Investment bank Merrill Lynch sacked 15 staff last week after it found they were abusing the company’s e-mail system by distributing pornographic material. Eight men and seven women were immediately dismissed following a company investigation which found they had used the system to forward offensive material. Female execs get onFemale executives are making inroads into senior management, according to a survey released by the Institute of Management and Remuneration Economics. The National Management Salary Survey 2000 found women, who make up 60 per cent of personnel management, now make up 9.6 per cent of boardroom appointments, compared with only 1.6 per cent 10 years ago.Breakfast with CREThe Commission for Racial Equality is today holding a business breakfast in collaboration with the DfEE to encourage leaders of recruitment and employment agencies to take part in the Leadership Challenge. The challenge is an initiative set up by the CRE to achieve race equality and involves leaders in organisations taking a personal lead in promoting race awareness.www.cre.gov.uk RIP Act starts todayNew regulations are being implemented today covering the circumstances in which an employer can record or monitor communications without the consent of the employee or other party. The Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice (Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000 come into force under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act. UK worst for familiesBritish parents are the worst off in Europe in terms of flexible working arrangements and benefits, according to the National Family and Parenting Institute. It claims the UK offers the poorest package of parental leave and the lowest maternity pay of the 10 biggest EU economies. It also says publicly funded childcare is available to only 2 per cent of British children aged under three compared with 23 per cent in France.Men better bossesMen make better managers because they are more caring and understanding than their female counterparts, a survey has claimed. The study was carried out by DeskDemon.co, the on-line portal for PAs, secretaries and office managers. It found that most PAs – 64 per cent – prefer to work for a male manager. A further 28 per cent of secretaries claim to have been put down in public by a woman, compared with 16 per cent by men. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in brief: bank sacks surfersOn 24 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The FBI had an ex-environmental company official wear a wire to secretly record the son of New York State Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) discussing an alleged pay-to-play scheme, the official said.Bjornulf White, the former vice president of AbTech Industries, used the hidden device to record the senator’s son, Adam Skelos, who was hired by AbTech at the senator’s urging, discuss how Adam planned to lobby state Sen. Tom Croci (R-Bohemia) at Croci’s re-election campaign fundraiser rather than at Croci’s office so he wouldn’t appear on the senator’s official schedule, White said Tuesday during his second full day of direct testimony in the father and son’s corruption trial at Manhattan federal court.“After you meet with Tom Croci, I’m going to his fundraiser,” Adam told White in the conversation recorded on Feb. 13 at the W Hotel in Manhattan when he advised White on how to lobby Croci for legislation that would help AbTech. “That’s all I’m going to talk to him about.”Arizona-based AbTech is one of three companies that the former state Senate Majority Leader allegedly coerced $300,000 in bribes from in the form of no-show jobs for his son in exchange for illegally manipulating legislation. Both men deny the accusations. Adam, through a middleman, allegedly coerced AbTech into paying him $10,000 a month after threatening to sink the company’s bid for a $12-million Nassau County contract.White testified that the FBI told him to ask Adam about Chief Deputy Nassau County Executive Rob Walker, the $400,000 project that White said Walker promised AbTech, and what came of media reports that the senator was under federal investigation. White also asked Adam if he had a “safe number” so White could call him and avoid federal authorities recording their conversations on wiretaps. Adam gave White the number for Adam’s so-called burner phone—pre-paid disposable cell phones that aren’t billed in the user’s name. Then the FBI tapped Adam’s burner phone.The burner phone was one of many attempts Adam used to push for legislation on AbTech’s behalf despite his not being a registered lobbyist and despite breaking news of the federal investigation. White said Adam told him to avoid using email, and instead mail him paper copies of their request for Croci to sponsor legislation that would authorize AbTech to design and build its storm water drain filters, because state law requires different companies do those roles on public projects separately. Adam told White that he would hand deliver those paper copies to Adam’s father and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, who was urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to pass similar legislation, White testified.“It’s better that I distance myself from being in, like, official meetings,” Adam told White in a Feb. 23 wiretapped call while discussing their lobbying strategy and how to avoid detection by authorities. “Normally, I’m never that cautious…but with everything going on, I’m trying to be.”Meanwhile, Adam set up another lobbying meeting for White with state Sen. Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa). Then he called the senator’s office to confirm that Venditto would be attending a GOP fundraiser after his meeting with White, according to additional wiretaps played in court. Adam thought Venditto would be more receptive than Croci, but his father’s senate staff canceled White’s meeting with Venditto before it could happen. When Adam found out, he called his father to complain.“I don’t work with that person anymore,” Adam told his father in a Feb. 24 wiretapped call. “He’s just a friend.”The senator was apparently more shaken by the news of his federal investigation than his son.“Right now we are in dangerous times, Adam,” the senator told his son.
