PUBLISHED: 06:00 03 September 2019 Caroline Culot Dan Skipper, chief executive at Age UK Norwich. Photo: Age UK Norwich Employers have been urged to recruit more older people after ageism was said to be 'alive and well' in the workplace in Norfolk. Stephen Davies, who is finding it hard to get a job, aged 50. Pic; ArchantDiscrimination regarding age is illegal but some firms are still opting for the younger - and often cheaper - job applicants leaving those aged 50-plus out in the cold.Dan Skipper, CEO of Age UK Norwich, called for change. He said: "People aren't retiring at 65 anymore, 12% of men and 8% of women are working beyond the state retirement age and that trend is only going to grow. As the world of work changes employers need to leverage the experience and knowledge which older workers can bring."The issue arose after a 50-year-old man with extensive business experience contacted this newspaper stating he was experiencing ageism.Stephen Davies, … [Read more...] about Ageism is ‘alive and well’ says man, 50, who can’t get a job
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Cynthia Littleton, provided by Published 10:00 am CDT, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Photo: Paul Garland For Variety Photo: Paul Garland For Variety Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Paul Garland For Variety Hollywood’s Musical Chairs: Top Execs Are Changing Jobs and Facing High Expectations 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said goodbye to his job in September after eight years, he became a free agent just when the largest players in media were taking a hard look at their management ranks. At the time, a top TV producer dubbed Greenblatt a “lethal weapon” that could be drawn by any number of media and tech giants … [Read more...] about Hollywood’s Musical Chairs: Top Execs Are Changing Jobs and Facing High Expectations
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Mar 17, 2019 Trey Flowers was in the eighth grade when a doctor told him he’d never play football again. Flowers was a do-everything star in junior high at the time, so much bigger and stronger than everyone else that as a youth he had to borrow a helmet from nearby Alabama A&M because it was the only one big enough to fit his head. He played defensive line and as a fullback, and when one opponent was having an especially tough time bringing him down, players from the team started diving at his legs. Flowers injured his knee on one such tackle, and when his father took him to the doctor the next day, the two were left alone in a room to digest the bad news. “When the doctor walked out of the room I asked Trey, I said, ‘Well, what do you think?’ ” Robert Flowers, Trey’s father, recalled in a phone interview with the Free Press on Friday. “He said, ‘I’m gonna play … [Read more...] about Why Detroit Lions DE Trey Flowers a true prize free agent
By Verne Gay | February 24, 2019 at 12:42 am The last time the Oscars went without a host was a fiasco. Could Sunday’s host-free affair be a repeat of what happened on March 29, 1989? The show 30 years ago began with 11 minutes that ruined careers and nearly humiliated the Motion Picture Academy. And for once, no one had the host to blame. There was, however, a lot of other blame to spread around. For the 61st Annual Academy Awards, first-time Oscar producer Allan Carr decided to do something a little different. Strike the “little”: Carr, who had produced the big-screen “Grease” and “La Cage aux Folles” on Broadway, declared with elegant and prescient understatement that the 61st would be “the Oscar show the world will remember.” Indeed. Such spectaculars had no place for a host. So hosts were out — the first hostless Oscars ceremony since 1971. Such spectaculars needed stars, so Carr reached out to several from the golden … [Read more...] about Remember how bad the last host-free Oscars was?
opinion Ingrid Jacques The Detroit News Published 11:01 PM EST Feb 13, 2019 Gov. Gretchen Whitmer outlined her wish list for Michigan during Tuesday’s State of the State address. In addition to fixing the roads, her primary focus centered on fixing schools. While she touched on the problems facing K-12 schools, the governor turned more to higher education and boosting college attainment and other post-high school certification. Whitmer’s most ambitious (and costly) school proposal is a plan to offer two years of “free” community college for all Michigan high school graduates — or allow them two years of tuition assistance at a four-year institution. It’s becoming all too common for Democrats to tote promises of government giveaways, from education to health care. Yet as former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz — a lifelong Democrat who is eyeing a presidential run as an independent — said in a recent NPR interview: “There is … [Read more...] about Jacques: Before ‘free’ college, fix the schools