Survey reveals gap between race bias policy and practice

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Survey reveals gap between race bias policy and practiceOn 13 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Fewerthan half of NHS trusts have written procedures for dealing with racialharassment, according to new research.Asurvey by the Commission for Racial Equality reveals that only 5 per cent ofNHS trusts have fully implemented racial equality action programmes and only 11per cent have set themselves employment percentage targets.RacialEquality and NHS Trusts included responses from 128 trusts in the London, SouthWest, South East and Eastern regions of the NHS in England.Thesurvey says, “Policies tend to be written without reference to tradeunions or staff and many employees are unaware of the trust’s policy. In manythere was a disturbing gap between equal opportunities policy andpractice.”CREcommissioner Shushila Patel said the survey reveals some prime examples of goodpractice and good intentions, but that it also shows that more progress isneeded.About45 per cent of trusts surveyed have an action plan that is scheduled forimplementation or is in the process of being implemented.Patelsaid, “Parliament has just put into law the most important piece of raceequality legislation for 25 years, providing for a duty on the part of publicbodies to work for race equality.”Thissurvey shows why the legislation is so important. While the overwhelmingmajority of trusts surveyed have formal written policies, half of all thetrusts have no plans to implement those policies in any meaningful way.”MarieClary, HR manager for Poole Hospital NHS Trust, thinks the survey’s findingsshow trusts should guard against complacency about  racial equality.Shesaid, “I think the survey gives practical indications of how trusts canpositively respond and implement racial equality in the health service.”Thereis always more to be done but I think we have got the basics right. It is notan area where you ever feel you’ve done enough. As soon as you reach a certainpoint you want to set new targets and objectives.” BbenWillmott Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

4 roadblocks you can overcome for your first million dollars

first_imgLearn and understand how money worksby: Brandon Turner, EntrepreneurRelaxing vacations on the French Riviera, huge donations to your favorite charity and an early retirement. These are the kinds of things people think of when they hear the word “millionaire.”It’s unlikely you’ll ever experience that. Sorry.Unless, of course, you can overcome the following four roadblocks stopping you from achieving millionaire status. Each roadblock below also offers an “immediate action step” to help you overcome the things holding you back. Let’s get started.1. You don’t understand how money works.Money is not a complicated topic, but still, few seem to really understand how it works. Do you? Sure, you can blame the school system or your parents, but the responsibility is still on you to figure out how money is made, how it is held, how it is invested and how it is preserved. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Charlie Nicholas dismisses Chelsea’s top-four hopes and predicts ‘pain and suffering’ for Frank Lampard

first_imgCharlie Nicholas dismisses Chelsea’s top-four hopes and predicts ‘pain and suffering’ for Frank Lampard Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 16 Aug 2019 11:02 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link658Shares Comment Lampard speaks to the press after losing 4-0 to Man UtdTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:14FullscreenLampard speaks to the press after losing 4-0 to Man Utd 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.‘It has been a change of circumstances at Leicester and massively so at Chelsea.‘This weekend is about Lampard getting his team over the line. It is going to be a rollercoaster ride of a season and they will not make the top four.‘I am going to go for a surprise score in this one, 2-1 to Leicester. This is not a negative throw towards Lampard, I wish him well.‘This team will just take time to truly understand what they are, and they will be more exposed at home than away from home in my opinion.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisement Frank Lampard has been told to expect ‘pain and suffering’ at Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas has dismissed Chelsea’s top-four hopes and predicted ‘pain and suffering’ for manager Frank Lampard.Blues legend Lampard replaced Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge this summer after leaving his role at Derby County.Chelsea were thrashed 4-0 by Manchester United in Lampard’s first Premier League match in charge and Nicholas feels the Blues will also be beaten by Leicester City on Sunday.‘I see pain and suffering for Chelsea,’ the Gunners great told Sky Sports.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Frank Lampard is playing youth team players at Old Trafford because he is left with no other scenario, but his anger at not being able to drag people off the treatment room is a reflection of where Chelsea are but also where Leicester are.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Brendan Rodgers will play pass and move, pass and move, but this is different, this is Leicester.‘He has lost Harry Maguire, which was a great deal for Leicester. Is he going to change from what we saw at the latter end of last season? Yes he will, but it will take time.‘Ross Barkley will struggle here, because Leicester keep the ball well and move it, so he will see less of the ball to make things happen.last_img read more

