…in briefOn 12 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article This week’s news in briefBe a book reviewer Personnel Today is on the look out for readers who will write book reviews.The reviews will be 300 words long and run in a regular section of themagazine. In return readers will see their name in print and be able to keepthe book reviewed. If you wish to be considered, e-mail [email protected] with your name and address and other contactdetails and include a brief CV. Hello, hello, hello Scotland Yard is launching an investigation into police officers whomoonlight as actors in TV programmes such as the Bill. Police officers are allowed to have outside business interests includingacting as extras, as long as they seek permission and register theiractivities. www.met.police.ukJournals or family Media companies are failing to invest in child care and support for theirfemale staff, according to a survey by Women in Journalism. Its survey of 200women journalists found that more than 60 per cent felt employers could do morefor working mothers. It also reveals that more than 74 per cent of women wouldbe strongly influenced in job choice by the availability of family-friendlypolicies. www.womeninjournalism.co.ukOutput figures lower UK manufacturing output fell by 0.9 per cent in April, according to theOffice for National Statistics. The figure represents the largest monthly fallsince August 1997. The ONS says a major contributor to the headline figures was3.7 per cent fall in output from the electrical, optical equipment and mobilephone sectors. www.statistics.gov.ukAcademic shortfall Decreasing numbers of medical academics are threatening the quality ofmedical teaching and casting doubt on whether the planned expansion of doctornumbers can be achieved. Clinical academics used to form 11 per cent of the NHS consultant workforce,delegates were told at a BMA conference. This has fallen to eight per cent withfewer than 1,000 clinical academic doctors working in the health service. www.bma.org.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
THE final 16 teams that will participate in the inaugural Dragon Stout ‘Community Cup’ Street-ball tournament have been finalised.This information was disclosed following an official press release from Dragon Stout Brand Coordinator Jamal Baird.The participants, who will be competing for over $500 000 in prizes, are North East La Penitence, Albouystown, Leopold St, Broad St Sophia, LA Ballers, Bent St, Gold is Money, Back Circle, Sparta Boss, Alexander Village, Future Stars, Tiger Bay, Melanie-B, Ansa McAl All-Stars and Showstoppers.According to Baird, “The teams have been selected from various environs and several regions which provide a national flavour and true representation of the growing streetball culture.”He further added, “The event is the start of an exciting project, which has the capacity to become a staple of the local street-ball and community landscape and to attract a mass following.”November 15 is the scheduled date of the elimination tournament’s commencement.The other playing nights are November 22 and 29, with December 6 pencilled as the grand finale. All matches will be hosted at the National Gymnasium.Baird affirmed, “It’s an exciting opportunity for the brand to establish and foster a relationship with the respective communities through the common denominator of sport. ”He related, “Presently, systems and structures are being created and fine-tuned to ensure a memorable event that will leave a lasting impression in the minds of the spectators and more importantly the players.“There is a buzz within the respective communities about the tournament which bodes well for its success as players are excited to compete,” Baird declared.