Personnel chief attacks human resources label

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. The term human resources is demeaning to working people and sends the wrongsignal to staff, according to one of the UK’s most experienced personneldirectors.In a scathing attack, Mike Judge, of car firm Peugeot, said employers usingthe HR title send a message to staff that they are only as important asmachines.”Of course what we do and how we do it is more important than what wecall ourselves, but… the trend of calling ourselves the human resourcesdepartment sends out signals about our profession that I hope are nottrue,” Judge argued.”I am no dinosaur but I am a personnel director. I do not think we needto invent jargon to describe our responsibilities for people.” Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Personnel chief attacks human resources labelOn 8 Feb 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News center_img COMMENT A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year’s overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday.Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his first appearance Friday in federal court, according to Erin Nealy Cox, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas.Kay was the Angels’ director of communications, and he served as their public relations contact on many road trips. He was placed on leave shortly after Skaggs’ death, and he never returned to the team.In a statement issued Friday after news of Kay’s court appearance, the Angels said they opened an independent investigation into Skaggs’ death. The team reaffirmed its position that management didn’t know Skaggs was an opioids user and didn’t know any employees were providing drugs to players.Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area on July 1, 2019, before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The first game was postponed, and Skaggs’ death provoked an outpouring of grief across baseball.Skaggs died after choking on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his system, a coroner’s report said. Prosecutors accused Kay of providing the fentanyl to Skaggs and others, who were not named.“Tyler Skaggs’s overdose – coming, as it did, in the midst of an ascendant baseball career – should be a wake-up call: No one is immune from this deadly drug, whether sold as a powder or hidden inside an innocuous-looking tablet,” Nealy Cox said.If convicted, Kay faces up to 20 years in prison. Federal court records do not list an attorney representing him, and an attorney who previously spoke on his behalf did not immediately return a message seeking comment.The Angels’ statement said the team has “fully cooperated with law enforcement and Major League Baseball. Additionally, in order to comprehensively understand the circumstances that led to his death, we hired a former federal prosecutor to conduct an independent investigation.”We learned that there was unacceptable behavior inconsistent with our code of conduct, and we took steps to address it. Our investigation also confirmed that no one in management was aware, or informed, of any employee providing opioids to any player, nor that Tyler was using opioids.”Skaggs died 12 days before his 28th birthday. The Santa Monica native was drafted by the Angels in 2009 and later traded to Arizona, where he played his first two major league seasons before returning to the Angels in another trade in late 2013.Rusty Hardin, the Texas attorney representing Skaggs’ family, issued a statement after Kay’s arrest and court appearance.“The family is deeply heartbroken to learn that Tyler would be alive today were it not for a pill containing fentanyl that was provided by the Director of Communications of the Angels,” Hardin said. “We note that the Angels say they commissioned an independent investigation that concluded no one in management was aware that a team employee was supplying illegal drugs to Tyler. We encourage the Angels to make that report public.“We are relieved that no one else who was supplied drugs by this Angels executive met the same fate as Tyler. While nothing will replace the loss of Tyler, we are very grateful to federal prosecutors for their diligent and ongoing work.”Image credits: AP Last Updated: 8th August, 2020 07:55 IST Ex-Angels Employee Charged In Overdose Death Of Tyler Skaggs A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year’s overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday First Published: 8th August, 2020 07:55 ISTlast_img read more

In 2015-16, WHS girls basketball team breaks state 3-point percentage record; shatters at least 15 school records

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Marvin Parkey · 229 weeks ago Great season Ladies. Looking forward to next year with the Ladies returning and the one’s coming up. Thank you coaches for all the time you spend with these Ladies. Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 2015-16 Wellington girls basketball team has accumulated at least 14 Wellington High School records this season, but also has a Kansas state record.According to records from the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, the Wellington girls now hold the highest 3-point field goal attempt percentage in the history of high school girls basketball.Wellington shot 43 percent from beyond the three-point arch this season, obliterating the previous record of 40.2 percent success rate by the 2002 Frontenac team. The Lady Dukes made 145 shots in 338 attempts. Frontenac was 49 out of 122 in 2002.“What is so remarkable about that is the number of 3-pointers we shot compared to them,” said Eric Adams, Wellington head girls basketball coach. “Naturally, the more you shoot, the more you potentially miss.”There was some debate whether or not the record should have included just the regular season or include the post season games. But the percentage did not taper off much during the post season despite the increase in competition.As far as the school record book, the 2015-16 WHS girls were as dominating as they were on the court and with post-season honors.Wellington accumulated at least 15 school records in 2015-16. (All the season stats can be found here).2015-16 Wellington High School girls basketball records: Best WHS team record percentage: 24-1. The 1945 boys state championship basketball team went 22-3 – winning 88 percent of the time. This year’s girls won 96 percent of their games.Most wins in a season: 24. 1945 team had 22. The WHS girls team of 2012 had 21.First girls state placing: This year’s third place finish marked the first time a WHS girls team has placed in the state basketball tournament or won a game for that matter. John Floyd’s 1949 team was the last state placer in WHS basketball history, finishing third.First undefeated regular season: 20-0. No WHS basketball team, boys or girls, until this year went undefeated during the regular season.First Girls League Title: AV-CTL D-IV 10-0. In 2012, WHS girls lost its first two AV-CTL DIV games in December, but would go undefeated the rest of the way. Andale would only lose once that year.Current regular season winning streak: 24. The WHS team currently has the longest regular season streak in school history. The last time, Wellington lost a regular season game was against Andale at home in overtime in 2014-15. The Lady Dukes would proceed to win the final four regular season games before winning all 20 this year.School record scoring season: Grace Mitchell – 530. Mitchell just knocked out Lyndsie Davis’ 524 points scored in the 2002-03 season.Free throws in season: 274. The 2008-09 club shot 268.3-point Field goals made: 145. The previous record was 90.Rebounds: 785. The 1996-97 team rebounded 773.Defensive rebounds: 514. The 1996-97 team nabbed 470 defensive rebounds.Assists: 315. The 1996-97 team had 285.Blocks: 154. The 2004-05 team had 95.3 points made in game: 13. Wellington hit 13 of them vs. Andale at home. Allegedly, the 2011-12 team scored 13 in one game as well. Interestingly, the state record is 17.First all stater — Mitchell became the first first-team all state basketball player from WHS in school history. Davis was second team All-State in 2005 and Brandi Flisram was second team in 1997.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Air Canada says mobile app breach may affect up to 20000 customers

first_imgMONTREAL – Air Canada says 20,000 customers may have had their personal information improperly accessed due to a breach in its mobile app, prompting a lock-down on all 1.7 million accounts until consumers change their passwords.The airline says it detected unusual login activity last week and tried to block the hacking attempt, locking the app accounts as an additional measure.Mobile app users received an email Wednesday morning alerting them as to whether their account had been affected.The app stores basic information including a user’s name, email and phone number. Air Canada says credit card information is encrypted and would be protected from a breach.The company says that Aeroplan numbers, passport numbers, birth dates, nationalities and countries of residence could have been accessed if users saved them in their account profile.Users can reactivate their account by following instructions emailed to them or prompts when logging in.last_img read more