Clayton: A gay St. Louis County police sergeant who was awarded nearly $20 million in a discrimination lawsuit has been promoted to lieutenant and picked as the leader of a newly created diversity and inclusion unit. Police Chief Jon Belmar said in a news release Thursday night announcing the unit that the department "must demonstrate to our officers and to our community that we prioritise diversity and inclusion." The announcement comes after a jury ruled in October in favour of Keith Wildhaber, who says he was passed over for promotion 23 times and was told to "tone down" his "gayness." Attorneys for both sides have agreed to mediation in hopes of reaching a settlement that would avoid a lengthy appeals process. But Wildhaber's attorney, Russ Riggan, and County Executive Sam Page's spokesman, Doug Moore, agreed that the promotion was not part of potential settlement. Riggan described it as "hopefully a crucial first step for the county in making necessary changes to its culture in … [Read more...] about US Police Sergeant Told to Tone Down ‘Gayness’ to Lead Diversity Unit
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The annual Christmas Charity Concert will showcase singalong carols and classical concertos from the Tasmanian Medical Orchestra, led by concert master and second-year medicine student Alice Pickering. “It’s about doing something fun and meaningful with people who are similar to you and have similar interests,” Ms Pickering said. Conductor Alexander Rodrigues believes this year’s Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation fundraiser will be even more successful than last year’s $1600 effort, with an exciting program featuring organ solos and singalong carols. “We’ve got the Corelli Christmas Concerto, which features a number of medical students including Alice and Mozart’s piano concerto number nine in E flat,” Mr Rodrigues said. The concert is at 2pm today at St Mary’s Cathedral on Harrington St. Adult tickets are $25, concession $20, and can be purchased at the door, and children are free. All proceeds go towards RHH efforts, … [Read more...] about Hobart Christmas concert: Music the best medicine for fundraiser
PARIS: The diplomatic records exposed on the WikiLeaks website this week reveal not only secret government communications, but also an extraordinary collaboration between some of the world's most respected media outlets and the Wikileaks organization. Unlike earlier disclosures by WikiLeaks of tens of thousands of secret government records, the group is releasing only a trickle of documents at a time from a trove of a quarter-million, and only after considering advice from five news organizations with which it chose to share all of the material. "They are releasing the documents we selected," Le Monde's managing editor, Sylvie Kauffmann, said in an interview at the newspaper's Paris headquarters. WikiLeaks turned over all of the classified State Department cables it obtained to Le Monde, El Pais in Spain, The Guardian in Britain and Der Spiegel in Germany. The Guardian shared the material with the New York Times, and the five news organizations have been working together to … [Read more...] about Respected media outlets collaborate with WikiLeaks
Australian hospitals are overrun with patients struck down by this season’s vicious influenza outbreak and flu-related deaths continue to soar. The flu season started early this year after a mild 2018, leading to significantly higher numbers of cases that are usually experienced by this point. Nearly 217,000 Australians have been diagnosed with influenza so far this year, a dramatic increase across the country leaving state and territory health departments urging people to seek medical help if they feel unwell. RELATED: Authorities warn of killer flu season RELATED: Warnings as flu death toll climbs across the country RELATED: Girl ‘ravaged’ by flu must learn to walk, talk again Nearly 217,000 Australians have been diagnosed with influenza this year.Source:Getty Images The national death toll sits at 430 and experts believe the real figure to be much higher, saying some deaths were attributed to other causes despite showing many flu-related symptoms. Krispin … [Read more...] about Vicious flu season claims 430 lives in Australia
Automation devices that offer convenience and safety can be set up easily.Imagine this: Your daughter reaches home from school at 3.30 pm daily. She should be watching television for an hour, after which she must start her homework. To deter her from watching more television, programme the television to switch itself off at 4.30 pm. And, your daughter dare not switch it on again because you will receive an alert on your mobile. Similarly, keeping tabs on your elderly parents living alone. You are worried about their safety and security. So, you install a closed circuit camera outside their door which will not only help them see whoever comes to the house, but also send you a picture automatically. These are some features whichhome automation offers today. For prices starting from Rs 25,000 and going up to Rs 400,000-500,000, you can convert your home into a smart home. It is estimated that the smart homes solutions market in India is growing in a yearly 30 percent year-on-year. Today … [Read more...] about How you can save money building smart homes!