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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Hard Brexit' knocks pound to 31-year low

Hard Brexit' knocks pound to 31-year low
- Despite the pound's steep fall, analysts believe the currency has yet to touch bottom. Tommy Ong, managing director at DBS Bank (Hong Kong), said there is still room for 3 to 5 percent further depreciation.


Only two per cent of young people in UK take apprenticeships, says OECD

Only two per cent of young people in UK take apprenticeships, says OECD
- The UK's “Neet rate” – the proportion of young people who are not in education, employment or training, is slightly below the OECD average. Despite ...

Government to appoint 'older workers tsar' tasked with keeping workers over 50 in their jobs

Government to appoint 'older workers tsar' tasked with keeping workers over 50 in their jobs
- Keeping people over 50 in work will be the task of the new “older workers tsar”, ... While 75 per cent of working age adults are in employment, this figure ... 30 years and around 10m UK workers are aged 50 and over - an estimated ...

Charity in care home appeal to prevent elderly from having to give up their pets

Charity in care home appeal to prevent elderly from having to give up their pets
- Research carried out by Blue Cross recently found that 40 per cent of UK care homes ... "Not only are pets an important companion in older people's lives, they may also be ... The Blue Cross regularly rehomes pets to older people.

It's great they are getting to see it even before their grandkids" - Age UK users take pioneering ...

It's great they are getting to see it even before their grandkids" - Age UK users take pioneering ...
- CLIENTS at Age UK Dorchester were transported to a virtual world as they were given ... Sam has run a couple of sessions at Age UK in Bournemouth and ... Among those taken with the new technology is 86-year-old Dennis Kenny, ...

Workers 'need more mental health support'

Workers 'need more mental health support'
- A UK charity has called for a change in workplace culture regarding mental health after a survey found many employees were "suffering in silence".

It's time to break the mental health taboo

It's time to break the mental health taboo
- Estimates suggest that in any one year some 150,000 people in Northern Ireland have this mental health problem and that one in four people will ...

Serious game can help reintegration from secure mental health services

Serious game can help reintegration from secure mental health services
- In the UK Forensic Mental Health (FMH) services are tasked with ensuring public safety whilst supporting service user recovery and reintegration into ...

HB2 costs North Carolina another sporting event

HB2 costs North Carolina another sporting event
- The anti-LGBTI law known as HB2 has caused the National Junior College Athletic Association to move its baseball championships out of North ...

Half of LGBTI workers hide identity in workplace

Half of LGBTI workers hide identity in workplace
- Focusing on mentoring at the expense of authority is at the heart of what Kim Shepherd's company Decision Toolbox does. L&D professionals can ...

LGBTI community organisations want justice for gay hate murders

LGBTI community organisations want justice for gay hate murders
- ICLC Director Vicki Harding said a continued media spotlight combined with the collaborative approach of relevant LGBTI community partners will ...

Public sector lagging on LGBTI inclusion

Public sector lagging on LGBTI inclusion
LGBTI public servants are less likely to believe their workplace is inclusive and more likely to endure bullying. The keys to success are leadership from ...

Tonga LGBTI seeks crime act reforms

Tonga LGBTI seeks crime act reforms
- For the first time, Tonga's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex community will be calling on government leaders to revise legislation in order to ...

How your school can help transgender students

How your school can help transgender students
- fact there are so many transgender students coming forward indicated that parents and schools were becoming more educated about LGBTI issues.

George Brandis to appeal to marriage equality groups for plebiscite compromise

George Brandis to appeal to marriage equality groups for plebiscite compromise
- George Brandis will meet LGBTI groups on Thursday to discuss the ... told Guardian Australia he would meet LGBTI groups on Friday following ...

Progress on memorial to remember victims of gay hate crimes

Progress on memorial to remember victims of gay hate crimes
- Following representations from the LGBTI health organisation ACON, Waverley Council endorsed the commissioning of the memorial artwork in ...

Pope welcomes homosexuals, but dismisses LGBT issues in education

Pope welcomes homosexuals, but dismisses LGBT issues in education
- Pope Francis has continued to surprise the Catholic world by calling for homosexuals and transsexuals to be accepted and embraced by the Church.

Employers 'not doing enough' to support LGBT staff

Employers 'not doing enough' to support LGBT staff
British employers are missing a significant opportunity to create a workplace culture that supports LGBT staff, with many negative stigmas continuing to ...

Straight prisoners asked to remove 'hardcore' pin-ups but gay inmates can keep their posters

Straight prisoners asked to remove 'hardcore' pin-ups but gay inmates can keep their posters
- News that there is inequality between straight and gay prisoners has ... This morning it was reported that inmates at certain prisons in the UK were ...

California becomes first US state to introduce gender-neutral bathroom law

California becomes first US state to introduce gender-neutral bathroom law
- The news follows an announcement from earlier this year that California would also become the first US state to teach LGBT history in schools, after ...

Human rights report warns over 'anti-foreigner sentiment'

Human rights report warns over 'anti-foreigner sentiment'
- Xenophobia in the UK has been stoked by "considerable intolerant political ... hate crime action plan and efforts to promote and protect LGBT rights.

LGBT community with mental health problems face 'dual discrimination' say campaigners

LGBT community with mental health problems face 'dual discrimination' say campaigners
- MENTAL health campaigners say members of the LGBT community face "dual discrimination" but have nowhere to get help. See Me, the national ...

Calls for schools to build transgender awareness

Calls for schools to build transgender awareness
- Ditter called for training and awareness around LGBTI issues to be incorporated into university studies, as it is with police recruits and medical ...

Greens Call On Labor To Stop Playing Politics With The Lives Of LGBTI Australians

Greens Call On Labor To Stop Playing Politics With The Lives Of LGBTI Australians
- In a statement on Tuesday, LGBTI spokesperson Janet Rice called on Labor leader Bill Shorten to “stop playing politics with the lives of LGBTI ...

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