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Zee Ngwenya burns Shane Williams for great Biarritz try vs Ospreys

first_imgSaturday Apr 10, 2010 Zee Ngwenya burns Shane Williams for great Biarritz try vs Ospreys Biarritz progressed to the Semi Finals of the Heineken Cup in a closely contested quarter final with Ospreys earlier today. The French, playing in San Sebastian, won the game 29-28 as a late drop kick from Dan Biggar went wide. Ten points from the boot of Dimitri Yachvili, three drop goals from Damien Traille, and a try each from Zee Ngwenya and Iain Balshaw ultimately proved the difference for Biarritz in this fiercely contested and entertaining game in the Spanish sunshine. Ospreys scored three tries of their own with Ryan Jones, Lee Byrne, and Nikki Walker all crossing to score while Biggar kicked 13 points. The match ended a bit controversially as it looked as though the ref had given a penalty to Ospreys, but instead ruled a knock on. Ngwenya, the Zimbabwean born USA flyer, scored this sensational try as he gassed Mike Phillips and Shane Williams while it looked like both players were waiting for him to cut back inside. As weve seen before though, give Ngwenya space at your own peril. Biarritzs narrow in now sets them up to play either that of Munster or Northampton, who are playing currently in their quarter final. Leinster already qualified for the semi finals as they beat Clermont last night, with the same scoreline as this match 29-28. More highlights and clips will follow over the next few days. Please get in touch if youd like anything specific, or post a request on the forum.Time: 01:19 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

UK Fundraising Bookshop expanded

UK Fundraising Bookshop expanded The UK Fundraising Bookshop is celebrating two years of selling fundraising directories and guides by considerably extending the range of its titles. The UK Fundraising Bookshop is celebrating two years of selling fundraising directories and guides by considerably extending the range of its titles. We now stock the full range of Directory of Social Change publications, thereby becoming the first voluntary sector site to offer their publications for secure online purchase. Even DSC doesn’t offer this facility!The UK Fundraising Bookshop has also been extensively redesigned to help you locate the book you want more easily. There are now 37 categories to choose from, including trust directories, direct mail, national lottery guides, schools, and community fundraising. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Not only is there a wide selection of the best fundraising books, but you can order them securely online, and many of the publications are available at up to 40% discount. Visit the UK Fundraising Bookshop today.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 January 1999 | News read more

