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Prosecutor’s office seeking public’s help to identify man wanted for Jersey…

first_img Bayonne Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Prosecutor’s office seeking public’s help to identify man wanted for Jersey City sexual assault Previous articleLETTER: Hoboken police leadership thanks everyone involved with successful National Night OutNext articleProsecutor: Hudson, Essex authorities bust Newark man with 420 grams of cocaine, 6 guns John Heinis Bayonne Bayonne TAGShudson county prosecutor’s officeJersey City Policesexual assault SHARE By John Heinis – August 15, 2019 1:21 pm 0 The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking the public’s help to identify a man wanted for a sexual assault that occurred in Jersey City back in June. Photos courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewThe Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit has been investigating a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in Jersey City in June 2019.Today, the SVU is seeking the public’s assistance and is releasing three photographs of a man believed to be a person of interest in the incident (pictured above).Investigators are urging anyone with any information to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at 201-915-1234 or leave an anonymous tip at:http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.All information will be kept confidential. CrimeJersey City Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from copslast_img read more

Cavaliers accept Rodney Hood’s apology after he refused to enter Game 4

first_img Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 Related TopicsCavaliersClevelandCleveland CavaliersKevin LoveRodney HoodTyronn Lue INDEPENDENCE, OHIO– The Cavaliers have had no shortage of drama this season. Rodney Hood refusing to enter Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors in garbage time was just the latest incident.According to all of those involved, however, the team has moved forward and is looking towards their conference finals matchup with the Boston Celtics.“I’ve been a part of so much stuff, that wasn’t nothing, really,” head coach Tyronn Lue said. “He apologized. It’s over. Now our focus is on the Celtics.”Let’s back up for a moment though. With 7:38 to go in Game 4 against Toronto, the Cavs were up by 30. Hood suddenly found himself on the outside looking in as far as the Cavs’ rotation goes. He started the playoffs in the starting lineup, but after Game 1 against Indiana was moved to a reserve role. After averaging just 0.7 points through three games against the Raptors, Lue inserted rookie Cedi Osman into the lineup over Hood as the Cavs tried to close out the series.When Lue tried to sub Hood into the game for the first time in Game 4, he refused, according to a report from The Athletic. Instead, he told Lue to sub in Jose Calderon.“It was end of game, it’s seven minutes to go, and I saw we had bodies,” he said. “You know, Jose wanted to go in, and I told them, ‘Just let Jose play.’ But I should have just went in and it would have been no confusion. And obviously, I should have known it was going to be (a story) because I didn’t play throughout the duration of the game– it was going to look bad. But it wasn’t (as bad) as people was trying to make it. But next time I’m definitely going to go in. I apologized to T-Lue for any confusion and stuff like that, but that’s all it was.”Along with Lue, Hood also apologized to general manager Koby Altman. On Thursday the Cavs held their first practice following Game 4, and Hood apologized to his teammates. They quickly accepted and laughed the incident off.“They were laughing at me when I apologized to my teammates and they were like, ‘Hood, that’s not really a distraction’ because of everything that they’ve been through this year,” he said. “So they all took light of it, they understand and things like that. So it wasn’t anything, really.”Kevin Love seconded what Hood said, fittingly so. Love was the target of a January team meeting that had the first iteration of the 2017-18 Cavs questioning an illness that caused him to leave their matchup with the Thunder. Love revealed his issues with anxiety during the team meeting that ultimately fractured the Cavs beyond repair and played a role in the flurry of trades that occurred at the deadline.“I was that guy before, he said. “Listen: Not even that it’s a second chance, but things like that happen in the course of a season. I mean, I’ve only known Rodney for a short period of time, but I know he’s a great guy. I know he’s here to win. Was that a great decision? Maybe not. But he came in today, said he’s all in, and we believe him. That’s why we were able to laugh it off, and he came in and had a great practice today.”Going forward, Hood says he is just focused on winning. If he is able to get hot against Boston, he could be an X-factor for the Cavs. But if not, he’s willing to accept his role.“I’m a selfless guy even though this don’t look well, but I’m a selfless guy,” he said. “And regardless of how many minutes I play– starting, coming off the bench, don’t play or whatever– I’m trying to win. I’m trying to win a ring and that’s what it’s about. Like I said I gotta make a positive impact when I’m out there, that’s the only thing I’m really worried about.”center_img Ashley Bastocklast_img read more

