first_imgBarcelona’s former technical secretary, Robert Fernandez, spoke in detail about Ousmane Dembele being tardy and his performance.The talk of the day for FC Barcelona was Ousmane Dembele without question, even Robert Fernandez had something to say about the French ‘Bad Boy’ who is tardy and has put the club upside down with his antics.But right after he makes a mistake that is related to poor discipline, he soon comes back and makes amends with a very important goal or assists that keeps helping Barcelona get points.With his goal against Tottenham this Tuesday, Ousmane Dembele has now produced 9 goals in his last 9 matches for Barcelona between scoring and assisting his teammates.This level of performance is already putting him on a similar level to Neymar at the club, the only problem is his distracted mind. On a psychological level, the real issue here is that Ousmane Dembele seems to suffer from ADHD and one of his only ways to control it is to play video games.The main obstacle that gets in the way of him developing the incredible talent he has, is that the French lad doesn’t seem to have his sleeping hours under control because he looks like he simply can’t go to sleep.4 GOLES ⚽⚽⚽⚽5 ASISTENCIAS 🅰🅰🅰🅰🅰¡@Dembouz ha participado en 9 goles en sus últimos 9 partidos con el @FCBarcelona_es en todas las competiciones! 🔥#UCL pic.twitter.com/rkkZSw3Q1p— LaLiga (@LaLiga) December 11, 2018The club knew about this problem when they first signed him from Borussia Dortmund, but they knew that his level of talent was worth all the trouble and the results are showing that FC Barcelona was right about him.The only problem right now does seem to be that many of the players could not appreciate the special treatment that Dembele is getting, but most of them will end up falling in line if he is the one who gets them all the trophies by the end of the season.Because the type of goal that he scored against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday, is within reach of very few football players in the world.Just by looking at the effort of recovering the ball the way Dembele did, and then going after two defenders to deliver that insane finish as he dribbled on both of them is both insane and beautiful to watch.This goal is already being labeled as one of the best from this last group stage fixture in the Champions League, Ousmane Dembele really is everything that people were getting him hyped for and maybe even more.Kylian Mbappé’s assessment of deeming Ousmane Dembele the most talented young player in the world might just be true.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.¡ESPECTACULAR! 🤩Tremenda escapada de Dembelé, deja tendido a dos rivales del Tottenham y la firma 🖊️#ChampionsxESPN 🏆 pic.twitter.com/p4ofzzMGRx— Fuera de Juego (@ESPN_FDJ) December 11, 2018Former Barcelona secretary Robert Fernandez, was quoted by Marca when he explained the problems Dembele has.“The press is having a field day with this issue of him falling asleep. But this is not such a bad thing from a certain perspective,” said Fernandez during the interview.“I have seen cases of players who fell asleep in the past. What I wonder is how is it that this news is coming out so quickly? I’m not saying there is a campaign against the club, but I do think that we need to protect this player.”“Although it may be true that he has made mistakes in a number of situations, it is also true that we need to defend him and try to carry him in a way that can benefit him better. This lad is one of the club’s greatest assets.”“We have to defend him in a way that we have also defended other players in the past, both at FC Barcelona and other clubs in the world. There have always been players who fall asleep.”“We are talking about a very young player here, one who makes mistakes. All we need to do is keep him in a short leash with these kinds of details.”“We already knew about his problem with falling asleep, but we decided to bring him due to his incredible quality as a player.”“This is a problem that can be fixed. If he was 27 when we signed him, we obviously wouldn’t have brought him. But he is only 21 and I think Barcelona has what it takes to help him improve,” he concluded.¡@Dembouz pone el TURBO! 😎🔥🏎 pic.twitter.com/8YVHnjb1Hx— LaLiga (@LaLiga) December 12, 2018How long do you think Barcelona will take to help Ousmane Dembele fix his problems with sleep? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgInter Milan’s boss Luciano Spalletti explained the situation surrounding the future of Ivan Perisic after his side’s narrow 1-0 loss to Torino.Torino secured three points thanks to Armando Izzo’s header which extended Inter’s winless run in their two Serie A games of 2019.However, reports of Perisic’s exit that was later confirmed by director Beppe Marotta changed the atmosphere prior to kick-off.“It’s quite simple. Players can say what they want, but they are employees, they have signed contracts and in order to leave, they need someone willing to pay for them,” the Coach told Football Italia.“You can’t leave for free and with your salary paid by someone else. If, as Marotta said, he doesn’t want to play, then clearly he’ll be left out. That’s not a problem for me.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“Someone who cannot contribute to the team has to stay out.”Benching Perisic was also one of the reasons for the change in formation to 3-5-2 against Walter Mazzarri’s Torino.“I changed the wingers with two strikers, because I didn’t have many wingers at my disposal. Perisic is indisposed, we risked Matteo Politano at the end because he wasn’t well, while Keita is out.“We made a different choice, based on physicality and not losing individual duels, so we could create chances for the front two. We got a couple of situations wrong, then when Toro clammed up after the goal, it became more difficult.“Now we’ve got to get the team back in order based on the tactical principles we ha. We need everyone to do their job, because we were too sluggish in the tackles.”last_img read more

