Tasman Mako back-row Anton SegnerDate of birth 24 July 2001 Born Frankfurt Position Back-row Club Tasman Mako Country GermanyWhat sports did you play growing up? Like any German kid, football! And a bit of ice hockey.I started playing rugby at nine, at SC 1880 Frankfurt. I went to an English-speaking school and one of my English mates introduced me to rugby.What positions have you played? Prop, back-row and midfield. I had knock knees and my doctor told me to get surgery when I was 11. Since I was quite obese, my rugby coach, Tim Manawatu, told me I should start taking my training seriously and watching my nutrition because after the surgery I wouldn’t be able to train for six months.I lost weight and started growing taller, so I moved into the backs for a couple of years and then at 13-14 I moved to the back row.Any childhood heroes? I liked Richie McCaw once I started getting into rugby and now it’s Ardie Savea. Also people like LeBron James and Anthony Joshua.How did the move to New Zealand come about? Through Tim. He went back to New Zealand but we stayed in touch. He introduced me to the head of rugby at Nelson College and I came over in 2017.It was supposed to be for six months, but I made the first XV and as the season was eight months I stayed.I went back to Germany to finish my Year 11 schooling, but did the rest of my schooling in New Zealand in 2018 and 2019. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS What was it like moving so far from home? Tough. I was 15, didn’t know what to expect, barely knew anyone here and I was coming from a big city like Frankfurt to a small town like Nelson. But I made friends straightaway in the boarding house and felt very welcome.You’ve also played for New Zealand Schools… I couldn’t believe it. My family and friends in Germany don’t understand how much the black jersey means to New Zealanders. I was so happy to make the team two years in a row.What are your strengths? I take pride in my physicality – that aspect of the game I enjoy the most. Off the field, my organisation. That’s when the German in me comes out – being on time, organised.And your goals? My personal focus is on being the best athlete I can be. If making the All Blacks or being a great rugby player comes with that…RW Verdict: He led Nelson College to a UC Championship title in 2019, is playing for Tasman Mako in the Mitre 10 Cup and is on the Crusaders’ radar, training with them in pre-season. As for international honours, his goal is to play for New Zealand. Meet the German teenager who is making his mark in New Zealand rugby Break time: Anton Segner in action for New Zealand Schools against Fiji (Getty Images) This article originally appeared in the October 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Melanie May | 2 December 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 106 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Churchill link sees Bank of England partner with Haven House Children’s Hospice 105 total views, 1 views today The Bank of England has made Haven House Children’s Hospice a Charity of the Year as a result of its historical links with Sir Winston Churchill and its support for local Woodford Green families.Haven House is located at The White House (main image) in Woodford Green’s Mallinson Park, which was previously frequented by Churchill during his time as the local MP for Woodford. It was nominated by Bank of England member of staff Alison Curtiss because of its links, which tied in with this year’s launch of the new £5 note featuring Churchill.Curtiss said:“I nominated Haven House Children’s Hospice as it is a very worthy charity, located close to the Bank’s site in Debden. Given the recent launch of the New Fiver, featuring Sir Winston Churchill, I felt it would be particularly poignant for the Bank to support a charity so close to its note production site and also in Churchill’s former constituency.”The Bank of England’s Charity of the Year partnership with Haven House will run until November 2017 and will see employees both fundraise and volunteer with the hospice.The Churchills with Sir Stuart and Lady Mallinson at The White House in 1955 (Photo courtesy of Terence Mallinson) Advertisement Tagged with: corporate About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
A $15-per-hour minimum wage cannot be included in the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill proposed by Congressional Democrats. So ruled the Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth McDonough, on Feb. 25. This unelected official called it “irrelevant to budget legislation.” This edict is a brutal blow to millions of struggling workers.Nevertheless, the House of Representatives passed the bill 219 to 212 on Feb. 27 with the minimum wage increase intact. It will now move to the Senate — but most likely without the hourly pay raise, because of the parliamentarian’s ruling.All Republicans in the House and Senate, plus two conservative Democratic senators, oppose this wage hike. So, despite the Democratic Party wielding a majority in the Senate, it might not have passed there, even if it were included in the relief bill. Behind the scenes are powerful corporate moguls and Wall Street financiers who are vehemently opposed to this minimum wage increase.There are procedural means to circumvent or override the parliamentarian’s ruling, which have been used in the past by Democratic and Republican administrations, but the Biden White House has apparently decided to abide by McDonough’s decision and not challenge it. “He respects the parliamentarian’s decision and the Senate’s process,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki. (CNN, Feb. 25)Sen. Bernie Sanders and other Congress members proposed