‘Sexuality’ irrelevant in Diversity Survey

first_imgThe New Zealand Diversity Survey: Findings from the first four quartersReport to EEO Trust by NZ Work Research Institute 22 October 2014This reports overviews findings from the New Zealand Diversity Survey (NZDS) for the four quarterly analyses, undertaken between November 2013 and August 2014. Across the four iterations of the NZDS, the respondent population (which varied between 1468 and 750) was reasonably consistent in terms of organisation size and industry sector, and in terms of the overall survey findings.The diversity issues most commonly perceived by respondents as most important to their organisation were wellbeing/wellness, aging workforce and flexibility. Other issues of concern were bias, ethnicity, gender, bullying and harassment, and employment transition for younger staff.The diversity issues least commonly reported as most important were disability, sexuality and religion. For all issues, apart from flexibility and employment transition for youth, the likelihood of the issue being perceived as important increases as organisation size increases.Flexible work arrangements offered to staff included teleworking, with approximately 60% of respondents’ organisations having staff that telework at least 1 day per week. Around half of respondents’ organisations have programmes to encourage valuable staff who take parental leave to return to work, with medium sized and large organisations being more likely to do this than their smaller counterparts.Respondents’ organisations appear cognisant of the increasing need to engage older workers in the workforce, with just over half of respondents’ organisations encouraging the recruitment of workers over the age of 55 years. This practice appears to be independent of organisation size.Nearly one-third of respondents’ organisations had reported incidents of bullying or harassment in the previous 12 months. Bullying or harassment reporting appears to be more prevalent in large organisations.last_img read more

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Indiana Sportsbook takes in nearly $150 million in bets for November

first_imgHollywood Lawrenceburg ($8.8 million handle, up from $6.9 million in October; $1.1 million win, up from $800208)Indiana Grand ($4.2 million handle, up from $3.8 million; $171,205 win, down from $516,140)French Lick Resort ($1.2 million handle, up from $791,706; $45,357 win, down from $73,745)Belterra Casino ($920,344 handle, up from $812,130; $92,233 win, down from $150,692)“Colts, Bears, and Bengals fans are clearly boosting the handle in nearby casinos during the NFL season,” Gouker said. “Those sportsbooks nearest Chicago will continue to have an advantage long after the NFL season ends, both in the retail and online markets.”For more revenue information on Indiana sportsbooks, visit PlayIndiana.com/revenue. PlayIndiana.comStatewide—Indiana’s online and retail sportsbooks easily surpassed $100 million in bets in a month for the first time, as online betting continued to rapidly gain traction in the state during a bustling November, according to analysts for PlayIndiana.com.With out-of-state bettors continuing to pour into Indiana, the state’s retail and online sportsbooks generated a combined $147.3 million in bets in November, up 61% from $91.7 million in October, according to the official report released Tuesday. November’s handle produced $9.3 million in adjusted gross revenue, down 19% from $11.5 million in October. The “win” yielded $883,361 in tax revenue for the state.Not surprisingly with three online sportsbooks operating for all of November, online betting is taking on a rapidly increasing role. DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetRivers combined to generate 65% of the state’s handle — a total of $96.2 million in digital bets — which was up from 52% in October. And that percentage should continue to grow as more online sportsbooks come online in the coming months.Operating under the Ameristar Casino license, DraftKings led the online market in November with a $64.1 million handle, up from $39.4 million in October. FanDuel, operating under the Blue Chip Casino license, grew to $23.7 million, up from $2.4 million. BetRivers, operating under the French Lick Resort license, was third with $8.4 million, up from $6.3 million.“We expect that at least 75% of Indiana’s handle will eventually come from online sportsbooks, and that threshold should be met within months,” Gouker said. “Another question is who becomes the dominant online operator in Indiana. Right now DraftKings has a leg up, in part because it’s a familiar brand and because of the Ameristar Casino’s close proximity to Chicago. We expect FanDuel to make a run at DraftKings, but it will have to be superior in brand, database, and marketing to overtake them.”Southeastern Indiana bets include:last_img read more

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PM Keith Rowley Goes into Quarantine After Being Exposed to COVID-19

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley last week Friday said he had gone into voluntary quarantine after he had been exposed to a person suffering from the coronavirus (COVID-19) on August 10, election day. He said most importantly, persons must wear a mask once outside the home or in an enclosed space which is being shared at close quarters. Rowley, who was sworn into office on Wednesday at the head of a new 22-member Cabinet, said that given the circumstances under which “we all now live I once again take this opportunity to appeal to all citizens to each do your part to help fight this virus by strictly following the health instructions of regular attentive hand washing and sanitization, physical distancing and no congregation in groups above five persons”. In a message posted on his Facebook page, Rowley, 71, said that it had come to his attention on Thursday night that on the night of the election “I was exposed to someone who later tested positive for Covid-19. “With the discipline that is expected of us together we can fight and beat the uncontrolled expansion of this virus.”center_img “I have been tested and the results are negative. Out of an abundance of caution I have been advised to remain in quarantine at home until next Monday when the full fourteen day period would have expired,” Rowley wrote. The announcement by Rowley comes as Trinidad and Tobago surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 cases. As of Monday, the twin-island has 1,031 cases and 15 deaths. CMClast_img read more

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Schweinsteiger update! Bayern Munich teammate claims Germany star is leaving

first_img1 Bastian Bastian Schweinsteiger will leave Bayern Munich this summer, according to teammate Joshua Kimmich.Speaking at a press conference to confirm his arrival at the Bundesliga giants from Stuttgart, Kimmich admitted he was upset to see the Germany captain leave the club.“It’s a shame to lose a quality player like Bastian Schweinsteiger,” he said.The 30-year-old has been linked with a £15million move to Manchester United this summer, and is widely expected to join Louis van Gaal’s side in the coming days. Bastian Schweinsteiger last_img read more

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