HSBC to ‘at least double’ black staff in its upper ranks

first_img HSBC to ‘at least double’ black employees in its upper ranks Quinn said: “Black colleagues feel that HSBC has not been strong or vocal enough as an organisation on matters that concern them. They acknowledged that we have made clear commitments to promote a more diverse and inclusive culture, and spoken out on gender and LGBT+ equality, but that we have been relatively silent on other aspects of the D&I agenda.” The movement that swept across the globe in the wake of the death of George Floyd has pushed racial diversity to the top of the agenda. Figures from Financial News released last week show just three out of more than 650 senior investment bankers in the City are black. Tuesday 28 July 2020 2:04 pm HSBC has reportedly told staff it will “at least double” the number of black employees in its upper ranks but said it will have to collect the data first. Also Read: HSBC to ‘at least double’ black employees in its upper ranks Like HSBC, other FTSE 100 firms have been accused of dragging their feet on representation. Figures released earlier this year revealed more than a third of FTSE firms lack ethnic minority representation on their boards. whatsapp whatsapp Also Read: HSBC to ‘at least double’ black employees in its upper ranks Lloyds also said it would publish data on its ethnicity pay gap. Quinn’s memo, which went out to employees last night, said: “The Black Lives Matter movement has rightly created more urgent demand for action.”center_img The memo, seen by City A.M., states HSBC will work with headhunters to “engage” black and ethnic minorities for leadership roles and improve representation in mid-career roles. In an internal memo first seen by the Guardian, chief executive Noel Quinn admitted that the bank’s failure to publish data on ethnicity had created a “feeling of mistrust” among black colleagues. He said HSBC would collect and release the information alongside its results next year. Share Get the news as it happens by following City A.M. on Twitter.  Of 11 investment banks in London, just Deutsche Bank and the Bank of America have black senior executives leading their dealmaking divisions. Angharad Carrick It comes after Lloyds pledged to “do more” to promote equality in response to the BLM movement. The lender acknowledged some groups were still “significantly under-represented” within its ranks. It said it was looking to increase the proportion of senior roles held by black employees fivefold by 2025. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteableyUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndoBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndo Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Travel in time with the handwritten letter

first_imgArts & Culture | Community | History | Juneau | KRNNTravel in time with the handwritten letterNovember 23, 2015 by Scott Burton, KTOO Share:Handwritten letters like this one are read and shown on a screen. (Image courtesy of Letters Aloud)Seattle-based Letters Aloud will perform Tuesday night at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. The group of reality theater actors formed in 2013 with the mission of connecting modern audiences to an endangered form of communication — the handwritten letter.Tuesday night’s show is themed “fame.” On a Juneau Afternoon, Letters Aloud actor Todd Beadle read an unusual appeal from a young Sidney Poitier.Dear President Roosevelt,My name is Sidney Poitier and I am here in the United States in New York City. I am from the Bahamas. I would like to go back to the Bahamas but I don’t have the money. I would like to borrow from you $100. I will send it back to you when I get to the Bahamas. I miss my mother and father and I miss my brothers and sisters and I miss my home in the Caribbean. I cannot seem to get myself organized properly here in America, especially in the cold weather, and I am therefore asking you as an American citizen if you will loan me $100 to get back home. I will send it back to you and I would certainly appreciate it very much.Your fellow American,Sidney PoitierPaul Morgan Stetler founded Letter Aloud.Letters from Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Andy Warhol will also be read and accompanied by a slideshow. Curator Paul Morgan Stetler says the project gives listeners unique insight into the lives of heroes and celebrities of the past.“It’s like a time travel to a certain degree — you feel like you’re really connecting to these people in a way that you wouldn’t normally have access to.” Stetler said.The live performance begins 7 p.m. Tuesday at the JACC.Share this story:last_img read more

Y-K Delta health corp. to begin laying off workers following ‘devastating’ revenue losses