first_imgPlans for a new parole office in La Mesa not sitting well with residents December 3, 2018 Posted: December 3, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSan Diego (KUSI) – Plans for a new parole office in La Mesa is not sitting well with the residents who live there.The state of California wants to lease the building for the purpose of a parole office for people who just got out of state prison. Parole is for is not probation and is for those who committed serious crimes such as severe violence, sexual assault, and organized gang activity.Residents against the proposed lease argue Grossmont High is just one of four high schools nearby with thousands of kids attending. People walking to the facility would have to walk through residential streets to get to the parole office and with the lack of access to public transportation, sidewalks, and parking, there’s no room to expand. center_img Updated: 7:22 PM KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgU.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker during the General Session at the 2018 Commodity Classic on Wednesday, February 28 in Anaheim, Calif.U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker during the General Session at the 2018 Commodity Classic held Feb. 27-March 1 in Anaheim, Calif. The General Session is scheduled for Wednesday morning, Feb. 28 at 9 a.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center.Perdue is expected to share his vision for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) including his thoughts on a new Farm Bill, international trade, rural development and the role of agriculture in America’s food security and economic vitality.Perdue came by his knowledge of agriculture the old-fashioned way: he was born into a farming family in Bonaire, Ga. From childhood, and through his life in business and elected office, Perdue has experienced the industry from every possible perspective. Uniquely qualified as a former farmer, agribusinessman, veterinarian, state legislator, and governor of Georgia, he became the 31st United States Secretary of Agriculture on April 25, 2017.Perdue has served as a board member for the National Grain & Feed Association, and as president of both the Georgia Feed and Grain Association and the Southeastern Feed and Grain Association. Perdue has long-standing, close relationships with the leadership of the American Farm Bureau and has been recognized by the Georgia 4-H and FFA programs, among others, for his leadership in agriculture.Perdue has been married to Mary Ruff Perdue for 44 years and has four adult children and 14 grandchildren. He and his wife have served as foster parents for eight children awaiting adoption.Following Secretary Perdue’s keynote speech, the audience will hear an inspiring presentation from Army Ranger Keni Thomas, who was a member of the harrowing 1993 military mission in Somalia that was recounted in the movie Blackhawk Down.The General Session will also include comments from the leaders of the five associations that present Commodity Classic: American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.Education is a hallmark of Commodity Classic. In addition to the General Session, Commodity Classic offers Learning Centers, What’s New Sessions, Mini What’s New Sessions, Early Riser Sessions and the Commodity Classic Main Stage on the trade show floor. Commodity Classic also features a huge trade show, entertainment and the opportunity to network with thousands of America’s best farmers.Detailed information on all educational sessions, the entire Commodity Classic schedule and online registration are available at www.commodityclassic.com. Attendees can register for all three days or choose one-day registration.Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is produced by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers, and Association of Equipment Manufacturers.last_img read more

