Most Influential Women 2018 III

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Strategy Topics: Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Most Influential Women 2018 III Lydia Barbara, Head of Innovation Strategy, Microgaming Barbara entered the industry through poker, studying and playing the game long enough to, in her own words, become “good enough to make a living out of”. In 2009 she joined Microgaming as a poker manager before moving up to head the team eight months later. She then occupied positions as head of network games and head of Microgaming’s in-house marketing consultancy Pegasus Gaming Solutions before taking the helm of the supplier’s innovation unit in January 2017. Having earned her stripes climbing the ladder at Microgaming, Barbara turned her attention to innovation, an area where she has exercised particular influence over the past 18 months. Nominations highlighted her “strong entrepreneurial spirit and creative influence”, pointing to the 2016 launch of her brainchild, innovation unit the Ideas Factory. The initiative is a six-month contest in which staff submit their best ideas to a panel of 20 committee members, before 13 senior managers decide which will go live. Three years into spearheading the project, Barbara has seen it expand internationally and pick up two industry awards. “But the most rewarding thing is being able to see the passion and dedication from staff, it’s humbling and inspiring,” she says. Using the Ideas Factory software and processes, Barbara’s next challenge is a slight departure. Working with a group of Isle of Man technologists, she is launching a yearlong contest to help solve the plastics pollution problem on the island. Asked what her advice would be for women looking to succeed in igaming, she says: “My advice for women would probably be the same as for men. Work hard, be professional and supportive of others, and don’t ever hesitate to put your hand up for new opportunities.”Jan Jones Blackhurst, EVP public policy and corporate responsibility, Caesars Not only has Blackhurst been leading change from inside Caesars since the launch of Caesars Interactive in 1999, she was Las Vegas’ first female mayor. Her achievements to date include increasing the diversity of Caesar’s workforce so that 41% of management positions are held by women and 57% of employees are from diverse backgrounds. Caesars Entertainment has earned a 100% perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for 10 consecutive years under Blackhurst’s watchful eye. Blackhurst continues to advocate for equality and responsible gambling initiatives across the industry, with her work setting a high benchmark in corporate social responsibility. “I see my role as eliminating barriers,” she says, “whether through helping younger colleagues find their career path, supporting access to education, or ensuring every guest feels welcome. For me, my job is all about people.” She is a true believer that Caesars, and any other business, will only meet its potential by harnessing the breadth of experience offered by a truly diverse workface. “Anyone who thinks going into the next millennium that we can manage these large businesses without a diversity, equity and inclusion strategy in place is missing the opportunity to really be successful,” she explains. Asked for some words of wisdom for other women aspiring to success in the industry she said: “My advice, which I’d offer equally to both men and women, is to remember that ultimately leadership is about three things. One, take risks – do not be afraid to use your voice, even if there’s a consequence, because often the issue is more important than the outcome. Two, build consensus and align common interests. And three, it’s about inspiration. If you really believe in something and are passionate about it, you can instil that enthusiasm into your organisation and your colleagues.”Tracy Damestani, CEO, National Casino Forum As chief executive of the National Casino Forum (NCF), a trade association for land-based casinos in the UK, Damestani is a slight departure from our core igaming remit. However, she claims her place on this year’s most influential list by virtue of her vociferous support of the diversity and inclusion agenda and her work with the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling. Damestini has been in gambling since 2004 when she joined the NCF as a project manager from HSBC. She has been chief executive of the organisation since 2009. Following controversy over the representation of women in the industry earlier this year, Damestani told The Guardian the best way to challenge stereotypes and change perceptions would be to bring more women into senior positions. Her reaction followed the NCF’s 2017 initiative to encourage casino operators to bring more women into the boardroom. “I know many operators are keen to encourage women onto their boards,” she said, talking about the project last year. “I hope that the workshops I am devising with the Portas Institute will be the catalyst for change. I’d love to see the casino sector in the vanguard of reform within the gaming industry, setting an example that others follow.” Damestani has expressed a keen desire to see “women spearheading change” in the industry and, while herfocus in on land-based businesses, the precedent has obviousrepercussions across the online world. “We don’t want to looklike an all-male industry at a senior level, nor do we want to confine women to ‘soft’ roles, such as HR and marketing. Women are leading in prominent roles across the private and public sectors and we should lead the way for our industry,” she said last year. We couldn’t agree more.Related articles: Most Influential WomenMost Influential Women II Email Address The inaugural iGaming Business Most Influential Women list aims to raise the profile of women in the industry and showcase what women in our industry are achieving today, as well as how rewarding a career in the gambling industry can be, irrespective of background.This is the third installment of a three-part series online. To read more about how the list was drawn up, why we thought now was the time to do it and who the judges were read Most Influential Women 2018 published on 13 July, 2018. 13th July 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart The final installment of iGB’s inaugural Most Influential Women listlast_img read more

Stock market bargains: here’s where I’d invest £1,000 right now

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. It’s logical to assume that the higher the FTSE 100 index trades, the fewer stock market bargains exist within it. Fortunately for me, the FTSE 100 isn’t trading near any historical highs. It currently trades around 7,060, a far cry from the levels seen at the start of 2020 above 7,600 points. From this point of view, it gives me confidence that there are still companies out there that could rise in value.Spotting a stock market bargainWith this top-down assumption that value does exist within the UK stock market, how do I find the bargains? I really have to think about what constitutes an undervalued share.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…For me, a good place to start is by looking at historical returns. If a company or sector has returned lower than average returns over the past year or so, I can look deeper. Some will have a valid reason for underperforming, likely due to the pandemic. Extending this further, the pandemic might have damaged a business so much that it’s actually worth staying away from.This ties in to my next point. Stock market bargains need to have some positive outlook to warrant an investment. One way I can differentiate is by looking at the price-to-earnings ratio. If a share price has fallen more than the relative fall in earnings, this could show that it’s undervalued.I need to be careful though, as one financial ratio isn’t everything I need to make a decision. But it does allow me to slim down my areas to look at.Where I’d consider investing right nowIf I had £1,000 to invest today, I’d look at stock market bargains from areas including oil, travel, tourism and banking that have been battered but could bounce back. Consider two specific examples from the oil industry.Royal Dutch Shell and BP are two examples that I’d think of buying. Over the past year, their share prices have declined 7% and 11% respectively. Their P/E ratios aren’t high, with Shell at 9 and BP around 21. BP has a higher ratio here due to earnings-per-share of 15.02p, which is a larger proportion of the share price.Fundamentally, I think the outlook is bright for the industry for the coming year and beyond. I’d expect to see strong demand from aviation, retail fuel garages and other areas as travel increases. I appreciate that the extent of this rebound isn’t known at the moment, but I think this is why both are stock market bargains. If the future was certain, there wouldn’t be much of an opportunity for me to jump on.The other industries mentioned also contain companies that tick the boxes to consider them stock market bargains. But in order to avoid exposing myself to too much risk, I’d allocate £250 to four stocks. This is because I don’t know how long it’ll take before the share price reflects a fairer value. By having money in several stocks, it should allow me to reduce this risk. 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Ruan Pienaar great solo try vs the Brumbies in 2005

first_imgTuesday Aug 21, 2007 Ruan Pienaar great solo try vs the Brumbies in 2005 Ruan Piennar will start for the Boks at flyhalf tonight in their World Cup warm up game against Irish side Connacht. The thinking is that during the WC if South Africa have any flyhalf injuries or need a change of tactics, Pienaar is the man who can be backup. Ideally, he’s a scrumhalf and thats his favourite position. But as Jake White has said, he’s penciled in as backup for 9, 10, 11, 14, and 15. Sometimes a man this talented has trouble cementing his place in a side as a specialist. For now though at such a young age I’d say he’s happy to be in the fold and willing to give his services wherever they’re needed. There’s no doubting his versatility either. Some people would say he’s a more devastating runner than number nine allows for so he should be at ten or fifteen. Whatever the case, he’s a highly talented and gifted athlete who can fit in and make an impact from any position. Against the Brumbies in Durban in 2005 he showed exactly why he’s so highly rated for his running skills. Sublime balance and speed mixed in with a strong rugby heritage passed down on him from his father Gysie, who was a quality Springbok fullback. Keep a look out for Ruan at this years World Cup. He’s bound to have some sort of influence and make an even bigger name for himself.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Ruan Pienaar great solo try vs the Brumbies in 2005 | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Midweek Madness – Tackler gets thin air as winger miraculously flies over him

first_imgWednesday Jul 4, 2018 Midweek Madness – Tackler gets thin air as winger miraculously flies over him Cobras A team scored this incredible try against Whangamata recently, as they found a way to get past a cover defender, defying the laws of physics (and some may say rugby) in the process. After some lovely build-up play from a turnover, winger Kiefer Gulliver did the unexpected.The creativity with the Cobras – standing for College Old Boys Rugby and Sports – isn’t just in their name, as Gulliver leapt extremely high to get over the would-be tackler, as fans in Te Aroha, New Zealand watched on.While the try was given, this is often considered illegal by referees, as we have seen on numerous occasions in the past. That said, it is not always blown up, as we saw when Vaea Fifita jumped over Piers Francis two years ago.The referee also let that one go, but it is usually penalised as dangerous play, falling under the old Law 10.4 covering Dangerous Play, now called Law 9.11, Players must not do anything that is reckless or dangerous to others. Some may say that it could also fall under Law 9.26, A player must not do anything that is against the spirit of good sportsmanship. Either way, nobody was hurt on this occasion so it made for quite amusing viewing.You can view more unbelievable hurdle attempts in our Related PostsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Charities urge government not to raid Lottery funds for Olympics

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. NCVO, together with its sister councils in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, has proposed a solution to the current funding concerns, namely a reform of the 12% tax on National Lottery tickets.By abolishing or reducing the tax on lottery tickets, funding could be returned to good causes and ensure that charities are not unduly affected over the Olympic period. The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, has reportedly backed this approach, saying that he believed that the “first port of call” to tackle overruns should be pressure on the Treasury to forgo its 12p tax on the lottery.Stuart Etherington said: A review of this tax is overdue – no formal review of lottery taxation has been carried out in the eleven years of the Lottery. The original rationale for the tax was to compensate the Treasury for duty lost from other forms of gambling as people switched to playing the Lottery. This no longer stands.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has expressed its concern that government Ministers are considering a further raid on the National Lottery to pay for the increased costs of staging the 2012 Olympics.Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive at NCVO said: “The 2012 Olympics are an exciting opportunity for the UK and present a huge range of volunteering opportunities. But the news that further lottery funding for good causes could be diverted to the Olympics will worry voluntary and community organisations across the country.“£1.5 billion of Lottery funding is already being diverted to the Olympics. A further raid will therefore leave a significant shortfall in funding to good causes. Charities want the Olympics to be a success, but it is vital that good causes do not bear the burden of Olympic funding. Advertisement  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities urge government not to raid Lottery funds for Olympics Howard Lake | 20 November 2006 | Newslast_img read more

Football: St. Francis Stays Perfect; Defense Reigns in Buena Park, 28-19

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Sports Football: St. Francis Stays Perfect; Defense Reigns in Buena Park, 28-19 By BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO, Sports Editor Published on Friday, September 30, 2016 | 11:29 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Top of the News Subscribecenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes In its first four wins this season, the St. Francis offense has rightfully gotten a lot of the credit.But in Friday night’s 28-19 victory over visiting Buena Park, Gabriel Grbavac, Daniel Scott, Gavin Campbell, Bobby Gazmarian, Gabriel Mathews and the rest of the Golden Knights defense deserves top billing.The offense, led by quarterback Michael Bonds, the running of Jace Harrick and Elijah Washington, and the receiving core headed by Daniel Scott, all did their parts as well.Holding Buena Park quarterback Deshaun Harvey and the Coyotes offense to 37 points under their per-game average, though, took a sensational effort.While Buena Park (4-1) scored 19, the St. Francis (5-0) defense allowed just 12. Elijah Gates had an 85-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter against the Golden Knights’ special teams.Grbavac had at least 3 sacks if not more, and hurried Harvey throughout.Campbell had a big sack on a fourth-down play, Scott knocked a ball down in the end zone headed for a Coyotes touchdown, and Mathews picked off Harvey and almost had another.“Our defense has been amazing all year, but tonight they really stepped it up against a really good offense,” quarterback Michael Bonds said.It looked good early for Buena Park, when Harvey hit Devon Cooley on a 40-yard score with 1:44 to play in the first quarter. The Coyotes missed the extra-point attempt, though, and held a 6-0 lead.Elijah Washington continues his big-game play, scoring on consecutive touchdown runs of 25 and 28 yards, respectively, allowing St. Francis to take a 14-6 lead.Washington also had a huge fourth-down reception to continue a drive that ended in 7 points, and has 4 TD runs in the last two weeks alone.Daniel Scott, who is arguably and quietly the best all-around athlete each time St. Francis plays, did what he does best.Scott scored his sixth TD of the year on a 52-yard strike from Michael Bonds to extend the Golden Knights advantage to 21-6, and he finished with 85 yards on 5 catches.But it was his batting the ball down in the end zone, while leading by 9 points that thwarted what could have been a huge momentum swing in the fourth quarter.“I think the whole team in general worked hard,” Scott said. “We put together long drives. The defensive line put a lot of pressure on their quarterback. Michael Bonds did a great job, the running backs and offensive line all played well. I think 11 hats to the ball and every player doing their sole job,” (was the reason we won).Bonds was outstanding with no turnovers and leading the Golden Knights offense.He finished 15 of 22 for 190 yards, he threw a 52-yard score to Daniel Scott and dove in from 10 yards out for a huge late score to keep Buena Park at bay. Bonds also had nearly 60 yards rushing on the night.“This was a great win,” he said. “Any time you can look at the guy next to you and can say you were able to do your job, it’s a good night. I was proud of everyone, and especially our defense. I thought I played the best game at quarterback tonight.”Jace Harrick was solid as usual, gaining 105 yards on nearly 30 carries.“Jace and Elijah are a great duo,” coach Jim Bonds said. “Jace earns every yard he gets and isn’t afraid of anyone, and Elijah’s got the moves and just gets us going with his scoring plays. Michael was outstanding at quarterback, and our defense is what kept us in this game all night long.”Harvey finished 19 of 34 for 317 yards, two touchdown passes of 40 and 26 yards to Devon Cooley, and was picked once by Mathews.Cooley caught 5 passes for 106 yards.If this game and this crowd seemed like a playoff atmosphere, wait until next Friday when La Salle (4-1) comes in with 1,000-yard runner Amon Milliner to start Angelus League play with St. Francis.Box Score:Buena Park: 6-0-7-6-(19)St. Francis: 0-21-0-7-(28)Scoring:BP: Devon Cooley 40 pass from Deshaun Harvey (kick failed)SF: Elijah Washington 25 run (Dulles Hanula kick)SF: Elijah Washington 28 run (Hanula kick)SF: Daniel Scott 52 pass from Michael Bonds (Hanula kick)BP: Cooley 26 pass from Harvey (Mauricio Moncayo kick)SF: Michael Bonds 10 run (Hanula kick)BP: Elijah Gates 85 kickoff return (pass failed) Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Man pleads guilty to stabbing father after mistrial

first_img Pinterest Local NewsCrime By admin – February 8, 2018 Man pleads guilty to stabbing father after mistrial Facebook Michael David Kildow Jr. mugshot A man accused of stabbing his father several times pled guilty Thursday afternoon to a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony, after the case was initially declared a mistrial two weeks ago.Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said the defendant, Michael Kildow Jr., was sentenced to seven years in prison.Kildow pled guilty Thursday afternoon in the 358th District Court of Judge W. Stacy Trotter at the Ector County Courthouse, 300 N. Grant Ave.Trotter initially declared the case a mistrial two weeks ago after the jury could not come to a consensus after more than nine hours of deliberation.Police charged Kildow in September 2014 after he reportedly stabbed his father several times, and was arrested after a nearly 30-minute standoff with police.During the jury trial, Kildow’s defense attorney, Bob Garcia Jr., argued that his defendant was not guilty by reason of insanity, as he had been diagnosed by two separate psychiatrists with schizophrenia.Prosecutors Bill Prasher and Melissa Williams argued that, while Kildow may be schizophrenic, he was in his right mind while assaulting his father, Michael Kildow Sr. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleOPD searching for Walmart thiefNext articleGIRLS BASKETBALL: Feb. 8 scoreboard adminlast_img read more

ECISD: District shows gains in preliminary STAAR scores

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Baeza, Aspeitia carry pitching load for playoff-bound BronchosNext articleHIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Permian rolls past Timber Creek in Game 1 of area round series admin Local NewsEducation Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp ECISD: District shows gains in preliminary STAAR scores Twitter Pinterest ECISD, STAAR logos Ector County Independent School District fifth- and eighth-grade STAAR tests show an increase in overall passing rates on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR).The tests were administered April 10 and 11 and the data, year to year, are for fifth grade reading and math in English and Spanish and eighth-grade math. There are no statewide scores for comparison yet.Fifth and eighth grade students must pass their reading and math tests to be promoted to the next grade.Twenty-four elementary schools and five middle schools showed increases in math. These increases include double-digit gains for Ector Middle School and 18 elementary schools.Twenty-three elementary schools and six middle schools saw increases in reading. The increases include double-digit gains for 14 elementary schools and three middle schools.Doubled-digit gains were seen in reading and math who took the Spanish version of the test.Elementary schools with double-digit gains in both subject areas are: Blackshear, Blanton, Cavazos, Dowling, Downing, Goliad, Jordan, Johnson, Milam, Noel, Sam Houston, San Jacinto and Zavala, the release said.At Noel Elementary, 45 percent of fifth-graders passed English in 2017 and 66 percent in 2018.In math, 55 percent of Noel fifth-graders passed in 2017 and 72 percent in 2018.Zavala had 48 percent pass English in 2017 and 2018.Fifty-one percent of Zavala fifth-graders passed math in 2017 and 69 percent in 2018.At Ector Middle School, 54 percent of eighth-graders passed reading in 2017 and 51 percent in 2018.In math at Ector, 38 percent of eighth-grader passed in 2017 and 49 percent in 2018.In English, 57 percent of fifth-graders passed reading and 63 percent passed fifth-grade reading in 2018.Seventy-one percent of fifth-graders passed math in 2017 and 74 percent in 2018 districtwide.Among eighth-graders in ECISD, 61 percent passed reading in 2017 and 59 percent in 2018.In math, 44 percent of eighth-graders passed in 2017 and 50 percent in 2018.Nineteen elementary schools showed gains in math with eight schools showing double-digit gains.Twenty-three elementary schools showed gains in reading with 10 schools showing double-digit increases. Five middle schools demonstrated increases in math with two increasing by double digits.In reading, two middle schools had gains.Double-digit increases in passing rates in reading and math were seen at Blanton, Buice, Noel, San Jacinto, and West elementary schools. Students who took the Spanish version of the tests showed gains in both reading and math with double-digit gains in math, the release said.Ector Middle School had a double-digit gain in both reading and math.The accountability department calculated increases across the board in the percent of students demonstrating progress from last year to this year at the three schools that have been in improvement required for the last five years.ECISD has eight schools on improvement required status under state accountability measures.Noel and Zavala elementary schools and Ector Middle School must meet state accountability standards after five consecutive years of being in improvement required. If they do not meet standard, the state can order them closed or take over the district.Superintendent Tom Crowe, the school board and the community members have provided additional support to Ector Middle School, Zavala Magnet Elementary and Noel Elementary to help improve student achievement.Instructional coaches, campus curriculum facilitators and administrators are among the staff assigned as additional support to the three schools during the current school year.Noel and Zavala can avoid state intervention with the reconfiguration of grade levels. ECISD has submitted a proposal to the Texas Education Agency for a new partnership between the district and the Ector Success Academy Network for Ector Middle school.If approved by the TEA, such a plan will trigger a two-year accountability grace period and protect the school from being closed and the district from state takeover, the release said. Facebook By admin – May 3, 2018 last_img read more

EOC to launch a campaign against sex discrimination

first_img Comments are closed. The Equal Opportunities Commission is launching a ‘Carry On Equality’campaign to inform people about sex discrimination law and the role of the EOC.Julie Mellor, chairwoman of EOC, said she hopes the campaign, which is basedon the Carry On films, will reach people who might not otherwise know whattheir rights are. “If you’re being sexually harassed at work, or paid lessthan a man doing the same job, there’s no need to carry on regardless – thereare places to go for confidential advice.” She said progress has been made since 1961 – the year the film Carry OnRegardless was made. Back then, women earned on average less than 60p for every£1 a man earned in a year, and sexual harassment wasn’t even recognised as anissue. But, she said, sex discrimination hasn’t gone away – women are stillonly earning 71p for a man’s £1, and sexual harassment in the workplace remainsa real problem. The campaign will see advertisements run in the national press and will alsohighlight the costs of tribunal cases to employers and raise awareness of thefree, practical advice available. Mellor said: “Employers need access to quality information on theirlegal responsibilities so that they can put in place policies that preventdiscrimination, or if complaints do arise, sit down with their employees tofind a workable solution to the problem. “When employers fail to tackle the problem, they run the real risk ofcostly tribunal claims, not to mention the hidden cost of sex discrimination –losing staff who are not happy at work.” Recent figures show there were more than 24,000 applications to employmenttribunals last year relating to sex discrimination or equal pay. The averageaward in these cases was £19,279. By Quentin Readewww.eoc.org.uk Previous Article Next Article EOC to launch a campaign against sex discriminationOn 17 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Estate agents must do more to stop mortgage fraud, warns senior legal expert

first_imgEstate agents need to do more to prevent mortgage fraud by being more aware of the riskiest properties and transactions, and having a better understanding of the anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, leading property lawyer Peter Rodd has told The Negotiator.Peter, who is a Council member of The Law Society and works for Kent legal firm Boys & Maughan, says too few agents fully understand their anti-money laundering (AML) obligations and that if they did, being one of the best-placed stakeholders in the conveyancing process, this in turn would help reduced the number of mortgage fraud cases.“If estate agents were more aware of what signifies a high-risk transaction – i.e. high value, unencumbered, empty or tenanted properties particularly where the seller is looking for a quick sale and prepared to accept a discounted price for the property, then we might be in a better place,” says Peter.“Good knowledge of the AML regulations plays a part in preventing fraud, so estate agencies ought to be trying to do their basic AML checks properly, or some extra ones, and although it’s not going to be a foolproof solution, if the various stakeholders work together better to share information then it might reduce the risk of similar cases happening.”The way the market operates also troubles Peter – agents only get paid when a sale goes through. This means agents are disincentivised to flag up any concerns bout a transaction and risk it falling apart.He says that recent cases to go through the courts have highlighted how agents could do more to prevent fraud taking place, despite all of them having different outcomes for the defendants, one of which included an estate agent.These include P&P Property vs Owen, White & Caitlin and Winkworth; Purrunsing vs A’Court & Co & Nor – a high profile case because two of the fraudsters were a mother and daughter – and Miscon vs Dreamvar.“The real difficulty is that you have so many stakeholders in the conveyancing process – which can include two conveyancers, an estate agent, mortgage broker and lender,” says Peter.“And if you look under the comments from the judge particularly in the P&P case, he was not terribly complimentary about the work which the estate agents did in terms of their AML obligations.”“Estate agents are really in the best position to spot the fraudsters because in the majority of cases they will speak to both the seller and the buyer and see the property.”Peter says he thinks the recently updated AML regulations, which came into effect last week, will tighten things up a bit, which will mean estate agents will really need to understand their obligations under the AML regulations and the extent to which they should carry them out properly.“I have spoken to various estate agents about AML and they’re not always terrible clued up, and in an ideal world, estate agents should be better trained to understand the risks involved in the process and their obligations,” he says. Miscon vs Dreamvar. Peter Rodd P&P Property Purrunsing Boys & Maughan the law society winkworth June 30, 2017Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Estate agents must do more to stop mortgage fraud, warns senior legal expert previous nextRegulation & LawEstate agents must do more to stop mortgage fraud, warns senior legal expertCouncil member of The Law Society says too many estate agents don’t understand their AML obligations.Nigel Lewis30th June 201701,617 Viewslast_img read more