From Atwood to Vallée and Plummer Canadian notes from the Golden Globes

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment When Elisabeth Moss won a best-actress trophy for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” she dedicated it to acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood, whose 1985 dystopian novel inspired the series. Quoting from “The Handmaid’s Tale” novel, about a totalitarian theocracy that makes women property of the state, Moss said onstage: “We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.”Moss continued: “Margaret Atwood, this is for you and all of the women who came before you and after you, who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice, and to fight for equality and freedom in this world. We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. We no longer live in the gaps between the stories. We are the stories. And we are writing them ourselves.”ATWOOD SHOUTOUT NO. 2“The Handmaid’s Tale” won best drama series — an honour it also nabbed at the Emmys in September. In accepting the trophy at the Globes, creator Bruce Miller paid tribute to Atwood, calling her “the mother of us all.” “The Handmaid’s Tale” has felt particularly timely as talk of the treatment of women in society dominates headlines amid a flood of sexual misconduct allegations. The subject hung heavy over the Golden Globes, with host Seth Meyers mentioning it and many guests wearing black in protest of sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry. Advertisement Facebook Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Jean-Marc Vallée of ‘Big Little Lies’ attend HBO’s Official Golden Globe Awards After Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. EMMA MCINTYRE / GETTY center_img TORONTO — There were no direct Canadian winners at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, but this country was well represented in the show as well as in the main theme of the night — female empowerment.Here are some Canuck moments from the Beverly Hills bash:ATWOOD SHOUTOUT NO. 1 Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

UN aid partners issue call for global efforts to slash climateinduced disaster

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee – comprising nearly 20 UN agencies and aid organizations – and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) issued the call in Poznan, Poland, where the latest round of UN climate change talks is under way.“Climate change is not some futuristic scenario,” cautioned John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. “It’s happening today, and millions of people are already suffering the consequences.”Last year’s devastating floods in sub-Saharan Africa and China, the heat waves in South-Eastern Europe, droughts in Eastern and Southern Africa and massive Caribbean hurricanes all serve as a “curtain raiser on the future,” he added.Nine out of 10 disasters recorded are climate-related, while the number of disasters has doubled to more than 400 annually over the past two decades.During the course of the next 20 years, it s expected that the intensity, frequency, duration and extent of weather-related hazards will rise around the world.Better disaster risk reduction, preparedness and response will curtail much of the loss and suffering resulting from such hazards.According to a press release issued today by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), investing in risk reduction can curb the amount of money needed to respond to emergencies once they have occurred.For example, China averted losses of some $12 billion as a result of the just over $3 billion it spent on flood control between 1960 and 2000. 3 December 2008The United Nations and its humanitarian partners appealed today for stepped-up action on a global scale to boost preparedness for effectively responding to disasters brought on by climate change. read more

Michael Avenatti blames arrest on vindictive prosecutors

NEW YORK — Lawyer Michael Avenatti wants a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging he extorted Nike, and he’s blaming his arrest on what he calls “vindictive” prosecutors.Avenatti’s attorneys filed papers Wednesday in Manhattan federal court.Avenatti has pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to publicize claims the sportswear company enabled payouts to promising young athletes and their families. A trial is set for November.Avenatti is also charged separately with defrauding former client and porn star Stormy Daniels in a book deal, and he faces federal fraud charges in California related to clients. He has denied all wrongdoing.Avenatti says prosecutors went after him partly because of his aggressive public persona and feuding with President Donald Trump.Prosecutors decline comment.The Associated Press read more