first_imgTwo men were taken to a hospital late Wednesday night after a fight broke out among several people near Northeast 134th Street and 20th Avenue, in the Salmon Creek area, and one was stabbed.Witnesses to the fight told sheriff’s deputies they chased the stabbing suspect when he fled from near the onramp to Interstate 5, where the fight occurred.The stabbing suspect, found nearby with blood on him, said he’d been jumped by several people and beaten.Both the stabbing suspect and the stabbing victim were taken to a hospital.Neither man’s injuries were believed life-threatening, said Sgt. Linda Hayes with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.The case surfaced about 10 p.m. Wednesday, Hayes said, when a man walked up to a woman and asked her to call 911, saying someone had been stabbed. Paramedics and several sheriff’s deputies rushed to the area around the north end of Highway 99.Hayes said she was told that the stabbing victim and the stabbing suspect, and a few other people, had been traveling together from town to town, carrying back packs, and may have been staying or camping outside near the I-5 onramp.Around midnight Wednesday, Hayes said deputies were still gathering information. The suspect, a man in his late 20s from California, after being treated for his injuries, likely would be arrested for alleged assault with a deadly weapon, a knife, Hayes said.last_img read more

first_imgWashington residents have until Monday to submit mail-in or online registration forms to vote in the Aug. 16 primary election.Mail-in registration forms must be postmarked by July 18. Online applications, available at www.clarkvotes.org, have to be submitted by midnight the same day.Any change of address for currently registered voters also must be submitted by Monday’s deadline.Residents who are not registered to vote anywhere in Washington have more time. Those citizens can register in person by Monday, Aug. 8, by appearing in person at the Clark County elections department at 1408 Franklin St. in Vancouver.last_img

first_imgColumbia United Providers will file a lawsuit against the state Health Care Authority in federal court Monday afternoon.CUP will also request a temporary restraining order to prevent the Health Care Authority from issuing contracts to the organizations selected to provide Medicaid services to Washington residents, said Dr. Lisa Morrison, CUP’s medical director.The hearing was initially scheduled for Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Tacoma but was delayed until 2:30 p.m. Monday.The state Health Care Authority in January selected five health insurance plans that appear to have successfully bid to provide Medicaid services. The selected insurance plans will manage care for the state’s Healthy Options and Basic Health members, who are mostly low-income women and children.Columbia United Providers, a Vancouver-based group which has provided those services in Clark County since 1994, was not selected. CUP currently serves about 47,000 Clark County residents and employs 80 people.CUP filed a formal protest to the Health Care Authority decision on Feb. 3. After an internal review, the Health Care Authority determined the protest lacked merit and upheld its earlier action. The state’s ruling prompted CUP to take legal action this week.State Sen. Craig Pridemore, D-Vancouver, has also taken action.Pridemore added proviso language to the Senate’s proposed budget, released Tuesday, that would require HCA to certify the contractor has established a network of acute, primary and specialty care providers sufficient to meet the needs of the anticipated enrollees. If no plan is able to certify an adequate provider network in a county, HCA would be required to accept new bids from each of the original applicants and continue the process until finding a plan that meets the requirements.last_img read more

