Republican primary, the field of candidates for the Precinct 2 seat was dwindled down from seven to two: Missi Walden and Matthew Stringer, who received a little more than half of the vote combined. The other five candidates were Gary Dunda, Marvin Jennings, Jet Brown, Sheryl Jones and Steven Westfall.The seat has been vacant since Judge Christopher Clark vacated the position in early January to fill the vacant seat of County Court at Law No. 2 judge.Justices of the Peace handle class C misdemeanor cases, like traffic tickets, and small claim civil cases with a jurisdictional limit of $10,000, like land lord and tenant disputes.Walden and Stringer, who are both Republicans, come from two different backgrounds. Walden has nearly 30 years of legal experience, working as a court coordinator for the past 13 years, and currently serving in that role for the 161st District Court.Stringer has a small business background, working as a jeweler for his family’s business and was a Republican national delegate and as a presidential elector of the Electoral College during the 2016 Presidential Election.For Walden, it’s her experience in the courtroom that she said makes her the best candidate for the job.“I’m the only candidate with any type of legal experience, and most officially, experience working in a court, so I obviously feel like I’m the most qualified person for the job,” Walden said.Walden said that one change she plans on making should she be elected to the position, which she has done working in the 161st District Court, would be to make the court as paperless as possible, which she said would help increase efficiency and cut down costs.Stringer said his background gives him experience with the duties and jurisdictions of the office, and said his small business background will help him address the county’s criminal justice infrastructure, dealing with issues such as the Ector County Courthouse.“I not only want to provide an efficient and accountable court where due process is observed, but I want to help address some of the major issues that our community is facing.”Stringer said he wants to set a new standard of accountability in the office as well, producing annual reports detailing what his office did, how many cases were processed, and what their budget was.The runoff election for the position will take place on May 22, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early voting will begin May 14 and conclude May 18. Whoever wins the runoff will be the de facto winner, as there is no Democratic challenger for the position.There will also be a forum for both candidates held by the Ector County Republican Women for Stringer and Walden to discuss their platforms and talk with constituents at noon Wednesday at the Odessa Country Club, 1 Fairway Drive.If You Go Previous articleWILLIAMS: Black political power means zilchNext articleMudbug 20 coming up on Tuesday admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Just The Facts WhatsApp Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Twitter What: Justice of the Peace Precinct 2How long: Four years.Salary: $63.712; auto allowance – $5,050; fringe benefits – $28,578. Pinterest What: Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Forum.When: Noon Wednesday.Where: Odessa Country Club, 1 Fairway Drive. By admin – April 15, 2018 Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Twitterlast_img read more