Extensive rehabilitation of abandoned mill motor for New Zealand gold mine

first_imgMarthinusen & Coutts recently performed an extensive rehabilitation of an old 2,985 kW salient pole synchronous mill motor that hadn’t been in use for over 10 years. The project was commissioned by international mining company Newmont for the Waihi opencast gold mine in New Zealand. Marthinusen & Coutts took on the project after initially agreeing to retrieve the motor from where it had been left lying in the veld at the site of the old Crocodile River gold mine at Hartebeespoort Dam near Skeerpoort, Gauteng, South Africa.“We were first awarded a contract to assess the condition of the motor to establish what sort of state it was in and to then quote for repairing it,” Craig Megannon, General Manager at Marthinusen & Coutts, says. “Not surprisingly we found it to be in a poor state. Apart from the fact that it had been left abandoned for so many years, it is a very old motor. It was manufactured in Japan in 1970 and had since been deployed at mining operations in Australia, Argentina and South Africa.“Repairing it has involved an extensive amount of work and included complete remanufacture of parts that we found to be beyond repair,” Megannon says. The rehabilitation contract was awarded in October 2014 and was completed at the end of October 2015. The repairs that were done included rewinding of the rotor, replacement of the stator core with laminations manufactured by Electrical Machines’ Laminations & Tooling business unit. Parts that were replaced with re-manufactured parts included the journals, slip-rings, brush gear and coupling.“We also modified the stator design to increase the stator copper thickness and reduce the overall tem¬perature rise, which we found to be the main limiting factor in the stator in its original form. We did the design using advanced software we recently acquired for this type of specialised work,” he explains.Machine Monitor, an Australia-based third party engineering company, observed and monitored the entire rehabilitation process and testing at Marthinusen & Coutts’ Cleveland plant throughout the duration of the contract on Newmont’s behalf.The picture shows Marthinusen & Coutts’s test technician, Suresh Gunpat, with the 40 pole synchronous mill motor during the series of tests conducted on it on completion of the rehabilitation process.last_img read more

Quinn admits schools who operate book rental schemes wont benefit from new

first_imgEDUCATION MINISTER RUAIRÍ Quinn has admitted that primary schools who already operate book rental schemes will not benefit from extra funding he has been given to aid schools that don’t have any.The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has called on Quinn to rethink proposals to allocate €15 million to an initiative for the fifth of primary schools who don’t have schemes to allow them to operate one.Presently around 80 per cent of the country’s 3,200 primary schools have some form of a book rental scheme with State funding amounting to around €11 per child.Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Quinn defended the initiative being launched today saying he is “closing the gap so that every primary school will have a book rental scheme”.“I’ve had to in a way recognise fully the leadership that was shown in many in a schools who’ve gone ahead with a book rental scheme, but they’re not benefitting from this particular €15 million,” he admitted.“If I get extra money of course they will but I’ve concentrated so that every child going to primary school can access a book rental scheme.”He said that the €15 million he has been allocated from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform is “a lot in the context of where we are” and insisted that schools who already have schemes will still get access to the book grant.“I am responding to the cry from parents about the cost of sending children to school in terms of uniforms which we’re addressing later this year, but also in relation to the cost of books,” he said.Read: This is the school uniform questionnaire parents are being sentRead: Parents to be asked if they want their children to wear school uniformsRead: End of heavy schoolbags? Students welcome eBooks to classroomslast_img read more

Unum reinforces support for its staff during Carers Week

first_imgUnum is using communications and webinars to reinforce the support in place for its staff during Carers Week (6-12 June).The organisation is communicating the resources and support programmes available to staff through digital channels, including a special people focus in its weekly blog, which is available on its intranet site and sent out to employees via email.Staff can also access a number of webinars that provide information designed to help those with eldercare responsibilities. Employees can view the webinars through an online platform, AgeingWorks, provided by Mercer’s The Positive Ageing Company. This week’s webcast topics include: Positive ageing; Working carers; The big conversation, which looks at the warning signs of family member vulnerability; Living arrangements and care planning; Dementia; Staying connected and technology.Unum also supports the wellbeing of its staff, including those with caring responsibilities, through its employee assistance programme (EAP), which provides access to face-to-face support, flexible working arrangements, a cancer support initiative provided in partnership with charity Maggie’s, as well as access to an online bereavement workshop developed in partnership with St Catherine’s Hospice.Line manager training is also a key part of the support network available to Unum’s employees. This includes online training modules that managers can access on demand, lunch and learns, and face-to-face training sessions. This week, line managers received training on mental health awareness and identifying the early signs of stress in the workplace.Liz Walker (pictured), HR director at Unum, said: “We are trying to reinforce the support that we give carers, whether or not that’s eldercare, to make sure that employees feel engaged and supported at work.“We know that supporting employees regardless of where they are in their journey in life, which often includes caring or balancing family and home obligations, creates a more engaged workforce, better productivity and better business results.”last_img read more

