Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Director claims complaint brought unfair dismissalOn 28 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today A formeroperations director of broadcaster ONdigital has told a tribunal that he wasunfairly dismissed after complaining about not being paid a bonus.John Egan,40, told a tribunal last week that he was not paid a £75,000 bonus for a launchand a further £25,000 based on his overall performance, despite ONdigitalpublicly claiming the launch was a success.Eganreceived a £50,000 ex gratia payment, but is arguing for the other £50,000. His lawyerMichael Burd, of Lewis Silken, told Personnel Today that all ONdigitalemployees below director level received their bonuses for the successfullaunch.He said,“By all accounts, it was a successful launch. It was on time, on budget andthey delivered a new technology that worked. ONdigital was telling the wideworld that it was a success.”Thecompany’s position in not paying Egan the bonus was “untenable”, added Burd. Aspokesman for ONdigital said, “The dispute is over whether a bonus should bepaid in full. Although the launch was successful, some of the elements that hadbeen set out in the business plan had not been achieved.”Thetribunal has yet to come to a decision on the case. Related posts:No related photos.
“We look forward to partnering with the Raiders and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority [LVCVA] to bring the excitement of Pro Bowl week to our Las Vegas fans and community for the first time,” Peter O’Reilly, NFL executive vice president of club business and league events, said in a statement. Las Vegas will become the 11th host city for the Pro Bowl since 1950. The last four games were held in Orlando, Fla.”The Raiders welcome the NFL Pro Bowl to Allegiant Stadium and to Las Vegas, the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the world,” Raiders president Marc Badain said. “Pro Bowl week is a celebration of the best the NFL has to offer and there is no better place than Las Vegas to celebrate and honor the league’s biggest stars. Las Vegas has yet to host an NFL game, but the city has proved it is up to the task of holding a celebration. The NFL announced Tuesday that Vegas will host the 2021 Pro Bowl at the Raiders’ new Allegiant Stadium home on Jan. 31. “The NFL, the LVCVA and the Raiders look forward to a world-class event that will set the standard for future NFL events in Las Vegas.” This will be the Raiders’ first season in Las Vegas after their move from Oakland, and this year’s NFL Draft was to take place on the Las Vegas Strip until the coronavirus pandemic forced it to be held remotely. The city was subsequently awarded the 2022 draft. “We think you deserve another shot,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on the first night of this year’s draft.
A Hollywood police officer is now facing battery charges after security footage showed the officer striking a handcuffed suspect.The incident occurred at a home in Hollywood on August 6th.Officials say a home security camera captured Officer Matthew Barbieri striking the suspect after he responded to the home for a domestic disturbance call.Officer Barbieri is now facing a first-degree misdemeanor charge. The charge carries the maximum penalty of up to one year in jail.
OAKLAND — Steve Kerr and Mike D’Antoni agreed on one thing prior to Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Warriors and Rockets.Both coaches were ready for a new storyline after two days of seemingly constant dissecting of the way Game 1 was officiated.“That’s the story right now,” Kerr said. “The good thing is we play at 7:30 and there’ll be a new story, hopefully.”“I’m worried about the game. I’m not worried about that stuff,” D’Antoni added. “In every series that happens. …
(Visited 297 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享125 A young man who idolized the Columbine killers was preparing to kill dozens or hundreds of people at a Minnesota high school.Multiple news sources (The Examiner, Daily News, The Blaze, and more) are mentioning that 17-year-old John LaDue, who was preparing a deadly mass attack on his family and school, was a passionate admirer of Harris and Klebold – the killers who launched the modern era of senseless mass killings in 1999 on the school grounds at Columbine High School in Colorado. Photos from that attack showed Harris with a T-shirt during the rampage labeled, “Natural Selection” in large letters. His writings showed that he believed the planned mass shooting would “boost natural selection by a few notches.”LaDue apparently hid his hate well. Friends and teachers described him as quiet, nice, and a good student. But materials gathered during LaDue’s arrest showed him to be deep into the Columbine shooters and other perpetrators of school shootings. The Blaze notes, “LaDue’s Facebook page, identified in the KARE report, notes that he likes Stephen King novels, metal bands Machine Head and Deicide, as well as a TV show called ‘The Atheist Experience.’” According to Wikipedia, The heavy-metal death-rock group “Deicide is not only known for their music, but for their lyrics, which cover topics such as Satanism and anti-religion. Their lyrics have resulted in bans, lawsuits and criticism from religious groups and the public.”Officers believe he would have killed his parents and shot up the school with guns and bombs within two weeks, had he not been stopped in time. Originally, he had planned to commit the crimes on April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, but put it off. It was his intent to “best” the Columbine shooters, whom he “idolized” according to the Waseca County News. The town is shocked, and asking “Why?”Update 6/29/16: See what happened at the trial on CNN. LaDue may get off scot free, “as if this never