Comments are closed. PeopleOn 17 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Maureen Macnamara joins The Law Society Budding authoress Maureen Macnamara believes she has a great idea for abook. “I was thinking of writing a book relating to children about howbusiness operates, from a child’s eye view – What grown ups really do atwork,” she says. But to write it, she will have to find time outside of her busy position ashead of HR for The Law Society, which she took up last month. A fellow of the CIPD, she previously worked as board director for lossadjuster Cunningham Lindsey UK. Part of her new role will be focused onrecruiting, retaining and developing staff. “I will also play a key role in contributing to the wider businessdevelopment, decision making and leadership for the society.” Macnamara finds it frustrating that people have such a limited view of HR.”People perceive HR as being admin or welfare. We’re not. But sometimesyou can get hemmed down with trivial problems.” If she had more spare time, Macnamara says she would spend it with familyand friends. She adores the South of France and often goes back to her roots onthe west coast of Ireland. “It rains quite a bit but it doesn’t matter because it’s sobeautiful,” she explains. But she plans to spend this year’s holiday enjoying her garden. CV: Maureen Macnamara1998-2001 Cunningham Lindsey UK and Ireland, HR and training director1996-1998 Schal International management, Associate director, HR1995-1996 2Care, Personnel manager1994-1995 Surrey FHSA, Training and staff development managerOn the move…Independent house builder Morris Homes has appointed Gillian Viragh as HRmanager. Based at head office in Newton-le-Willows, she will develop the HRfunction covering issues such as recruitment and selection, training, inductionand employee relations and will have overall responsibility for HR activitiesacross the company. Viragh worked for BAE Systems for six years where she wasinvolved in issues such as business integration, site closures and HR strategy.Clive Wright has been appointed European partner and client manager withconsultancy William M Mercer. He joins from The BOC Group where he wascompensation and benefits director since 1998. Prior to that he worked for ICLfor 12 years. NHS Estates Trading Fund has appointed David Connor as head of HR, IngridLewis as senior HR adviser, and Helen Dowling as HR adviser. The organisationprovides a consultancy service implementing the NHS Plan and provides a centreof knowledge and expertise to the healthcare sector. The immediate challengefor the HR team is to ensure a smooth transition into a Public PrivatePartnership for April 2002. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
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FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGREELEY, Colo. (AP)-Weber State (8-13, 4-6) vs. Northern Colorado (13-7, 6-3)Bank of Colorado Arena, Greeley, Colo.; Saturday, 7 p.m. MSTBOTTOM LINE: Weber State seeks revenge on Northern Colorado after dropping the first matchup in Ogden. The teams last went at it on Jan. 9, when the Bears shot 36.2 percent from the field en route to a one-point victory.SENIOR STUDS: Northern Colorado’s Jonah Radebaugh, Trent Harris and Kai Edwards have combined to score 46 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 48 percent of all Bears scoring over the last five games.BIG SKY IMPROVEMENT: The Wildcats have scored 64.8 points per game against conference opponents thus far, an improvement from the 58.3 per game they recorded against non-conference foes.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Radebaugh has either made or assisted on 53 percent of all Northern Colorado field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 19 field goals and 26 assists in those games.YET TO WIN: The Bears are 0-5 when they allow at least 69 points and 13-2 when they hold opponents to anything under 69 points. The Wildcats are 0-10 when they score 68 points or fewer and 8-3 when they exceed 68.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Bears have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Wildcats. Northern Colorado has an assist on 48 of 85 field goals (56.5 percent) over its previous three outings while Weber State has assists on 24 of 79 field goals (30.4 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Northern Colorado offense has recorded a turnover on only 15.2 percent of its possessions, which is the ninth-lowest rate in the country. The Weber State defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 18.1 percent of all possessions (ranked 269th among Division I teams). Tags: Jerrick Harding/Jonah Radebaugh/Kai Edwards/Northern Colorado/Trent Harris/Weber State Associated Press Written by February 1, 2020 /Sports News – Local Northern Colorado looks to sweep Weber State
