Regional gap in managerial pay

first_img Previous Article Next Article Regionalpay variation for managers is larger than that of manual staff, according to anOffice of National Statistics report.Thereport claims the difference occurs because employers base managerial salarieson local house prices.Thesurvey, published in Incomes Data Services’ Management Pay Review, showsmanagement salaries regionally differ by up to 50 per cent compared to 30 percent for manual employees. The average earnings of managers in largeorganisations in the UK is nearly £113,000. But the average managerial pay inLondon is almost £139,000, compared to Scottish managers who earn on averageless than £58,000.TheIDS report says: “Rather than managerial pay running at similar levels acrossmost of the country while manual wages vary greatly, the reverse seems to bethe case.”Thereport claims regional differences are linked to employers setting managerialpay based on the local cost of living, in particular house prices. IDS comparedregional managerial salaries to house prices and claimed “a remarkably closefit” Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Regional gap in managerial payOn 30 Apr 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Evaluating trace element bioavailability and potential transfer into marine food chains using immobilised diatom model species Phaeodactylum tricornutum , on King George Island, Antarctica

first_imgIn order to evaluate trace element bioavailability and potential transfer into marine food chains in human impacted areas of the Fildes Peninsula (King George Island, South Shetland Islands Archipelago), element levels (Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd, and Pb) were determined in water, sediments, phytoplankton, and in diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum Bohlin (Bacillariophyceae) cells immobilised in alginate and exposed to water and sediments, from the Bellingshausen Dome (reference site) and Ardley Cove (human impacted area), during January 2014. High element concentrations in exposed P. tricornutum indicated element mobilisation from sediments into the water. Levels in exposed cells reflected the sediment element content pattern, comparable to those found in phytoplankton, supporting phytoplankton as an important path of trace element entry into marine food chains. This study clearly shows immobilised P. tricornutum as good proxy of phytoplankton concerning element accumulation efficiency, and an effective tool to monitor trace element contamination in polar coastal ecosystems.last_img read more

Historic ground-rent free development launched by former Countrywide director

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Historic ground-rent free development launched by former Countrywide director previous nextLand & New HomesHistoric ground-rent free development launched by former Countrywide directorMichael Stone formerly headed up the PLCs’ new homes division but has since launched an estate agency that is now promoting a ground-rent free site.Sheila Manchester7th November 20190695 Views One of the barriers facing agents who sell new-build apartments has been, since the leasehold miss-selling scandal erupted last year, to re-assure buyers that they are not going to be ripped off.Following the scandal, the government has promised to dramatically overhaul the leasehold system, which is the result of a long battle to make the system less opaque, particularly when it comes to ground rents.And now the first new homes development to be unencumbered by ground rents is set to launch. Set in stone in fact – as estate agency Stone Real Estate launches its Newington Gate development in London N16.Ground rentsWith a range of one and two bedroom apartments it is the first to be launched with no ground rents payable for homebuyers that buy a property.Newington Gate will have 32 private sale apartments, 12 shared ownership and 28 affordable rent apartments. The scheme is a joint venture between Hill and Anchor Hanover who will manage the shared ownership and affordable rent (exclusively for over 55 year olds) and 56% of the new homes delivered by the partners at Newington Gate will be affordable.Founder and CEO of Stone Real Estate, Michael Stone (left), formerly Countrywide’s Head of Land and New Homes said: “Not only are we delighted to be offering these homes for sale but we’re proud to be leading change in the sector and doing so without any ground rents payable by the buyer.“Ground rents and their tendency to fluctuate have been a contentious topic in recent years and while the industry is considering scrapping them as a whole, we wanted to drive this change now, in order to benefit our buyers.Stone Real Estate ground rents leasehold scandal November 7, 2019Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

Notre Dame football player tests positive for COVID-19

first_img (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) As Notre Dame opened voluntary workouts in preparation for the upcoming football season came word that one of its players tested positive for COVID-19.The student-athlete is asymptomatic and self-isolating. After contact-tracing, four other players are in self-quarantine, according to the University.Of the more than 90 players tested, four tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody.As many as 50 staffers, including coaches, athletic trainers and student staff have been tested and all were negative. CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSports Pinterest Facebook By Jon Zimney – June 22, 2020 0 250 Google+ WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Notre Dame football player tests positive for COVID-19 Twitter Previous articleCity of Elkhart has a new Fire ChiefNext articleSt. Joseph, Elkhart counties’ unemployment rate shrinking Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebooklast_img read more

