Most-read articles on PersonnelToday.comOn 11 Oct 2007 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Not sure what the most important stories of the past week have been?More than 50,000 people visit PersonnelToday.com every week. Here are the five most-read articles from 7-10 October 2007… Reaction to appointment of Jackie Orme as next chief executive of the CIPDJackie Orme said it was a “great honour” to be appointed the new chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Statutory holiday entitlementThe Department of Trade and Industry has announced proposals that statutory holiday entitlement will increase. What do the proposals mean for businesses? Female staff at Staffordshire County Council to claim up to £1.5m in equal pay rowAlmost 100 female workers are claiming up to £1.5m from Staffordshire County Council in an equal pay row. Civil servants spend millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money on first class travelCivil servants are spending millions of pounds of tax-payers’ money a year on first-class rail travel, flights and taxi fares, official figures have revealed. Union complaint against Office for National Statistics is first test for new equality watchdogThe UK’s new, all-powerful, equality and diversity watchdog is set for an early test of its powers after a complaint was lodged against a government agency. Related posts:No related photos.
View post tag: USS Ralph Johnson View post tag: US Navy Photo: Photo: US Navy A Sailor from a US Navy destroyer was medevaced by a Coast Guard aircrew off the coast of Washington on December 3, 2019.As informed, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received an initial request for a medevac from crew members aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) approximately 34 miles offshore.A 22-year-old female Sailor aboard the ship was experiencing chest pains and was being treated by naval medical personnel.A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew rendezvoused with the destroyer at a coordinated location at approximately 3 a.m.However, the aircrew was unable to complete an initial hoist attempt due to hazardous weather conditions. The aircrew returned to Air Station Port Angeles to refuel.The aircrew launched a second time at 5:34 a.m. and successfully hoisted the Sailor off the destroyer at 6:37 a.m.The patient was transported to awaiting medical personnel at Air Station Port Angeles before being taken to Olympic Medical Center for further treatment.USS Ralph Johnson is the navy’s 64th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. The ship was built by Pascagoula-based shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) and delivered to the US Navy two years ago. View post tag: US Coast Guard View post tag: MEDEVAC Share this article read more
Low-sugar bakery and snack manufacturer Free’ist has won its first listing with a major British supermarket.The Belfast-based business will supply Morrisons with chocolates, popcorn and marshmallows, which will supplement existing business with clients including health food chain Holland & Barrett, and Tesco Northern Ireland.Gerard McAdorey, founder of Free’ist, said: “Morrisons loves the fact that Free’ist has such a diverse sugar-free product range as it crosses many categories and also the fact that some of the products are additionally gluten free.We have a saying at Free’ist – innovate or evaporate. New product development is at the heart of what we do, and we know what Free’ist fans are looking for, so we are always looking to add scrumptious, sugar-free products to our range.”Free’ist produces a range of sugar-free and no added sugar cookies, chocolates and other snacks. read more
The statement came at the end of the forum’s second meeting in Windsor, UK. On behalf of supervisors and regulators in 16 jurisdictions, the SIF pinpointed four ways they played a role in supporting the uptake by companies of the recommendations.These included raising awareness of the TCFD and supporting “appropriate aspects” of its advice as a best practice to be considered by insurers in their financial disclosures.The SIF also proposed “working with market actors to build capacity and share tools, including for the development of scenarios and metrics”, and “incorporating relevant insights from climate disclosures into routine supervisory activities”.In the statement, the group described climate change as one of the most serious long-term challenges for the insurance sector and the wider financial system.The signatories said that as risk managers, risk carriers, and investors insurance companies played “a cornerstone role” in the management of climate-related risks and opportunities.Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner, said: “As a financial regulator, I believe it is important that financial institutions, including insurance companies, recognise and address potentially significant climate risks facing their investments in coal, oil and gas, and utilities.” Insurance regulators and supervisors from 16 jurisdictions around the world have jointly backed a set of recommendations on how companies in the sector should disclose the climate-related risks affecting their businesses.A statement from the Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF) – an international network of insurance supervisors and regulators – welcomed the recommendations and guidance from the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).At the end of June, the task force released its final recommendations report – a voluntary framework for companies and investors to report climate-related information in their financial filings.This week, insurance supervisors belonging to the SIF – including De Nederlandsche Bank, the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority, and France’s Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Resolution – said a “growing number of insurance supervisors are now taking action to respond to climate-related risks to the sector, with disclosure being a core focus”. read more