New coaches to take charge

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Stacey puffed up by record

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All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Update

first_imgGalway are through to the GAA hurling Leinster final and will know their opponents on Saturday evening when Kilkenny play Wexford in Nowlan Park (7.0). KILKENNY v WEXFORD Both have won two of three games so far so the winners will take the big prize of a place in the Leinster final against Galway. A draw would suffice for Wexford who have a scoring difference of +17 points, while Kilken-ny are on +3.LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP MEETINGS 2017: Wexford 1-20 Kilkenny 3-11 (Leinster semi-final)2015: Kilkenny 5-25 Wexford 0-16 (Leinster semi-final)2011: Kilkenny 1-26 Wexford 1-15 (Leinster semi-final)2008: Kilkenny 5-21 Wexford 0-17 (Leinster final)2007: Kilkenny 0-23 Wexford 1-10 (All-Ireland semi-final)They meet for the fourth time this year, with Kilkenny having won two to Wexford’s one of the previous three. Wexford won the Walsh Cup final on a free-taking shoot-out when the sides finished level (1-24 each) after extra-time in Nowlan Park in January. Kilkenny won a Round 5 Allianz League game (0-22 to 0-19) in Nowlan Park and later won a semi-final (1-27 to 2-15) in Innovate Wexford Park.Both Kilkenny and Wexford beat Dublin and Offaly and lost to Galway in the earlier Leinster ‘round robin’ games.Kilkenny and Wexford have met twelve times in the championship since Brian Cody took over as Cats’ boss in late 1998. It’s 10-2 to Kilkenny in those games, with Wexford’s only successes coming in the 2004 and 2017 Leinster semi-finals. JOE McDONAGH CUPRound 1: Antrim 5-25 Meath 2-18; Carlow 0-21 Kerry 0-18; Westmeath 2-21 Laois 1-21.Round 2: Kerry 3-20 Laois 0-19; Antrim 2-16 Carlow 0-19; Westmeath 4-24 Meath 2-17.Round 3May 19/20: Westmeath 2-12 Kerry 0-15; Laois 1-20 Antrim 1-19; Carlow 0-21 Meath 1-14.Round 4June 3: Kerry 0-18 Meath 0-16; Carlow 2-25 Laois 2-15; Westmeath 2-19 Antrim 1-20.Round 5June 9: Meath v Laois; Carlow v Westmeath; Antrim v Kerry.Final: July 1, Croke Parkprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email MUNSTER Round Robin 1May 20: Limerick 1-23Tipperary 2-14, Gaelic Grounds; Cork 2-23 Clare 1-21, Pairc Ui Chaoimh.Round Robin 2May 27: Tipperary 2-20 Cork 1-23, Semple Stadium; Clare 2-27 Waterford 2-18, Cusack Park.Round Robin 3June 2: Cork 1-25 Limerick 0-28, Pairc Ui ChaoimhJune 3: Waterford 2-22Tipperary 2-22, Gaelic GroundsRound Robin 4June 10: Limerick v Waterford, Gaelic Grounds; Tipperary v Clare, Semple StadiumRound Robin 5June 17: Waterford v Cork, Semple Stadium; Clare v Limerick, Cusack ParkJuly 1: FinalAll-Ireland preliminary quarter-finalsJuly 7/8: 3rd placed Munster v Joe McDonagh Cup winners; 3rd placed Leinster v Joe McDonagh Cup run-ners-upAll-Ireland quarter-finalsJuly 15: Munster runners-up v Preliminary quarter-final winner; Leinster runners-up v Preliminary quarter-final winner.July 28: All-Ireland semi-final, Croke ParkJuly 29: All-Ireland semi-final, Croke ParkAugust 19: All-Ireland final, Croke Park. *Davy Fitzgerald is among a small band who have managed in three counties. He guided Waterford to the Munster title in 2010 and Clare to the All-Ireland title in 2013. His championship record with Waterford, Clare and Wexford reads: Played 26, Won 12, Drew 2, Lost 12.center_img Galway play Dublin in Pearse Stadium on Saturday at 7.0 while in the Munster championship on Sunday (2.0) it’s Tipperary v Clare in Semple Stadium and Limerick v Waterford in the Gaelic Grounds. 2018 GAA HURLING ALL-IRELAND SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS LEINSTER Round Robin 1May 12: Galway 5-18 Offaly 2-15, Bord na Mona O’Connor Park. May13: Kilkenny 1-24 Dublin 3-16, Parnell Park.Round Robin 2May 20: Kilkenny 2-19 Offaly 1-13, Nowlan Park; Wexford 0-22 Dublin 2-14, Innovate Wexford Park.Round Robin 3May 26: Wexford 5-24 Offaly 2-9, Bord na Mona O’Connor Park.May 27: Galway 1-22 Kilkenny 2-11, Pearse Stadium Round Robin 4June 2: Galway 1-23 Wexford 0-17, Innovate Wexford Park June 3: Dublin 2-24 Offaly 0-13, Parnell Park.Round Robin 5June 9: Kilkenny v Wexford, Nowlan Park; Galway v Dublin, Pearse Stadium July 1: Final, Croke Park. GALWAY v DUBLIN This will be only the ninth championship match between the counties, with Dublin leading 5-2 while there was one draw in the previous eight. Galway’s first win came in 2015 and they followed up with another success last year.Previous Dublin-Galway Clashes 2017: Galway 2-28 Dublin 1-17 (Leinster quarter-final)2015: Galway 5-19 Dublin 1-18 (Leinster quarter-final) Replay2015: Dublin 0-20 Galway 1-17 (Leinster quarter-final)2013: Dublin 2-25 Galway 2-13 (Leinster final)2011: Dublin 0-19 Galway 2-7 (Leinster semi-final)1941: Dublin 2-4 Galway 2-2 (All-Ireland semi-final)1924: Dublin 5-3 Galway 2-6 (All-Ireland final)1920: Dublin 6-3 Galway 1-4 (All-Ireland semi-final)*This is Galway’s ninth season in the Leinster senior championship. Their record reads: Played 29; Won 19, Drew 3, Lost 7. Here’s how they fared against individual counties.Kilkenny: Played 8, Won 2, Drew 1, Lost 5Laois: Played 4, Won 4Offaly: Played 6, Won 5, Drew 1Dublin: Played 5, Won 2, Lost 2, Drew 1Westmeath: Played 3, Won 3Wexford: Played 3, Won 3Galway have beaten Offaly, Kilkenny and Wexford so far in the ‘round robin’ series while Dublin beat Offaly and lost to Wexford and Kilkenny.There’s nothing on the line in this game in terms of the Leinster championship as Galway are already through to the final while Dublin cannot finish in the top three but are free of relegation worries.last_img read more