COVID-19 effects a higher risk for overweight, obese people

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews Facebook Google+ COVID-19 effects a higher risk for overweight, obese people WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Previous articleWalorski speaks out on the vacant SCOTUS seat, the election, COVID and moreNext articleDead dog found zip-tied inside cage at Miami Hills in South Bend Network Indiana By Network Indiana – September 24, 2020 0 244 Twitter (Photo supplied/Indiana News Service) Nearly four in ten Hoosiers are considered obese and that puts them at a higher risk for dying from coronavirus. People who are obese, and even just overweight, run a higher risk of going to the hospital, being put in ICU and dying, than people without the excess weight.“We don’t see a lot of young people get sick from COVID. But, those that do tend to be overweight or obese,” said Dr. Christopher Doehring, vice president for Medical Affairs at Franciscan Health. Doehring oversees the doctors and nurses on staff.“Being overweight or obese does increase significantly the risk of needing to be hospitalized, needing to be in the ICU on a ventilator and certainly of dying from COVID.’Doehring said he based that statement on data that’s been collected about the virus and pandemic from all over the world over the past six months. The United States has a higher obesity rate than many other countries, which Doehring said may be contributing to our higher death rate.“Certainly Indiana has cause for extra concern because of our standing on that front,” he said. Indiana is 12th in the country for obesity.Doehring said obese or even overweight people, have a higher risk of serious complications because the lungs can’t fully inflate because of the extra weight. The immune system may also not be fully functional, or function as well as it would in someone of a normal weight. He said obesity also encourages blood clotting, which has been a serious complication in COVID patients.But, doctors have begun modifying their treatments and are getting some results, said Doehring.“We are proning patients, laying them on their stomachs, which is helping with the breathing piece, helping to oxygenate better. We’re also using blood thinners more aggressively than we were.”But, there’s no substitute for getting healthier.“Losing even some weight can help lower the risk associated with COVID,” said Doehring. He said there are many reasons to lose weight, including avoiding diabetes, arthritis, and in some cases, cancer, and coronavirus is another reason.He also emphasized that coronavirus doesn’t follow any playbook and that there are still many unanswered questions. Twitterlast_img read more

Subway asks customers to ‘Stay Picky’

first_imgSubway has launched a new brand campaign with the tagline ‘Stay Picky’.The fast food sandwich chain is encouraging customers to embrace their pickiness and tastes, to highlight the way each Subway sandwich can be tailored to the customer.This is part of a multi-million pound investment by the brand as part of the My Sub, My Way platform.Along with updated in-store branding, the ‘Stay Picky’ campaign will be supported by cross-channel advertising, including print advertising in key commuter and tabloid titles including Metro.Roger Cusa, head of marketing for the Subway brand in the UK and Ireland, said: “We want to encourage our customers to embrace their picky side, and take control of their food.“This new ‘Stay Picky’ campaign really highlights the key uniqueness that Subway stores offers to our customers. With our fresh ingredients to personalise their subs, flatbreads and salads, we really are the go-to place to get picky.”last_img read more