a Plan B: to tax corporations that don’t pay their workers at least $15 per hour. But top Democrats put the kibosh on this idea, reported the Feb. 28 Washington Post. This failure to act extends an emergency for low-wage workers! Disaster for millions Two-thirds of workers report they have been living paycheck to paycheck since COVID-19 hit U.S. shores. Nearly half were in that predicament even prior to the pandemic. This is due to extremely low wages, combined with the exorbitant costs of housing and other necessities.Many families are one paycheck away from economic ruin, and face a crisis every month when bills come due. Millions of workers must toil at two or more jobs to make ends meet, and have to turn to government programs or community food pantries to feed their families.The woefully inadequate federal minimum hourly wage of $7.25 has not risen since 2009, while the cost of living has skyrocketed. If the minimum wage had kept pace with inflation, it would now be $12 per hour. A full-time worker earning the current minimum wage cannot pay rent in most areas of the country.The original relief bill would have raised that minimum wage to $15, but in increments, not reaching $15 until 2025. Meanwhile, so many workers are living in crisis. They need these funds now! And more! An hourly pay rate of $20 or $25 would really make a dent in families’ bills.However, even the proposed increase would benefit many workers. The Economic Policy Institute says that it would aid 32 million workers; 60 percent of essential and front-line workers would be helped. One-third of African Americans and one-fourth of Latinx workers would get a raise. About 25 percent of those who would gain are women workers of color.Due to systemic racism and sexism, oppressed workers are severely underpaid. Women comprise two-thirds of the 20 million workers who are paid $10.10 per hour or less, reports the National Women’s Law Center. Half are women of color. The gender pay gap is widest for African American, Latinx, Indigenous and im/migrant women, who are paid the lowest salaries.Most people who are paid the minimum wage are adults, and many of them remain in low-wage jobs throughout their working lives. (New York Times, Feb. 26) That makes a higher federal wage a necessity – or millions of workers simply cannot meet the burgeoning costs of life’s necessities.The demand for the federal minimum wage hike is supported by two-thirds of the U.S. population, especially Black, Latinx, Indigenous, women and young workers. That’s why the slogan “Fight for $15” resonates so loudly from coast to coast. The struggle continues!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Pinterest Q-State Biosciences Announces Achievement of Key Research Milestone with Chamishi Therapeutics By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness Previous articleHip Hop Hall of Fame Café & Museum Gallery to Open in Harlem, NYC in 2021 With Hip Hop “History” and “Activism Black Lives Matter” Exhibits – Post Covid VaccineNext articleNext-Gen Proteomics Company Nautilus Biotechnology to List on Nasdaq Through Merger with Arya Sciences Acquisition Corp III Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Q-State Biosciences, a technology-derived medicines company, today announced that it has achieved the primary program completion milestone in its research collaboration with Chamishi Therapeutics. In joint collaboration with The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson’s with GBA, Q-State successfully designed a series of optimized preclinical antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) candidates as potential treatments for a number of neurological disorders including Glucosylceramidase Beta Acid (GBA)-Parkinson’s disease. Completion of this milestone entitles Q-State to receive a pre-specified grant of equity in Chamishi. The preclinical antisense oligonucleotide candidates were generated for an undisclosed neuroinflammation target by harnessing Q-State’s proprietary suite of technologies. Q-State CEO Paul Medeiros commented, “This collaboration demonstrates the successful application of Q-State’s advanced technology-derived discovery capabilities in a challenging disease domain within the CNS. We are hopeful that these efforts may provide a favorable foundation for advancing new therapeutics for patients with GBA-Parkinson’s and related neurodegenerative disorders.” “We are very pleased with the progress achieved during our collaboration with Q-State and look forward to advancing this program towards studies in humans,” said Jim Sullivan, CEO of Chamishi. “Selectively targeting components of the immune system within the CNS represents an important therapeutic approach to addressing the needs of patients with devastating neurological diseases.” About GBA-Parkinson’s Disease The GBA gene (Glucosylceramidase Beta Acid) encodes the protein glucocerebrosidase, or GCase, which functions to allow brain cells to clear debris via a cellular component known as the lysosome. Those who have mutations in the GBA gene are at higher risk for Parkinson’s disease due to a reduction in GCase activity that prevents effective removal of the debris. It is hypothesized that this excess debris aggregates, causing clumps of alpha synuclein to form, which is toxic to brain cells. The percentage of patients that have Parkinson’s with GBA is believed to be roughly 7-10% of the overall Parkinson’s population, however therapeutic breakthroughs identified in this area have the potential to benefit all PD patients, as well as others suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. About Q-State Biosciences Q-State Biosciences is a technology-derived medicines company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We