Spurs reveal first of two massive LED screens has been installed at new stadium

first_imgTOTTENHAM have revealed that the first of two record-sized LED screens has been installed at the new stadium.Spurs fans will be treated to the biggest screens in Western Europe when the arena opens in time for next season.4 Tottenham have installed one of two giant LED screens at their new stadiumCredit: Tottenham Hotspur FCTottenham have been playing all their home matches at Wembley this season.But good things come to those who wait by the looks of these snaps.The two screens will sit in the 17,500-capacity single tier South Stand.And each one measures 325 square metres, putting them up there with the biggest in the world.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 01:01Loaded: 0%00:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -01:01 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. PlayMuteCurrent Time 00:00/Duration 00:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -00:00 1xPlayback RateFullscreenTottenham Hotspurs are building a new stadium – take a look at how it is shaping upMeanwhile, there will also be two more screens in North Stand, measuring 190.7 square metres each.And the South West and South East facades will also get two LED video displays on the exterior of the stadium, with each one measuring 178.9 square metres.NO HARM IN RYAN Spurs eye £65m double raid for Ryan Bertrand and Alfie MawsonProvided by Daktronics, every main display “will feature 13HD pixel layouts”, meaning everyone will get a perfect view of the action.The finished stadium will have a capacity of over 62,000 and will also host concerts and NFL matches.4 Work is nearly done on Tottenham’s new North London stadiumCredit: Getty4 Spurs hope to move in for the start of the new Premier League seasonCredit: PA:Press AssociationFull Saturday Premier League preview including West Brom v TottenhamMost Read In SportWHAT THE REFMMA fighter gets DQ’d in Abu Dhabi and tries to fight Brit ref Marc GoddardLIL ISSUEBoris Becker’s estranged wife begs his new girlfriend to ‘step away from my son’RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraCHOPPER BOTHERJohn Terry ignores hol advice & travels to ‘off-limits’ Portugal by chopperlast_img read more