NGT Imposes Ban On Use And Sale Of Fire Crackers During COVID19 Pandemic

first_imgNews UpdatesNGT Imposes Ban On Use And Sale Of Fire Crackers During COVID19 Pandemic Akshita Saxena2 Dec 2020 3:07 AMShare This – xNGT (National Green Tribunal) on Tuesday imposed a total ban on sale and use of all kinds of fire crackers during Covid-19 pandemic in the NCR and all cities/towns in the country where the ambient air quality falls under the ‘poor’ and above category. The Tribunal clarified that its previous direction to restrict use of fire crackers in cities/towns where air quality is ‘moderate’…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?LoginNGT (National Green Tribunal) on Tuesday imposed a total ban on sale and use of all kinds of fire crackers during Covid-19 pandemic in the NCR and all cities/towns in the country where the ambient air quality falls under the ‘poor’ and above category. The Tribunal clarified that its previous direction to restrict use of fire crackers in cities/towns where air quality is ‘moderate’ or below to green crackers only and for duration of not more than two hours and only for celebration of any specified festivals or permitted occasions will continue. The decision was taken in view of the fact that the Pandemic is still continuing and is aggravated by the addition of pollution by fire crackers, having potential of damage to public health. The Bench took note of a report filed by CPCB which maintained that ‘Overall, this year Deepawali has witnessed higher background levels of pollutants during pre-diwali days and further addition of particulates during night from firecrackers.’ In this backdrop, the Bench comprised of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel (Chairperson), Justice Sheo Kumar Singh (Judicial Member), Dr. Satyawan Singh Garbyal (Expert Member) and Dr. Nagin Nanda (Expert Member) invoked the precautionary principle under section 15 and 20 of the NGT Act, 2010 and said, “we are satisfied that there is need to continue directions for prohibition and regulation of use of fire crackers during pandemic Covid19, depending upon air quality with further direction to take coercive measures for non-compliance, including recovery of compensation and for redressal of claims of victims of such pollution and restoration of environment.” It added, “noise level norms under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 22 1981 and noise level under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 have to be maintained to give effect to the principle of Sustainable Development of which Precautionary principle is a part. Since mere passing of order does not ensure compliance, necessary coercive measures have to be taken.” Accordingly, it is directed that apart from the scale of compensation, applicable for noise, equal amount of compensation is liable to be paid for violation of air norms. Further, for second violation and more than two violations, deterrent amount in the form of double compensation will be payable. It is clarified that ‘second’ violation does not mean second day. Second violation includes violation on same day or continuous violation. On the issue of livelihood of those involved in the firecracker business, the Tribunal said, “Nobody has a right to carry on business at the cost of health of others. All licenses already given or which may be given are inherently subject to overriding requirement of preventing damage to the environment and the public health.” The Bench noted that the total ban was necessary as its previous directions restricting the use of firecrackers were flouted, leading to “deleterious effect on air quality.” “Citizens Are Entitled To Breathe Fresh Air”: NGT Bans Sale/ Use Of Firecrackers In Delhi NCR And Places All Over India With Poor/ Worse AQI The Amicus had also submitted that there is an established relation of increase of pollution due to use of fire crackers and consequential increase of Covid cases. Thus, it was submitted that use of fire crackers be not allowed so long as Covid continues in the interest of public health. The following directions have been passed by the Tribunal: There will be total ban on sale and use of all kinds of fire crackers during Covid-19 pandemic in the NCR and all cities/towns in the country where the ambient air quality falls under the ‘poor’ and above category.Direction to restrict use of fire crackers in cities/towns where air quality is ‘moderate’ or below to green crackers only and for duration of not more than two hours and only for celebration of any specified festivals or permitted occasions will continue. Such festivals be specified by the States. Other than specified festivals, prior permission of the District Magistrate of the area will be required for use of crackers for limited period which will be given having regard to air quality.During Christmas and New Year, green crackers can be used from 11:55 pm to 12:30 am only at places where air quality is ‘moderate’ or below as directed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court18.With a view to ensure availability of air quality data, atleast one air quality monitoring station must be set up at every district headquarter at the earliest. Where no such monitoring station exists, atleast a manual monitoring station which is very easy to set up and is not costly must be installed at the earliest, using simpler procedure like GeM. This should not exceed three months in any case. This will be the responsibility of the State PCBs/PCCs from available funds under ‘consent mechanism’ / ‘environmental compensation’. The air quality data may be placed on the website of the District administration and also at prominent locations in the towns, in the form of AQI, PM2.5 and PM10.We further direct that the Air Quality Monitoring Committees (AQMC) in terms of order of this Tribunal dated 08.10.2018 in OA No. 681/201819 to coordinate with the District Magistrates. 20 for compliance of the above directions. The District Magistrates in every district may take steps to ensure that banned fire crackers are not sold in terms of order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 23.10.2018.21 The District Magistrate, on a complaint or otherwise, will recover compensation from violators of the above directions on the parameters already mentioned in Para 24 above. Any victim of pollution, apart from other remedies, can approach the District Magistrate for compensation, by showing evidence of individual damage and the person responsible for the damage. Such claim may be dealt with by a reasoned order.If no such claim is made for six months after collection of the compensation, the amount credited to the ‘District Environment Compensation Fund’ can be spent for restoration of the Environment in the District. The State PCBs/PCCs may compile data of compliance from all the Districts by 28.2.2021 and furnish the same to the CPCB by 15.3.2021. CPCB may file consolidated report in this regard in OA 681/2018 by 31.3.2021. Click Here To Download Order [Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Man arrested after setting clothes on fire near White House