integrate advanced human neuronal models, proprietary determinative measurement engineering and powerful AI/machine learning to discover and develop novel therapeutics for epilepsy, pain and other disorders of the CNS. For more information, please visit www.qstatebio.com. About Chamishi Therapeutics Chamishi Therapeutics is a drug discovery and development company focused on precision therapies for neurodegenerative diseases and other related diseases. Chamishi was launched in 2019 by The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson’s with GBA and by Q-State Biosciences. About The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson’s with GBA The Silverstein Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on investing in cutting-edge therapeutic approaches for the treatment and prevention of Parkinson’s disease in glucocerebrosidase (GBA) mutation carriers. The Foundation collaborates with clinicians, scientists, and biotechnology companies to accelerate research and clinical trials in an effort to rapidly bring new disease-modifying therapeutic options to patients. Under the leadership of a world-class team with strong domain expertise across neurodegenerative diseases, drug formulation chemistry, translational research, and drug development and commercialization, the Foundation has funded over 30 projects across seven different therapeutic approaches since its inception in 2017. The Foundation applies a unique flexible funding model including both new company formation and traditional research grants to deliver in real-time on its mission of rapidly developing novel disease-modifying treatments for Parkinson’s disease. For more information, please visit www.silversteinfoundation.org. 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News UpdatesUse Of Aadhaar Number Not Mandatory For Registration Of Births & Deaths, Clarifies Registrar General Of UoI In RTI Reply LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 Oct 2020 12:09 AMShare This – xThe Registrar General of Union of India has elucidated that production of Aadhaar number is not mandatory for registration of births and deaths. The clarification has come in response to a RTI application made by a resident of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. MVS Anil Kumar Rajagiri. He had asked the Government whether Aadhaar is mandatory for registration of death or not. In this regard, the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Registrar General of Union of India has elucidated that production of Aadhaar number is not mandatory for registration of births and deaths. The clarification has come in response to a RTI application made by a resident of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. MVS Anil Kumar Rajagiri. He had asked the Government whether Aadhaar is mandatory for registration of death or not. In this regard, the RTI reply refers to a Circular dated April 3, 2019, whereby Ministry of Home Affairs clarified, “Registration of births and deaths in the country are being done under the provisions of Registration of Births and Deaths (RBD) Act, 1969 and there is no provision in the RBD Act which permits the use of Aadhaar for establishing the identity of an individual for the purpose of registration of birth and death. There being no law framed for such use of Aadhaar, section 57 (Aadhaar authentication) is not attracted, therefore, the requirement of Aadhaar for registration of births and deaths is not mandatory.” The Ministry further provided that an applicant may provide the physical copy of Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID number for establishing the identity of an individual for the purpose of registration of birth and death on voluntary basis, as one of the acceptable documents. However, the registering authority shall have to ensure that the first eight digits of the Aadhaar number are masked with black ink. “In no case Aadhaar number be stored in the database or printed on any document. Only the last four digits of the Aadhaar Number may be printed or stored, if needed,” the Circular stated. In Justice KS Puttaswamy (Retd.) & Anr v. Union of India & Ors., the Supreme Court had read down the provision for Aadhaar authentication, and it held that the portion of Section 57 of the Aadhaar(Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act 2016, which enables body corporate and individual to seek authentication, is “unconstitutional”. Click Here To Download RTI Reply Read Reply Next Story
Vodafone AirTouch, the global mobile phone giant, saw its share price falter last week. It retreated to its lowest level in at least three weeks. The decline in Vodafone’s stock price had a direct knock-on effect on the FTSE 100 index. The index of leading UK companies came under sustained pressure last week as it struggled to hold on to its recent gains. Investors remain cautious about the direction of interest rates on both sides of the Atlantic. The telecoms sector has not been red hot with investors in recent weeks. The exit of some high-profile names such as Baltimore Technologies, Kingston Communications, Thus Telecom and Psion from the UK top index seems to have diluted investor optimism, at least in the short term. Also, the relative calm in the sector largely explains the somewhat dull markets with low volumes of transactions. BT deals promise hot stuff in the telecoms sector BT’s proposal to set the sector alight involves making various strategic acquisitions. Last week, the company announced that it intends to buy media companies as part of its strategy to build strong broadband Internet business. The company has hinted that it is even prepared to hatch a deal to rival the one struck a few months