first_imgCoronavirus | Economy | Health | Southwest | WesternY-K Delta health corp. to begin laying off workers following ‘devastating’ revenue lossesApril 26, 2020 by Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – Bethel Share:(Photo by Katie Basile/KYUK)The economic pain of the coronavirus pandemic has spread to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s largest employer.Restrictions on travel and elective procedures meant to slow the spread of coronavirus have slashed the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp.’s revenue. Beginning this week, YKHC will begin furloughing and laying off 300 employees.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2020/04/200424_ykhc_layoffs_pkg.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The job cuts will occur in four categories:Workers who are immediately laid off.Workers who are furloughed.Workers who volunteer for furlough.Workers whose hours are cut in half.It’s a decision that YKHC President and CEO Dan Winkelman never wanted to make.“I can feel and empathize with the pain people are going to be experiencing,” he said.YKHC employs over 1,400 people across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region.Employees placed on furlough will retain their health care benefits, and YKHC will continue paying into their premiums. Winkelman said that continuing health insurance coverage for furloughed employees was a top priority for him and the YKHC board.The furloughs will last four weeks. If revenue increases over that time, furloughed employees will be brought back to work. If not, more layoffs will occur.Winkelman said that the job losses are too large to provide workers with severance pay, but employees who resign or are laid off can cash out their unused paid time off. YKHC is encouraging furloughed and laid-off employees to apply for unemployment benefits and is emailing them information on how to access those resources.“I want our workers and I want the region to know that YKHC will be advocating for the congressional delegation to extend unemployment insurance benefits for the entire duration of this COVID-19 epidemic,” Winkelman said.The YKHC employees who are temporarily or permanently losing their jobs will mainly be non-health care providers.“We’re going to safeguard all our providers who provide direct patient care. The main reason is, if we see a COVID surge of patients in the Y-K Delta, we need to secure our staff,” Winkelman said.YKHC’s revenue losses began in late March. Winkelman, who described the losses as financially “devastating,” said that the health corporation began seeing a decline in patients “immediately” after Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration issued restrictions on nonessential travel and elective procedures. More than half of YKHC’s revenue comes from Medicaid, and the state canceled most Medicaid travel from villages.In an April 24 email to YKHC staff, Winkelman said patient visits at the Bethel hospital are down by approximately 50%. At the village clinics, he said they’re down by 20%. YKHC has expanded telehealth, but that service is not able to close the gap.Overall, Winkelman said that YKHC is losing $5 million to $8 million a month, and the funding YKHC received from the CARES Act cannot cover its losses. That money, totaling $15 million, is reserved for coronavirus response, and so far YKHC has spent less than one-fourth of it.Winkelman said that YKHC has applied for other funding, but the most recent congressional allocations are for hospitals hit hard by COVID-19 cases, which so far does not include YKHC.The job cuts follow a national trend: Becker’s Hospital Review reported that 191 hospitals across the U.S. are furloughing workers due to revenue losses as a result of the pandemic.Change could be on the horizon to help boost patient numbers and revenue. New health mandates allowed YKHC to reopen its dental clinic on April 24 for oral exams and cleanings. It also plans to reopen optometry and physical therapy in the coming weeks.As of 10 a.m. on April 24, YKHC had conducted 317 COVID-19 tests: Of those, 229 tests are negative, 84 are pending and one is positive. Three specimens were rejected by a private lab. As Alaska lifts ‘hunker down’ orders, state’s top doctor tracks medical suppliesShare this story:last_img read more

Best of the Brokers for 8 September 2015

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comTheFashionBallAlica Schmidt Is The Most Beautiful Athlete To ExistTheFashionBallLoan Insurance WealthGrab A Tissue Before You See Richard Simmons At 72Loan Insurance Wealth whatsapp Express KCS Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap Tuesday 8 September 2015 5:25 am Tags: NULLcenter_img Best of the Brokers for 8 September 2015 Show Comments ▼ To appear in Best of the Brokers, email your research to [email protected] TECH Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on the investment vehicle with a “buy” rating. The broker said this recommendation reflects the scale of growth it sees from the firm’s real estate and e-commerce & technology businesses. It added that the group is “importantly” well capitalised as it continues its transformation.MOTHERCARECantor Fitzgerald kept its “sell” rating on the retailer, and said it believes the firm’s shares are 40 per cent overvalued. The broker said: “We believe Mothercare’s International profits could fall due to franchisees buying less Mothercare product, opening fewer stores and discounting less to protect their margins.”ONESAVINGS BANKShore Capital reiterated its “buy” recommendation after its “excellent” set of interim results. The broker said: “Importantly, the group has not seen any detrimental impact on its buy-to-let new business pipeline from the proposed changes to mortgage interest tax relief, as announced in the recent UK Summer Budget.” whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