The Acquired

first_imgA Gradual MergerNow, the trick will be to pull the six agencies into a more cohesive unit and expand business in a way that doesn’t dip dramatically when one or two huge accounts scale back business. In the fiscal third quarter, MXM dropped $12 million in revenues as some accounts pinched their spending for that period. The minority investment in London-based Iris Worldwide, done in October 2011, was specifically done to expand MXM’s reach globally and also kicked off a formal debut of the MXM group brand. “We have established this position in the market place where it’s less important for us to use individual brands than it is making it clear to the market that we are a holistic marketing services business,” says Zieser.The One-Shot DealHearst has also bought its way into integrated marketing services, with the acquisition of iCrossing two years ago for a reported $325 million. Yet this deal all at once gave Hearst one agency with a nine-figure revenue stream, a global presence and multiple service lines—search marketing, SEO, Web development, social media, mobile and research and analytics.Much like Meredith, Hearst recognized the shift in marketing spending from the very partners that have supported the company’s print assets for so long. “At a broad level, we look at where clients are spending and how they’re spending,” says John Loughlin, executive vice president and general manager of Hearst Magazines. “And as a media-centric company, we love the fact that advertising continues to fuel the machine, but we are also aware of below-the-line spending—marketing spending—that has been growing more quickly than advertising over the last five years and will continue to grow faster.”A Service OrientationThis, says Loughlin, was one of the key triggers to acquire iCrossing. The second was its service orientation. “We like service businesses,” he says, pointing out the company’s ownership of CDS-Global, which itself has expanded into new services beyond magazine fulfillment, including order management, integrated bill payment and presentment and so on. “These kinds of businesses balance out the ups and downs we’ve historically seen in the media space.” In order to establish itself quickly, Hearst also needed a target that had a proven track record, an established list of big, global clients and hefty revenues. Buying small and scaling up would take too long and wouldn’t provide a quick enough financial impact. “The acquisition was driven by jumpstarting our entry and that required scale,” says Loughlin. “It required credibility, which iCrossing has in its dozens and dozens of Fortune 500 and 1,000 companies. And it came with an infrastructure and a market place presence and it was a market leader. The other reason was we are a large company and to have a meaningful impact on the revenue and profits of a larger company, buying something like iCrossing allowed that impact to be felt more quickly.”Hearst brought its infrastructure to bear on iCrossing, but, like Meredith, did not fundamentally change its market approach. But iCrossing has since grown from 450 employees to 750 and last September bought the Santiago, Chile-based Wallaby Group, a digital marketing agency with business in Latin American and Spain. If there’s a sub-theme here, it’s global expansion.Impact Across the BrandsYet iCrossing has had its presence felt across the Hearst brands, particularly in search and social—a key focus for publishers across the industry. “We have deployed iCrossing for a number of our brands both in terms of search but also social development of our relationships with our customers. They do that for a living and we do content for a living,” says Loughlin. On the flip side, iCrossing can leverage Hearst content in its projects for clients that want to cut their teeth on content marketing. In a sense, Hearst and iCrossing are diffusing the “everyone’s a publisher” trope that’s been conspiring to suck the air out of display spending. “They have been tapping into our historical resource base, meaning writers, editors and photographers as well as our archives in adding to their clients’ Web sties and brand development, helping them talk to their customers in an authentic voice. There’s a lot of that that’s occurring on a daily basis and I see the integration just like a fine wine, there is a certain maturation process and the two organizations have, in a very organic way, been working more closely together and yet retain things that keep them successful in their own right,” says Loughlin. The group is kind of like an in-house advertising and marketing agency that allows Meredith to offer marketing services way beyond what its core media brands can offer by themselves. Yet having those media brands in close proximity to these new services allows for tremendous leverage and scale for the acquired companies as well.Meredith had been offering “custom publishing” services to the tune of $75 million in annual revenue for 35 years before MXM, but the market was quickly changing in ways that print-centered custom solutions could no longer support. It was time to start buying, and fast. “It became clear to us that the marketing dollars would start moving from offline to online,” says John Zieser, chief development officer and general counsel for Meredith Corporation. “We knew we needed these competencies and it was better to acquire them for a few key reasons: We needed them, the market was moving quickly, we had to get to market. In our minds it was better to buy businesses that had a track record of serving clients.”Bootstrapping Is Too SlowWith the market changing so quickly and with huge accounts in the balance, Zieser and the rest of the executive team weighed the risks of a bootstrapping, entrepreneurial approach versus buying established expertise with an existing track record. “It’s really about how do you focus on delivering these competencies to our clients in a top-quality way?” he says. “If you find the right target, that’s a much more intelligent approach in our world, which is moving