Speedway Motors marks new milestones in 2020 IMCA sponsorship season

first_imgSpeedway Motors President Clay Smith expressed thanks for the relationship with IMCA. Speedway Motors will mail $100 Gift Certificates during the season to drivers who complete the rookie application process and win career-first features. The postseason slate of awards from Speedway Motors includes helmets for all national champi­ons and the first-ever Junior National Champion. And for a 13th straight year, Speedway Motors renews a program benefitting 200-plus race tracks in the United States and Canada. Speedway Motors program provides jackets, promoter and tech official shirts as well as dis­counts on tech inspec­tion equipment, flags and signage. The program helps race facilities defray weekly program costs, decals, driver’s suit patches and feature winner hats.  Speedway Motors is IMCA’s longest tenured sponsor, with a relationship to the sanctioning body dating back to the 1950’s.   Recognized last fall for 40 consecutive seasons of sponsorship, the Lincoln, Neb., high perfor­mance parts manufacturer, retailer and distributor continues unique roles backing both IMCA Weekly Racing and Super Nationals.  LINCOLN, Neb. – Speedway Motors begins a new decade of IMCA support while marking a quar­ter-century as title sponsor of the biggest dirt track racing event in the world.  Speedway Motors will sponsor the upcoming Super Nationals, held September 7-12 at Boone Speedway, for the 25th consecutive year. center_img Performance Racing Industry magazine documents the 40-year association between Speedway Motors and IMCA in their March Sponsor Spotlight. Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA, had this to say, “Those milestones are rare in the racing industry and is a testament to the working relationship and friendship forged between Bill Smith and Kathy Root decades ago. We are honored to carry that forward today and celebrate that longevity.” Visit Speedway Motors at, call 800-979-0122, or visit Speedway Motors’ Face­book page.  Top eligible finishers in Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock regional standings, and in Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod national standings all re­ceive a pair of TruCoil springs. Drivers in all five of those divisions are required to fill out and return a contingency sign-up form. The 2020 season is the third of a five-year marketing agreement between Speedway Mo­tors and IMCA. “We’re grateful for our long-term partnership with IMCA. Our partnership fulfills our mission to keep racing safe, fun and affordable, and allows us to support another thriving family business. We’re proud of the work Brett Root has done and look forward to supporting IMCA racers, promoters and tracks for the 2020 season.”last_img read more

Out of the Park: Finding a remedy in my favorite USC sports moments of the last year

first_imgDespite my disappointment in the abrupt ending to USC’s spring sports, I find comfort in reminiscing on these memorable moments. Reflecting on some of USC’s craziest contests in recent years has me even more excited for the return of NCAA competition, whenever that may be. UCLA entered the game undefeated and sat at No. 7 in the nation. USC entered the game 0-5 in Pac-12 play. Although it looked to be a lopsided matchup, I figured a rivalry battle in front of packed student sections from both schools could lead to a close game. That being said, I definitely did not expect that the Trojans would scrape by the Bruins in double overtime. It looked like USC would handily put away yet another opponent as it carried a 9-5 lead heading into the final frame. However, UCLA wasn’t done yet — the Bruins scored 3 unanswered goals to put USC on edge for an exciting last few minutes. Spieker Aquatics Center was packed, and the UCLA-dominated crowd did everything in its power to push its team toward an equalizer. But the Trojans held on to secure a 9-8 victory and earn the No. 2 seed in the 2019 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament. Jan. 17, 2020 Amanda Sturges is a sophomore writing about the impact of sports. She is also a features editor for the Daily Trojan. Her column, “Out of the Park,” typically runs every other Tuesday. The Trojans didn’t know at the time that it would be their last game of the season, but Mathews couldn’t have picked a better way to go out. It was a storybook ending that USC men’s basketball fans are unlikely to forget anytime soon. The stakes were high — UCLA entered with a seven-game win streak, but USC needed a victory to boost its chances of securing a higher seed in March Madness. The game was tight throughout, but it looked like the Bruins had the final word as they led the Trojans 52-51 with nine seconds left on the clock. There was a lot of sighing going on in the press box this past football season, especially as USC’s defense failed to hold up when it mattered time and time again. As the Trojans surged to a 28-7 lead over Arizona State in the first quarter, no one could have guessed that this lead would nearly evaporate by the end of the game. In the first quarter, freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis shattered the school record for passing yards in a quarter with 297. He also added four passing touchdowns, including a 95-yard connection with sophomore receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. The Trojans looked like a new team after getting annihilated by Oregon at home the previous weekend. Women’s basketball vs. UCLA  I never would have guessed that just three days later, my time covering basketball in Las Vegas would be cut short as the NCAA canceled the Pac-12 Tournament on March 12. In the days before students were displaced from USC’s campus due to the threat of coronavirus, I attended a USC basketball game, a Los Angeles Wildcats game and a Los Angeles Kings game. At each of these events, the impact of coronavirus seemed far away — I didn’t see a single person wearing a protective mask. The game heated up in the third quarter as UCLA outscored USC 24-13, narrowing the Trojans’ once-commanding lead to just 2 points. The back-and-forth battle in the fourth quarter and beyond was electric on and off the court, as the USC student section tried to help the Trojans regain their momentum by outcheering UCLA’s spirit squad. It was nearly impossible to pick just one game from a 2019-20 men’s basketball season that included so many nail biters. After the Trojans made a nearly impossible comeback to defeat Stanford in overtime Jan. 17, I tweeted that it was “the craziest game I’ve covered hands down.” That title stood until I witnessed USC’s final game of the season against UCLA. USC rose to the challenge, ending the first half with a 12-0 run to lead UCLA by 13 going into the third quarter. I was in the student section, and while we were all excited about the apparent upset in progress, some of my peers who are less interested in sports wanted to leave the game early because it was turning into a blowout. Football vs. Arizona Statecenter_img It looked as though the Sun Devils could put the game away as they drove past midfield with under a minute left. But sighs of despair turned to sighs of relief from Trojan fans in the press box as redshirt senior defensive lineman Christian Rector came away with a diving interception to secure a 31-26 victory and, just barely, the Trojans’ bowl eligibility. This game will certainly be remembered for its roller-coaster ride of highs and lows. I’ll be honest, as fun as the women’s water polo team is to watch, you can usually expect USC to destroy its opponents. That’s why I look forward to the crosstown rivalry games with UCLA so much. Although I was a bit irritable after navigating public transportation to Westwood for the first time, it was difficult not to smile at the outcome of this game. Here are a few of those. USC finally came away with the hard-fought win — its first Pac-12 victory of the year — and I’ll never forget the joy of a young team which had just proved it could contend with anyone. In front of the sold-out crowd in his last game at Galen Center, senior guard Jonah Mathews nailed a stepback 3-pointer with only one second remaining to seal the Trojans’ victory. The team was so excited about the basket that they nearly forgot to defend UCLA’s final shot, and the cheering from the home crowd left my ears ringing. Nov. 9, 2019 But it seemed all of this was too good to be true. A 62-yard touchdown by ASU kickstarted the Sun Devils’ momentum in the second quarter. We shook our heads in disbelief as the Trojans failed to capitalize on a forced fumble and again on an interception. And as if it couldn’t get any worse, Slovis left the game with a calf cramp in the third quarter, so the Trojans were depending on redshirt junior Matt Fink to take the snaps until the freshman returned in the fourth. April 20, 2019 Women’s water polo vs. UCLA I convinced them to stay for the second half, and boy, I’m glad I did. The 2019 Trojan squad was littered with new and old stars, including two Cutino Award finalists in then-senior goalie Amanda Longan and then-sophomore driver Paige Hauschild. Longan ended the game with 12 huge saves, while Hauschild put up a clutch 4-goal performance. Now that it’s been a month since that fateful day in Vegas, I’ve been doing some reminiscing on some of the craziest, most memorable games I’ve attended since coming to USC in August 2018. It looked like the Trojans would emerge victorious after the first overtime, but a buzzer-beater from UCLA redshirt junior guard Natalie Chou sent the game into double overtime. Men’s basketball vs. UCLA March 7, 2020last_img read more