ago between America Online and Time Warner. It has also emerged that BT could even consider seeking an Initial Public Offering for Openworld, its broadband Internet subsidiary. BT is reported to be actively contemplating media targets, which it can then use to provide content for its Internet operations. BT has its fingers in so many pies but appears unable to harvest value from its vast empire. Many market analysts are frustrated that shareholders have been denied access to all the nectar and blame the company’s poor performance on the stock markets on the management.Cross-Channel ad rivals announce $1.89bn collaborationSaatchi & Saatchi, the UK advertising company, and Publicis, its French rival, announced that they were tying the knot with a $1.89bn agreed deal. The all-paper transaction puts the combined company in fifth position in world rankings. But as if that was not enough, both companies are now in talks with Cordiant about possible merger. If the talks are successful, all three companies will be able to amalgamate their subsidiary businesses. Saatchi & Saatchi and Cordiant own Zenith Media between them while Publicis is parent to Optimedia.Business-to-business provider admits loss of £2mJust2Clicks, the UK business-to-business (B2B) provider of Internet platforms, which floated on the London stock markets in February raising £50m, said last week that it made a loss of nearly £2m for the trading period to the end of March. The company also urged new entrants to join its business sector so that e-commerce, particularly B2B, can develop at least in the UK. Just2Clicks, whose stock price has massively underperformed the market so far, was resilient last week despite the news of the trading loss. Phone giant’s decline has a knock-on effectOn 27 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article A conference is to be held in June to study the development of”one-stop shops” for the provision of treatment for people withmusculoskeletal injuries. The Body and Sole international conference, to be held at Birmingham’sInternational Conference Centre from 15-17 June, will be aimed at a range ofhealthcare professionals. It will also be to the general public open for oneday It has been organised by Lancashire-based Mobilis Healthcare Group, aspecialist providing services to healthcare professionals. The conference will aim to tackle issues such as the overlap of treatment –when many healthcare professionals are treating the same disorders – and askwhether practitioners’ time could be better spent. www.bodyandsole2001.co.uk Comments are closed. Body and sole kept together at conferenceOn 1 Apr 2001 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today
Brought in during a period of radical reform for the RUC,senior director of HR Joe Stewart is charged with restructuring the forcewithin a framework of high political expectation. Mike Broad reportsJoe Stewart is taking on a big job. The new senior director of HR of theRoyal Ulster Constabulary is charged with driving forward massive change withinthe police force. The RUC is being extensively re-branded, restructured and re-trained tobetter represent and police Northern Ireland. While a lot of the mediaattention has focused on the disarming of the terrorists and thedecommissioning of their weapons, the reform of the RUC is also a cornerstoneof the Good Friday Agreement, negotiated in 1998, and vital to the success ofthe peace process. HR overhaul Two weeks into the job, Stewart has initiated a comprehensive review of theHR function in the force. Recruitment, outplacement, training and work cultureall have to be tackled to meet the demands of the influential Patten Report. “We need to have a close look at where HR is adding value and ensurethat we are providing support in important areas,” he said. “We are suffering absenteeism rates of 10 per cent, for example. Thatis a lost resource and it isn’t helping operational commanders deliver policingon the ground.” The RUC has an HR team of 500 and spends £24m of the overall £654m budget.”We have to make sure that every pound is adding value,” explainedStewart. The Patten Report proposes over 180 reforms to the RUC. Chief among theseare the re-branding of the force as the Police Service of Northern Ireland; aneed to employ an equal number of Catholics and Protestants – the organisationis currently viewed as largely Protestant – and the appointment of the firstcivilian head of HR. Stewart said, “We are in a strange situation where changes are beingprescribed from outside the organisation. Our challenge is to ensure that weget real implementation rather than just acceptance.” In the past, the head of personnel was always an assistant chief constable.But the demands of the role in the new RUC need considerable HR expertise,which Stewart has. He is the former chief executive of the Police Authority forNorthern Ireland, and between 1989 and 1994 was the personnel director ofshipbuilder Harland & Wolff, during a time of dramatic change for the firm,as it moved from the public to the private sector. Recruitment is one of the key issues for Stewart, with Catholics currentlyrepresenting only 8.5 per cent of the RUC’s policing staff. The RUC outsourced job advertising and the initial recruitment process to aconsortium of private sector companies last November. Called Consensia, itbrings together management consultancy Deloitte & Touche, advertisingagency AV Brown, occupational psychologists Pearn Kandola and health assessorsBMI Medical Services, in a ground-breaking move for police services. A TV advertising campaign, promoting the idea that individuals could performa meaningful and fulfilling role with the RUC and still lead a normal life,generated 10,000 applicants. Consensia