first_imgGrief counselors were on hand at Woodland High School on Monday after a 17-year-old student died in a car crash over the weekend.The girl, Samantha Effingham, was a senior at the school and a Running Start student, said John Shoup, principal.Students and staff have a variety of options at school for private and public grieving, Shoup said. People can write messages to Effingham and her family on a public bulletin board, write chalk messages on the sidewalk in front of the school or visit a “safe room” to talk with counselors, he said.“It’s OK to be hurting and not know all the answers,” he said.Effingham died in a two-car collision Friday afternoon on state Highway 502 west of Battle Ground, according to the Washington State Patrol. She was in a car with Ryan L. Matison, 20, of Battle Ground. Matison was driving south on Northeast 29th Avenue just before 3 p.m. when he failed to stop at a flashing stop light and turned onto Highway 502, a WSP bulletin said. The sedan collided with a pickup driven by Luke W. Merriman, 23, of Battle Ground, that was traveling east on 502 approaching 29th Avenue, WSP said.Both cars went off the road, said WSP spokesman Trooper Will Finn. Effingham died at the scene.Matison and Merriman were both transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center after the crash. Both were released from the hospital, Finn said.Speed was the cause of the collision, Finn said. Possible charges are still under investigation. Drugs and alcohol did not appear to be factors in the crash, the patrol said.last_img read more

first_imgA Saturday evening fire did major damage to an outbuilding in Brush Prairie, but did not spread to a nearby home, according to Clark County Fire District 3.The fire was reported at 6:55 p.m. at 12310 N.E. 151st St. in Brush Prairie.Capt. Jason Mansfield crews brought the fire under control at 7:14 p.m. and prevented the blaze from spreading to the house, which was about 20 feet away. No injuries were reported.Units from Fire District 3, Clark County Fire & Rescue, the Vancouver Fire Department and the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office responded.The cause of the fire is under investigation.The 400 square-foot building was owned by Brian and Rosa Wilson, according to county property records.last_img

first_img• What: A guided two-hour zip line tour through a canopy of moss-covered firs.Where: Skamania Lodge, 1131 S.W. Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson.When: Opens May 4; runs seven days a week.Cost: $99 per person.How: Reservations are recommended. Call 509-427-3800 or book online at zipnskamania.com• The seven “zips” range from 100 to 900 feet in length.• Tour includes ramps, stairs, tree decks and short hikes.• No open-toed shoes allowed (hiking boots preferred).• Riders should dress in layers because of varying temperatures.• Must weigh between 75 and 270 pounds.• All gear is provided and the tour is completely guided.• Riders cannot be pregnant, or have prior injuries or surgeries that limit the use of extremities.• The course is closed during times of high winds or lightning.The first step off the ledge, as your stomach plummets, is the scariest.But, sometimes you have to trust in your harness, your helmet and your gut to bring on the adrenaline rush.Skamania Lodge’s new zip line tour features seven “zips” that descend toward the Columbia River and around the golf course.I crowded onto a wooden deck, perched 22 feet up a Douglas fir tree, with six other journalists and two zip line guides. Then, we took turns zooming down a metal cable through the forest canopy at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson. From the parking lot, one might mistake the cables for telephone wires. The zip line tour, however, is the newest addition to the lodge’s slew of outdoor recreation activities and the only tour in Southwest Washington.It’s an unconventional view of the forest that you can’t experience from a trail or viewpoint.People enjoy it because it’s a controlled risk, said operation manager Shayne Large. Riders are safely secured to 1/2 inch galvanized aircraft cable the entire time. The most dangerous part, Large said, is walking to the course with all the roots and rocks in the trails.Construction on zip lines started in the late 1980s, but exploded in the last couple of years with about 50 new courses being built annually in the U.S., Large said. Six years ago, there were about 25 public zip line tours. Today, there’s around 400.Why?“You don’t have to be a super athlete to get an adrenaline rush,” Large said. The first person to sign up to take the tour when it opens to the public May 4 is a 92-year-old woman, who’s looking for a thrill to celebrate her birthday, Large said.The Columbia River Gorge resort looks to the zip line as an activity for both visiting business groups, which make up about 60 percent of their clientele, and families. The weight minimum of 75 pounds puts the youngest riders in the 8- to 10-year-old range.last_img read more