Student focuses on what it takes to make Muslim leaders

first_imgIn 2014, when the Islamic Society for Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) was seeking a new imam, it cast a wide net. The Roxbury center, the largest mosque in New England, convened a 17-person search committee that represented as many demographic facets of the community as possible, from immigrant mothers to middle school students. However, as this volunteer group began to plan and discuss what it wanted in an imam, or Muslim cleric, it faced a fundamental problem, a problem that Harvard is now facing as it begins its search for the University’s first Muslim chaplain. In the United States, at least, there are no determining criteria for a Muslim religious leader.For Nancy Khalil, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, this posed an interesting problem. Khalil, who has served as a Muslim chaplain at Wellesley College, studies the process of Muslim authority — specifically the training of imams — in the United States. With her dissertation, “Without a Profession: The Politics of Being and Becoming an Imam in the United States,” she said, “I’m trying to understand the larger issues, of regulation and authority, of religious freedom, how these impact the community. If we’re trying to understand authority, the imam is a good lens for studying that.”The word imam translates literally to “leader,” explained Khalil. The title derives from the Arabic word for “ahead.” But while other religious leaders, such as priests or rabbis, follow a defined path from seminary to ordination, the road to becoming an imam is much less clear, especially in the United States.“People have a general idea,” said Khalil. “But there’s no universal set of requirements, and there’s no central authorizing body to establish them.”For Sunnis, who make up 85 percent of Muslims worldwide and the majority in the United States, three main routes have evolved, she explained. The vast majority comes from outside the United States, from Muslim majority countries, where established seminaries and traditions have created a recognized discipline, she said. A smaller number of American imams earn their reputation by studying abroad, in seminaries in Jordan or South Asia, for example, and essentially earning credentials in one of those long-standing traditions, while a smaller number attend one of the nascent seminaries that have begun to spring up in the United States.The lack of an established educational and credentialing path, explained Khalil, has led to another problem. “If you look at the imam job ads that surface, the duties and responsibilities are endless,” she said. Mosques expect their imams to be scholars well versed in classical theology — including memorization of the Quran — as well as counselors who can guide the community through marriage and divorce, visit the sick, oversee rituals, and work with youth and family problems. “The list keeps going,” she said. “I call it the ‘super imam.’”The result is frustration, both for the overburdened imams and the mosques that want to hire them. “The structure to professionally work as an imam or be a leader, scholar, educator here is quite nascent,” said Khalil. “It’s creating a genre of what I call the itinerant imam — people creating their own institutions through honoraria and online followings.”This has opened the doors for the American Muslim seminaries that have begun to educate the next generation of leaders. “These seminaries are going to fill a critical vacuum in terms of regulation, which will lead to professional standards,” she said.As part of her research, Khalil visited 12 of these seminaries and aspiring seminaries, some of which do not yet offer degrees or have accreditation. Visiting these schools and talking to both the students and the mosque governing boards and community leaders, she has done hundreds of interviews. What she has found is an evolving relationship between Muslim tradition and an American credentialing system modeled on the institutions of higher education, with its emphasis on degrees and accreditation. After all, she pointed out, our higher education institutions, including Harvard, began as training for Christian religious leaders.How this will meld with Muslim tradition has yet to play out. “I don’t think there will be a unified agreement or blueprint for what an imam should be,” said Khalil. “The evolution of these seminaries and their recognition by the Muslim community will help make the nuance of the position more familiar.”As a member of the ISBCC committee, she witnessed one successful resolution. After many interviews and with regular input from its diverse community, the mosque found its imam: an American-born cleric from New Jersey, who had studied abroad. As Khalil prepares for her next step — she has accepted a position at the University of Michigan, where she will be teaching in the Arab and Muslim American Studies Program — the evolution of American imams continues.“Many of the questions I’m asking we will continue to ask,” she said. “Will the seminaries fill this vacuum? Will they become established and recognized globally? Time remains to tell.”Nancy Khalil will present her research during the Harvard Horizons Symposium on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in Sanders Theatre.last_img read more

Professor reviews masculinity and media

first_imgNotre Dame professor of theology John Cavadini said society has forgotten what it truly means to be a man in his talk “Media and Manliness: A Brief Study“ at the Edith Stein Conference on Friday.To illustrate his point, Cavadini described the book “How to Be a Man,” which he said profiles individuals whom authors consider great men. Cavadini said the book failed to portray a positive ideal of masculinity.“Many stories [in the book], which answered the question how to be a man, depicted promiscuous, disloyal, cowardly, uncouth, abusive, violent, unfaithful, chauvinist, discourteous, greedy, ruthless, parasitical and lazy men,” he said.Many men may fall into these categories, so it is good to be warned about following in their footsteps, Cavadini said.“But the fact that the title of all of the stories is “How to be a Man” puts them into a different perspective,” he said. “That is, as though as a culture we have forgotten that the word ‘man’ can represent any ideal with positive content. Or as though as a culture we are uncomfortable with the very idea that the word ‘man’ might have something distinctive and positive about it.”Negative media portrayals of what it means to be a man have the power to harm men’s opinions of themselves, Cavadini said, just as misogynistic portrayals of women in the media are harmful to women.“Feminist writers of the last decades have rightly pointed out that standard cultural narratives about women are internalized by many girls and women as self-loathing, precisely insofar as they are women,” he said. “I wonder now if our standard cultural narratives about men are beginning to do the same thing.”There are portrayals in the media of what it means to be a true man although they are not often recognized as such, Cavadini said. An episode of “The Office” ends with Michael Scott crying while he professes his love for his girlfriend Jan. Throughout the episode, other characters assert their manliness through acts of force and control, but it is Michael’s profession of love that is most manly, Cavadini said.“What’s more manly than the risk of assertion of true love?” he said. “Whatever else it is, true manliness seems to involve not force … not control … not the status of domination … but the risk of self-assertion that makes one truly vulnerable and accountable.“Putting oneself in a position where one risks looking silly, but has something to live up to — the risk of love, which will always involve the waiver of the privilege which disdains love and tries to replace it with force, control or status. None of the other versions of manliness involve any risk freely accepted.”True masculinity is ultimately more gentle than what the media portrays or what society believes, Cavadini said.“The message seems to be that true manliness has nothing to fear from a world which seems to deconstruct the privileges of masculinity because true masculinity has nothing to do with these things in the first place,” he said. “True manliness, it seems, is the willingness in a man to take the risk of the assertion of love, that is, of self-gift, magic that was always the reality all along.”Tags: Edith Stein, Edith Stein Project Conference, How to Be a Man, John Cavadini, Media and Manlinesslast_img read more

