Good Samaritan shot, killed chasing suspect who held woman at gunpoint

first_imgABC News/KTRK(HOUSTON) — A father of two young boys was shot and killed Sunday when he acted as a Good Samaritan and tried to save a woman who had a gun pulled on her in a mall parking lot but ended up being shot by the assailant himself.The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon at the Deerbrook Mall in Humble, Texas, when officers were alerted to a disturbance in the mall’s parking lot of a man reportedly pulling a gun on a woman he was with.When officers responded, however, the suspect began to run. Brian Marksberry, who was with his wife and witnessed the altercation, decided he couldn’t stand by and sprang into action.“‘Somebody’s gotta get this guy’… That’s exactly what he said. ‘Somebody’s gotta get him,’” said Marksberry to his wife before he tried to intervene, one of Markberry’s family members told ABC News’ Houston station KTRK.The suspect allegedly took off on foot and Marksberry began chasing him in an effort to aid the police. But when Marksberry caught up with the suspect, the man fired on and hit the father of two.Officers then began firing on the suspect who had just shot Marksberry, striking him as well.Marksberry was immediately transported to Kingwood Hospital where both he and the man who shot him later died from the injuries they suffered in the shootout.“I know he had a heart of gold and he helped anywhere he could but today just shouldn’t have been the day,” said Jacqueline Marksberry, the victim’s mother, through tears.“I just miss him,” she continued. “And now I’m not going to get the phone call every day that I always got … My baby’s gone.”Marksberry was a son, a brother, a husband and a father to two young children, just 3 and 8 years old.“He was the best father anybody could ever want,” his mother said. “He loved his children. He always went out, done things with them, played ball … I’m never going to see him again.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