Life is enjoyed when you have difficulties to overcome: Model Gabriella Demetriades

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Born and raised in South Africa and now enjoying her modelling and acting career in India, Gabriella Demetriades recalls the time when it was hard to stay away from her family in a new country. However she believes that life is enjoyed the most when there are tough times to overcome.”I think that life is enjoyed when you have the difficulties to overcome, it makes the sweet sweeter. I found it very hard to be away from my family and I had to overcome being alone. “Also focusing on one thing has always been a challenge as I really have multiple passions, I was lucky that along the way I remained the focus,” she told IANS over an email from Mumbai when asked if being an international face, it was a challenge for her to start her career in a new country. Being a South African model and actress, Gabriella was a Miss Indian Premier League (IPL) Bollywood 2009 contestant and was chosen as one of FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women In The World” contenders. She acted in a promo song of Malayalam movie “Red wine” with the song ‘Neelakasham kaividum’. She also appeared in a music video opposite Aditya Narayan, in his single “Tu Hi Pyar Hai” along with appearing in the movie “Sonali Cable”. She has been roped in as a part of fitness brand HRX family along with another model, Diva Dhawan With this association, the brand is set to grow its HRX family with some of India’s flagbearers of fitness and fashion.From the runway to the gym, Diva and Gabrielle push the limits to break boundaries and prove that nothing is impossible. They are seen in HRX womenswear campaigns.An active sports enthusiast and entrepreneur, Gabriella has taken the fitness path to compensate for her packed lifestyle. She is also in the news for datingadvertisementactor Arjun Rampal. Calling India her second home, she said: “India is now home as I’ve been here for 10 years but South Africa is a beautiful place and the outdoor lifestyle is beyond. All my family is still there and it holds a very special place for me. I love the outdoors and working out outdoors so I miss that a lot about South Africa. I always wanted to be in fashion.”I started out styling and then modelling just sort of happened. It’s been fantastic as it’s led me to my path of being a brand owner,” she said.–IANSnv/bglast_img read more