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding Begins Performances Off-Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on May 31, 2014 Other cast members will include Chloë Patellis as Connie Mocogni, the Maid of Honor; Sam Masotto as Barry Wheeler, the Best Man; Emily Dinova as Donna Marsala, Bridesmaid; Gregory Cioffi as Dominick Fabrizzi, Usher; Marissa Perry as Marina Gulino, Bridesmaid; Chris Lazzaro as Johnny Nunzio, Usher & Brother of the Groom; Denise Fennell as Josephine Vitale, Mother of the Bride; John T. Lynes as Joseph Vitale, Brother of the Bride; Gus Theodoro as Luigi Domenico, Great Uncle of the Bride; Silvana Mastrolia as Rose Domenico, Aunt of the Bride; Courtney Brooke Lauria as Sr. Albert Maria, Cousin of the Bride, Rick Pasqualone as Anthony Angelo Nunzio, Father of the Groom; Debbie Pingitore as Madeline Monroe, Mr. Nunzio’s Girlfriend; Annie Rachele Lanzillotto as Grandma Nunzio, Grandmother of the Groom; Brad Martocello as Michael Just, Tina’s Ex-Boyfriend and Tim Monaghan as Father Mark, the Parish Priest . “Hired Help” will include Al Quagliata, Susan Campanaro, Concetta Rose Rella, Tiffany Dawn Chilcott, Kyle Axman, Chris DePierro, Anthony Fett, Michael Gargani and Micah Spayer. In the two-part event, audience members take on the roles of family and friends of the bride and groom. As with the original production, the show begins with a ceremony, which will now be held at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School. The bridal party will then escort their family and friends through the heart of Times Square and Shubert Alley to Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar. Once at Guy’s American, guests will enjoy an Italian-style buffet dinner, as well as cocktails and dancing all-night-long to DJ Donny Dulce. Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding Related Shows View Comments The big day has finally arrived! New York’s longest-running comedy is returning to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, the groundbreaking interactive show, begins performances March 13. Marilia Angeline and Joe Ferraro will star as the Bride and Groom, Valentina Lynne Nunzio and Anthony Angelo Nunzio, respectively. Conceived by the original Tony and Tina, Mark Nasser and Nancy Cassaro, opening night is set for April 28.last_img read more

Lauren Worsham & More Tapped for Ars Nova’s 2016 Lineup

first_imgA Gentleman’s Guide Tony nominee Lauren Worsham and more have been tapped for Ars Nova’s 2016 lineup. Shows will include two off-Broadway productions, along with SHOWGASM XXL, a one-night-only ‘gasm so big it won’t fit in the Ars Nova building and ANT Fest, a month-long adventure featuring the next wave of Ars Nova’s breakthrough artists.The Wildness will make its world premiere February 16, 2016 through March 19. Directed by Sam Buntrock and written by and featuring Brooklyn-based band Sky-Pony, the show will be fronted by Worsham, with songs penned by Kyle Jarrow. Expect to experience a world of prophecies and forbidden temptations.Underground Railroad Game is set to bow in fall 2016. Created and performed by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard, the New York premiere is described as a fierce and fiercely funny new play about race in America.SHOWGASM XXL will take place in April 2016 at a venue to be announced later. Depicted as Ars Nova Celebrity All Stars, it is set to be hosted by John Early. ANT Fest 2016 will run June 6 through June 30. View Commentslast_img read more

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