City curfews going into effect nationwide

first_img4 p.m.: French protesters set fires, clash with policeDemonstrations in support of George Floyd are ongoing overseas, including in the French cities of Paris and Lyon.Protesters there are setting fires and clashing with police officers, who are responding with tear gas.The French are not only showing solidarity with George Floyd, but also the family of a French black man who died after being arrested by police in 2016.3:22 p.m.: Minnesota Dept. of Human Rights to investigate police departmentMinnesota’s Department of Human Rights is launching an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department after filing a civil rights charge related to Floyd’s death, Gov. Tim Walz announced Tuesday.The investigation will examine the “policies, procedures, and practices over the past 10 years” to determine if the police department “has engaged in systemic discriminatory practices towards people of color,” a statement said.If so, the investigation will work to “ensure any such practices are stopped,” the statement said.Walz called this investigation “only one of many steps to come in our effort to restore trust with those in the community who have been unseen and unheard for far too long.”As protests spread across the Twin Cities, about 123 people were arrested Monday and early Tuesday, mostly for curfew violations, authorities said. About 13 guns were seized, police said.A total of 604 people have been arrested since Friday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol, and dozens of fires have been reported in the last several days. Mostafa Bassim/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesBy JON HAWORTH, EMILY SHAPIRO and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in Minneapolis and across the United States.Murder and manslaughter charges have been filed against Derek Chauvin, the officer who prosecutors say held his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.Chauvin and the other three officers at the scene have been fired. The Department of Justice is investigating.Here is how the news unfolded on Tuesday. All times Eastern:10:39 p.m.: Trump objects to GOP criticism of church photo opPresident Donald Trump lashed out at fellow Republicans who have criticized his decision to clear protesters out of Lafayette Park Monday evening prior to a photo op in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church.He called out Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, James Lankford of Oklahoma and Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who were all critical of the violent removal of peaceful protesters with flashbangs and smoke canisters.“You got it wrong! If the protesters were so peaceful, why did they light the Church on fire the night before?” he tweeted, though it was a different group of protesters and Monday’s group had not been violent. “People liked my walk to this historic place of worship! Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. James Lankford, Sen. Ben Sasse.”8:58 p.m.: Police close Soho to New York ProtestersPolice blocked streets in Soho just after New York’s 8 p.m. curfew started.Several boutique stores in the expensive Manhattan neighborhood were damaged by protesters over the weekend. Sidewalks were taped off and barricades were placed in the street preventing anyone from entering.Even though the curfew banned nonessential workers from being outside, some protesters continued to march throughout the city.8:00 p.m.: Boston protesters hold die-in at Franklin ParkThousands of protesters rallied peacefully in Boston with a massive “die-in” demonstration in Franklin Park.The crowds laid on the ground for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the exact time former officer Derek Chauvin placed his knee on George Floyd’s neck.The protesters stayed in the park for at least two hours.“The peaceful protest at Franklin Park has come to a conclusion. As participants vacate the area, we respectfully remind individuals to remain committed to peace,” the Boston police said.7:10 p.m.: DC protests rally behind gate near White HouseAs Washington, D.C., approached its 7 p.m. curfew, thousands of protesters once again gathered outside the White House.A chain-link fence was set up just outside the section where officers fired flash bang grenades and tear gas into the crowd 24 hours earlier. The crowd shouted at police officers on the other side but remained peaceful, with some taking a knee.When some protesters climbed street lights, others in the crowd screamed for them to climb down.National Guard troops were still deployed in the city, including a group that was lined up on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.7:05 p.m.: Minneapolis school board votes to cut ties with policeIn a unanimous decision, Minneapolis school board members voted Tuesday night to terminate its contract with the Minneapolis Police Department following its actions in Floyd’s death.The school superintendent’s office will devise an alternative plan to serve its students, according to the board.6:47 p.m.: Dr. Birx calls on mayors to test all protesters for coronavirusDr. Deborah Birx, the White House coordinator for its coronavirus task force, said during a video appearance at The German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum that she worries about the spread of COVID among protesters around the country.Birx said she is particularly concerned with footage that shows many of the protesters not wearing face coverings and with the possible spread to elderly persons.“And so we’re really trying to do the work with mayors to expand testing availability over the next week or two so that the individuals who were involved in the peaceful protest can get tested,” she said.7:10 p.m.: DC protests rally behind gate near White HouseAs Washington, D.C., approached its 7 p.m. curfew, thousands of protesters once again gathered outside the White House.A chain-link fence was set up just outside the section where officers fired flash bang grenades and tear gas into the crowd 24 hours earlier. The crowd shouted at police officers on the other side but remained peaceful, with some taking a knee.When some protesters climbed street lights, others in the crowd screamed for them to climb down.National Guard troops were still deployed in the city, including a group that was lined up on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.7:05 p.m.: Minneapolis school board votes to cut ties with policeIn a unanimous decision, Minneapolis school board members voted Tuesday night to terminate its contract with the Minneapolis Police Department following its actions in Floyd’s death.The school superintendent’s office will devise an alternative plan to serve its students, according to the board.6:47 p.m.: Dr. Birx calls on mayors to test all protesters for coronavirusDr. Deborah Birx, the White House coordinator for its coronavirus task force, said during a video appearance at The German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum that she worries about the spread of COVID among protesters around the country.Birx said she is particularly concerned with footage that shows many of the protesters not wearing face coverings and with the possible spread to elderly persons.