Photo library: Countryside 13

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Countryside contact sheet (1.6MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Western Cape province:Church tower in a Karoo town. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Western Cape province:A dog guards a house in a Karoo town. In Afrikaans, the sign reads, “Beware of the dog.” Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Western Cape province:House in a Karoo town. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Western Cape province:The town of Barrydale. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Western Cape province: The town of Barrydale. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Western Cape province:The church in the town of Barrydale. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Western Cape province: The Barrydale Hotel. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Western Cape province: The local liquor store in the town of Barrydale. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Western Cape province: Wind pump viewed from the town graveyard, Prince Albert. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageCOUNTRYSIDE 13: {loadposition cs}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

Meet Joe Gerstandt

first_imgJoe Gerstandt is one, of a group of people, you can find here in the HR/Social Media space who call Omaha, NE home.  Joe is a frequent keynote speaker on general HR topics and also in his own area of expertise on Diversity and Inclusion (D & I).  Joe is also one half of the duo called Talent Anarchy.  Under that banner, Joe works with his partner Jason Lauritsen.  Together they speak, host conference events and write books.Joe has been working the speaking circuit for more than eight years now. This year was the fifth year in a row that Joe has been asked to present at SHRM’a Annual Conference. In addition to the National Conference Joe said that he has presented at state SHRM conferences in more than 30 states. Joe also presents at other events besides SHRM events, such as South by Southwest, as well as in the Health Care and Finance sectors.Joe enjoys his work, and anyone who has ever seen him present could attest to his passion.  I asked him if there was any down side.  Joe quickly responded yes; the travel.  Joe said he is gone 100 to 120 nights a year.  Joe said his family is young and this is something that can make speaking a challenge.I asked Joe how he got into the topic of D & I. He told me that he grew up in Northwest Iowa, and there was not much diversity going on around there.  Joe said after he did a stint in the Marine Corp he became much more interested in the topic. Joe said he got into Not for Profits and really started to learn about D & I.  Joe said he was motivated by stories of how people were treated poorly, because of their race, religion or background, and he felt the need to help change this.In 2011 Joe along with Jason published their first collaborative effort titled Social Gravity.  I asked Joe how do you write a book?  Joe said the he and Jason sort of wrote down a presentation they had been doing and refined it from there.   I asked Joe if there were plans for further publications.  Joe said that currently he and Jason are working on a book about authenticity and leadership.I asked Joe how they got into the speaking game.  Joe said that both he and Jason had done a number of break out session, but were told by everyone that they could not or would not let them be keynote speakers at a conference unless they had a book.  Joe said he recalls getting a call from John Jorgensen, who was putting together an Illinois SHRM Conference in 2010. Joe said John offered Talent Anarchy the big stage in Illinois, and the gigs have continued to come since then.last_img read more