first_imgA state audit has found that Clark County improperly charged some of its departments for insurance coverage during 2011-12, and by doing so, shifted general government costs onto accounts designated for maintaining roads and processing building permits.Fixing the problem could cost the county’s already strapped general fund more than $700,000 annually, if the costs are reapportioned according to the auditor’s calculations.The county has responded that while it believes it can improve the documentation of such charges, it’s not sure it wrongly charged its departments.The disagreement, and its ramifications, will likely be discussed as the county moves forward with its yearly and quarterly budget discussions.The audit report was released Monday by the state auditor’s office. It concludes the county incorrectly charged about $1.8 million to the county road fund and the county’s building and permit fund.Also in the report, the state auditor’s office recommends the county take a look at how it bases charges for insurance, document its methodology and repay the funds that it says overcharged.last_img read more

first_imgROSWELL, Ga. — The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said.Bobbi Kristina Brown was found by her husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend. The friend called 911 while her husband performed CPR on Brown because they did not believe she was breathing nor had a pulse, said Officer Lisa Holland, a spokeswoman for the Roswell Police Department. When police arrived, they gave Brown additional care until she was taken alive to North Fulton Hospital. A hospital spokeswoman did not return repeated messages seeking comment on Brown’s condition. “Right now she’s still alive at the hospital,” Holland said.Detectives were still at the home Saturday afternoon trying to determine what occurred.Police were called to the home Jan. 23 for a report of a fight, Holland said. When officers arrived, they found no one there.Brown, 21, is the only child of Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown. A representative for the family did not immediately return messages seeking comment.Whitney Houston was found dead in a hotel bathtub on Feb. 11, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California. The 48-year-old Houston had struggled for years with cocaine, marijuana and pills, and her behavior had become erratic. Authorities examining Houston’s death found a dozen prescription drug bottles in the hotel suite. They concluded that Houston accidentally drowned. Heart disease and cocaine use were listed as contributing factors in Houston’s death.last_img read more

first_imgThe majority (94%) of senior finance executive respondents would give an employee a promotion without offering additional remuneration, according to research by Robert Half UK.The research, which is based on interviews with 200 chief financial officers and finance directors in the UK, also found that around a third (30%) of respondents say promoted employees who are turned down for a pay rise in their new roles are most likely to request workplace perks instead.In addition, 27% of respondents report that staff who are rejected for a pay rise immediately start searching for alternative employment.The research also found:42% of respondents claim the reason for promoting staff without providing a pay rise is because employee performance in the new role needs to be assessed first, and 27% cite a lack of available financial resources.9% of respondents have promoted staff without offering them a pay rise because they felt the remuneration the individual received in their previous role was too high.36% of respondents believe employees would be more successful when asking for a pay rise if they do so during a performance review, 28% feel the best time is at the start of a major project or when an employee is taking on a new responsibility, and 11% think staff should ask at the end of a major project.23% of respondents state that employees who have been declined a pay rise usually wait until their next performance review before requesting a pay rise again.Phil Sheridan, senior managing director at Robert Half UK, United Arab Emirates, and South America, said: “Offering employees increased responsibility and the opportunity to learn and develop can be one way to boost employee retention, loyalty and motivation, even when the funds may not be available for a pay rise. The risk with this approach in the long-term is that employees start to feel undervalued and with the new skills they have developed, they look to greener pastures to receive a competitive remuneration.“If [organisations] do adopt a promotion first strategy scheduling a six month performance review when salary and benefits can be discussed at the same time as confirming the promotion, can be an effective strategy to avoid a negative outcome.”last_img read more