One month a slave: the case of Lewis Little

first_imgLewis LittleDurham, N.C. — It was late evening on July 15, 2013, when 19-year-old North Carolina Central University sophomore Lewis James Little was finally released after a month of incarceration for a murder he did not commit. Several charges against Little — including first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and felony conspiracy — have been formally dismissed as an “honest mistake.” Little, however, has been left to pick up the pieces of an experience worthy of a Lifetime Hardship Award.On the evening of June 20, Little and five of his friends left The Mews apartment complex to meet and socialize with other acquaintances at 414 Melbourne St. in Northeast Durham. As they arrived by car, they spotted the body of an adult male lying in the street. After departing from their car, they approached the body “to find out why someone would just be laying in the street like that.”Little and his friends were careful to observe what appeared to be a potential crime scene without touching or disturbing anything. After prompting the man to get up several times and inquiring about his safety without getting a response, Little called Durham police. The man on the ground was 25-year-old Michael Lee, who was in critical condition as he lay there wheezing his last few breaths. Worried and confused, Little and his friends stood beside Lee, as a small crowd of community members began to gather.When Durham police finally arrived, they attempted to gather information on what had transpired. Little, his friends and several others were questioned about what they may have seen or heard. Shortly afterwards, Little was singled out by a Durham police officer, K. Hempstead, and questioned more abrasively. Without explanation, Little was then informed that he was being detained for further questioning at the Durham Police Department’s headquarters at 505 West Chapel Hill St.Hempstead locked Little in handcuffs and placed him in the back seat of his police squad car. At the police station, Little was taken to an interrogation room and read his rights. Though investigators attempted to intimidate Little as they interrogated him, he vehemently declared his innocence.After hours of tedious questioning and waiting in the interrogation room, Little was ordered to “strip down” and remove all articles of clothing in front of male and female officers. His keys, clothing, cell phone, shoes and watch were all confiscated. Little was outfitted in an oversized white paper jumpsuit. Investigators took fingerprints and DNA samples. Little sat there handcuffed to a steel chair until daylight the next morning. After the department’s morning shift change, he was taken to the Durham County Jail, where news cameras and reporters were waiting to catch a glimpse of his face.From stellar student to inmateLittle attempted to explain to the magistrate that there must be a case of mistaken identity, that he was the person who initially called the police. He explained that he even waited with the body until police came. This was all to no avail. Little was issued a $1.4 million bond. He was booked, processed and outfitted from the paper jumpsuit he was wearing into a Durham County Jail orange one-piece.Officially an inmate, Little was taken upstairs to a section called “23 and 1,” where he was only allowed out of the section for one hour a day to walk around indoors. He remained there for the weekend before being transferred to general population that Monday night. Unable to afford bond, Little was kept there for an entire month without his friends and family, deprived of campus activities and summer school classes.While unjustly incarcerated for crimes he did not commit, Little was only able to speak to a few people: his mother, members of the NAACP and his court-appointed attorney, Alexander Charns. While Little was incarcerated, the friends he was with when they discovered the body wrote statements on his behalf attesting to his whereabouts. Little had visited the home of a friend who resided across the street from where Lee was killed. The friend had lived there for more than 15 years, and Little had been to that home hundreds of times.During Little’s one-month jail stint, he was kept in limbo about why he had mysteriously been singled out and falsely apprehended. In a matter of minutes, Little went from calling the police to being arrested and stripped of his human rights. In his case, a young man was found guilty until proven innocent — no jury needed, only the police department.To Little’s surprise, one evening he was informed by a correctional officer that he was being released in a few minutes and that he should gather his belongings. After a month of degradation, humiliation, slander and embarrassment, Little was finally released and was greeted by a small group of close friends and family members.‘Sorry for the inconvenience’ say copsLittle’s mother was informed that his $1.4 million bond was officially recalled. After his release, Little’s charges were dismissed. The district attorney who presided over his case apologized for the “inconvenience.” The Durham Police Department offered no comment. Little’s release was just in time for the first semester of his sophomore year at North Carolina Central University, where he is majoring in mass communications.Prior to this humiliating debacle, Little had never been in any trouble with the law; he had never been charged with a misdemeanor or felony. He was a stellar student at Southern High School’s School of Engineering and has always been engaged in the community. Now, Little is having difficulty finding employment. Though the charges have been dismissed, they are still on his record. Little’s classmates and professors are empathetic, but don’t know where to begin.“I’m still trying to get myself straight,” he said. “I was ordered to strip naked for crimes I did not commit. I walked into the Durham County Jail with no shoes on and metal shackles on my hands and feet. You never forget an experience like that.”Little is also concerned about his reputation being destroyed. He commented: “You used to not be able to google my name on the Internet. Now you can. According to the reports, I broke into someone’s home, kidnapped them and killed a man last year. And that’s not true at all. I’m a college student who looks forward to learning every day. Who’s going to repair my name? Who’s going to take my mug shot off the Internet? This is not justice.”Little is back in classes for his sophomore year’s spring semester. Five months after Little was wrongfully incarcerated for crimes he did not commit, the word of his horrific experience is beginning to buzz around campus. Students are upset and have organized a small support group.No, Mr. Little, this is not justice. Maybe the Durham Police Department will make this right by sponsoring the remainder of your education. Then again, maybe not.Many victims of DPDLittle is one of many who have been falsely arrested by the Durham Police Department. Additionally, acts of police violence have occurred with regularity in this city against African Americans and Latinos/as, many of them fatal.Here are the names of some of those attacked by Durham police just in the last year and a half. Stephanie Nickerson, 25, who is African American and a Navy veteran, was brutally assaulted by police in the late fall of 2012 and then falsely arrested. A campaign won the dropping of all charges against her.In late 2012, 21-year-old Carlos Riley Jr., who is African American was assaulted by a police officer, and then unjustly incarcerated.Beloved Honduran father Jose Ocampo, 33, was shot four times by Durham police in the summer of 2013. An autopsy confirmed that a gunshot to the head killed him.Derek Walker, 26-year-old African American was shot and killed by police in September 2013.While in a police car and handcuffed, 17-year-old high school student, Jesus Huerta, died of a fatal gunshot in November 2013. Two hundred of his friends and supporters held a vigil in Durham a month after his death, holding high a banner proclaiming, “Murdered By Police!” The police responded by lobbing tear gas and arresting protesters.These people will never be forgotten by their friends and supporters nor by their communities and the progressive movement. As the struggle moves on to protest police violence, we will remember all of their names while demanding justice for them and all victims of state repression and brutality.Durham-based activist Lamont Lilly is a contributing editor with the Triangle Free Press, a Human Rights Delegate with Witness for Peace and an organizer with Workers World Party.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Baney Making a Run for National FFA Officer