quickly. To me, as a corporate executive, it’s a lot less risky approach than trying to start something from scratch and putting it front of a Nestlé or Kraft and hoping it all works.”Impacting the Traditional ModelWhile MXM operates as its own group, now making about $300 million in annual revenues (a far cry from Meredith’s custom publishing days), it has also had an impact on Meredith’s National Media group as well. The various companies that make up MXM now have a deep well of mass media-branded content to draw from and support their marketing services, and Meredith’s brands benefit from having a cutting-edge agency within arm’s reach. “Having cutting-edge marketing services is very useful—we often have National Media people sit in with pitches. We’ve also developed a profile of a company that is much more attractive to our clients than if we were to just stay in our traditional publishing role, there’s a halo effect as a result of these development activities,” says Zieser.A unit within the National Media group, called Meredith 360, made up of executives attached to the big, national clients, also meets regularly with MXM and keeps them apprised on the strategic needs of the larger accounts. “It’s a useful pipeline to understand what our clients are looking for outside of traditional advertising,” adds Zieser.Now, integrated marketing programs can run $1 million to $2 million per discipline (mobile, digital, social, etc.), but can run upwards of $10 million for a 12-month program across them all, some much higher.Treading LightlyIn forming MXM, Meredith had a tight line to walk as each company was gradually integrated into the group and the company as a whole. In all cases, Meredith acquired entrepreneurial-run operations that were on the verge of stepping up to the next level and needed a bigger partner to make that happen. The owners didn’t want to totally liquidate and exit, and most of the deals were built on three-year earn-out models to keep the primary shareholders motivated and incentivized.Nevertheless, the acquired brands had standalone value, and integrating them into the mothership too quickly could dilute that value. “We were very careful. These businesses are people businesses that have intellectual property—it’s human capital and expertise in that particular discipline. We were very careful about not integrating those businesses too quickly and not jeopardizing what made them special. But we were integrated from a revenue perspective very quickly,” says Zieser.Geoffrey Handley, co-founder of Hyperfactory, a mobile marketing agency Meredith acquired in 2010 for about $16 million, saw what was going on with his competitors as traditional agencies scooped them up and integrated them into oblivion. “We didn’t want to be part of a traditional media holding company. In most cases, our competitors would become their mobile division for a while and then would disappear when it got too confusing or messy,” he says.  Instead, Handley liked the way Meredith had been providing autonomy to the units within the broader confines of MXM. “Over the course of a number of agencies, we were one of the last [to be acquired] so we were able to look at what they had done and they provided them with some autonomy to grow and pursue the market in the ways they do best,” he says. “We were encouraged by that fact, but we also saw they were working with each other and Meredith on larger client business.” Acquisitions allow companies to make rapid changes to their corporate structure and are often a way to play catch-up with a marketplace that’s moving faster than organic growth can keep up. The call for diversification has been going on quite a while now and it’s no big secret that print advertising, by itself, is incapable of the scale publishers need to survive. Accordingly, publishers have been acquiring companies with surgical precision that allow them to quickly enter a market that’s tangential to magazine publishing, but far enough outside their wheelhouse to be considered nontraditional—digital, mobile, marketing services, for example. And as these acquisitions are being made, the model of magazine publishing itself is being changed. And we wanted to look at how these deals not only change the buyer, but the seller too, and what this means for an industry that once only had one thing to do: Print magazines.Two companies have historically been singled out for making key acquisitions that have, along with continuing to build out and expand their core media expertise, quickly given them significant market share in marketing spending outside of print—Meredith and Hearst. Here, we dive into their key acquisitions to see how the companies have changed as a result, the value that’s being created, and how the companies they acquired have also changed.The Shift From Offline to OnlineNothing has inspired the necessity to chase nontraditional deals than the rapid shift of marketing dollars from print to digital channels. And now, even digital has fractured into social, mobile and search marketing spending, to name a few. Meredith was one publisher that recognized this relatively early and in the last 5 years has spent roughly $110 million on six companies to form its Meredith Xcelerated Marketing Group (MXM).last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Part-Time Director of Music Ministry at Wilmington United Methodist ChurchFull-Time (Contract) Project Sales Representative at Limbach Facility ServicesFull-Time General Service Manager at Limbach Facility ServicesPart-Time Babysitter For 1 Wilmington ChildFull-Time Field Equipment Technician at Northland Industrial Truck CompanyPart-Time (Temporary) Product Test Engineer Intern at Analog DevicesPart-Time Merchandiser at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Field Service Representative at Scully Signal Co.Full-Time Technolgoist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Furniture Installer at Red Thread(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Walkers new oil and gas advisor wants to put some grit in

first_imgWhen Gov. Bill Walker announced the creation of a new cabinet position — a chief oil and gas adviser — he framed it as a way to improve his administration’s often rocky relationship with the oil and gas industry.Listen nowJohn Hendrix started work as Gov. Bill Walker’s chief oil and gas adviser in July 2016. Photo: Rachel Waldholz, Alaska’s Energy DeskThe man he appointed, John Hendrix, has more than 35 years of experience in oil and gas and has been praised by industry officials.But in an interview, Hendrix told Alaska’s Energy Desk he’s proposing a tough love approach to the state’s oil companies.Hendrix said he’s been hired to do pretty much one thing: figure out how Alaska can produce more oil.“There’s no doubt in my mind that there are opportunities…to make more oil with existing infrastructure and existing, producing wells,” he said.In his newly created role, Hendrix doesn’t have a department to run. Instead, he described his job as finding out what’s standing in the way of oil production — from federal regulations to financing to state policy — and then doing everything he can to remove those barriers.But, he said, he’s also challenging oil companies to step up. He called it putting “grit in the system.”“If you have potential and you’re not going after that production potential that’s in the ground, why aren’t you?” he asked.One example of this approach is the current controversy over Prudhoe Bay. Prudhoe is the state’s largest oil field — and would be the largest source of natural gas, if a pipeline is ever built from the North Slope.This year, for the first time, the Walker administration requested information from Prudhoe’s leaseholders — BP, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips — asking how they plan to market that gas. The companies have so far refused, arguing the request is potentially illegal. In return, the state has rejected the unit’s annual development plan — essentially threatening the companies’ leases if the information isn’t handed over.Hendrix said the state is well within its rights.“Let’s go back to grit,” he said, with a laugh. “This is kind of the grit the governor provided to the oil and gas companies. I don’t think they’ve had anybody ask those questions for awhile…so [they were] kind of shell shocked about where the boundaries are, you know, ‘You’re invading my space.’”But, he said, that’s the whole point.“This office needs to know, what is the potential of every oil field out there? What are your exploration plays…and why are you not exploring?” he said. “And if you had something you explored, that can be developed, why aren’t you developing it? And I want to know how I can help.”A Homer High School grad, Hendrix most recently served as the General Manager of Alaska operations for Apache, before it pulled out of the state earlier this year.Before that, he ran Apache’s operations in Egypt and spent 18 years at BP. His job in each case, he said, was often to enter a field and figure out how to make it live up its potential.Now, he’s one of three new faces at the top of Governor Walker’s oil and gas team, along with Andy Mack, the new commissioner of Natural Resources, and Keith Meyer, the head of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.As the administration describes it, Meyer is in charge of gas, Mack is focused on wrangling more flexibility out of the federal government — and Hendrix is in charge of oil.Another gritty issue? Oil and gas tax credits. Walker vetoed about $430 million in payments owed to companies this year. One of Hendrix’s first tasks is reaching out to companies affected by the veto.He says he supports the governor’s decision – even though Apache received similar credits when it was exploring in the state.Waldholz: I’m wondering if the John Hendrix who was running Apache a couple years back would have had the same reaction to the governor’s veto?Hendrix: Oh yeah.Ultimately, he said, the state can’t spend money it doesn’t have.Perhaps counterintutively, Hendrix said his real job is building an Alaska that doesn’t rely so heavily on oil. He hopes to use oil and gas as a bridge to that future.“As a child, and as a young adult, I was always looking up, saying, why aren’t they doing something?” he said. “And now you look back, when you’re 59 years old, and you think, well, maybe it’s time you step forward and help out.”Walker is hoping Hendrix, and his gritty conversations, can get the state a little closer to that goal.last_img read more