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Airline organisation Virgin Atlantic has launched an online financial education programme for its 9,500 UK-based staff, including Virgin Holiday employees.The programme, provided by Nudge, was implemented on 1 May 2018 to form part of Virgin Atlantic’s overall wellbeing strategy, called Working Well, Living Better. The wellbeing strategy focuses on supporting employees’ mental health, physical health and financial health.The initiative provides employees with access to an online platform, which is designed to help employees use their money more efficiently in order to achieve their varied financial dreams and goals.In addition, the financial education programme sends employees personalised notifications, or nudges. These provide bite-sized financial tips and guidance which relate to financial situations that are relevant to individual employees. This can include, for example, details on changes in legislation or interest rates, information around various lifestyle changes, such as moving homes, and information pertaining to changes in employee benefits.The scheme was launched to employees using national roadshows, articles on the staff intranet, internal social media promotions, flyers and a video campaign.Dani Brackpool, benefits manager at Virgin Atlantic, said: “Ensuring our people feel happy and supported in the workplace is our priority, and creating a culture of wellness is integral to that. We were delighted to achieve the National Workplace Wellbeing Charter in November, and are always looking for new initiatives to support our employees at work and at home. This month we introduced financial education to Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays as part of our Working Well, Living Better wellness strategy.“Thousands of people work at Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays so we needed a platform which could offer personalised education covering a wide range of topics and needs. This system can be accessed from anywhere in the world and offers our people helpful tools to make managing their money and financial wellness easier, all at the touch of a button.”last_img read more

first_imgParcel delivery organisation Hermes has agreed a collective bargaining agreement with the trade union GMB for its 15,000 self-employed couriers, giving them the option to earn holiday pay and have a guaranteed rate of pay.The agreement, which has been designed to support the rights of self-employed individuals providing courier services to Hermes, enables workers to choose a new ‘self-employed plus’ status.This allows them to receive benefits such as holiday pay, prorated up to 28 days, and an individually negotiated rate of pay; couriers will be able to earn at least £8.55 an hour over the year. These couriers will also be represented by GMB.Martijn de Lange, chief executive officer, UK at Hermes, said: “This new option allows couriers to retain the flexibility of self-employment we know is so important to them and gives them the certainty of guaranteed levels of earning, the security of holiday pay and a strong voice.“We’re proud to be leading the way with this pioneering development, which we hope will encourage other [organisations] to reflect on the employment models they use.“We have listened to our couriers and are wholeheartedly committed to offering innovative ways of working to meet peoples’ differing needs.”The ‘self-employed plus’ status will operate on an opt-in basis, and couriers who wish to remain in their current form of self-employment can do so.Tim Roache, general secretary at GMB, added: “Hermes is leading the way; looking after the people who work for [the organisation] on the ground, day in, day out, is not only good for business, but the right thing to do.“As a result of our groundbreaking agreement, couriers will have a real voice in their workplace as well as the right to holiday pay and guaranteed pay, something GMB has long been campaigning for on behalf of our members.“Full credit to Hermes. [It is] showing that the gig economy doesn’t have to be an exploitative economy and we look forward to working with [the organisation] through this groundbreaking agreement. Other employers should take notice; this is how it’s done.”last_img read more

first_imgImage credit: ALMInternational law firm Hogan Lovells has reported a 12.3% mean gender pay gap among employees, excluding partners. It has also voluntarily chosen to report its ethnicity pay gap data, finding an 11.2% mean difference.Ahead of the second reporting deadline on 4 April 2019, Hogan Lovells is one of a number of firms that has chosen to report data on its ethnicity and partner gender pay gaps, neither of which are required as part of the regulations. For partners, the firm’s mean gender pay gap stands at -2.1%, in favour of women, which is not dissimilar from the -2.8% it reported in 2018.The firm’s overall mean gender pay gap, including all Hogan Lovells UK employing entities and total compensation for all partners, is 52.9%; this is a slight rise from 51.8% last year.In the report published last year, Hogan Lovells found an 8.7% mean ethnicity pay gap. The number has risen by 2.5% this year, while the overall mean ethnicity pay gap, including all employing entities and total partner compensation, has risen from 33.2% to 46.3%. The firm attributes this, in part, to small shifts in the proportions of its black, Asian and minority ethnic (Bame) employees.Of the 91% of employees who chose to provide their ethnicity data, 17% identify as Bame. In the firm’s upper pay quartile, 56% are women, while in the lowest quartile this rises to 73%. These numbers have remained roughly the same over the past year.The proportion of women and men receiving bonus payments is 51.4% and 49.1%, respectively, and the mean gender bonus gap is 52.7%, up from 47.9% last year.Hogan Lovells has stated that the bonus pay gap is likely due to there being a high proportion of women in senior, non-fee earning roles, and the significant proportion that work part-time or have taken a period of family leave. With an average of one in five female employees working part time, this affects pro-rated bonuses.The firm’s goal is to have 30% female partners by 2022; this number currently stands at 27%. Meanwhile, the number of Bame students recruited in 2017 and 2018 for training contracts was 47%.Hogan Lovells reported that it is using various methods to address diversity within the firm, one of which is a series of employee networks supporting women, male champions, parents and carers, LGBT+ staff and those from diverse cultural backgrounds.The firm also provides coaching, reverse mentoring and maternity mentoring for those returning from leave, as well as working with external organisations to aid with social mobility, diverse recruitment and returnships.Susan Bright, regional managing partner, UK and Africa at Hogan Lovells, said: “We are an equal pay employer, ensuring fair and competitive reward for equivalent work. We are proud to be a family-friendly employer and to promote agile and part-time working opportunities for all.“We are committed to workplace equality and to recruiting, retaining and advancing a diverse workforce where all our people can be themselves and feel empowered to succeed.”last_img read more