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Baney Making a Run for National FFA Officer By Andy Eubank – Oct 10, 2018 Facebook Twitter Previous articleAssessing Fertility After HarvestNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 11, 2018 Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Baney Making a Run for National FFA Officer SHARE Baney-running-for-National-FFAThe 2017-2018 Indiana FFA State President has moved on to the College of Agriculture at Purdue University, but she could be jumping back into a blue jacket the first of the year. Claire Baney is making a run at a national FFA officer slot, and she will learn her fate at end of this month as the National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis closes Saturday October 27th.What motivated Baney to run for national office?“I would say just the exposure to members motivated me to want to make that push, make that jump, but also too because of my love for agriculture of course,” she told HAT. “That desire to create relationships is of course is another one, and it’s those two that really made me want to be someone who could become a national officer and make that impact on a larger level.”She has spent a good deal of time preparing for the rigors of making the final cut from the original nearly fifty candidates, even traveling out of state to do so. Baney has also relied on input from the Indiana FFA support system.“One thing that Indiana FFA is so blessed to have is such an awesome support system from our past state officers and from people who are just supporters of the Indiana FFA, and so I will definitely be going to some of those people. We’ve also had several past Indiana FFA state officers who have served on the nominating committee, and I know they’ll be great resources as well.”She added, “Ultimately, I don’t think of this as a competition. I just want the six best candidates to serve the National FFA Organization because that’s what our members deserve.”The Purdue Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Education double major graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School. She also participated in 4-H and served on the Hamilton County Purdue Extension Board, as well as the Mayor’s Youth Council in Fishers. This summer she interned with Hoosier Ag Today and will be recognized at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention in Kansas City in November.“Claire’s passion for agriculture and willingness to serve others has taken her far in FFA and will continue to take her far in her future endeavors,” said Rob Hays, Indiana FFA Association Director. “She is an excellent student and the association is proud of what she has accomplished. We wish her all the best moving forward.”To become a National FFA officer, Baney will undergo a week-long selection process and will be evaluated on everything from her written and verbal skills to her ability to facilitate classroom discussions. If selected, she will join the five other officers, traveling the country and promoting FFA to business and industry leaders, FFA members, government and education officials, and the general public.Additional Source: Indiana FFA SHARElast_img read more