CMP too imposes restriction on traffic

first_imgPoliceChittagong Metropolitan Police has imposed a restriction on vehicular movement and carrying sharp weapons, explosives, flammable materials in the port city on Thursday, reports UNB.Dhaka Metropolitan Police has already slapped a ban on all types of processions and carrying sticks and arms in the capital from the morning on Thursday, the day of verdict in graft case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.Security measures have been beefed up in three state-owned oil establishments in Chittagong.Vehicular movement stretching from Cement Crossing to Potenga Ghat No 11 (Marine Academy Ghat) has been suspended for two days to, what a CMP press release said as, save those from any kind of sabotage.The CMP’s ban coincided with the DMP’s, as preemptive measure as a special court in Dhaka fixed 8 February to announce verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case filed against Khaleda, her son Tarique Rahman and four others.A CMP press release singed by its commissioner Iqbal Bahar claimed that they have information that subversive activities might be carried out on the day centring the verdict.The ban on carrying sharp weapons, explosives, flammable materials, sticks, brickships will be effective from 4am and continue till 6pm for unavoidable reasons.Vehicular movement stretching from Cement Crossing to Potenga Ghat No 11 (Marine Academy Ghat) will remain suspended from 4pm on Wednesday and continue till 10pm on Thursday.According to the press release, vehicles carrying law enforcers, Army, Navy, Air Force personnel and staff buses of the offices located in the stipulated areas will remain out of the purview of the ban.The policemen imposed tough checks on each and every vehicle entering the city with passengers through Dhaka-Chittagong highway since Tuesday.The police, in separate drives, detained 80 leaders and activists of BNP-Jamaat from different areas of the district from Tuesday to till Wednesday morning.last_img read more

53 of British people would feel comfortable if friend told them they

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) New research about British people’s attitudes to trans issues has been released | Photo: Pexels A study has found that 51% of British people think more should be done to tackle discrimination against trans people. Furthermore, the report shows that almost two-thirds (65%) are concerned about the abuse trans people receive.It also revealed over half (53%) of respondents would feel comfortable if a friend disclosed their trans identity to them.The NfP Synergy research has been commissioned by Stonewall to coincide with the release of their Trans Allies Programme.The one-day course, created by trans and cis Stonewall staff, will help give cis people the skills to ‘come out for trans equality’, the LGBTI charity says.It’s backed by 13 high profile public, private and civil society organisations such as Lloyds Banking Group.It will help people understand the impact of transphobia and teach tools and language to tackle anti-trans discrimination.The research was conducted with 1,000 adults aged 16 and over in Britain.‘A lack of confidence can often provoke a fear of making mistakes’Bex Stinson, Stonewall’s Head of Trans Inclusion, spoke out about the importance of allies to Gay Star News.center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… ‘Many trans people still find it difficult to be their full selves at work,’ she said. ‘[They] often facing bullying and discrimination. Whether it’s a lack of gender-neutral facilities, restrictive dress codes or a harassment policy that isn’t trans inclusive, trans people face very different challenges from their lesbian, gay and bi colleagues.‘Advancing trans equality in the workplace should not just fall on the shoulders of trans staff – people who already battling discrimination and abuse in their day-to-day lives. Allies are most needed where trans people are most vulnerable, like when they are at work.’‘12% of trans employees have been physically attacked by a colleague or customer in the last year’Sanjay Sood-Smith, Stonewall’s Director of Empowerment Programmes also commented.‘We’re proud to have such a diverse range of organisations helping to launch our Trans Allies Programme,’ he said. ‘Their commitment journey to getting trans inclusion right is an extremely promising sign that a positive future is possible.‘We know trans and non-binary people face high levels of abuse and discrimination in their day-to-day lives. Half of trans and non-binary people have hidden their identity at work for fear of discrimination.‘One in eight trans employees (12%) have been physically attacked by a colleague or customer in the last year. But the sheer diversity of our launch partners show there is a wealth of support for trans people at the most senior levels of British industrial and cultural life.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . How I’m fighting the feminists who are crowdfunding money for transphobiaLGBTI women’s magazine slams anti-trans lesbians: ‘You do not speak for us’British sexist advert overhaul could help LGBTI representationRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Puma teams with Playseat to get gamers rockin