has whittled down the applicants to 540 candidates from which theRUC’s HR team will recruit 264 to become officers by the end of the financialyear, with an equal split between the two religions. Stewart said, “When the pool is finalised it will cause politicalcontroversy because while the nationalists believe it is essential, theunionists think it is positive discrimination.” These recruits are set to go into training on 4 November. Police officertraining at the RUC has already been overhauled. The 20-week foundation coursehas become more academically oriented, with the training involving theUniversity of Ulster and the recruits receiving recognised qualifications. Furthermore, new officers no longer swear an oath to the Queen but statethat they will protect the public’s human rights. They will only now becomeofficers after passing the foundation course. The passing out parade has alsobeen changed since it was deemed too militaristic. It will now be more alignedto a university graduation. The HR team has had to bring about this change without the leadership of aPolicing Board, which is still the subject of dispute. It is also supposed tobe more representative of the people of Northern Ireland, and its imminentoperation is much more likely following the unionist party SDLP’s recentdecision to sit on the board. The end of September is the anticipated startdate. Political tension Stewart also faces the challenge of high political expectation. Staffinglevels have been a contentious issue with the Patten Report suggesting thereshould be 7,500 full-time officers supported by 2,500 part-timers. There hasbeen disagreement over the role of the part-timers, but when resolved Stewartaccepts that his HR team will be expected to respond rapidly. “We don’t have political agreement over staffing levels yet. But when weget it, we will have to recruit the part-timers on a timescale not based on therealities that personnel professionals experience throughout the UK,” hesaid. The number of regulars has fallen from over 8,000 to 7,271. In April 2002, afinal decision will be taken as to the future of the 2,339 full-time reservistsand 1,044 part-time reservists that currently support the regular officers. Itis likely that they will be phased out, so as part of his HR review Stewart isdeveloping the RUC’s redundancy policy. He is committed to offering reservistsa “pro-rata” financial package comparable to the full-time officerswho have taken voluntary redundancy. He said, “We could end up losing up to 90 officers a month so we needto ensure we have excellent support and guidance services in place. It isimportant not to demotivate those who remain.” The outplacement support the RUC is developing will include re-training,financial and pensions advice, and careers guidance, including advice onself-employment and other job opportunities. Stewart is concerned that therecould be reservists who have worked for the RUC for 20 years and are notequipped to perform other jobs. Balancing act The importance of the HR team’s role in the radical reform of the RUC andthe continuance of the peace process cannot be overstated. But against thisbackdrop of change there is a long and proud history in a force that hasexperienced the death of 302 officers during the troubles, with a further 8,000or so injured. Stewart explained, “I have advised and implemented significant changein a number of organisations during my career, however, I have neverexperienced the scale of change that is happening within this organisation.There is political necessity for change and it is really challenging the heartsand minds of many employees.” Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Putting HR to the ultimate testOn 18 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today
Tags: Cameron Haddock/Chase Trussell/Greg Williams/Isaiah Delgado/Jaron Chavez/Jason Gissel/Jayden Woodruff/Jerry Rubio/Josh Tolentino/Josiah Nava/Kainalu “Skip” Estrella/Nick Rino/Paul Frampton/Taten Ringel/UVU Wrestling/William Edelblute Brad James June 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU Wrestling Finalizes Sizable 2018 Recruiting Class FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Friday, the Utah Valley University wrestling program finalized its massive recruiting class, which consists of 16 student-athletes.Although the Wolverines have the distinction of being Utah’s only collegiate wrestling program, the recruits hail from nine states in this class.Head Coach Greg Williams stated he is proud of this class, saying “These student-athletes are all serious about performing well and keeping up with our recent success in the classroom.”Two of Williams’ recruits are college transfers as Jaron Chavez comes from Division I Cornell and Dayton Racer enters the program from Clackamas CC of Oregon City, Ore.The rest of the class comes from high school, including three from Utah: Tanner Lofthouse of Mountain Crest High School, Taten Ringel from North Summit High School and Chase Trussell from Morgan High School.The others are Californian products Jerry Rubio (Carter H.S.) and Josh Tolentino (Poway H.S.), Coloradans Josiah Nava (Pueblo Country H.S.) and Jayden Woodruff (Ponderosa H.S.), Idahoans William Edelblute (Lakeland Senior H.S.) and Jason Gissel (Fruitland H.S.), Texans Cameron Haddock (Carroll Senior H.S.) and Isaiah Delgado (Eastwood H.S. of El Paso, Texas) and one each from Hawaii (Kainalu “Skip” Estrella of Lahainaluna H.S.), New Mexico (Nick Rino of Piedra Vista H.S.) and West Virginia (Paul Frampton, Nitro H.S.).The majority of these newcomers will join the Wolverines’ active roster in 2018-19, although Ringel has confirmed he plans to serve an LDS Church mission before competing for UVU. Written by