Journalist freed after being held illegally for 139 days by intelligence agents

first_img News RSF_en GambiaAfrica Organisation News January 27, 2020 Find out more News GambiaAfrica Follow the news on Gambia Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Newscenter_img to go further Help by sharing this information August 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia October 12, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist freed after being held illegally for 139 days by intelligence agents Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder Malick Mboob, a former reporter with the pro-government Daily Observer and now the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital’s communication officer, was finally released yesterday after being held illegally for 139 days in the cells of the National Intelligence Agency in Banjul.He was arrested on 26 May on suspicion of writing articles for the Freedom Newspaper, a US-based news website that is very critical of the Gambian government. Someone hacked into the site on the night of 22 May, obtaining lists of subscribers and contributors.—————————-20.07.2006 – Journalists targeted with more arrests and harassmentReporters Without Borders today condemned the arrests of Sam Obi, the managing director of a new, privately-owned newspaper based in Banjul, the Daily Express, and one of his journalists, Abdul Gafari, who were held from 14 to 18 July at the headquarters of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).The organisation also voiced concern about the disappearance of two other journalists who have may have gone into hiding. One is Ebrima Manneh of the pro-government Daily Observer. The other is Sulaymane Makato, former assistant editor of The Independent, a privately-owned biweekly that has been prevented from publishing since 28 March. Makato was briefly the Daily Express’s acting editor earlier this month.“President Yahya Jammeh’s police state is stepping up the pace of arrests and harassment in the run-up to elections scheduled for September, tightening the vice on the few representatives of an independent press,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We condemn these methods, as we have so often in the past, and we urge the international community to remind the government it should try to prove itself worthy of its position as the country that is the seat of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.”Obi and Gafari, both Nigerian citizens based in Banjul, were arrested during the night of 14 July and were taken to NIA headquarters. They were finally freed on bail on the evening of 18 July. Obi said he was not tortured and no charges were brought against them. Nonetheless, they were ordered to go back to NIA headquarters yesterday with their newspaper’s registration certificate.The Gambia correspondent of Radio France Internationale’s English-language service, Obi, brought out the Daily Express’s first issue on 1 July, the day that the African Union summit began in Banjul.Gambian Press Union president Madi Ceesay said the Daily Express upset the authorities by publishing a civil society coalition’s statement objecting to a ban on a free speech forum that should have taken place on 25-26 June, a few days before the AU summit. But officials attributed their arrests to an article suggesting that Ghanian President John Kufuor’s arrival in Banjul for the summit was stirring up discord within the local Ghanian community.The pro-government Daily Observer published a letter on 5 July accusing the Daily Express to “tarnish the image of this country,” which prompted Makato to resign as its acting editor. Makato said he received three anonymous SMS messages on 13 July warning that the NIA had him in its sights. One, received at 6:24 p.m. said: “Good day Mr editor your guys at Daily Express are with NIA beware of strange calls or invitations from even your colleagues becos they are after u to arrest u.” Another, received at 6:40 p.m., said: “Last warning get out before late.” There has been no news of Malako since 14 July. The NIA insists that it is not holding him. He may have gone into hiding.Meanwhile, there has been no word from Manneh since 7 July. His family thinks he also may have gone into hiding to escape arrest by the NIA. Several organisations have accused the NIA of holding him, but this is denied by information minister Neneh Mcdoll-Gaye. Manneh’s brother, Lamin, said: “I went to the NIA, the police and the paper where he works. All of them denied knowledge of his whereabouts.”Two other journalists are currently being detained or prosecuted by the Gambian authorities. Malick Mboob, a former reporter of the Daily Observer has been held since 26 May. Lamin Fatty of The Independent, who was freed on bail on 12 June, faces six months in prison on a charge of “publishing false news”. After several postponements, his trial is currently scheduled to begin on 27 July. July 23, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Anarchists ransack Athens weekly’s headquarters

first_img Organisation Follow the news on Greece A video posted on the newspaper’s YouTube channel shows the extent of the damage caused by the approximately 15 masked individuals who stormed into its offices armed with steel bars at around 3 pm,  methodically smashed office equipment, computers and furniture and threw black paint over the walls. None of the journalists was injured.The anarchist group Rouvikonas (which is the Greek word for “Rubicon”) claimed responsibility for the attack on the Indymedia website and said it was a reprisal for a controversial post on the newspaper’s website about the death of an Armenian woman. Rouvikonas has carried out similar actions in the past. In 2016, members of the group attacked the daily newspaper Proto Thema and invaded the premises of the Greek Public Broadcaster  ERT, interrupting its broadcasting for several minutes.“Nothing can justify the use of violence against a media outlet, said RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. The Greek authorities must do everything possible to prosecute those responsible and prevent this kind of attack against the media, which are a cornerstone of every democracy.”Greek journalists have been exposed to violence by radical groups for some years. A group called OLA detonated a powerful explosive device outside the headquarters of the commercial radio and TV station Skai in December 2018 to denounce its “capitalist agenda.”Greece is ranked 65th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the ransacking of the headquarters of the Athens Voice weekly newspaper by anarchists in Athens yesterday’s and urges the Greek authorities to do everything possible to ensure that acts of violence of this kind do not go unpunished. RSF_en GreeceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists EnvironmentViolence GreeceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists EnvironmentViolence News Help by sharing this information Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU The Greek police must show journalists can trust it with their protection after one was murdered and another is threatened Receive email alerts News Greece’s new guidelines for policing protests threaten press freedom to go further News June 2, 2021 Find out more April 29, 2021 Find out more July 5, 2019 Anarchists ransack Athens weekly’s headquarters News February 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