Pharmalittle: Data show pharma saturated U.S. with opioids; Swiss extradite Chinese researcher

first_img Tags drug pricinggovernment agenciesopioidspharmaceuticalspharmalittleSTAT+ What’s included? Ed Silverman Pharmalot Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED About the Author Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What is it? [email protected] STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.center_img Log In | Learn More @Pharmalot Rise and shine, everyone, the middle of the week is already here. Time moves quickly, yes? Of course, this is good reason to hang in there, since the end of the week cannot be too far away. Besides, what are the alternatives? And do you really want to know? Meanwhile, we are digging in for another busy day of foraging. So time to get cracking. Hope you have a simply smashing day and conquer the world. Meanwhile, here are some tidbits. Good luck. …Drug makers saturated the country with 76 billion opioid pills from 2006 through 2012, the Washington Post writes, citing newly disclosed data from a Drug Enforcement Administration database released as part of the opioid litigation. Just six companies distributed 75% of the pills: McKesson (MCK), Walgreens (WBA), Cardinal Health (CAH), AmerisourceBergen (ABC), CVS (CVS), and Walmart (WMT). Three companies manufactured 88% of the opioids: SpecGx, a unit of Mallinckrodt (MNK); ­Actavis Pharma, which is now part of Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA); and Par Pharmaceutical, a subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals (ENDP). Pharmalittle: Data show pharma saturated U.S. with opioids; Swiss extradite Chinese researcher Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. By Ed Silverman July 17, 2019 Reprints GET STARTED Alex Hogan/STATlast_img read more

Prisoners Used for Medical Operation Practice

first_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China [imText1]The doctors in the settlements are young and come straight from medical college. When they are first assigned here, they have no experience and little practice. The families of security and guard officers know that they are extremely incompetent and do not trust themTherefore, political prisoners are used for surgery practice, without anesthesia or other necessary medical provisions. I used to drive for some of these doctors at Settlement No.13 and 22, including a doctor Wu at Settlement No.22, and I overheard their discussions while driving on many occasions.I knew a good prisoner who was an auto mechanic. He always looked after my car well and kept it in good shape. We trusted and helped each other. One day, I noticed that his left eye had a big terrible scar and a squint. “What happened to your eye? Can you see with your left eye?” I asked. “Not well with my left eye. I had a little swelling in my eye and it was really nothing but Doctor Wu insisted that I should have an operation. He operated on my eye without anesthesia. This is what happened after his operation,” he replied. We continued to talk about Dr. Wu’s operations and the other doctors’ poor treatment of the prisoners.There was another mechanic next to him at the time and he showed me a big scar, the shape of a snake some 20 centimeters long, on one side of his abdomen. The scar looked awful.“Dr. Wu and without anesthesia again?” I asked. “Yes, him again. He operated on me for appendicitis without anesthesia in 1991. I thought I would die of pain and bleeding during the operation! It was a miracle that I survived.” I heard of many other surgeons like Dr. Wu in the detention settlements. Facebook Twitter News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHAREcenter_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Prisoners Used for Medical Operation Practice By Daily NK – 2006.01.18 3:06pm News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

2013 Dealers’ Report Card: Editors discuss key results

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Sand from Rocks being Promoted

first_imgSand from Rocks being Promoted UncategorizedJune 29, 2007 RelatedSand from Rocks being Promoted RelatedSand from Rocks being Promoted Advertisementscenter_img RelatedSand from Rocks being Promoted FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail State Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Victor Cummings has said that the Mines and Geology Division continues to promote and encourage the production of manufactured sand from rocks. He pointed out that this was the direction to go, as the natural resource of sand gravel was on the decline, and as such the island could no longer rely on rivers to supply that material.The State Minister was speaking recently at the 2006 National Mineral Industry Safety Awards ceremony in Kingston.He said that already, a number of operators have been engaged in this practice and two operations were producing good quality sand from limestone rocks, with a third slated to come on stream soon.The State Minister stressed that operators of quarries needed to improve the way their operations are conducted, adding that training should be accessed, not only to improve the business but also to obtain certification as quarry operators.“The current plan by the Ministry involves the awarding of credits to operators who participate in workshops, seminars and courses specifically designed to address critical aspects of operations,” he explained.Meanwhile, the State Minister argued that for the industry to realize its full potential, it must have access to port facilities that are strategically located islandwide.He said the Ministry has recognized this as a priority area and has begun the process of exploring the options available. “The Ministry recently facilitated a roundtable discussion with private industry and key government stakeholders, where these concerns were outlined and prospects for opportunities highlighted,” Mr. Cummings said.He indicated that from these discussions, an islandwide study would be conducted to determine the most feasible existing port locations to establish export facilities for the industrial minerals sector.“We will be moving aggressively over the next few months to get this done and the newly established Minerals Development Advisory Council will be leading the effort,” Mr. Cummings said.Interest in the island’s industrial minerals, especially over the last few years, has been encouraging. This has been reflected in the demand for sand and other aggregates on both the domestic and international markets.During 2006, exports of manufactured sand and other aggregates were only surpassed by bauxite and alumina, in the bulk materials category.last_img read more