first_imgNORTH BAY VILLAGE, FLA. (WSVN) – The 79th Street Causeway bridge malfunctioned, Wednesday morning, which created heavy traffic delays.According to Florida Drawbridge Inc., the bridge locks malfunctioned at around 8:27 a.m. Crews were sent to the bridge in order to fix the issue.A little more than a half hour later, officials were successful in fixing the bridge’s locks and traffic resumed. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Three men have been arrested suspected of robbing two South Florida gas stations at gunpoint.According to police, surveillance video captured thieves demanding cash from a clerk at gunpoint inside an Exxon gas station, located along East 25th Street and East Eighth Avenue in Hialeah, in November.The crooks then took off on a motorcycle with an undisclosed amount of cash.Days later, the three suspects robbed a Marathon gas station near West 44th Place and West 12th Avenue.Police were able to identify and arrest 21-year-old Enier Ocampo and 30-year-old Rafael Montalvo on armed robbery charges. Their accomplice, 24-year-old Osniel Munoz, is also facing armed robbery charges for allegedly assisting in the crime.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgCORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – Nancy Fitzgerald has been found, Tuesday afternoon, after going missing under suspicious circumstances, according to the Coral Springs Police Department.Detectives said they worked many leads and utilized social media while looking for Fitzgerald, but it wasn’t until Tuesday morning that a BSO employee thought she saw the previously missing woman. BSO employee Kathleen Hanks told police she was confident Fitzgerald was walking outside of Margate Elementary School.Hanks said she identified Fitzgerald thanks to the Coral Springs Police Department’s Facebook page.Margate Police responded to the area and located Fitzgerald shortly afterwards. Officials said the woman is safe and undergoing medical evaluation. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgOutside magazine has scaled back Outside Go, its two-year-old spin-off for affluent men, to twice-yearly frequency beginning in 2009, its publisher was expected to announce late Friday. As a result, at least four staffers were let go.The bimonthly magazine had launched in 2007 as a quarterly, and increased to six times earlier this year. It had a circulation of about 212,500 in 2008 and was planning an increase to 235,000 next year.Mariah Media, Outside’s Sante Fe-based publisher, said it is “fully committed to the brand” and hopes to weather the economic storm, resuming bimonthly frequency when the economy improves. The news comes as publishers across the industry are taking a hard look at their portfolios—particularly spin-offs of flagship brands—in the face of a pronounced economic crisis.Also on Friday, Time Inc. folded SI Latina, a three-year-old, 500,000-circ Spanish-language spin-off of Sports Illustrated. “The major culprit here was the auto industry,” a representative for the magazine told Mediaweek. “We fully plan to bring it back when the economy turns around.”last_img read more