More Mass times could be on the cards

first_img Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – June 10, 2020 Pinterest Previous articleWork recommences on restoring Swan ParkNext articleOrganisers defend peaceful walk event in Falcarragh News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR More Masses could be said when religious services resume at the end of the month. Priests will have to wear face masks when giving out communion and people won’t shake hands for the sign of peace as part of new guidelines.The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland Eamon Martin says they might say more mass to avoid too many people congregating.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/mfghgfhgfhgfartin9am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp More Mass times could be on the cards Google+ Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Data protection

first_imgIn this series, we delve into the XpertHR reference manual to find essentialinformation relating to one of our features. This month’s topic…The Data Protection Act 1998The now-repealed Data Protection Act 1984 laid down rules relating to theprocessing of personal data held on a computer or computer disk. With the DataProtection Act 1998 (DPA) coming into force, the rules apply not only tocomputerised records but also to data held in a ‘relevant filing system’; thatis to say, in any manual or paper-based filing system that is structured eitherby reference to individuals or by reference to criteria relating toindividuals, in such a way that specific information relating to a particular individualis readily accessible. Meaning of personal dataThis means data relating to a ‘living individual’ (an employee) who can beidentified from that data or from that and any other information held by theemployer (the ‘data controller’), or that is likely to come into the employer’spossession. It also includes any expression of opinion and any indication ofthe employer’s intentions (or that of any other person within the employingorganisation) in respect of that employee – whether contained in (or attachedto) a letter, memorandum, report, certificate or other document, or held in apaper-based file, on computer, or by any other automated or non-automatedmeans. Any personal data ‘processed for the purposes of management forecasting ormanagement planning’ may be withheld if disclosing it would be likely toprejudice the conduct of the employer’s business. Nor do employees have theright to access personal data which contains information concerning theiremployer’s bargaining position in relation to negotiations or discussions aboutemployee pay and benefits or the like. Sensitive personal dataThis consists of information about an employee’s: – Racial or ethnic origins – Political opinions – Religious beliefs – Trade union membership – Physical or mental health or condition – Sex life or sexual orientation – Criminal (or alleged criminal) activities – Criminal proceedings, criminal convictions or sentences Sensitive personal data must not be held on an employee’s personal filewithout their express consent – unless it is held in compliance with anemployer’s legal obligations or to protect the employee’s vital interests. Such data may be retained only for as long as necessary, for the purpose ofdefending a complaint of unlawful discrimination on grounds of sex, race,disability or trade union membership (or non-membership), or (so long asappropriate safeguards are in place) for reviewing, monitoring, promoting ormain-taining an equal opportunities policy. Sensitive personal data volunteered on a job application form or during anemployment interview or held with the express consent of the employee inquestion, should be deleted from the employee’s personal file, unless retainedfor legal reasons. It may be necessary to retain health records if legislation precludes theemployment (or continued employment) of people in specified occupations or inwork involving exposure to certain hazardous substances. If a job application form requires a job applicant to provide informationwhich could be characterised as ‘sensitive personal data’, the form shouldexplain the employer’s reasons for requiring that information, together with anassurance that the information will be held in the strictest confidence. Itshould also state that (in keeping with the applicant’s rights under the DPA)it will not be disclosed or otherwise made available to any unauthorised thirdparty; and that it will be destroyed if the candidate’s application foremployment is unsuccessful. The same rule applies to ‘sensitive personal data’volunteered by a job applicant in a CV or similar document. Duties of employersPersonal data must be accurate, adequate and relevant; must not be disclosedto unauthorised third parties without the express consent of the ‘data subject’(the employee); must be kept up to date; must be processed fairly and lawfully;and must not be held for longer than is strictly necessary. See The eight dataprotection principles below. However, the DPA allows that certain personal data volunteered by a job applicantor existing employee needs to be held on file for contractual or legal reasons,consistent (in the latter case) with an employer’s duties and liabilities underlegislation such as the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992,the National Minimum Wage Act 1998, the Working Time Regulations 1998, theMaternity and Parental Leave etc Regulations 1999, health and safetylegislation, and so forth. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requireemployers to monitor the health of employees who are, or may be, exposed tohazardous substances, and to maintain any associated health records for aspecified number of years, for example. Evidence of an employee’s entitlement to parental or maternity leave, timeoff for dependants, annual holidays and such like, must also be retained forobvious reasons. An employer would be justified in keeping documentary evidencerelating to an employee’s dismissal (for whatever reason) against thepossibility of a complaint of unfair or unlawful dismissal or an action fordamages arising out the employer’s alleged negligence or breach of a statutoryduty. The same would be true of allegations of sexual or racial harassment or ofan employer’s failure to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate a disabledemployee. Attendance records (supported by doctors’ sick notes, accidentreports, etc) must be maintained for that same reason, as must records ofdisciplinary warnings and hearings. Keeping details of an employee’s age, nationality, marital status,parenthood, next of kin, home address, telephone number, bank account, etc canbe justified on a variety of practical and legal grounds (for example to complywith age limits on working hours and periods of employment, in the case ofaccidents and emergencies, and for the purposes of the national minimum wage,payroll, pensions). The eight principlesUnder the DPA, personal data held on an employee’s personal file or on anyassociated or computerised record must be: 1. Processed fairly and lawfully, either with the employee’s consent, or forcontractual or legal reasons, or in the employer’s legitimate interests; or toprotect the employee’s vital interests; and, in the case of ‘sensitive personaldata’, not without the employee’s explicit consent – unless that data is heldin compliance with any statutory duty, or to protect the employee’s vitalinterests, or for the purposes of legal proceedings, or for medical purposes or(in the case of data concerning an employee’s racial or ethnic origins) for thepurposes of identifying, monitoring, promoting or maintaining the employer’sequal opportunities policy 2. Obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and must notbe further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or purposes 3. Adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose orpurposes for which it is processed 4. Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date 5. Processed in accordance with the ‘subject access’ rights of employeesunder the DPA 6. Protected (by ‘appropriate technical and organisational measures’)against unauthorised or unlawful processing or disclosure, and againstaccidental loss, damage or destruction. And it must not be: 7. Kept for longer than strictly necessary (but, again, subject to any legalrequirements to the contrary) 8. Transferred to any country or territory outside the European EconomicArea (EEA) (for example in connection with a transfer or secondment overseas)unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection forthe rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing ofpersonal data. For further information log on to: www.dataprotection.gov.ukAction point checklist– Check recruitment and selectionprocedures to ensure they comply with the DPA– Ensure automated systems are not used as the sole basis forshortlisting candidates for promotion, transfer or further training. Giverejected candidates an opportunity to make representations about theobjectivity, fairness and consistency of such systems – Scrutinise job application forms, health questionnaires, etcto ensure the questions asked are relevant. If necessary, accompany them with adocument explaining the justification for certain questions (“Are youpregnant or have you recently given birth?”, for example, or “Do youhave a disability?”)– Keep application forms, CVs and other documents from rejectedjob applicants under lock and key and destroy them within four months of thedate they were informed their application was unsuccessful. If there is achance of an offer of employment being made at a later date, inform thecandidate accordingly and ask for their written permission to retain thatinformation on file– Most workers now have the right of access to their personalfile. Scrutinise files and, where necessary, launder them to remove irrelevantpersonal data– Inform employees of their rights under the DPA, in particularto access to the information kept about them – Better still, provide each employee with a copy of his or herbasic personal file at least once a year. Invite the employee to identifyinaccuracies and suggested amendments.Questions and answersCan an employer approach aworker’s GP for information on their health?Not without obtaining their written consent. The employer isobliged to inform the worker of their rights under the Access to MedicalReports Act 1988. The worker has the right to see a copy of the report beforeit is relayed to the employer, and can ask the doctor to remove informationthey consider damaging or irrelevant, or forbid the doctor to release thereport to the employer. These rights do not generally extend to reportsprepared by an independent doctor paid for by the employer.Can employers use computers aloneto judge performance, reliability or conduct?An employer is duty bound to notify a worker of any significantdecision affecting them that has been taken solely on the basis of an automatedcomputer system. The employee may respond in writing within 21 days asking theemployer to reconsider the decision or to take a new decision other than onthat basis. The employer must reply within 21 days specifying the steps it willtake to comply with the employee’s request.Can an employee insist informationabout them is removed from their personal file?An employee may ask for information to be deleted if it isinaccurate or likely to cause them substantial unwarranted damage or distress.The employer must remove the information or explain why the request isunjustified within 21 days. The employer need not comply with a request if theworker consented to that information being held, or if it is necessary forcontractual or legal reasons, or to protect the worker’s interests. From 24October 2007, employees may apply to a civil court for an order requesting theremoval or destruction of inaccurate personal data.   Data protectionOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Would you still love your estate agency job in 25 years’ time?

first_imgA Leicestershire estate agency director celebrating 25 years working in the industry says she still enjoys her job as much as she did on her first day at work.Jill Griffiths, 62 (pictured, above seated second from right) is a director of three branch agency Andrew Granger & co who joined the company on May 31st 1995 following a City banking career and was subsequently instrumental in expanding the company including the opening of branches in Loughborough and Leicester, and moving into larger premises in Market Harborough.She also had a small student lets portfolio and says she used this experience to build up Andrew Granger & Co’s lettings business.The estate agency manages a book of approximately 1,000 properties across the East Midlands, making it one of the largest independent lettings agencies in Leicestershire.“At the point I joined the company it was a small office on The Square next to Hobbs the fishmongers consisting of seven members of staff who predominantly dealt with agricultural and residential property sales,” she told local media.“At the point I joined the company it was a small office on The Square next to Hobbs the fishmongers consisting of seven members of staff who predominantly dealt with agricultural and residential property sales,” she recalled.“I can honestly say that I still enjoy the work as much as I did when I first started, although a lot has changed and there are clearly far more rules and regulations now.”Last year Granger & Co celebrated its own milestone – 30 years in business and in 2018 was shortlisted for two awards at The Negotiator AwardsJill Griffiths Andrew Granger & Co June 4, 2020Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Would you still love your estate agency job in 25 years’ time? previous nextAgencies & PeopleWould you still love your estate agency job in 25 years’ time?If the answer’s yes then you’ve got plenty in common with estate agency director Jill Griffiths who says she still enjoys every day of her work at Leicestershire firm Andrew Granger & Co.Nigel Lewis4th June 20200421 Viewslast_img read more

MURRAY, JOANNA (nee: Delikat)

first_imgof Clemmons, NC, formally of Bayonne, passed away at her home on Friday, January 19, 2018. Born and raised in Bayonne, Joanna relocated to Clemmons, NC, where she has resided since 2005. She worked for the Bell System as a facilities director, a position she held for 34 years before her retirement. Joanna was a wife, sister, and aunt whose love and support served as an example and inspiration for her family. Joanna was predeceased by her parents, Walter J. Delikat Sr., and Rose (nee: Szymczyk) Delikat; and her brother, Walter J. Delikat Jr. Left to cherish her memory are her husband John; her two girls, Olivia and Isabella; her sister, Nancy, (James) Piarulli; her niece, Alexis; her brother Richard Delikat; her sister, Susan DiVizio; and her brother, Daniel Delikat. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.last_img read more