“And so we’re really trying to do the work with mayors to expand testing availability over the next week or two so that the individuals who were involved in the peaceful protest can get tested,” she said.6:38 p.m.: New York protesters take knee outside mayor’s mansionHundreds of protesters in Manhattan marched to Gracie Mansion, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s residence, and took a knee.The protest was largely peaceful and there were even volunteers giving out face masks and hand sanitizer. Afterward, the crowd made its way to Central Park, according to eyewitnesses.New York’s curfew is slated to go into effect at 8 p.m.6:12 p.m.: George Floyd’s daughter, girl’s mother make 1st public appearanceGianna Floyd, the 6-year-old daughter of George Floyd, and her mother, Roxie Washington, made their first public appearance since his death at a news conference Minneapolis City Hall.Washington held back tears as she talked about Floyd and lamented that their child won’t grow up with him in her life.“If there’s a problem and she needs her dad, she does not have that anymore,” she said.Floyd moved from Houston to Minneapolis for better job opportunities and to provide for his family, Washington said.“I want justice for him. Because he was good,” she said.“And this is the proof that he was a good man,” Washington said, referring to Gianna.5:47 p.m.: Denver cop fired over social media postThe Denver Police Department said it has fired an officer and begun an internal affairs investigation after he posted an inappropriate photo on social media while policing the city’s protests.Officer Thomas McClay posted a picture of himself and two other officers in riot gear with the caption, “Let’s start a riot,” on Instagram, according to the department. The post was taken down, however, police officials said it violated the department’s social media policy and was “inconsistent with the values of the department.” 5:27 p.m.: Florida police place cop who put knee on back of black suspect on leaveThe Sarasota, Florida, Police Department said an officer who was videotaped putting their knee on a black suspect during an arrest last month has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.A video of the unnamed officer putting their knee on Patrick Qwashawn Carroll’s neck was put on social media Monday and tagged the department. Police Chief Bernadette DiPino reviewed the video and other footage of the May 18 arrest, immediately initiated a formal internal affairs investigation and placed the officer on administrative leave, according to the department.“Chief DiPino was disturbed to see an Officer kneeling on the head and neck of an individual in the video. While it appears the Officer eventually moves his leg to the individual’s back, this tactic is not taught, used or advocated by our agency,” the department said in a statement.According to the Sarasota Police Department, Carroll, 27, did not require medical attention and did not complain of injuries. He was later charged with possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, resisting arrest and domestic violenceThe police are asking anyone who had more information or footage of the arrest to contact them.Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin placed his knee on George Floyd’s neck before he died. 2 p.m.: Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd’s funeralGeorge Floyd’s family has accepted an offer from boxer Floyd Mayweather to pay for his funeral, Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, told ABC News.Floyd, who is from Houston, will be laid to rest there on June 9.His family plans to march with protesters to Houston’s City Hall Tuesday afternoon.1:40 p.m.: NY trooper pushing back demonstrators gets hit by speeding SUVA 19-year veteran trooper of the New York State Police was pushing back a crowd of demonstrators in Buffalo on Monday night when he was hit by a speeding SUV, authorities said.A Buffalo police officer was also hit by the car and a second trooper was run over.Troopers fired at the SUV, state police said, and then the driver and passengers were taken into custody.The veteran trooper was taken to the hospital with a shattered pelvis and broken leg, state police said. The other officers suffered minor injuries.Those in the SUV were not seriously hurt.1 p.m.: Surveillance video released from fatal police shooting in LouisvilleAuthorities on Tuesday released surveillance video from an incident which caused the death of David McAtee, a black man shot by officers in Louisville, Kentucky, during protests.McAtee owned a local BBQ restaurant which was frequented by police officers, Mayor Greg Fischer said.At about 12:15 a.m. Monday, members of the Louisville police and Kentucky National Guard were trying to disperse a crowd when they “were fired upon,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. The local police and National Guard returned fire, “resulting in a death,” Beshear said.Video footage from McAtee’s restaurant and a neighboring business appeared to show officers approaching McAtee’s business, police said Tuesday.McAtee then appeared to fire a gun outside his restaurant, toward the officers, police said. Officers took cover and returned fire, police said.From the footage it appears McAtee fired first, police said.Authorities cautioned Tuesday that the video does not provide all of the answers.Why officers were approaching McAtee’s restaurant in the first place is under investigation, police said.The officers have not yet been interviewed, police said.Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad has since been fired after it was announced that no body camera footage was available of the shooting, The Louisville Courier Journal reported.Conrad previously said he would retire at the end of June after facing immense pressure following the March death of Breonna Taylor, a young black woman who was shot dead by police while in her home.The Kentucky State Police will independently investigate McAtee’s death, the governor said Monday.12:15 p.m.: Despite overnight looting, Chicago to move into next phase of reopeningAmid overnight looting, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised Tuesday, “we are 110% dedicated to you successfully reopening safely and securely.”Lightfoot said she was with one business owner who “burst into tears” and “broke down” as she looked at the devastation to her store.Despite the unrest, Lightfoot said Chicago will move into phase 3 of its coronavirus reopening on Wednesday.“We want economic activity to resume peacefully and safely in every single neighborhood, especially those hurting the most,” Lightfoot said.11:12 a.m.: Nearly 700 arrested in NYC, curfew extended through the weekIn New York City, despite an 11 p.m. curfew, nearly 700 people were arrested overnight as peaceful protests devolved into moments of vandalism, looting, fire and confrontation.Luxury brands and big box retail stores in Rockefeller Center and the Upper East Side had windows smashed and spray painted. Many retailers have boarded up their storefronts.Some officers were hit by cars of protesters fleeing the scenes of vandalism and looting. It also appeared officers were shot at, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said, condemning it as “unacceptable.”“I know people want peace,” de Blasio stressed Tuesday, “and I know the want change.”“I know we will overcome this,” he said, adding he’s asked community leaders to “step forward” and “take charge.”“Do not let outsiders attack your community …do not let criminals attack your community,” the mayor said. “I’ll be standing by you.”New York City will now be under a nine-hour curfew each night this week, beginning at 8 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m.The mayor on Tuesday asked those who want to protest to do so during the day, and then return home.He also said he’s very worried that protests are leading to the spread of the coronavirus.10:40 a.m.: Senate Judiciary to hold hearing on George Floyd’s death, policing in USSenate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said he’s planning to hold a hearing on June 16 to examine Floyd’s death and policing in the country, promising to “take a deep dive” into the issue.“It’s a long-overdue wake-up call to the country that there are too many of these cases where African American men die in police custody under fairly brutal circumstances,” he said. “It’s clear to me that policing among men in the African American community is a topic that needs to be discussed and acted upon, and I expect this committee to do its part.”“I’d like to get to the root cause of it. Mr. Floyd’s case is outrageous on its face, but I think it speaks to a broader issue,” said Graham, R-S.C. “We just need to get to the bottom of what happened and what we can do to fix it.”Graham called community policing “the anecdote.”“I don’t know how to make that a reality, but we’ll have a hearing along those lines,” Graham said.9 a.m.: More than 500 arrested overnight in NYCIn New York City, despite an 11 p.m. curfew, more than 500 people were arrested overnight as peaceful protests devolved into moments of vandalism, looting, fire and confrontation. Luxury brands and big box retail stores in Rockefeller Center and the Upper East Side had windows smashed and spray painted. Many retailers have boarded up their storefronts. Several officers were hit by cars of protesters fleeing the scenes of vandalism and looting.7:35 a.m.: Minnesota Attorney General says he is considering all charges for Derek Chauvin, including first degree murderMinnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison confirmed he is “considering all charges” and that “all options are on the table,” when it comes to prosecuting Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd.Speaking to ABC News’ Good Morning America, Ellison, who has taken over the prosecution in Floyd’s death, warned that the case must be dealt with methodically and that prosecuting Chauvin would not necessarily be easy.“Generally, jurors resolve all doubts in favor of the police,” said Ellison. “The system is such that there are certain immunities police have, there are certain presumptions. There are relationships that police have that are established over the course of years. And the fact is if you just look at the Freddie Gray case, people looked at that video and were quite certain that there needed to be a conviction. No one was.”“The fact is these cases are not easy,” said Ellison. “And anybody who says they are has never done one.”Ellison was reluctant to give a firm deadline on the timeline of the case but confirmed that the public could see charges very soon.“We are having a fresh review from what the county attorney has already done … and we are looking at this case with fresh eyes,” said Ellison. “There is nobody who has culpability who will not be held accountable.”Said Ellison: “The public has an expectation that there will be, there will render assistance when necessary, that [police] will not add harm. Just saying ‘I didn’t know’ and ‘I was following orders’, I don’t think is working for the public anymore. That is not a comment about the evidence or the law. It is a comment about where the public’s mind is these days.”Ellison said that he and his team are moving “expeditiously” but warned that they also have to move carefully which could take more time than the public would like.“There are numerous videos, numerous witness statements, a lot of stuff to go through for us to do due diligence,” Ellison stated. “We are not going to prolong this any longer than is absolutely necessary to do that due diligence and we are moving expeditiously, yet we have to move carefully. I know that is unsatisfying to people. They want, what they want immediately, and of course people have waited too long and have been too patient over the years but this case must be done methodically and we are doing that right now.”6:49 a.m.: Las Vegas police officer in critical condition and on life supportLas Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo held a brief press conference to update the public on the two shooting incidents that took place amid protests happening across the city last night.In the first incident, an officer was engaging with protesters near the Circus Circus hotel and casino and was shot.