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Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDespite winners its five straight games, Magnolia is keeping its feet on the ground knowing that there are tougher foes ahead.Mark Barroca said that has been the key for the Hotshots as they now sit atop of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup standings at 6-1 midway through the eliminations.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “We’re just positive. We’re not complacent with what we have right now because we know we need to keep on pushing,” he said after Magnolia escaping a tough challenge from Blackwater, 78-72, on Friday.Barroca knows that this string of wins may blind Magnolia from its bigger goal, something which the team is trying to address as it keeps its focus on the bigger picture.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’re 6-1 now, but it still means nothing. Whatever we accomplish, if we lose in the end, it will all go to waste. So we want to keep on pushing until we get to where we want to go, which is to gain a (twice-to-beat) advantage (in the quarterfinals),” he said.But one of this conference’s top dogs await the Hotshots when they stake their five-game winning streak against three-time champion San Miguel on Sunday — a game which Barroca regards as a barometer on how far the team could go this season. Tiu delivers hammer as Rain or Shine subdues Meralco Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We’ll see how far we can go in this game against them. We all know San Miguel is really strong, and we’ll just give our best,” he said of the battle between the top two teams so far.“Our team has been together for so long and I believe we’re already hungry. Hopefully, we’ll get that chance to get to our goal and win against them.” Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer echoes Busby: ‘If they’re old enough, they’re good enough’by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer says he will follow in the tradition of legendary Manchester United manager Matt Busby by focusing on youth development during his time at the club.The Norwegian has won his first two games in charge since taking over Jose Mourinho.18-year-old Angel Gomes came off the bench in Wednesday’s win over Huddersfield, and with fellow youngsters Mason Greenwood, Tahith Chong and James Garner knocking on the door, Solskjaer has hinted there will be more opportunities given to the club’s youngsters.”As Sir Matt once said if they’re old enough they’re good enough, we’re built on that tradition, we need young players coming through, it’s important in the academy,” said Solskjaer in his pre-match press conference for Sunday’s clash with Bournemouth.”I am looking to bring players through, we have two or three top talents in the U18s that are knocking on the door now, we’ve had a couple of injuries and fatigue has been involved but then they’re ready to step up. Neil and Ricky they keep me filled in.”
Julien Gignac APTN National NewsOntario teachers do not have access to adequate training required to teach First Nations, Metis and Inuit issues, according to a new report released in the province.47 per cent of secondary schools and 29 per cent of elementary schools report they offer professional training for teachers surrounding Indigenous issues, states the People for Education’s 2015 annual report.The report included responses from 1,196 Ontario principles.Click here to read the report.The research and advocacy group’s 2014 report states that one quarter of elementary schools and roughly one-third of secondary schools have teacher training related to Aboriginal issues.However, Aboriginal students are found in 96 per cent of secondary schools and 92 per cent of elementary schools, states the latest release.“Optics are a big deal here,” said David Cameron, research director of People for Education. “It’s not so teachers can help Aboriginal kids be more successful, it’s professional development so that the entire material of the learning experience in Ontario can reflect a diverse and somewhat troubled history with a lot of peoples.“The school system is the exact place to think about this stuff,” he said. “It takes a lot of courage to do that as a teacher because it is cultural genocide.”How to do that in a mixed classroom is key, Cameron added.On June 2, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called on all levels of government to revamp Canada’s education system as part of its 94 recommendations.A number of recommendations stressed an annual commitment to “make age-appropriate curriculum on residential schools, Treaties and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory education requirement for kindergarten to Grade 12 students.”Some circumstances are changing. The Ottawa Catholic School Board has been on a steady trajectory towards Aboriginal integration in its schools.“Our curriculum is growing all the time,” said Katie Lewis-Prieur, arts consultant and Native studies advisor for the Ottawa Catholic School Board. “We want Aboriginal studies to be embedded and across the curriculum, not just our Native studies courses.”Lewis-Prieur has seen growth in and enrollment in her courses during the last three years. There were eight secondary school classes then. Now there are 29 offered, spanning Indigenous art, history and current issues.Teachers receive a full two-years of training as part of the board’s spiritual theme, said Lewis-Prieur. “It’s a whole two years of focus where we’re talking about the residential school system and restoring relationships with our Aboriginal communities.“Our philosophy is that all students and all staff need to learn about Aboriginal issues,” she [email protected]