HR Intel: Musings from a SHRM Event

first_imgOriginally posted on the XpertHR blog. I had the privilege of attending the 25th annual Garden State SHRM Conference and Expo over the weekend in Atlantic City, where some of the brightest minds in HR got together to talk about hot topics in employment law for 2016. With over 60(!) hour-long sessions on topics ranging from global HR compliance to tactical response for HR matters, it’s staggering to think about how much learning was accomplished in such a short period of time across such a huge group of attendees. But this is a blog and our collective attention spans are relatively short, so bear with me if I boil the entire weekend down into one digestible nugget: HR is advancing by leaps and bounds and is far more educated, enthusiastic and strategic-minded than ever before.The opening keynote – Significance in Simple Moments Because No One Remembers Boring (a comedy and magic show) was extremely entertaining, but it also planted a seed: every conversation, every performance evaluation, every conflict and every seemingly-innocuous moment on the highway (more on this later) – they all matter so much. The impact of each of those moments will be felt when it comes to how successful you are in your role within HR, how you are perceived by your colleagues and frankly, whether you survive at all.The next morning, I dove headfirst into the HR trenches for Surviving the HR War with Stefanie Riehl, an HR consultant for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA). Stefanie’s presentation was stacked with real-life questions from employers dealing with challenges in the modern workplace, ranging from leave accommodations for an in loco parentis adult to disability accommodations for employees who are or become unable to drive.From there, I tackled Internal Investigations presented by attorney Steven Adler of Mandelbaum Salsburg in New Jersey. Mr. Adler is not only a fellow barrister, but also a fellow football fan, which meant that his presentation drew numerous analogies to the NFL’s failings in its internal investigations regarding Ray Rice and Tom Brady. Afterward, Fox Rothschild attorney Ian Siminoff presented on Hot Topics in Employment Law, where the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) played out in real terms across dozens of court cases from January through September 2016.I then attended the Young Professionals reception where I encountered HR thought leaders like John Baldino (@jbalive), an HR Pro with Humareso (an outsourced HR solutions provider in New Jersey) and David Horning (@thedavidhorning) a comedian and fellow presenter who advocates overcoming obstacles through comedy and an examination of perspective among many others.Finally, I presented to a group of remarkably-awake-for-8:30-a.m. HR professionals and consultants on Why Mergers and Acquisitions Fail… and How HR Can Help, an attempt to take a step back from the tactical and get strategic. We theorized how to harness data analytics and standardize protocols for a large-scale merger or acquisition while attempting to account for the myriad of local, state, federal or international compliance boundaries that could pop up along the way.We discussed successful acquisitions and mergers gone wrong and took a moment to reflect on the fragility of life as well! That’s right, your very own HR Intel writer was almost killed while traveling to Atlantic City when I was rear-ended on the Garden State Parkway by a driver traveling upwards of 80 miles per hour. And what better way to illustrate what can happen when two incompatible entities are smashed together without the right amount of analysis, due diligence, planning or execution?In the end, I came away with both compliance knowledge and wisdom: the little moments always matter, but don’t be afraid to think big.Open the HR Flood GatesChipotle is hiring 5,000 employees. In a single day. On September 28th, Chipotle plans to add thousands of employees to its ranks. And how does it intend to accomplish that? Walk-in interviews at all Chipotle locations from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Kudos to Chipotle for not running these interviews during the lunchtime burrito blitz.Speaking of blitz, the holiday shopping season is on the horizon and that means… yeah retail brick and mortar is still dying, but couch-shopping sure isn’t! To prepare, FedEx is hiring 50,000 employees (buoyed by already-strong stock performance) and UPS is hiring a whopping 95,000 employees.To be fair, I should mention that Target is also hiring 70,000 workers, but only 7,500 of those will be dedicated to the “distribution and fulfillment facilities.” In my humble estimation, Target is not getting the “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” philosophy just yet, but I’m betting they will eventually. After watching rival Wal-Mart acquire Jet.com, the writing is on the wall.Combined, FedEx and UPS will deliver almost a billion packages to American consumers during the peak holiday season, sparing us from innumerable stressful moments and life-threatening experiences on the roads and in shopping centers across America. And just imagine, someday all of these shipments will be handled by robots.Techtonic HR ShiftsSpeaking of robots taking jobs away, Uber debuted its robot-driven cars in Pittsburgh recently, but rest-assured all of you… humans, we’re still pretty far away from robot taxis. Uber had only four cars being tested for this project, and each was equipped with two humans sitting in the front to take over operation of the car should something go wrong. Oh, and the lucky passengers were asked to sign waivers of liability before entering the vehicles. Talk about riding in comfort.Of course, taxis and passenger travel are not the only industries at risk of being overrun by robots. The agricultural industry is increasingly looking toward self-driving farm equipment like tractors and combines. Digitaltrends.com calls these vehicles the “terminators” of the farm industry because of how cool they look, but they are anything but. Apparently something like 30% of the berry crop in California this past year wasn’t harvested due to a lack of available labor. It’s very likely that robot farmers can produce vastly more food for our nation and the world (stay tuned for the environmental impact), but the loss of yet another industry typically staffed by humans could be cause for concern.Speaking of a dystopian robot future, German pharmaceutical giant Bayer is in the process of acquiring everyone’s favorite genetically modified organism (GMO) producer, Monsanto. I would make a sardonic joke about what could go wrong when you combine a drug company with a food company, but no. It just makes me sad to think about it. Thankfully, there is a ton of red tape for these companies to cut through in order to achieve their marriage including both American and European compliance regulations. I’m personally wondering how they’ll get past the fact that many of Monsanto’s products are outlawed in Europe, but there’s no problem that $66 billion won’t fix.Litigation IrritationFox is suing Netflix for poaching employees, accusing the stronghold of streaming of a “brazen campaign to unlawfully target, recruit and poach valuable Fox executives by illegally inducing them to break their employment contracts with executives.” Only a lawyer could write something like that. At the heart of the dispute are employment agreements that may or may not have expired at the end of 2015.The Wells Fargo scandal is only just beginning. After getting slammed by Senator Elizabeth Warren, embattled CEO John Stumpf has agreed to forfeit his $45 million compensation package and Carrie Tolstedt, one of the senior executives in the division where the scandal occurred, will forfeit about $19 million worth of stock. That doesn’t include the $185 million fine levied by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the largest-ever penalty issued by the agency. But all of that pales in comparison to the most worrisome possible scenario for Wells Fargo: a $7.2 billion class action lawsuit against the bank by former employees who claim they were fired after complaining about the scheme.How is this song related to HR?In the last edition of HR Intel, we asked you how The Star Spangled Banner is related to HR. Obviously this song was chosen amidst the turmoil over visible protests around the national anthem pertaining to the treatment of African Americans by police, but I think it’s important to remember something called cognitive dissonance – the idea that it’s perfectly OK and normal to hold two different or opposing ideas in your head at the same time. In this context, it’s OK to love your country and think that it needs to get better at the same time. Nobody ever said (with a straight face or a red power tie) that this country is perfect, but at the same time, there’s a reason people risk life and limb to get here. We can love it and expect better of it at the same time.We leave you with “Good” by Better Than Ezra.Tell us how you think this song is related to HR in the comments section below.last_img read more