“Our officers were attempting to take rocks and bottles from the crowd,” said Lombardo during the press conference. “Officers were attempting to get some of the protesters in custody when a shot rang out and our officer went down.”The suspect in that shooting has been taken into custody but Lombardo said the police officer who was shot is in “extremely critical condition and on life support currently.”The second incident occurred at the courthouse on South Las Vegas Boulevard when officers who were posted at the federal building to protect it from protesters encountered a suspect at approximately 11:22 p.m. armed with multiple weapons and appeared to be wearing body armor.When authorities approached the individual, the suspect reached for one of those weapons and was subsequently shot by the responding officers.The suspect later died at the hospital.“This is a tragic night for our community,” said Lombardo. “With these protests, which are leading to riots, one tragedy is only leading to another … our investigations into both these incidents will be ongoing throughout the morning.”“What has occurred is utterly, utterly unacceptable and I hope the community sees it that way too,” he concluded.5:43 a.m.: Peaceful protests in New York City devolve into night of lootingPeaceful protests over the death of George Floyd devolved Monday night into jarring moments of vandalism, looting, fire and confrontation in New York.There were more than 200 arrests and widespread vandalism in Midtown Manhattan and along Fordham Road and the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, much of which went down after the citywide 11 p.m. curfew.Luxury brands and big box retail stores in Rockefeller Center and the Upper East Side had windows smashed and spray painted. Many more retailers boarded up their storefronts, giving the heart of a vibrant city already shuttered for the virus the look of blight.There were also several reports of officers being hit by vehicles of protesters fleeing the scenes of vandalism and looting.4:14 a.m.: Two police officers shot in Las Vegas in separate incidentsTwo police officers have been shot in separate incidents in Las Vegas as people protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, authorities said.One officer was shot near the 300 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard and the other officer was shot about two miles away in the 2800 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard.The condition of the two officers is currently unknown. Police have said the scene is active and have asked the public to avoid the areas.3:22 a.m.: Four police officers shot in St. Louis on a night of violent protestsSt. Louis Police Chief Hayden John Hayden held a press conference regarding four officers that were shot amid protests last night.He confirmed that all four officers have non life threatening injuries. Two were shot in the leg, one was shot in the foot and the other was shot in the arm.Police Chief Hayden said that a peaceful protest began around 3 p.m. with a couple of thousand people in attendance but that sometime later a group of about 200 people started looting.The group reportedly ignited fireworks and set them off aiming at the officers. Hayden also said the officers, who he said exhibited restraint throughout the entire ordeal, also had gas thrown on them.That is when, he said, several officers, who were standing on the line, all of a sudden felt pain and realized that they had been fired upon with four of them being hit, according to Hayden.The Police Chief also confirmed that there are still reports of gunshots being fired in the city that they’re trying to get under control.The officers were taken to hospital and treated for their wounds. The investigation into who shot them is ongoing.1:57 a.m.: LAPD Chief apologizes for equating looters with officers involved in Floyd’s deathLos Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore apologized for a remark he made during a mayor’s press conference Monday afternoon where he said: “We didn’t have people mourning the death of this man, George Floyd, we had people capitalizing. His death is on their hands as much as it is those officers … We didn’t have protests last night. We had criminal acts.”The comment was met with immediate backlash and Black Lives Matter LA called for Moore to be fired in a tweet.Several hours later, Police Chief Moore, amid much criticism, issued an apology on Twitter saying that he misspoke during the press conference.12:44 a.m.: Protests mostly peaceful in NYC, Denver, LouisvilleNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted late Monday night that any unrest has calmed down at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the site of clashes between protesters and police over the last few days.De Blasio said protesters were overwhelmingly peaceful on this latest night of demonstrations, but that some people during the evening caused some damage that won’t be allowed.In Denver, protesters at the State Capitol took a knee and observed eight minutes and 46 seconds of silence — the same amount of time Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck before Floyd died. Only the sound of helicopters above and honking in the distance could be heard.Louisville, Kentucky, Mayor Greg Fischer also said protests in his city were largely peaceful.The mayor said the peaceful demonstrations honored the memory of David McAtee, the local restaurant owner who was shot and killed by Louisville police officers early Monday morning.12:27 a.m.: Streets quiet in nation’s capitalThe city of Washington, D.C., has been relatively quiet tonight compared to the violence of the past weekend, law enforcement and homeland security officials tell ABC News.Officials report sporadic disturbances in Chinatown, where tear gas was deployed near the Convention Center.City and federal law enforcement, as well as the military, has had a heavy presence on the city streets, with aircraft, including a Black Hawk helicopter, patrolling overhead.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