Boost for women’s sport

first_imgBoost for women’s sport Women’s sport in NSW has received a major boost with the completion of four new female friendly change rooms at local sports grounds.The facilities at Jerilderie Gym, Jindera Recreation Reserve, Walbundie Recreation Ground and Tumbarumba Showground are part of a $2 million commitment from the Member for Albury Justin Clancy to improve local sporting facilities for women and girls.Mr Clancy visited Jerilderie Gym to officially open the facilities and said the NSW Government is delivering on its promise to provide upgraded sporting infrastructure for residents.“These upgrades, which are among nine projects across the Albury electorate, will support and encourage people to be healthy and active.”Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae said the official opening ceremony for major upgrades to three key community facilities marks a very exciting phase of development for the Jerilderie community and the whole Murrumbidgee Council area.“The projects at Jerilderie’s Swimming Pool, Sports Stadium and Showground are part of nearly $21 million that has been injected into our Council area by the NSW Government since 2016 when Murrumbidgee Council came into being.Cr McRae thanked the NSW Government for their support, which has allowed these major capital upgrades to become a reality.“Thank you also to the many community groups who have driven these projects and others across our Council footprint, all of which play a key part in making our area such a wonderful place to live, work and visit,” she said.Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said improving the quality and quantity of sport infrastructure across regional NSW is a NSW Government priority.“Sport and active recreation offer many benefits, including teaching teamwork, leadership, encouraging friendship and building self-confidence,” Mr Lee said.“That’s why it’s vital people, in particular females, have safe and accessible sport infrastructure in their local communities.“Projects like these boost sport in the Border region, and also stimulate the local economy through jobs and investment,” Mr Lee added.Other local sporting facilities in the Albury electorate which will receive new female friendly change rooms include, Melrose Park, Sarvaas Park, Urana Sports Ground, Holbrook Sporting Complex and Brocklesby Recreation Reserve.The projects are part of the NSW Government’s four-year women in sport strategy, Her Sport Her Way, which seeks to increase women’s and girl’s participation as players, leaders and coaches and improve facilities for women’s sport. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Albury, Australia, Brocklesby, building, community, Government, Holbrook, infrastructure, Investment, Jerilderie, Jindera, leadership, Melrose, Minister, NSW, nswpol, Tumbarumba, Uranalast_img read more

City rolls out concrete bollards to support public safety at events

first_imgCity rolls out concrete bollards to support public safety at events The City of Greater Bendigo has successfully secured Victorian Government funding to purchase 180 concrete bollards to be used as hostile vehicle barriers to support public safety at major events.As part of the initiative, an expression of interest process was run last year inviting local school students and community groups to decorate 70 bollards to make them more visually appealing.The following groups were selected and tasked with decorating the bollards, taking their inspiration from Bendigo’s diverse cultural heritage, lifestyle, agricultural and natural beauty:Bendigo South East College/Academy of Creative Arts program Creek Street Christian College Camp Hill Primary School Eaglehawk Secondary College Bendigo Theatre Company Central Victorian Lion Team Dragon City Roller Derby Greater Bendigo District Girl Guides Props Theatre City Manager Tourism and Major Events Terry Karamaloudis said the bollards would allow more major events to return to the city centre.“Outdoor major events have to run in accordance with Victorian and Australian Government event guidelines, which require hostile vehicle barriers to be placed in busy public areas,” Mr Karamaloudis said.“Last year the Victorian Government made funds available to purchase bollards to be used as a public safety and security measure at major events. We expect they will be particularly helpful as we return to staging public events more often following the COVID-19 pandemic and to support our economic recovery.“They will support major events such as the Bendigo Easter Festival, and event organisers can enquire with the City about the use of the bollards and if their event requires them.“The students and community groups were given creative licence to produce bold and colourful designs on the bollards, which will also provide another vibrant boost to our street art scene.”The project was funded by a $49,505 grant from the Department of Justice and Community Safety, under its Community Safety Infrastructure Grants program. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Bendigo, Central, Christian, community, cultural heritage, Department of Justice, Derby, Eaglehawk, Easter, Government, grants program, infrastructure, security, students, Victorialast_img read more