first_img AllMedX Do you treat AML? Consider ivosidenib in your treatment regimen, info on Review the data for ivosidenib: Clinical trials on Access & Reimbursement for Ivosidenib: Find Information Here. Despite the explosion in popularity of e-sports, some still dispute the veracity of gaming being called a “sport”, but sportswear giant Puma doesn’t need any convincing. It has teamed up with gaming gear company Playseat to develop the Playseat | Puma game seat, which was unveiled at Gamescom last week.Charles Johnson, Global Director of Innovation at Puma believes, “we have to start seeing gamers as athletes, with requirements particular to their sport. As a sports company, we want to offer these athletes the products they need to perform at the very top.”Taking the form of an ergonomic rocking chair that makes use of breathable materials and features four knitted side-pockets for storing phones, games controllers and remote controls, we’re not sure the game seat will go all the way to achieving Johnson’s lofty athletic aspirations, but the ability to easily rock back and forward might help get some blood flowing and prevent numb bums in marathon gaming sessions.To prevent the chair sliding about when the action gets frenetic, the chair features rubber feet to provide grip in what the designers call “attack mode” (leaning forward), stability in “cruise mode” (reclining normally), and support in “defense mode” (leaning back).”Gaming is greater with full sitting control,” says Fernando Smit, President and Founder of Playseat. “That’s why we felt the need to change sitting of gamers from the traditional couch or even on the floor in front of their screens, so we created something truly unique.”The Playseat | Puma game seat certainly looks comfortable enough, and who doesn’t like a good rock every now and then, but as with any chair the proof is in the sitting. Those interested in taking a load off and getting their game on can try the seat out from November.Source: Playseat Google Analytics settings I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Powered by Privacy policy AllMedX Relapsed AML treatment research updates available on AllMedX AllMedX Ivosidenib is now approved for use in newly diagnosed AML. Review the data on We recommend AllMedX AllMedX Smoking is the main cause of this cancer. See the statistics on Yes Nolast_img read more

British tourist arrested after fellow Brit injured in fight

first_imgA 21-year-old British tourist was arrested early on Monday on suspicion of seriously injuring a 24-year-old Briton in the Famagusta area on Sunday morning.The 24-year-old victim, also a tourist, was taken to Famagusta general hospital with a head injury and later transferred to Nicosia because of the severity of his condition. He underwent surgery in the intensive care unit.Investigations concluded that he was attacked when he was returning to his hotel in the Famagusta region at dawn.Evidence suggests the 21-year-old man was involved and he was arrested shortly after midnight on Monday to facilitate investigations.You May LikeTherapy JokerAt 50, Rachel Ray Is Living With Her Husband In This HouseTherapy JokerUndoLilAnswer17 Amazing Pictures of Taj Mahal You Should See!LilAnswerUndoStyleBistroMeghan Markle’s Most Stylish MomentsStyleBistroUndo Protest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoFilms and food at RialtoUndoFilm review: Child’s Play ***Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

More aid sent to Greek fire victims

first_imgThe Pancyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council has sent more boxes with humanitarian aid to the fire victims of Attica, Greece, it was announced on Monday.The boxes contain medicine, clothes, shoes, food and other items and are part of the ongoing fundraiser of the organisation.The public can donate items and money until September 30 under the campaign. More info is available at the council’s website  You May LikeFood Eat Safe9 Best Foods for Healthy HairFood Eat SafeUndoAutophyThe 25 Best Cars that Nobody BuysAutophyUndoBeautyHold8 Signs That Your Man Does not Need YouBeautyHoldUndo Greece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for policeUndoProtest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoHigh temperatures increase risk of firesUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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