What we know about the alleged racist attack on a New York City jogger

first_imgiStock/Marco CurabaBY: EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A woman has been arrested on hate crime charges one month after she allegedly hurled a glass bottle — and a racial slur — at a jogger, New York City police said.Around noon on Aug. 17, 37-year-old Tiffany Johnson was jogging in Queens when a woman flung a glass bottle at her, the NYPD said.The suspect then used a racial slur and “continued to yell at the victim,” police said.“She followed me up the block, was screaming ‘get out of here, go back to Africa…N-word,’” Johnson told ABC New York station WABC.Thanks to the tireless efforts of dedicated officers from @NYPDDetectives, this suspect has been apprehended. https://t.co/98X6pVo29T— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) September 22, 2020Johnson was not hurt.Police released surveillance video from the incident and asked the public to help identify the attacker. On Monday, the NYPD said a suspect was apprehended.Lorena Delaguna, 53, of Queens, has been charged with aggravated harassment (hate crime) and attempted assault 2 (hate crime).Delaguna did not immediately have a court date or attorney listed.Johnson posted on Facebook last week, “Racism is truly real and alive even in a diverse area like Astoria/Woodside Queens, NY.”“This incident happened to me while I was jogging in 98 degree weather minding my business,” Johnson wrote. “My freedom, my time, my humanity matters, my body matters. I hope this helps to raise awareness to a real issue. #runningwhileblack or literally doing ANYTHING while black.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

One-fifth of staff suffer bias at work

first_imgOne-fifth of staff suffer bias at workOn 27 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Discrimination is alive and well in the workplace with one in five adults saying they have suffered from it in some form.Ageism is the most common, with a third of adults believing they have failed to get a job or been passed over for promotion due to their age. Two-thirds of them were discriminated against for being too old, but the other third claimed they were discriminated against for being too young.The Gallop survey published this week adds to the growing body of evidence that the voluntary code of practice on ageism is not working and employers are failing to tackle the problem.Lack of progress means the Government will be more likely to introduce legislation against ageism in its next term. Europe is also threatening to introduce a law (Personnel Today, 20 June).Being the wrong gender was cited by 22 per cent of people, who had experienced discrimination, as the reason for failing to get a job.www.edenbrown.co.uk Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

e-learning

first_imge-learningOn 3 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. ‘Even in these early stages of the e-learning revolution, it is clear new technologies are set to transform access to learning at work’ Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img

Company has confidence in Wap service

first_img Comments are closed. Company has confidence in Wap serviceOn 5 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today Arecruitment company is still confident that the use of its free Wap job searchservice will expand, even though only three people have been placed through itsince its September launch.AntalInternational, which entered into an agreement with phone manufacturer Nokia tomake available the Wap job search service to mobile operators across the world,admitted that only three people had been placed in jobs since the servicebegan, despite the company receiving an average of 60 direct responses a week.But Antal’se-commerce director Alan Devlin believes the amount of people using the servicewill pick up, as Wap phones become more popular. He said,“The potential for recruitment is tremendous. We’re experimenting in a growtharea. This service provides confidence to candidates because they can searchanywhere, access a job and apply from their phone.” Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Guru

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. This week’s guruSpectacular failure sees error of waysIt’s not only Lord Archer who lies on his CV, although few manage to stretchthe truth about their academic career in such a convincing way. While wannabe ophthalmologists might not have the fictional skills of abest-selling author, one managed to pull the wool over the eyes of Wigan andLeigh NHS Healthcare Trust, Greater Manchester, this month. After having failed exams on seven previous attempts, the doctor simplydidn’t bother to turn up for his eighth go. Instead, he went back to work andtold his bosses that he’d completed the ophthalmology exams and was rewardedwith a new contract. But, as Lord Archer can testify (although its authenticity would have to bechecked), telling porkies will come back to haunt you. His bosses finally sawthe wood for the trees and suspended him, although he apologised and has beenforgiven. Will we be so magnanimous when poor Jeffrey is released? MD speed kings caught on film Managers are three times more likely to get caught speeding by roadsidecameras than their staff. A survey shows that over 16 per cent of senior managers have been nicked forspeeding in the past year, while only 6 per cent of other employees have. MDsand marketing directors were the worst offenders, with one in four of theformer getting caught. The people least likely to be pulled over are those in non-managerialtechnical roles. Guru wonders whether it is due to managers being keener to get to theoffice, or is it a symptom of the plush company car? As a 2CV driver (yes, they do still exist) Guru can only dream of being donefor speeding. Guru makes it on career fast track While we’re on the subject of fast cars, Guru had a terrible experience lastweek. He was driving along in his car, and the boss rang him up. She said, “You’ve been promoted.” Guru swerved. Then she rang up a second time and said, “You’ve been promotedagain.” The 2CV swerved right across the road. His boss rang up a third time and said, “You’ve been made managingdirector.” Guru crashed into a tree. A policeman approached the accident scene and said, “What happened toyou?” The reply, “I careered off the road.” Belgians compute as they commuteHere’s an idea for all you trainers out there. A Belgian firm has begunoffering commuters IT training on their way to and from work. The Brussels-based firm Xylos uses a van to pick up time-strapped office workersand provides IT training on the move as they are driven to work. They aretested on what they learned that morning on the return trip.The firm has already won some blue-chip clients, including several banks anda national newspaper. Guru knows plenty of journalists who would benefit from this service,although there would be a question mark over the amount of time saved with thevan having to detour via the pub on the way home. Previous Article Next Article GuruOn 18 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