Home » News » Housing Market » Prime London property market FINALLY recovering, claims Rightmove previous nextHousing MarketPrime London property market FINALLY recovering, claims RightmoveFigures from portal reveal a 6% surge in buyer activity for properties being marketed over £750,000.Nigel Lewis17th September 201803,841 Views The top end of the London property market is showing signs of revival, it has been claimed by Rightmove.The portal says 6% more homes over £750,000 have been sold over the past four weeks than during the same period last year. Properties over this price point comprise a fifth of sales across the whole of London.Stirling Ackroyd, which is active in this market, says it enjoyed a ‘record’ July and August including a 62% increase in ‘sales agreed’ compared to the same time last year.“We feel confidence is returning to the London market after a long hiatus,” says Joseph Robinson, a Director at Stirling Ackroyd (left)But the upturn within the capital’s prime property market masks ongoing difficulties across the whole of the city’s housing market.Rightmove says buyer activity is down by 3.6% for properties worth less than £750,000 and that prices are only rising significantly within London’s inner Zone 1 travel area, while the rest have seen static or dropping asking prices.The time it takes to sell a property has also begun to climb in London overall, up from 67 days this summer to 72 days now.London property marketThe portal says the signs of recovery within the central and prime property market in London has followed two years of falling house prices across the capital.“The recovery in the upper end is encouraging but the painful and drawn-out process of price reductions has yet to run its course especially in parts of Outer London and the commuter belt that saw very sizeable and unsustainable price rises,” says Rightmove director Miles Shipside (right).“More sellers and agents will need to re-adjust their expectations to be in line with what buyers are willing or able to pay, as it seems that buyers are out there if the price is right. London is a barometer and sometimes a catalyst for rises and falls in the rest of the UK housing market.”Mark Readings (left), Managing Director of online only estate agency House Network, says: “In the capital, an increase in sales agreed for properties costing over £750,000 is proving a positive uplift, despite fears of a no-deal Brexit.“The capital may remain slow as international buyers seeking long-term investment in the city make up a large proportion of sales, those potential buyers continue to have a wait and see approach, this is unlikely to change until uncertainty fades and confidence is regained from a Brexit deal.“Although a clear divide between regions remains, the overall picture in the UK is encouraging and positive, as the high-employment rate and government first-time buyer incentives help steer the market upwards.”Joseph Robinson London property prices Rightmove Stirling Ackroyd Miles Shipside September 17, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Master of St Benet’s Hall Professor Werner Jeanrond has spoken of his struggle in the ongoing attempts to admit women to the Hall, claiming that the University is slowing the process down and “hindering equality”.The Permanent Private Hall includes a community of 16 monks who cannot live in the same accommodation as women and the College is therefore seeking a second building in which to house women undergraduates.The Hall admitted its first female postgraduate this year, in Jewish Studies, but must offer accommodation to any first year undergraduates.Speaking to The Times, Professor Jeanrond said, “When I was interviewed for the job I made it clear I wouldn’t oversee a patriarchal institution. The decision was unanimous for women to be admitted as postgraduates from this autumn. […] I’m actively campaigning with university admissions to be given another building to lease — the minute we do that we will admit female undergraduates.”The Hall currently admits 16-17 undergraduates per year to study History, Classics, Theology, Oriental Studies, and PPE, but upon reception of a new building would accept more undergraduates of both genders.Professor Jeanrond said that he has spoken to the University about the possibility of taking over the recently-vacated University-owned building at 41 St Giles, three doors away from Benet’s, but has received no confirmation. St Benet’s JCR President Samuel Marks said, “St Benet’s is a small PPH, but one that has big ambitions. To fulfil those however, the Univer- sity needs to match our commitment to our future aspirations with their obligation to meet them. We urgently need a second building to provide more housing for students, teaching facilities and offices for senior members — developments that would have both immediate and long-term benefits for the Hall.”Professor Jeanrond continued, “The University is being too slow on this, it’s hindering equality. There are [available] university buildings in the vicinity. In Oxford, nothing happens overnight. It’s not negotiable for me, women should have access. Equality is written in the university’s strategic plan. I’ve talked to everyone about the need for a new building.“They’re all very friendly but it lacks a certain transparency to me — how decisions are made. It forces me to write to our female applicants and say ‘not yet, come back next year’.”St Benet’s Hall is not the only single-sex PPH: Campion Hall is a Jesuit foundation that generally admits only men studying for the priesthood. However, it is a smaller institution than Benet’s, consisting of about 35 members, and the majority of undergraduates at Benet’s are laypeople who have just left school.A spokesperson for the University said, “The University supports St Benet’s aim of providing female undergraduate places and has been working with the Hall on its search for accommodation, given the many competing demands for space in central Oxford.”JCR President Marks continued, “St Benet’s is a place students enjoy being at — for the past two years we have come first and second respectively in the student barometer on overall experience out of all Oxford Colleges.“I welcome the Hall’s development plans which will renew and strengthen St Benet’s, extending the unique experience of our active and vibrant community to female undergraduates and ensuring the needs our of monastic students, whilst constantly striving to preserve the things that makes St Benet’s the attractive place it is to be.”
