Comments are closed. This week’s news in briefOn 21 Mar 2006 in Personnel Today Call for pensions get-outEmployers should be given a chance to go back on pensions promises made to staff, according to a leading pensions expert. Watson Wyatt consultant Alan Pickering, who is on the board of the Pensions Regulator and author of a 2002 government report on pensions, said there should be “a one-off opportunity for employers to renegotiate the past”.www.personneltoday.com/34449.articleSecurity registration chaosAn estimated 75,000 private security guards will be operating illegally after the introduction of new legislation this week. From 20 March, it became illegal to work as a security guard without a licence from the Security Industry Authority. A last-minute rush for licences has created a massive backlog. Employers who take on unlicensed security staff could be jailed for up to five years.www.personneltoday.com/54450.articleSex-for-visas scandalThe Home Office has admitted three immigration officials had sex with visa applicants wanting to extend their stay in the UK. Officials offered applicants visas for sex, but failed to provide the papers afterwards. One was dismissed, a second resigned and the third is the subject of internal disciplinary proceedings. www.personneltoday.com/34440.article Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a time for credit unions to take a closer look at how they are protecting systems and data while raising awareness for the growing threat of cyber breaches. The recent Equifax breach has taught us all just how important and serious cyber security awareness is at both the employee and member level.To kick off Cyber Security Awareness Month, we caught up with Paul Love, chief information security officer for CO-OP Financial Services, to get some tips and advice for credit unions when it comes to cyber security.Stay Vigilant“Credit unions have a special relationship with members that other financial institutions don’t enjoy,” said Love. “They have trust. Our members are expecting their information to remain safe and secure, and we have an obligation to ensure protection at the levels they expect.”According to Love, many breaches occur when organizations get careless about their basic security policies and practices.“There are very few hacks that occur in the way movies sensationalize these events,” he said. “Most of the time, securing data gets down to fundamentals. For example, an employee clicks on a phishing e-mail, or a system goes unpatched.” continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Jackson…killed in his way home from school Detectives from the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Homicide Bureau are investigating a shooting, which resulted in the death of 18-year old Jovantae Jackson.According to investigators, officers were dispatched to the above listed area, reference a man being shot. On arrival they found Jackson suffering from an apparent gunshot wounds.Jackson had been trying to cut ties with a local gang and was beginning to turn over a new leaf when he was shot dead walking home from school.The teen had recently finished a court-ordered house arrest for a gun charge. The senior at Stellar Leadership Academy Charter School had just found a job at a local fast food restaurant and was two weeks from graduating high school.Three weeks ago, he learned he was going to be a father.Jackson was walking with classmates near the intersection of Northwest 82nd Street and 25th Avenue at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, when someone pulled up in a car and opened fire. He was struck five times.Jovantae was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where, he died while undergoing surgery.
A prolonged period away from the ring saw Fury lose his titles although he still regards himself as the “lineal champion” having not been beaten in the ring.Fury added he had sought professional medical help but that it was his religious belief that had enabled him to resume his boxing career.“I was out at Halloween in 2017 dressed as a skeleton, but I was 29 and everyone was younger and I thought, ‘is this what I want from my life?’ he said.“I left early and went home into a dark room, took the skeleton suit off and I prayed to God to help me. I’d never begged to God to help me. I could feel tears running down my face.”Fury added: “I almost accepted that being an alcoholic was my fate but after praying for 10 minutes, I got up and felt the weight was lifted off my shoulders.“For the first time in my life I thought I was going to be OK. I knew I couldn’t do it on my own.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | British boxer Tyson Fury has revealed that suffering from depression meant he “wanted to die so bad”.The 30-year-old, who faces Deontay Wilder for the American’s World Boxing Council heavyweight title in Los Angeles on December 1, also had problems with drug addiction and alcoholism.Fury told video podcast The Joe Rogan Experience: “I would start thinking these crazy thoughts.“I bought a brand new Ferrari convertible in the summer of 2016. I was in it on the highway and at the bottom, I got the car up to 190mph and heading towards a bridge.“I didn’t care about nothing. I just wanted to die so bad. I gave up on life, but as I was heading to the bridge I heard a voice saying, ‘No, don’t do this Tyson, think about your kids, your family, your sons and daughter growing up without a dad.’”Fury said his life had become unstable following a shock win over Wladmir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in 2015 that saw him crowned the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisation heavyweight champion.“I’d wake up and think, ‘Why did I wake up this morning?’ he said. “And this is coming from a man who won everything. Money, fame, glory, titles, a wife, family and kids — everything.”
An off colour Alan Mew was still good enough to win his second Seniors County Champions title in three years after shooting 76 over the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa.Following his sub-par first round 69, the second round left the Hampshire man on 145, three over par, and two strokes ahead of runner-up Paul McGarry from Shropshire & Herefordshire with Hertfordshire’s John Ambridge third on countback from Derbyshire’s Graham Coppen.“I played horrible today,” said Mew (image copyright Leaderboard photography). “Yesterday I couldn’t miss a fairway. Today I couldn’t find one. There was no reason for it but my swing was so poor I couldn’t make anything work.“My wife Maureen was on the bag and she tried to motivate me all the way round. Fortunately I had a good lead from the first round so I got away with it but it wasn’t pretty.”Mew began the second round four strokes clear of playing partner Coppen but he soon ran into trouble with a double-bogey at the sixth hole. He followed that with bogeys at nine, ten and 13 before securing his only birdie at the long 14th.Fortunately for him, Coppen was also failing to find his first round form and even another bogey at the last couldn’t deny Mew his success. “It’s always good to win but I’d liked to have done it in style,” he added.“I’m grateful that the rest of the field didn’t play that well otherwise I would not have won. Another reason I wanted to play well was because I’m off to Scotland for the Senior Home Internationals with England in a good frame of mind.“It was much windier today that yesterday but there was no excuse for my poor play but, as I said, I got away with it.”One man who did play well was McGarry, whose 69 was easily the best of the day and deservedly saw him into second spot on 147, five over par.The 57 year old son of the late Bill McGarry, who managed Wolverhampton Wanderers and Ipswich Town among others, had five birdies in his 69 and but for bogeys at the 16th and 18th would have forced a playoff with Mew.“I played well today,” said McGarry. I struggled a bit on the back nine but overall I was pleased with the way it went. I had a hip replacement last year and not having any pain when I play is a bonus.“This is a great course and Woodhall Spa is a delightful place to come. I last came here in 1974 for the English Amateur Championship,” added the man from Bridgnorth.McGarry covered the front nine in 32 strokes, three under par, with birdies at the second, fifth and ninth. He dropped his first shot at 11 but hit back with further birdies at 14 and 15 before that disappointing finish.Senior international Ambridge carded 75 for 149, admitting: “I putted like a lemon”, while Coppen said he’d had a bad day at the office with his 76 which left him out of the prizes.But as Mew headed for North Berwick and the Senior Home Internationals he knew he had secured Hampshire’s second title of the weekend and repeated his Senior County Champions success of 2012. 14 Sep 2014 Off colour Mew good enough for second Champions title
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