People

first_imgThis week’s people newsMark DaviesHas been appointed international human resources manager for Dow JonesNewswires for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Based in London, he will haveresponsibility for more than 500 employees throughout the region. He joins DowJones Newswires from petrochemical distributor Vopak, where he was humanresources manager for the UK and Ireland. Roger LeekHas been named group human resources director by ICL. Leek previously hadhis own consultancy business and has worked for Gartner, BNFL, Volvo and ThornEMI. Headquartered in London, ICL employs more than 19,200 people in 40countries and is the European IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group. Patricia WelchHas been named vice-president, operations for the Americas for CendantInternational Assignment Services. In her new role, Welch will overseeinternational assignment teams based in the US at Danbury, Connecticut, andMission Viejo, California. With 20 years in service at Cendant, she has held avariety of positions in operations, client services and account management. Geoffrey WoodHas been appointed professor of comparative human resource management atMiddlesex University, UK, where his role will include building links withinstitutions around the world. His current research projects include tradeunion surveys in South Africa and HR development in the shipping and textileindustries. Nick StarrittFormer group vice-president of human resources at BP, has joined HR resourceand payroll outsourcing specialist RebusHR as a non-executive director. Heserves on the advisory board of Exult and also advises Sirota, a US-basedemployee attitudes research company, on business development. PeopleOn 1 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Housing the capital’s key workers

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Housing the capital’s key workersOn 19 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today An extra 25,000 affordable homes could be built in London for key workers inthe next 15 years by building accommodation over commercial properties. This is the proposal set out by the Department for Transport, LocalGovernment and the Regions in a report which explores ways of creating cut-costhousing for essential workers in London. The department has also set up an affordable housing unit to deliver theaccommodation. Planning minister Lord Falconer said: “Land is at a premium, but so arethe people needed to work in essential jobs. We have to think creatively abouthow we provide decent homes to keep the city working.” Unions are campaigning for all 86,000 civil servants in London to receive apay rise and be classified as ‘essential workers’ to help them afford to liveand work in the capital. In a joint submission to the GLA London Weighting Panel, the PCS Union andthe Council of Civil Service Unions called for more consistency in Londonallowances and an across-the-board pay supplement www.dtlr.gov.uk Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Council cuts costs by keeping oldies active

Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Council cuts costs by keeping oldies activeOn 9 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has abolished retirement ages forstaff in a bid to retain skills and reduce recruitment costs. The council now gives employees the opportunity to work past 65 as long asthere is a business case to do so. Under the scheme managers must give their approval for staff to continueworking beyond 65 and these employees are then appraised annually to monitortheir performance. Staff over 65 can negotiate changes to their working arrangements such asmoving from full-time to part time. The move does not affect staff pensions as they are frozen when employeesreach 65 and staff over that age do not contribute. Javier Hyde, HR manager at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said thescheme is a vital part of the authority’s HR strategy as more than half of thecouncil’s 12,500 employees are over 50. “The move has gone down really well,” she said. “Employeesare pleased as they now have a choice of when to finish work and no longer feelthat they are being got rid of by the council. “Local councils are struggling to attract talented staff, so it isabsolutely vital that we are able to keep those we already have. We also do nothave to spend any money recruiting, selecting and training.” So far three employees, including a lawyer, are on the scheme and Hydeexpects numbers to increase significantly due to the demographics of thecouncil’s workforce. Comments are closed. read more