first_imgiStock/OlegAlbinsky(WASHINGTON) —  A man was arrested after trying to set himself on fire near the White House on Friday.An individual in Lafayette Park, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, lit his jacket on fire while he was wearing it, a law enforcement official told ABC News.The Secret Service responded immediately, extinguished the fire and rendered first aid, the official said.The man was being evaluated and transported to an area hospital, a source told ABC News.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Spelling out the bottom line

first_imgSpelling out the bottom lineOn 1 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Fortunately, most work-related health and safety incidents are on a smallscale, and do not result in serious injury to the individuals involved. Thecorollary of this, of course, is that many firms fail to put enough emphasis onhealth and safety issues, believing that, because nothing serious has gonewrong so far, they are immune to the effects of accidents and work-relatedill-health. As health and safety professionals, it is our duty to point out that anaccident is any incident which has a risk of harm and which damages property,equipment and materials. A more detailed examination of sickness absence andstaff welfare is almost certain to highlight a number of occupational healthissues that are having an adverse effect on productivity. We must also remind our employers that insurance policies do not cover allof the costs of accidents and ill health. Insurance may pay for large compensationclaims for disabling injuries or serious damage to property and vehicles. Butmany of the costs are not insured because they are either not covered by thepolicy or the insurance excess is greater than the individual amountsconcerned. The most successful businesses view losses from accidents and ill-health inthe same way as they view any other types of loss; that is, they analyse howmuch they are costing the business, and try to find ways to eliminate them.Health and safety professionals have a crucial part to play in this, bypersuading our employers/clients to seek the benefits which can flow fromproper investment in OSH excellence. Only by spelling out the cost of health and safety failure in pounds,shillings and pence can we begin to make progress in those organisations wherehealth and safety is not already a high priority. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Failure to adopt procedure over discipline risks heavy penalties

first_imgFrom 1 October, companies that have not brought their procedures into line may face increased awards and defeat at tribunals if they fail to comply. The DTI said the legislation is aimed at encouraging employers and staff to communicate, thereby reducing the number of cases taken to tribunal. Under the new legislation, employers must first write to employees outlining the problem and invite them to attend a meeting, after which the employer informs the employee of the outcome. The employee must be given an opportunity to appeal. If companies need to revise their procedures, employees will need to be properly informed. Research by the CBI employers’ group found that two in three firms had reported a rise in dubious tribunal claims. And almost half of the employers surveyed said the new disciplinary and grievance procedures would not cut the number of tribunal claims. The Employment Tribunals Service said the number of applications to tribunals has risen by 17 per cent in the past year. More online – go to personneltoday.com– Government: Employment relations minister Gerry Sutcliffe explains what the forthcoming dispute resolution laws will mean for employers and employees.www.personneltoday.com/goto/23991. www.personneltoday.com/goto/24058– Legal: Julian Yew, employment solicitor in the employment pensions and benefits group at Stephenson Harwood, outlines the changes and their impact.www.personneltoday.com/goto/22240– Legal: Dina Lucas, an associate in Allen & Overy’s employment, pensions and incentives department, outlines the implications of the procedures.www.personneltoday.com/goto/20762– Legal Q&A: The benefits of mediation, by Julian Hemming, head of the employment, pensions and incentives department at Osborne Clarke.www.personneltoday.com/goto/23067– Legal: Karen Ozzard, assistant solicitor, and Pattie Walsh, partner, Richards Butlerwww.personneltoday.com/goto/25403– Guides: Personnel Today one-stop guide to Managing Disputes: www.personneltoday.com/goto/24859 Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Failure to adopt procedure over discipline risks heavy penaltiesOn 28 Sep 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more