249 Million For National Identification System

first_img Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Recommended for you Related Items:jamaica, national identification system Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Feb. 28 (JIS): A sum of $24.9 million is to be spent this year on the continued development of a National Identification System (NIDS) for Jamaica.The funds have been made available in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The project aims to establish a reliable identification system of Jamaicans and other nationals resident in the country, with a unique National Identification Number (NIN) as the primary key identifier of a person in the system.It is being implemented by the Office of the Prime Minister through funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB ).Up to December, 2014, achievements under the project include: 12 terms of references developed and approved by the IDB for recruitment of consultant; and a NIDS three day seminar held in March 2012, with a focus on international trends in identity management.In addition, a NIDS policy was finalised and a Green Paper Stage Cabinet Submission developed. A Cabinet Note was previously presented May 19, 2014, with a project status update. Further, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was established July 24, 2012 between the Office of the Prime Minister and eGov Jamaica Limited to support the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) consultancies.Other achievements include: knowledge sharing strategy established and implementation commenced; NIDS Case Study Report on Jamaica and the Republic of South Korea completed; baseline research consultancy contract signed November 1, 2013 and Phase 1 completed May 19, 2014; four ICT consultancy contracts signed January 10, 2014 and consultancy completed July 2014; and Communication and Behaviour Change Strategy contract signed April 28, 2014.It is anticipated for the 2015/16, an institutional framework for the NIDs will be developed at a cost of $8.27 million. Activities under this aspect will include the preparation of a NIDS Policy White Paper, and policy implementation; NIDS Bill to be presented to Parliament and amendments made to existing laws; and institutional framework plan and signed agreement/MOU established.In addition, an implementation strategy is to be developed under the project at a cost of $16.65 million. Activities of this phase will include: secure funding for the NIDS implementation phase and sign agreement; Post Baseline Survey to be conducted; long term communication strategy to be established and undertake on-going communication campaign; and complete External Audit and Technical Evaluation.The project was initially slated to run from September, 2011 to April, 2014, but after an extension, it is expected to end in October, 2015. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaicalast_img read more