happened.” His parents had no idea what was going on in their son’s dark mind, embracing atheism, idolizing Klebold and fantasizing about death. Yet they would have been his first victims.It would be unfair to scholarly supporters of Darwinian evolution and to good-citizen atheists to blame them for this troubled kid’s evil plans. It would also be unfair to portray LaDue as equipped to understand natural selection theory or atheist arguments. It would also be unfair to assume there were not other motivations for his plans besides atheism or Darwinism. More information about his mental state should come out as this case undergoes more scrutiny.It is fair, however, to use this as a reminder that ideas have consequences. LaDue was heavy into death-of-God music, atheist TV, and Eric Harris. It would be highly improbable that LaDue was unaware of Harris’s views about natural selection, or at least of the T-shirt he wore emblazoned with those words. Would LaDue have hatched a plot like this if his world view included “Love your neighbor as yourself”? How about “But now abide faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is love”? As we shared on April 30, Darwin (and Malthus, whom Darwin admired), believed competition was the driving force in nature. Instill into students’ minds the hopelessness of life, no God or consequences for evil, and the idea that the only purpose of life is to vanquish others, and why would anyone be surprised at the fruit? Drowning out the cynicism with music drenched in death themes, then dreaming of going out with a bang, taking as many with you as you can, almost makes sense in that kind of world view – a world that makes no sense.If you doubt any of this reasoning, look at where the mass shooters come from. They are not emerging from Bible-believing churches where people pray and sing “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow.” No; those people are the targets of the guns, not the ones with their fingers on the trigger. What is it about Christians, who preach love and mercy, that makes them targets of such vicious violence at home and abroad? (See recent WND story.) Why would Deicide write songs with blatant anti-Christian themes like “Kill the Christian” and “Death to Jesus”? Could there really be a Satan behind this? Maybe Christians are doing something that Satan hates. Jesus warned His disciples that they would be hated by all men for His name’s sake, but were to return good for evil.Diverging lines end up very far apart.
LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games His silver is the best finish so far in karate, although the Filipinos are confident of grabbing a gold when the competitions end Thursday.Earlier, Mae Soriano snagged a bronze in women’s -55kg kumite. Junna Tsukii also took bronze this time in -50kg in the sport played at KLCC Halls right under the Petronas Twin Towers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBejar’s march to the finals was marred with controversy as the PH team filed a protest over his semifinals loss to a Malaysian.The protest was upheld, allowing the 23-year-old Bejar to fight for the gold medal. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses John Paul Bejar of the Philippines competes against Iwan Bidu Sirait of Indonesia in the finals of men’s -55kg kumite in the 29th Southeast Asian Games karate competition Wednesday at the KLCC Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur. Bejar lost to settle for the silver medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLKUALA LUMPUR—An aggressive John Paul Bejar stormed to a 3-1 lead over his Indonesian foe but faded when it mattered to settle for the silver medal Wednesday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games karate competitions here.Bejar, who joined the Philippine team in training in Germany, took the action right to Iwan Bidu Sirait, who got the nod of the judges on many close calls to take a 10-4 victory in the -55 kilogram kumite.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES Despite Game 1 beating, CEU Scorpions ‘won’t quit’ Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
IG/chadkelly_10It has been a very interesting year for new Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly. The former blue-chip prospect was kicked off of the team at Clemson in June, went to junior college and committed to Ole Miss in December, and got into hot water after a bar fight in Buffalo. Ole Miss stuck with the talented quarterback, however, and this week head coach Hugh Freeze brought him on a mission trip to Haiti. To Kelly’s credit, he seems to be getting a lot out of the experience.Hopefully Kelly has turned over a new leaf after a very trying 2014. If he pans out on and off the field, it could be a coup for the Rebels.
Included in the presentation will be:• The most common types of cyber-attacks and recent examples• How to assess your business’s risks and vulnerabilities• Specific requirements for companies that handle credit card information• The most important steps you can take to protect your organizationMNP will also host a Chamber Business After 5 social, on March 19, at the MNP offices from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., where there is an opportunity to discuss your cyber concerns with Borsholm.To register for either event, you must register at the Chamber of Commerce’s website or by calling 250-785-6037. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce is hosting another speaker series Luncheon on Tuesday, March 19 at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.This month’s Luncheon is a presentation on Cyber Security and will be presented by Ron Borsholm of MNP.Borsholm will present an in-depth discussion of the current cyber threat landscape and how to protect your organization from cyber threats and attacks.
LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers might be trailing the Golden State Warriors 3-2 in the NBA Finals. The Cavs might, as their Vegas odds suggest, have a mere 12 percent chance of winning the NBA championship. But according to just about every statistical measurement available, the self-proclaimed “best player in the world” is having a series for the ages.Build a bare-bones performance metric that simply adds a player’s points, rebounds and assists and then divides by the number of games the team played,1Using team games penalizes players who missed games — you can’t add value if you don’t play. and James’s 2015 finals ranks as the best of the past 30 years.Get more complex — using, say, a points above replacement (PAR) estimator based on the single-game version of Daniel Myers’s Box Plus/Minus2Which takes into account the location and strength of opponent for each game. — and James ranks sixth among all NBA Finals participants since 1985.3Despite not ranking in the top 25 in our bare-bones metric (and so not making the chart above), Magic Johnson’s 1988 finals performance places second in PAR per team game.So at either pole of the complexity spectrum, James has been the top player of these finals. (Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post and ESPN Insider’s Kevin Pelton came to similar conclusions using a few more metrics of varying intricacy.) And from a historical perspective, output of this level usually leads to winning the NBA Finals and the NBA Finals MVP: Every player near James’s combined total of points, rebounds and assists ended up garnering MVP honors.In a vacuum, then, James’s performance has been so historically strong that it would be a shame for him not to win the award.But on the other hand, if the Warriors win the series and the MVP goes to James, it will be the first time that a member of the losing team has received the honor since 1969, when Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers won in spite of the Boston Celtics’ championship. And, as Pelton notes, the culture of denying MVP honors to a nonchampion has grown in the intervening years, across all sports.In the NBA alone, nine players since 1985 have been the best player in their series by PAR through five games yet failed to win the MVP after their teams lost. (To a certain extent, this also speaks to what can happen between Games 5 and 7 of a series between closely matched teams.) In 2011, Dwyane Wade — then James’s teammate on the Miami Heat — outplayed Dirk Nowitzki to a greater extent than James has outplayed presumptive Warriors MVP candidate Stephen Curry4Andre Iguodala actually leads Golden State in PAR during the series. thus far yet still lost the award to the Dallas Mavericks star. So as great as James has been, it might not be enough to justify the award if Cleveland loses the series.There’s one more angle to think about, though, when it comes to James’s 2015 finals performance. It may be that all our stats and metrics simply break down when forced to consider the unparalleled burden that James has been forced to carry on this undermanned, undertalented Cavaliers squad. James’s 41.1 percent usage rate in this series is the largest of any finalist since 1985, breaking Michael Jordan’s mark of 39.6 percent for the Chicago Bulls against the Phoenix Suns in 1993. James is also logging an incredible 45.6 minutes per game, the eighth-most of any qualified5Minimum 140 minutes played in the series. finalist since 1985.As Tom Haberstroh wrote over the weekend, James’s physical workload during these finals has been termed “unfathomable” (among other things) by sports science experts. At the limits of human endurance and on-court influence — through his shooting and passing, James was involved in 70 of Cleveland’s 91 points in Game 5 — there may be no numbers that can do justice to how irreplaceable James has been for the Cavaliers in this series.They don’t necessarily give out awards for being completely and utterly essential to your team, of course. And, as always, “value” is in the eye of the beholder. But whether the Cavs win or lose, it’s not hard to imagine this series going down as a testament to James’s singular talent, stamina and durability. And if that doesn’t constitute “value,” I’m not sure what does.
On Tuesday, The New York Times put out a wanted ad in search of a better basketball team for its Knicks beat writer, Scott Cacciola, to follow. (The Knicks, after a dreadful 5-32 start to the 2014-15 season, have begun selling off assets.)Well, I’m here to help. Certainly just about every other NBA team is more entertaining than the Knicks, and some have suggested Cacciola could even find better basketball overseas. But if he wants to stay close to home, there are also plenty of NBA teams with backup units superior to the Knicks.Using a minute-weighted average of ESPN’s Real Plus/Minus (RPM) for each player in games they didn’t start, here are the teams whose benches have added more wins above replacement (WAR) than New York’s entire team thus far in 2014-15 (these stats are from before the Knicks traded J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert):