Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Data file: Employment tribunbal disputesOn 19 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today The latest in a series of articles that give the basics on key areas ofemployment legislation. This issue we look at employment tribunbal disputesThe hard facts Employment Tribunal (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations2001 These new regulations come into force on 16 July 2001 and bring in a newrange of issues for employer and employee when a claim is pursued in thetribunal. The intention behind the changes is that tribunals should activelymanage cases to a conclusion more quickly and efficiently. The main changes include: – A new overriding objective similar to that in use in County Courtprocedure – The introduction of case management powers – The increase of the fee payable to continue with a claim following a pre-hearingreview from £150 to £500 – The increase in costs that may be awarded without assessment from £500 to£10,000 – A new rule to allow tribunals to direct cases are heard in private when thereis a national security issue – The ability to lodge claims previously submitted in a number of ET1s in asingle document. www.legislation.hmso.gov.ukAlternative Dispute Resolution Acas Arbitration Scheme This new procedure was introduced in the Employment Rights (DisputeResolution) Act 1998. It is only applicable to unfair dismissal claims. The main provisions are: – Both parties must agree to arbitration – Evidence is not given on oath – There is no right of appeal except in respect of “seriousirregularity” in the arbitrator’s conduct, hearing of the case or aboutthe award made. Advantages: – Likely to be quicker than an employment tribunal– Proceedings are held in private and – Awards made are confidential. www.acas.org.uk/arbitrationMediation This is available for most litigation disputes and may be a good optionwhen: – The claim is of high value and of a sensitive nature – The issues are highly complex or involve international law. Reading around the subject – The DTI has produced a useful commentary on the main changes resultingfrom the employment tribunal regulations: www.dti.gov.uk/er/individual/et.htm– The Acas website has access to a full copy of the Arbitration Schemetogether with a guide and introduction to the provisions: www.acas.org.uk/arbitration– The Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR) provides a useful source ofinformation on mediation including “myths and facts”,”appropriate cases”, a news update and an online fee calculator: www.cedr.co.ukIn the news “Arbitrator to handle unfair dismissals” – The Daily Telegraph, 19February 2001
Saint Mary’s, which leads the WCC in 3-point field goals at 39.5 percent, missed its first 13 from behind the arc and finished 5 of 20. Tanner Krebs made Saint Mary’s first 3-pointer of the night with 6:58 remaining to pull to 56-47. Malik Fitts scored 19 points for Saint Mary’s (13-8, 4-2) and Jordan Ford added 15. Associated Press Baxter, a freshman from Provo, finished with 10 points for BYU (13-9, 5-2). The Cougars only turned it over twice compared to Saint Mary’s 15. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, TJ Haws added 17 points with seven assists and BYU beat Saint Mary’s 71-66 on Thursday night in a battle for third place in the West Coast Conference. Zac Seljaas made a steal and fast-break dunk to extend BYU’s lead to 61-49 with just under six minutes left. Haws’ drive and no-look pass to Gavin Baxter for a dunk made it 67-60 with just over a minute left. Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/WCC January 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU beats Saint Mary’s 71-66 for 3rd place in WCC Written by
Home » News » Agencies & People » HouseSimple to generate revenue from mortgages and removals via ‘free’ service previous nextAgencies & PeopleHouseSimple to generate revenue from mortgages and removals via ‘free’ serviceCEO Sam Mitchell says he intends to turn the industry ‘on its head’ and believes his company’s free model is the future of estate agency.Nigel Lewis27th August 201901,335 Views High street agents wondering how hybrid agency HouseSimple will make any money following the launch of its free selling service now have an answer.The company, which claims to be the ‘original’ online agency, is to generate revenues from offering vendors and sellers a home moving consultancy as well as mortgage referral fees through a new in-house financial products brokerage.Details of the change in direction have come from former Rightmove director and now HouseSimple CEO Sam Mitchell (left), who says he has spent the last 18 months restructuring the business and aims to use the company’s free-to-use model to turn the industry ‘on its head’.He says the company will also make money from other parts of the home moving process, but won’t reveal which ones yet.Mitchell has also attacked traditional estate agents for their attire, saying his valuers will not wear ‘shiny suits’ when visiting potential clients, and also claimed that his no-fee model means the company’s valuers can have a more honest conversation with vendors about the likely value of their home.“We’ve looked at the whole chain of moving house from start to finish, and we’ve looked at all the different pain points across that journey and we’ve come up with business solutions to solve those,” he has told Business Live.Better platformMitchell also says that HouseSimple’s sales progression platform has been improved so that the company can claim to be better than its competitors as well as free.“We’ve built a tech platform that gives control to the vendor so they can understand exactly what’s going on with their property,” says Mitchell.“We’re properly leveraging technology to empower our customers and I think that’s the thing that’s really going to make it flow.” August 27, 2019Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
View post tag: Offers View post tag: attack Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Virginia-Class Attack Submarine Offers Condolences to People of Missouri View post tag: Condolences USA: Virginia-Class Attack Submarine Offers Condolences to People of Missouri View post tag: Missouri View post tag: submarine May 26, 2011 View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Virginia-Class Training & Education In a sign of solidarity, the commanding officer and crew aboard Virginia-class attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780) sent their prayers and condolences to the people of Missouri following a tornado that ripped through the city of Joplin, Mo., May 22.“The officers and crew of USS Missouri extend their support and condolences to the people of Missouri in response to the tornado devastation in Joplin,” said Cmdr. Timothy Rexrode, Missouri’s commanding officer, who leads a crew of 134 officers and enlisted personnel. “The people of Missouri are tremendous supporters of the ship and the U.S. military. In this time of crisis we extend our thoughts and prayers.”Missouri is the fifth Navy ship to be named in honor of the people of the “Show Me State.”[mappress]Source: navy, May 26, 2011 View post tag: usa View post tag: people View post tag: Navy
× HOBOKEN — A Hudson County grand jury returned an indictment against Mark T. Nicholas, age 51, of Brooklyn on Feb. 28 charging him with second degree crime of Death by Auto and the second degree crime of knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in death.Nicholas was the alleged driver of a black Cadillac Escalade that struck and killed Zachary Simmons on the corner of Willow and Sixth Streets in Hoboken on Jun. 25 last year.Simmons, a 21-year-old from Ramsey, was struck at approximately 3:30 a.m.The Ramsey High School graduate was the cousin of recent Philadelphia 76ers draft pick Ben Simmons.Simmons, was pronounced dead at 4:25 a.m. at Jersey City Medical Center.Nicholas is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court in Hudson County on March 13.
A red, white and blue banner welcomes Marine Corps Lance Corporal Bobby Raditz to the American Legion Post 524 in Ocean City. Ocean City American Legion Post 524 will welcome another service member to “America’s Favorite Family Resort” on Sunday, Sept. 9, when it hosts Marine Corps Lance Corporal Bobby Raditz, his wife Erika and 1-year old daughter Emma for a week’s vacation, courtesy of the organization’s Rest & Relaxation Program.The Raditz family, residents of Mays Landing, will be honored during a lunchtime welcoming ceremony at Post 524, following a police and fire department motorcade and an escort into town by the Legion Riders.The family will be given the use of a free condominium for the week, as well as a multitude of gifts from local Ocean City businesses as a way to say “Thank you for your service and sacrifice.”“This is the fifth consecutive year that Ocean City’s American Legion Post 524 has hosted military service personnel and their families while they enjoy our shore community and its many amenities,” said Jerry Bonner, Chairman of the R&R Committee.Lance Corporal Raditz joined the military in 2004 and has actively served in Iraq. He is a member of the Wounded Warrior Project.“The Veterans Rest & Relaxation Program began in 2013 as a way to pay tribute to servicemen and women for sacrifices made during their time in the military,” Bonner said “Whenever military personnel are deployed, their families also share in that deployment and we support their efforts as well.”The public is invited to attend the ceremony, beginning at 12 noon, at the Morvay-Miley American Legion Post 524 located at 46th Street and West Avenue.Erika and Bobby Raditz and their baby daughter, Emma, will enjoy a week’s vacation in Ocean City, courtesy of the American Legion Post 524 Rest and Relaxation Program.
Legendary bassist Phil Lesh turns 76 years young on March 15th, and there’s no way he’s going to let the occasion go un-celebrated. In addition to two performances with “The Q,” on March 17-18, Lesh will perform on his actual birthday at the Capitol Theatre with a hearty lineup.The new birthday concert will feature Warren Haynes, Eric Krasno, John Molo and Rob Barraco, each bringing their unique sound to the classic Grateful Dead repertoire. The other two performances, which include the same lineup save for Jimmy Herring on guitar instead of Krasno, are already sold out.Tickets for Lesh’s birthday bonanza go on sale this Saturday, February 27th. More information can be found here!Relive Phil Lesh’s 75th birthday with this full show video below:
Load remaining images Music on the Mesa in Taos, New Mexico, came to close last week, touting their the best line-up yet. The festival transpired over three days on the site of the Taos Mesa Brewing Company and featured artists for over eight hours each day on three stages. Roughly five miles from the quaint town of Taos, the festival site was set among sagebrush with a 360-degree view and the Taos Mountains as the backdrop. Featuring music on the amphitheater, patio, and indoor brewery stages, festival organizers made every attempt to keep the music playing without pause by starting each band on their respective stages as the previous group ended their set. With the long game in mind, they utilized the brewery stage for the hottest part of the day gigs as well as the late night closers as temperatures began to drop.The vibe of Music on the Mesa was without pretense and brought out people of all ages. Arriving on site, attendees were greeted by knowledgeable and friendly volunteers who directed both single day pass holders and those who were in for the long haul. The price for Music on the Mesa’s line-up was ridiculously low at $99 for the early bird and $125 after that. Camping was an option at a mere $20, and patrons were able to come and go as they pleased, as many left the festival grounds during the day for rafting excursions or the therapeutic hot springs of the Rio Grande river gorge. For those looking for more creature comforts, restored vintage Airstreams were also available. The campground itself featured two bonfire sites for after-show festivities and a circus tent erected for late-night picking sessions, advertised and encouraged by the promoters. The walking distance between tents and the venue was no more than five minutes for even the most distant camper. Other amenities included made-to-order options, catering to both vegetarian and the carnivorous, multiple watering stations that were always filled to keep patrons hydrated, and a handful of vendors offering handmade goods, including clothing, art, and instruments. Inaiah Lujan, a self-professed ‘mole snob’ from Colorado’s Haunted Windchimes, declared the pork mole tacos worthy of his palette. Of course, let us not forget the beer! Offering their full listing, the brewery delivered on service and quality, keeping lines short and patrons returning for more.Featuring some of the best in Americana and jam, promoters enlisted a lineup that even the bigger festivals would be envious of and, as if the roster wasn’t enough, each act certainly brought their best to the table. From start to finish, it seemed as though no group needed a warm-up tune or proper sound check to get going, bringing their “A” game from the first notes of each set. As if it couldn’t be better, the innumerable amount of sit-ins kept the smiles rolling. On night one, members of Elephant Revival sat in with local boy Ry Taylor, the first act of the festival, lending vocal and percussive accompaniment. Biko Casini joined on-the-rise bluegrassers Gipsy Moon and a portion of the following set of Elephant Revival alongside Omar Al’Tbal of Gipsy Moon. Later in their set, Elephant Revival also invited Mackenzie Page and Matt Cantor of Gipsy Moon to assist on vocal duties. Drew Emmitt’s conglomerate of Leftover Salmon and the Infamous Stringdusters turned into a familial jam when Drew pulled his own son to the stage and Gipsy Moon’s Salmon spawn Silas Herman.The following day saw Austin powerhouse Patrice Pike invited to guest with Robert Randolph on both lead vocals and drums for a total spiritual meltdown. The closing band of the second evening, regional act Last To Know, certainly received the biggest and best surprise by far the entire weekend. Halfway through their set, Robert Randolph and the entire Family Band joined the stage. This extensive guesting was more than likely an effort to make up for the sound issues Robert Randolph’s set experienced on the amphitheater stage, derailing the focus of the band. The set continued past the point of alcohol service and no one seemed to mind. The set was finally called due to exhaustion and smiles carried weary patrons and players off to bed. For most, the closing day held the most potential for mind-bending sit-ins and certainly did not disappoint.Railroad Earth treated the audience to an unexpected soundcheck jam that was more of great first set then a test run. Although Andy Goessling was absent for medical reasons, uber-talented hired gun Erik Yates stepped up to the plate and the band progressed with a misstep. For their main set, most of The Cheese Dusters, including Bill Nershi and Michael Travis of String Cheese Incident and Andy Hall and Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters, were invited to join in for the last tunes of an already festive session. The favor was returned when Tim Carbone was summoned to join The Cheese Dusters, potentially one of the greatest one-off collaborations of the summer, which included the aforementioned musicians plus the legendary John Cowan of New Grass Revival.What made Music on the Mesa stand apart is that it still seems to be off the radar, especially in this region. Although the turn-out size was perfect, the expectation of greater numbers from the Jam Nation, especially from the Colorado neighbors, fell short. The patrons truly seemed to be there more for the music than the party, although plenty enjoyed both. The festival vibe appealed to all walks of life and many families were seen with kids in tow, including noise-cancelling headphone-sporting infants and toddlers. Surprisingly, in the age of liability, security was present, but very toned down. On each of the nights, children could be seen hoisted up on any of three stages and left there to enjoy the music without intervention. Although it would be hard to top the 2017 line-up, enthusiasm expressed by the promoters revealed that this weekend of magic was not a one-time thing and that next year they would try to outdo themselves. Going to the larger festivals might provide more of everything, but if someone is looking to experience something different at a reasonable cost without the lines and headaches, this southwest secret might be the destination that delivers.You can check out photos from Music on the Mesa below, courtesy of the author, Jake Sudek.Music On The Mesa | 2017 | Photos by Jake Sudek
On a recent episode of CBS This Morning, host John Dickerson visited Dave Matthews in his hometown of Charlottesville, VA to discuss an array of intriguing topics, including those that hit-home with the South African-born rockstar. Matthews yields an undeniable strength in bringing people together, and Dave Matthews Band has made a habit of giving away its good fortune. The band recently committed $5,000,000 to reimagine public housing in Charlottesville, including fixing up an apartment building downtown. Dave and his bandmates plan to replace every public housing unit in the city of Charlottesville, all 376 of them.Dickerson began the interview by discussing Charlottesville being hit in the face with racism and white supremacists in the summer of 2017. He asked, “How did that make you feel?” as Matthews explained:I don’t know if it’s an irony, but I was in South Africa with family when this happened. (Chokes up and takes a moment to recompose himself) My friend gave me a call and said, ‘I Just think I witnessed a murder, I think I’ve just witnessed a hate crime.’ It’s very hard when you look at what happened in this town, the destruction of a beautiful possibility. It broke my heart to see this happen, but I do think that we can make some beautiful progress out of that.Dickerson continued, “Where did this all come from?” in which Matthews responded:Good luck. I’ve been incredibly lucky. My mom is an extremely generous soul, and I’ve been lucky enough to grow up around generous people. It feels like I already have too much, so it’s such an opportunity to feel better and give something away. I always try to give money to people who have their hands out or a little cardboard sign, because I think, ‘I could be sitting myself right there if I weren’t so lucky.’ People always remind me that they’re probably going to spend that on booze, and I respond, ‘So…?’ That’s what I would probably spend it on. Go get a beer, go get a sandwich, or get a sandwich and a beer. It’s not up to me, but that temporary solution is fine until we figure out a more sustainable solution. I will buy that person a beer because I can afford to buy them a beer. I will then try to find a way for that person to not have to sit on the street with dirty socks on.When asked, “Explain to me the joy in playing music?” Matthews responded:When it’s perfect it’s like being lifted out of your body, and not being there anymore. It feels so good.Dickerson finished off the segment by asking, “Are you going to be touring until they pull your boots off? in which Matthews responded:I don’t know, I have no idea. I dream about going and living in a hut in Kenya, and growing my facial hair. I always think about something else. Maybe I’ll go into a room and paint pictures until I die. I always think about what else I wanna do, but I feel very grateful for being able to make a noise with people that want to make a noise. I don’t have any immediate plans to stop doing this, because it’s a beautiful opportunity.Watch the full four-part CBS This Morning segment below:Dave Matthews on CBS This Morning (Part 1)[Video: CBS This Morning]Dave Matthews on CBS This Morning (Part 2)[Video: CBS This Morning]Dave Matthews on CBS This Morning (Part 3)[Video: CBS This Morning]Dave Matthews on CBS This Morning (Part 4)[Video: CBS This Morning][H/T JamBase]
Eighteen months ago, I sat in a conference room with my Dell colleagues as Adrian Grenier, our social good advocate, shared his passion for the oceans. At the time, our general consensus was that “oceans aren’t Dell’s thing.” But the more we learned, the more we realized how wrong we were.The ocean is the most important regulator of our global climate. It is also the primary food source for more than 3.5 billion people around the globe. So to borrow a line from Ocean Unite, the ocean is everyone’s business. Last week, Dell attended The Economist’s World Ocean Summit, an annual gathering of top researchers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government officials, and corporations for the purpose of finding solutions to ocean issues. At first, attendees were quite surprised to see Dell there.“You’re here with Dell, as in the tech company?” asked one attendee. Let me explain.Dell runs one of the largest global supply chains in the world. As such, we are consumers of plastic. But we’ve also spent a decade finding sustainable alternatives to plastic, such as recycled carbon fiber, post-consumer recycled plastics, bamboo, and wheat straw.Last month, we hit our 2020 goal of using 50 million pounds of sustainable materials in our products. And we’re 93 percent of the way toward our goal of 100 percent sustainable packaging. So we know a thing about operationalizing and scaling sustainable solutions.We think we can use a lot of ocean plastic in our supply chain. And we think others could as well.Quickly the sentiment changed to: “So Dell probably knows more about how to recycle ocean plastics than anyone else in this room.”We hope that’s the case. It’s why we’ve announced our industry’s first ocean bound plastic packaging pilot for our signature consumer laptop, the XPS 13 2-in-1. You can learn more about our approach and program in this white paper and video.What Dell has introduced is a good start, but it’s not the complete answer. We need more businesses engaged to address the issue at scale. We must support local infrastructure in key markets with high concentrations of ocean plastic, and we need to make the economics work for everyone. It will be no easy feat, but through collaboration, it is a solvable problem.We are all consumers and users of plastics. We must also be part of the solution. Join us. </p><p>