LIST OF SPEAKERS Chengkai Xie, Librarian of the Oxford Union, told Cherwell: We are living in uncertain times. Yet, in the Librarian’s office, I am proud that our committee worked hard to deliver what members rightfully expect. Additionally, I am delighted to introduce online “meet and greet”, where members can ballot to join speakers on a small zoom call to extend the conversation beyond the main webinar event… I am incredibly excited to bring a virtual film screening of 76 Days to our members following a Q&A with the film director, fulfilling my pledge to diversify Union events.” Daren Acemoglu – Economist and author of Why Nations Fail This house believes we are all religious. 6th Week Image Credit: Barker Evans. Elizabeth McGovern is an American actress and musician who has garnered Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her role in Downton Abbey and an Academy Award nomination for Ragtime. James Price, President of the Oxford Union, told Cherwell: “Despite a tumultuous time with changing conditions, we are proud to put on a diverse range of events. I’m particularly excited about our ‘Smashing silos’ series, a new set of discussions with nobel prize winners, CEOs and thought leaders to discuss a better way to study the most pressing issues of the day. I hope that members can still feel connected to the Union and the reforms that we are undertaking, even though we may be dispersed across the world right now.” Senator Doug Jones – Former US Senator from Alabama Kesaia Toganivalu, Treasurer of the Oxford Union, told Cherwell: “This term, members can get involved with speaker meet and greets still taking place, which they can ballot for. Special thanks from me to the Sponsorship officers and Treasurer-elect for their continual hard work over the vacation, securing member discounts at many local businesses across Oxford- for those still in the city. I’m also really pushing for inter-university partnerships, such as through my work with student start-up OXEX (https://bookoxex.com) that I’m hoping to integrate into the Union (fingers crossed). And would encourage any members who feel they could have a positive effect on the Union’s first Environmental Impact Review to get in touch. In addition, I have organised a panel on whistleblowing, with former whistleblowers and industry experts that I’m sure members will find invaluable. Now, more than ever the Union should be somewhere that values honesty.” Nimco Ali OBE – Social activist and co-founder of The Five Foundation This house has no confidence in Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition. This house has had enough of experts. Rafael Grossi – Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency 2nd Week This house believes the NHS is the envy of the world. Elizabeth McGovern – Actress in Downton Abbey and past Academy Award nominee Kelly Hoppen CBE – South African born, British interior designer Jon Sopel – Television presenter and correspondent for BBC World News 7th Week Joseph Nye – Political scientist and former dean of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government This House is a Roundhead, not a Cavalier. The Rt. Hon. Rory Stewart – British politician and former Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom Wicks is a prominent fitness coach, TV presenter, and author. During the COVID-19 pandemic, his ‘PE with Joe’ sessions were an instant hit across the nation, drawing in over 70 million viewers during the first lockdown. All the money generated from YouTube ads was donated to NHS Charities Together. Senator Harry Reid – Former US Senate Majority Leader Roger Hallam is the co-founder of the high profile environmental action movement Extinction Rebellion. The controversial figure has seen criticism for his advocacy of civil disobedience methods and has been arrested and jailed for his role in protests. Judge Robert R Spano – Judge and President of the European Court of Human Rights Joe Wicks MBE – Guinness World Record for ‘most viewers for a fitness workout live stream on YouTube’ Hao Wu – Chinese-American film director, producer, and writer Martin Tyler – English football commentator Ambassador Olof Skoog – European Union Ambassador to the United Nations Debra Soh – International sex researcher, neuroscientist, and columnist Other speakers currently include historian Ramachandra Guha, women’s rights activist Nimco Ali, Nobel Prize winner Edmund Phelps, South African born interior designer Kelly Hoppen CBE, EU Ambassador to the UN Olof Skoog, Line of Duty actor Adrian Dunbar, President of the European Court of Human Rights Judge Robert Spano, and Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi. Dr Anders Tegnell – State epidemiologist of Sweden 3rd Week 4th Week 8th Week This house would cancel ‘cancel culture.’ Steven Pinker is one of the world’s leading experts on language and mind. His popular books include How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, and The Stuff of Thought. Time named him one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World Today.” Ramachandra Guha – Historian and writer of India after Gandhi Matthew Elliot – Founder and former CEO of TaxPayers’ Alliance 1st Week Psychologist Steven Pinker, Extinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam, actress Elizabeth McGovern, and YouTube workout star Joe Wicks are among the speakers for the Oxford Union’s Hilary 2021 termcard. Adrian Dunbar- Lead actor in BBC One thriller ‘Line of Duty’ Due to the pandemic, the Union is currently preparing for these events to be held online as in Trinity 2020. However, they are monitoring Covid-19 guidelines to adjust events accordingly – in Michaelmas 2020, some events were held in person with reduced capacity and all tickets booked in advance. The Rt. Hon. Lord Giddens – English sociologist, prolific author, and a Labour life peer Steven Pinker – Experimental cognitive psychologist Graham Allison – American political scientist and author of ‘Remaking Foreign Policy: The Organizational Connection’ For the first two weeks of term, the Union have set up an ‘open period’ so non-members can attend talks. The Union will also be holding eight debates, including whether society has outgrown religion and if we should cancel ‘cancel culture’. Amy Chua – Law professor and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother 5th Week Governor Scott Walker – Former Governor of Wisconsin Roger Hallam – Environmental activist and co-founder of Extinction Rebellion This Union would save the Union. Katherine Parkinson – Award-winning English actress DEBATES This house believes it is none of your business. Edmund Phelps – Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Ocean City was named one of the “50 Great Places to Retire in the U.S.”Ocean City was the only New Jersey city named on the “50 Great Places to Retire in the U.S.” list on kiplinger.com.The site calls the boardwalk, the beach, and the proximity to Atlantic City “notable draws.”The list notes that New Jersey’s property taxes are high, but it does not mention that Ocean City’s local property tax rate is much lower than mainland towns that have a fraction of Ocean City’s ratable base.Kiplinger.com is a website owned by the publishing company of the same name. It has a business and finance focus.
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AXIS Dance Company is comprised of disabled and non-disabled dancers working together to challenge misconceptions about the art form. Rehearsal Director Sonsherée Giles and company dancer DeMarco Sleeper will hold a virtual master class hosted by the Harvard Dance Center on Wednesday. The event, part of the Harvard Dance Center’s Fall 2020 Visiting Artists Series, is supported by the Office for the Arts and is open to the Harvard and Boston-area community. Members of Oakland, Calif., company will also meet with undergraduates for a “Sip & Chat” discussion event on Thursday. AXIS Artistic Director Marc Brew spoke to the Gazette about how the company has adapted to the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of building artistic communities online.Q&AMarc BrewGazette: What does the collaboration between disabled and non-disabled dancers bring to the art?Brew: It all comes down to access. That’s been at the essence of everything that we’ve done through all of AXIS’s 34 years of history: to look at the possibilities and to show the creative excellence of work that’s created with disabled and non-disabled dancers. There needs to be that connection and that integration of disabled and non-disabled dancers. We’re bringing different perspectives to the art form, and I think it’s helping to push the form of dance forward. Our role is also one of advocacy and education through the work that we do, like our engagement work and wraparound work around master classes, teacher trainings, workshops, residencies, and support of disabled artists. Advocating for people with disabilities to have access to dance and dance training has always been at the core of what we do.Gazette: What are some of the misconceptions that people have about disabled dancers?Brew: As a dancer with a disability myself [who] also trained as a non-disabled dancer in a very formal, classical, and contemporary dance training setting, I experienced both sides of the fence, so to speak. Straightaway, people thought I couldn’t dance. There is also a fear element of people not wanting to see people with disabilities move onstage. In one of the early reviews of AXIS, somebody had written that no one wants to see suffering onstage, because people have this idea that disability is about suffering. In the world of classical ballet, everyone’s striving for the so-called “perfect body” and looking the same. What we rejoice in and are very proud of is that through difference, there is beauty and that’s what we bring, and how we collaborate together. We’re not trying to be the same. “At AXIS, we say that if you have a body, you can dance.”,Gazette: How have things changed for AXIS during the pandemic?Brew: In March, we were just beginning our assembly program where we go into schools, and students [learn about] ideas and themes around physically integrated dance, accessibility, disability awareness, and contemporary dance. We were going to be touring as well, and that got cancelled. We lost a huge amount of income [from] work that we did, and the work that we had planned. But we were very quick to pivot online. I think being artists, we’re very adaptable. We started to put classes online and really focused on making them accessible. We also did a program called Dance Access Online, which was a reimagining of our Dance Access Day, which normally happens in a theater and we hold two shows a day for two days. We also held our summer Choreo-Lab for disabled choreographers virtually. At the end, we had a showing, which was done online and people were invited to watch. It was amazing to be connected with so many people from all around the world.It’s been a huge amount of learning for all of us. We’re so used to being in the studio and being onstage and being together in person, and our work is derived from physical contact, partnering work and improvisation. We’ve been doing classes every day virtually and been opening them up to the community as well. But there are restrictions of space and internet access, and it’s been hard emotionally and physically and mentally for people. We’ve really just tried to hold space and listen to people individually about what their needs are and how we can best support them. We miss that physical contact and being able to feed off each other’s energy and that often gets missed in online spaces. But imagine if we didn’t have technology — how much more isolating it would have been.Gazette: What can participants expect from an AXIS master class?Brew: When I think of master classes, the first word I think of is fun. The classes are inclusive and create a space for everyone to feel part of the group. We are aware of how we teach and deliver the information in an inclusive way and making it accessible, so everyone feels welcome and a part of the experience. We often use verbal descriptions, as well as imagery and qualities, and demonstrations of different set exercises. At AXIS, we say that if you have a body, you can dance. That’s one thing that I discovered after acquiring my disability 24 years ago: I was still a dancer, and I could still dance and what dance meant to me was expressing myself through movement. Expression is so important, especially in our current world, and it’s also healthy for us to move. The joy of dance can bring that healthy mind, body, and spirit.Interview was edited for clarity and length.
Even amid a raging pandemic, President Trump remains focused on spreading conspiracy theories about the election he lost, abetted by conservative news media outlets and disinformation campaigns on social media. Most Republicans seem resigned to ceding their party to the president, declining to demand that he accept reality and step down. (Worth noting: Not a single Republican lawmaker agreed to appear on any of the Sunday talk shows this past weekend.)Complaints about partisan gridlock aren’t anything new: For more than a decade, pundits have griped about the inability of lawmakers to compromise and accomplish big things. But now, those intractable divisions have spread to the entire country, leaving us unable to form consensus on even the most basic of facts, like Mr. Biden’s victory or the need to wear masks to fight a deadly virus.- Advertisement – That’s the argument Mr. Obama is making in interviews surrounding the release on Tuesday of the first volume of his new memoir, “The Promised Land.”With the election over, the former president is pulling the fire alarm on our democracy. His comments to The Atlantic, NPR and CBS News are striking given that they are coming from a president who was known — and often critiqued — for his levelheaded, “no-drama Obama” style in office. Consider what he told Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic:“America is the first real experiment in building a large, multiethnic, multicultural democracy. And we don’t know yet if that can hold. There haven’t been enough of them around for long enough to say for certain that it’s going to work.”Mr. Obama centers much of his concern on “truth decay” — the decline of agreement on central facts and a blurring of lines between fact and opinion in civic life. The term comes from a report published by the RAND Corporation in 2018 that was included on Mr. Obama’s summer reading list that same year. He told The Atlantic:“If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what’s true from what’s false, then by definition the marketplace of ideas doesn’t work. And by definition our democracy doesn’t work. We are entering into an epistemological crisis.”- Advertisement – Mr. Biden won the White House by promising a return to political norms, a vow that might be impossible to fulfill given the kinds of changes Mr. Obama denounced. Whether Mr. Biden, a longtime creature of old Washington, can navigate our new political and media reality will probably be a central test of his presidency. Mr. Obama doesn’t see his successor as the cause of rising populism, a movement he traces to the 2008 election when Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, energized her party’s base. Though he couldn’t resist throwing some shade at Mr. Trump:“I’m not surprised that somebody like Trump could get traction in our political life. He’s a symptom as much as an accelerant. But if we were going to have a right-wing populist in this country, I would have expected somebody a little more appealing.”Rather, he blames the media environment, the decline of local news and the refusal of social media companies to take responsibility for conspiracy theories posted on their platforms. There is no longer a “common baseline of fact and a common story,” he said.Mr. Obama even seemed to question whether he could win the presidency if he ran today.“Even as late as 2008, typically when I went into a small town, there’s a small-town newspaper, and the owner or editor is a conservative guy with a crew cut, maybe, and a bow tie, and he’s been a Republican for years. He doesn’t have a lot of patience for tax-and-spend liberals, but he’ll take a meeting with me, and he’ll write an editorial that says, ‘He’s a liberal Chicago lawyer, but he seems like a decent enough guy, had some good ideas’; and the local TV station will cover me straight. But you go into those communities today and the newspapers are gone. If Fox News isn’t on every television in every barbershop and VFW hall, then it might be a Sinclair-owned station, and the presuppositions that exist there, about who I am and what I believe, are so fundamentally different, have changed so much, that it’s difficult to break through.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –