Government extends gender pay reporting requirements

first_imgThe government has extended its gender pay gap reporting requirements to include large public sector organisations and bonus information.The new regulations will make it mandatory for employers with more than 250 staff to publish the difference in average pay between male and female employees.In July 2015, the government launched a consultation to establish what information employers will have to publish, as well as where and when. The consultation closed in September. Details of how the measures will work in practice are yet to be released.A small number of employers are voluntarily disclosing gender pay data ahead of the government regulations. In November, Camden Council published pay data for its workforce, including an analysis of median earnings across pay brackets according to gender, ethnicity and disability.The highest pay variance by gender was revealed to be 12% across zone one of the council’s level-six pay range, where female staff earn a median salary of £57,500 and male employees earn a median wage of £64,645.Across pay levels one-five, which span an average median salary of £18,699-£52,458, variances between male and female pay is below 4%. There is no pay variance in five of the 12 sub-brackets across pay levels one to five and the council’s leadership pay levels.Upon releasing the data, Sarah Hayward, councillor at Camden Council, said: “We believe it’s important to hold ourselves to account and ensure equality is at the heart of organisation and throughout our workforce.”Camden Council plans to update the data and publish it annually.Caroline Waters, deputy chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: “Publishing the data gives employers transparency with their staff’s pay, but what they really need to do is find the causes of the gaps.“The government’s measures should improve pay gaps in the long run because a formal requirement moves it to a level playing field.”Colin Leckey, partner, employment, Lewis Silkin, added: “Very few employers have already released their data, but those that have show they’re open and transparent, which encourages employee retention.“Employers need to be aware if they have a pay problem, even if it is through unconscious bias.”last_img read more

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19yearold shot in Miami transported to hospital

first_imgMiami Fire Rescue responded to a shooting at 5231 SW 6th Street in Miami, at around 8 a.m. Saturday.Police said the 19-year-old victim was approached by a person who was armed with a rifle. The victim was shot once in the left thigh before the shooter fled the scene on foot.The victim was transported to Ryder Trauma Center with non life-threatening injuries.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Mural raising awareness of Maria victims unveiled in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A mural that was unveiled in Miami, Saturday night, aims to raise awareness of Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico.Artists from all over the world headed to Miami to create the mural that, organizers said, shines a spotlight on residents of the Caribbean island who are still in need of help.“There are people that are still suffering in Puerto Rico, and we wanted to raise awareness about that need,” said German DuBois, executive director of Puerto Rico Hope Murals, “and leverage our artists as a platform to talk about the history and the culture of Puerto Rico and why we all need to still be on deck and involved with raising funds for the ongoing relief efforts.”Donations from the unveiling will support charities and organizations that are helping with relief efforts.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Explosions go off as crews battle junkyard fire in SW MiamiDade

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – It was an explosive night for crews who responded to a junkyard fire in Southwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded after 10 p.m., Friday, to the scene along Southwest 224th Street and 119th Avenue.Firefighters found a large pile of tires and three tractor trailers ablaze. The flames also spread to nearby grass.Officials said several explosions went off as crews attempted to contain the flames. They are believed to have been caused by propane tanks, diesel fuel and stored oils.“Oh, man, we thought it was the Fourth of July or something,” said a witness. “That was crazy. The boom, the shock waves of, you know, knocking on cars’ alarms and the vibrations of the windows from my car. It was like — like a bomb.”Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames.No injuries were reported. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Several hurt in Miami after report of armed robbery leads to multicar

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A man is facing multiple charges after being involved in a multi-vehicle crash that left several people hurt in Miami.It all started at around 11:30 p.m., Tuesday, when Miami Police responded to a call of an attempted armed robbery along Northwest Seventh Avenue and 56th Street.“We received a call of three black males holding a gun to the head of a black male that was kneeling on the the area of Seventh Avenue and 56th Street,” said Miami Police Officer Michael Vega.Police said that caller then told them that one of the suspects got into a white Corvette.When officers arrived, they said the Corvette sped off.Police said they did not attempt to chase. However, in the driver’s attempt to evade police, he crashed into two vehicles along Northwest Seventh Avenue and 62nd Street.The crash caused one of the vehicles to smash into an unoccupied building. The driver of the Corvette suffered minor injuries and was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma in stable condition. He faces charges of eluding police and driving with a suspended license.Officers were unable to locate the victim who had the gun pointed at him in addition to the two other alleged gunmen.The investigation remains ongoing.If you have any information on the alleged stick up, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. “It hit that vehicle, causing that vehicle to go into a spin and then subsequently hit the building,” said Vega. “Then the Corvette continued and hit the second vehicle.”7Skyforce flew over the scene, Wednesday, where a hole could be seen on the side of the vacant building owned by Gator Investments, as well as a shattered window and a mangled bus bench.Maintenance crews for the property got to work clearing what they could. They said this wasn’t the first time a vehicle has hit the building, but it is the worst damage they’ve seen.“Just board it up and try to get the property back in order,” said maintenance worker Joshua Leidler. “It’s always been like if somebody was to move out and stuff like that, but luckily nobody was inside right now.”As a result, the intersection of Northwest Seventh Avenue and 62nd Street was shutdown in all directions, but it has since reopened.Two people were inside the second vehicle hit by the Corvette. One was transported in stable condition to North Shore Medical Center Miami.The driver of a third car was treated on the scene. last_img read more

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1 injured following collision involving police officer in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – One person was injured after a pregnant driver slammed into a North Bay Village Police officer’s unmarked car and another vehicle in Miami.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the incident along Northeast 79th Street and Pelican Harbor Drive, around 11:40 a.m., Wednesday.Miami Police said the officer on duty was at a red light when the pregnant woman struck his car and another vehicle.One person suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.Officials blocked off several lanes while investigating the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Pedestrian struck by hitandrun driver in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run in Miami that sent one man to the hospital.City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash near Northwest 13th Avenue and 61st Street, Sunday afternoon.Officials said the driver struck the victim in the street and fled.Paramedics transported the pedestrian to Jackson Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. He is listed in stable condition.If you have any information on this hit-and-run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Kenai Hosting Final TRASHersize Hike This Afternoon

first_imgThis event is hosted by the City of Kenai Parks & Recreation: “Use your lunch break to experience Kenai’s parks, exercise, and extinguish trash” Today’s hike will be from noon to 1pm, at the corner of Frontage Rd & Spur View Drive, and is family friendly. The city will provide bags, gloves, and water. For additional information call 907-283-8262 or 907-283-8235. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Kenai will be hosting the last in a series of ‘TRASHercize Hike’ events this afternoon, October 4.center_img Volunteers will clean up Millennium Square in preparation for the Fall Pumpkin Festival coming on October 13. The first event took place on August 30, and volunteers collected four trash bags with garbage along Ryan’s Creek Trail greenbelt.last_img

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Canon 23 Percent Revenue Bump in Fiscal 08

first_imgRELATED: McCurdy: ‘We Have Some Big Fires to Put Out’ in B-to-BLos Angeles-based Canon Communications reported a 23 percent increase in revenue for its 2008 fiscal year.The company attributed half of the increase to operational growth and strategic acquisitions in both its events and publishing businesses.  Overall revenues for the events division were up 30 percent, due to “attendance and exhibitor gains at its traditional trade shows, the launch of new events like BIOMEDevice and MD&M Midwest, and the staging of the biennial PTXi show for process technologies.”Overall revenues for the publishing division grew 15 percent, led by a 47 percent increase in digital and data products revenue, which now accounts for totals 18 percent of the division’s overall revenue mix. Chairman and CEO Charles McCurdy noted that a slowdown is expected in 2009 because of wider economic concerns and because some of Canon’s biannual trade shows will not be produced next year.“Clearly, economic conditions in 2009 will present many challenges to Canon and other major B-to-B media companies,” McCurdy said in a statement. “While I cannot easily predict what impact these challenges will have on the industry, I can say that Canon is well-established in its focus on the global advanced manufacturing segment, with its high-value-added manufacturing and essential products.”McCurdy added that he is hopeful “for what could well be another very strong growth year in 2010.”last_img read more

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Hearst CarpetBombs the App Store

first_imgAt first, I thought Hearst’s new iPhone app division sounded cheesy, but the idea is gradually growing on me. The division, called LMK, short for “Let Me Know”, is a lean operation. Five employees churn out apps that cost $.99 to $1.99 for a “few hundred dollars of employee time,” said the division’s executive vice president George Kliavkoff in an article by The Wall Street Journal. This thing is built with one objective, load up the App store with as many products as possible, as quickly as possible and wait for the money to flow in.The app generation operation seems to have emerged out of a destination site called LMK.com, originally built by Hearst Entertainment last year as a growing number of vertical channels supported by content aggregation and curation tactics. The apps are essentially mini content aggregators by themselves. Each is built within a similar template and collects links from a variety of sources on a particular niche topic—specific celebrities, sports teams, etc. “LMK’s five full-time employees simply dig up the best sources of information on each topic area and feed the sources into a common template,” says the WSJ.com story. The only costs apparently are employee time and photo licensing as needed.It’s a corporate approach to everyone’s app creation lottery fantasy. (What if we created an app that didn’t require much work, chucked it into the App store for 99 cents and see if we can sell a few thou?)It’s an adaptable strategy. If it doesn’t work, roll it up and move on. In the meantime, the plan is to eventually have thousands of apps available. At its heart, the plan acknowledges that the store is already bloated with 150,000 apps and aims to tip the ratio in its favor (reports note that Hearst has confirmation from Apple that the apps will not be barred from the store despite their volume and lightweight utility). Second, studies have pointed out that many apps are downloaded, consumed and then discarded shortly thereafter anyway. Why not keep the pipeline stocked as long as the demand continues? As one trend emerges, LMK produces an app. As that trend dissipates, LMK is close behind with another app based on the next trend. Rinse, repeat.Curiously, the strategy hinges on an automated, multi-source aggregation tactic that is reminiscent of similar tactics from other aggregators that frequently draw the ire of big publishers. It’s also a light-weight product, a simple bet that consumers will value an aggregation tool at 99 cents that collects news about a favorite team or celebrity.But it’s a low-cost, under-the-radar operation for Hearst and one that just might produce decent returns.last_img read more

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